National College of Art and Design (NCAD)

Global Exchange School


Global Exchange School
  • Dublin, Ireland

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

January — May

Fall Semester

September — January

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Apparel
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Industrial Design
  • Jewelry + Metalsmithing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles

Exchange Website
University Website
Fact Sheet
Exchange Courses
Academic Calendar
Exchange Student Modules

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Sep 26, 2019
School Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Mar 8, 2020
School Deadline: Mar 15, 2020
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English

Full English instruction

About NCAD

You may apply to only one NCAD Undergraduate Studies departments (juniors and seniors) and Postgraduate Studies departments (recommended only for seniors) as an exchange student. These include:

  • School of Fine Art: Print, Media, Painting, Sculpture & Expanded Practice, Textile Art & Artefact, Ceramics, Glass
  • School of Design: Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Moving Image, Jewellery & Objects, Fashion Design, Textile & Surface Design
    • Bureau+: Product / Interaction Design OR Graphic Design / Illustration / Moving Image Design
  • School of Visual Culture
  • School of Education - Spring only

Students applying to an Undergraduate Studies department are generally placed in year 2 (of the 3-year program). Learn more about the Program Modules which determine available courses.

Academic Credits

NCAD 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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