Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design

Global Exchange School


Global Exchange School
  • Stockholm, Sweden

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

January — June

Fall Semester

August — January

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Ceramics
  • Furniture Design
  • Glass
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles

University Website
Exchange Website
Exchange Courses
Academic Calendar
Exchange Accommodations

Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • Swedish
  • English

Some English instruction

About Konstfack


Courses at Konstfack are instructed in Swedish language, but international students will receive explanations and instructions in English, which is spoken by most teachers and students at Konstfack. If the majority of students in a class are exchange students, the instruction will sometimes switch to English.

As an exchange student, you are not required to have any Swedish language ability to be admitted for studies at Konstfack, but you must have a good command of English. For a successful exchange experience, basic Swedish language ability is strongly recommended.

Department + Semester Eligibility

Note: All programs except Fine Arts can only admit exchange students to the Undergraduate level. Fine Arts can also admit to the Graduate level, second semester.

  • Ceramics, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Textiles: Fall semester only
  • Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Furniture Design, Fine Arts: Spring or Fall semester
  • Metal design: Spring semester only

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

The entire application process will be completed using an online application portal. Apply the semester before you plan to attend.

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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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