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.

Application Deadlines

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

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

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.


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.

Applicants must be nominated by their school.


It is not possible for exchange students to pick and choose specific courses. 

Exchange students will instead apply for a BA or MA programme. Please see the programme choices in the application forms under “DOWNLOADS” in the right hand side of this page.

The courses for each semester are set by the programmes and so exchange students must follow these courses.

It is not possible to read the course descriptions on the KADK homepage as they change from year to year.

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, you will need to submit the following application materials:

  • Application Form for Exchange
  • Portfolio (printed, max A4 size, or digital on USB)
  • Transcript of Records
  • CV/Resumé
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Copy of photo-page of passport

The complete application should then be sent to:

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Attn: Student Service
Philip de Langes Allé 10
1435 Copenhagen

Applications must be sent by postal mail. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.