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.


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.


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.


  • Nomination deadlines: 15 March for autumn semester / 15 September for spring semester
  • Application deadlines: 1 April for autumn semester / 1 October for spring semester

How to Nominate

The partner school nominates a student by writing an e-mail to (please, see the nomination deadlines). The nomination e-mail should contain the full name of the student, level- and type of studies, duration of exchange and a programme choice at KADK.

The partner school should nominate a number of students according to our exchange agreement.

If an exchange student, who already is enrolled in one of KADK´s programmes, would like to apply for an extention of stay, the student must get an approval from the partner school. The written approval must be sent by the partner school to by the nomination deadline. The application for extention of stay counts as one study spot.

How to Apply

The application process consists of two parts:

1st Part: The partner school nominates the student by writing an e-mail to KADK (see above).

2nd Part: The nominated student then applies by submitting his/her application  to (subject: "Application for Exchange, your name") with the following as attached files:

  • Application Form for Exchange (please, see under Downloads in right-hand menu)
  • Portfolio (max 15 MB). Please note that we do not accept links to online portfolios.
  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV/Resumé
  • Transcript of Records

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


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.