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Exchange

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Design Academy Eindhoven has a specific selection procedure for exchange students. We have three reasons for this selection procedure:
Compared to most design academies and universities, Design Academy Eindhoven is structured differently . DAE’s main focus is on conceptual design. And DAE usually receives more applications than there are places.

The academy has a long tradition of accepting exchange students and it boasts many bilateral agreements with design academies and universities from all over the world. Experience has taught us the importance of finding the best match between student and academy / design department. To do so, our selection is based on the candidate’s portfolio. The portfolio has to be sent in for review, together with a motivation letter and an application form. (digital portfolios are accepted!)

There are two deadlines (1 November and 1 May).
Procedures start immediately after these dates. Normally, we will let you know whether you have been selected for an exchange semester within three weeks; dependent on the number of applications it may take longer. We will place you in the department that best matches your work and your preference. It is not possible to change departments, since the number of available places is limited. Exchange is possible for a maximum of one semester and only at Bachelor level. (Are you a Master student? Please feel free to apply, but you will be placed in the Bachelor’s course).

Please take into account you may need a visa during your stay in the Netherlands.
Design Academy Eindhoven does not offer any kind of scholarship for exchange. EU students can contact the international department of their own academy to ask if Erasmus scholarships are available. If your exchange application is accepted and an Erasmus scholarship is needed, this is only possible on the basis of a bilateral agreement with your home university. The international officer of your home university will have to contact Design Academy Eindhoven if such an agreement has not yet been established.

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Use the following application form if you wish to apply for exchange at Design Academy Eindhoven for one of the semesters.

You can click here to find information about the bachelor design departments of Design Academy Eindhoven.

More questions? Send an e-mail to Yolande Hezemans.

Practical information

In short

Basically, because we have a different structure of design departments than most design academies and universities and a main focus on conceptual design (Man and Activity, Man and Communication, etc.) and because we have far more applications than we have places, we have a selection procedure based on portfolio review. Exchange to our new department Food/Non Food is not yet possible.

As you can read in the general information one semester is maximum; and only on a bachelor level. Please take into account you might be needing a visa (see below) for your stay in the Netherlands.

As soon as we have received all portfolio's, and as soon as the deadline has passed, we will take your application into account.

Design Academy does not offer any kind of scholarship for exchange. EU students can contact the international department of their own academy to ask if Erasmus scholarships are available. In case you want to come on exchange with an Erasmus scholarship, this is only possible with an agreement with your school. The international officer of your academy will have to contact me if such an agreement is not yet established.