For the Spring semester 2017 (February 6 - June 30) Exchange @DAE means that you will have the opportunity to participate in a pilot in our new Studio programme. The Studio is a full-time programme (30 EC) in our Design Departments in year 4. This DAE Studio programme is open to all DAE students and the accepted exchange students. We recommend that you first check the DAE Design Departments before you actually apply for Exchange @DAE; it is wise to adjust your portfolio to the top 3 of DAE Design Departments you are thinking of choosing. We will place you in the Design Department that best matches your work and your preference. It is not possible to change your Design Department, since the number of available places is limited. To be able to participate in the pilot of the Studio programme you need to have obtained at least 120 EC. 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 course).
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 (within the EU for Erasmus+). 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 (Spring semester: November 1 and Fall semester: May 1).
Procedures start immediately after these dates. As soon as we have received all portfolios and as soon as the deadline has passed, we will take your application into account. Normally, we will let you know whether you have been selected for an exchange semester within six weeks; dependent on the number of applications it may take longer.
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. Here you will find further information about Erasmus+.
Exchange @DAE sudy year 2017-2018
Information about our exchange programme for Study year 2017-2018 will be available around March 1st 2017.