Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK)

The Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design, Conservation is the leading academy in Scandinavia in the fields of architecture, design and conservation.

Founded in 1754 as part of the Royal Danish Academy, KADK's School of Architecture is one of the world’s oldest schools of architecture. It represents 250 years of unbroken Danish tradition in the education of architects.


Global Exchange School
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

February — June

Fall Semester

September — January

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Architecture
  • Film/Animation/Video
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Fact Sheet
University Website
Exchange Website
Exchange Courses
Moving to Denmark

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

Some English instruction

About Exchange at Royal Danish Academy


Find information about courses for exchange students

Language Requirements

Applicants for the English programs are not required to submit a TOEFL/IELTS test, however they are expected to have a high level of proficiency in English.

It is possible for non-Danish-speaking students to study Danish programs; supplementary clarification can be given by instructors in English, however please be aware that the teaching is in Danish.

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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