Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA)

Global Exchange School


Global Exchange School
  • Tallinn, Estonia

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

January — May

Fall Semester

August — December

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Apparel
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Jewelry & Metalsmithing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles

University Exchange Website
Exchange Courses
EKA Academic Calendar

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Sep 26, 2019
School Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Apr 9, 2020
School Deadline: May 1, 2020
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English
  • Estonian

Some English instruction

About EKA

Bachelor's-level coursework at EKA is instructed in Estonian language, with only a few exceptional classes offered in English. English Master's-level coursework is available to exchange students. For detailed information about study programs available for exchange students, visit this EKA-managed live doc.

In addition theoretical and practical electives in English are offered each semester and the list of courses is confirmed before the beginning of the semester.

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

Ready to Apply? Applications for Spring 2020 Global Exchange and AICAD Exchange are now open!

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1:1 Advising Session

Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

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