Apply for Exchange

We have an extensive student exchange network with more than 100 partner schools all over the world. Every semester we welcome more than 50 exchange students. Exchange studies are only open to students from our partner schools.

Architecture

If your school has an exchange agreement with our School of Architecture (see Partner Schools), then you can apply to study on our programmes in architecture. Please note that applicants to our bachelor or master programme must be studying at the same level as the programme they are applying for.

Architecture Programmes

BA Programme

While our bachelor programme is traditionally taught in Danish, teaching will be provided in English for exchange students.

MA Programmes in English

 

*The programme can only be applied for a whole study year or autumn semester) 

MA Programmes in Danish

Design

If your school has an exchange agreement with our School of Design (see Partner Schools), then you can apply to study on our bachelor and master programmes in design. Students applying for exchange must have completed at least one year of study by the time the exchange period starts.

Application Deadlines

  • 1 April for the autumn semester
  • 1 October for the spring semester

Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

How to Nominate

Applicants must be nominated by their school.

The partner school nominates a student via en e-mail to exchange@kadk.dk two weeks prior to the application deadline.

Furthermore, it is important that the Application Form for Exchange is signed by e.g. an international coordinator or a person who deals with the exchanges at the partner school. 

How to Apply

First you should contact the international/exchange coordinator at your home institution to enquire about study abroad options. If you are then nominated for exchange, please submit your application to exchange@kadk.dk (subject: "Application for Exchange) with the following as attached files:

  • Application Form for Exchange (signed by the contact person at the Home Institution)
  • Portfolio (max 15 MB)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV/Resumé
  • Transcript of Records

Courses

You may find information about courses for exchange students.

Limited Places

Due to a limited number of study places, please be aware that students applying for exchange are not guaranteed a place. We strongly recommend that students consider alternatives in case we are not able to offer them a place

Language Requirements

Applicants for our English programmes 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 programmes; guidance can be given in English, however please be aware that the teaching is in Danish.

Accessibility for students with special needs

With regard to accessibility for students with special needs (e.g. wheelchair access), please note that due to the protected status of many of our buildings that special access is limited.

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