Köln International School of Design (KISD)

Global Exchange School

At-A-Glance

What
Global Exchange School
Where
  • Cologne, Germany
When

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

March — July

Fall Semester

September — February

Who
Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Film/Animation/Video
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
Links

Exchange Website
University Website
Fact Sheet
Exchange Courses
Academic Calendar
Housing Information

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Oct 24, 2019
School Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Apr 12, 2020
School Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English
  • German

Some English instruction

About KISD

Academic Credits

KISD utilizes the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to award academic credit for coursework. For transfer to RISD, 2ECTS is equivalent to 1 RISD credit.

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

Ready to Apply? Applications for Fall 2020 Global Exchange and AICAD Exchange are now open! Deadlines vary per partner school and are listed on each partner school's page.
If your host school is an Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design Exchange partner (typically based in North America), apply to RISD Global by March 10.

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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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