Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK)

Global Exchange School


Global Exchange School
  • Berlin, Germany

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

March — July

Fall Semester

October — February

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design

University Website
Exchange Website
Fact Sheet
UDK Exchange Handbook
Courses + Academic Calendar

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Oct 24, 2019
School Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
School Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • German

No English instruction

About UdK

The language of instruction in almost all courses at UDK is German. International applicants must demonstrate their knowledge of German at the time of application (intermediate/upper intermediate language-level required).

If you speak German you will generally find life in Berlin easier. While many people speak English, knowledge of German helps you to feel more comfortable and settle in quicker.

The UdK Berlin offers German language classes at beginner level to its exchange students. These classes are free of charge, and run twice a week in 2 groups. You may take part in one or both classes. With regular participation you can obtain up to 4 ECTS (2 RISD credits).

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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