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

University Website
Exchange Website
Fact Sheet

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Sep 26, 2019
School Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Feb 20, 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.

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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