Incoming Exchange Applicants

Erasmus and International Exchange Opportunities for the Academic Year 2018-19

NCAD also accepts Visiting/Guest Students on fee-paying non-award basis

Semester 1 (Autumn) - Mid September - Mid January
Semester 2 (Spring) - End January - Mid May

Undergraduate Exchanges

Applications are welcome from students registered at any of NCAD's Erasmus or bi-lateral partners. Students should check with their home institution to see if there is an agreement in place. Undergratuate students may apply for an exchange during either the Autumn or the Spring Semester and if accepted will generally attend year 2 (and in some cases year 3) of the three-year Honours undergraduate degree programme. Students should be nominated first through the Erasmus+/International department at the sending institution.  Applications should be made to ONE of the following NCAD departments:

School of Fine Art: Fine Print; Media; Painting; Sculpture; Applied Material Culture (Textile Art & Artefact or Ceramics & Glass)
School of Design: Product Design, Visual Communication, Design for Body & Environment (Jewellery & Metalwork, Fashion Design, Textile & Surface Design)
School of Visual Culture
School of Education

Once nomincated by their home institution, students will be sent a link to an online application form. 

Other documents should be sent by email to erasmus@ncad.ie

- letter of motivation
- short curriculum vitae
- portfolio of work (studio-based programmes) or a writing sample (School of Visual Culture
- photo

As we receive a large number of applications each year and places are limited, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be accepted.

All undergraduate Erasmus enquiries and applications to Exchange Coordinator:

Ms. Nuala McCarthy
T: +353 (1) 646 1136
E: erasmus@ncad.ie

Deadline for Semester 1 (Autumn) applications: 15th March
Deadline for Semester 2 (Spring) applications: 15th October

Postgraduate Exchanges 

NCAD welcomes Erasmus applications for postgraduate programmes in the School of Fine Art and the School of Visual Culture. Exchanges are possible during Semester 1 (Autumn) OR Semester 2 (Spring). For Fine Art applications, Semester 2 (Spring) is preferred. 

Once nomincated by their home institution, students will be sent a link to an online application form. 

Other documents should be sent by email to erasmus@ncad.ie

- letter of motivation
- short curriculum vitae
- portfolio of work (studio-based programmes) or a writing sample (School of Visual Culture
- photo

All enquires and applications to Exchange Coordinator:

Ms. Nuala McCarthy
T: +353 (1) 6461136
E: erasmus@ncad.ie

Deadline for Semester 1 applications: 15th May
Deadline for Semester 2 applications: 15th October

English Language Requirement

Programmes at NCAD are delivered through English. Erasmus applicants should demonstrate an intermediate level of English language ability equivalent to B1/B2 on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEF).

European Health Insurance Card

All EU/EEA students are required to obtain the European Health Insurance Card from their home country and to carry it with them at all times.  Please note that this card only covers emergency treatment, so all students are advised to take out additional insurance before they travel.

Accomodation

NCAD does NOT offer any student accommodation services. The Erasmus office can assist with links to local hostels and accommodation websites but it is the responsibility of the exchange student to secure suitable accommodation.
 

Visiting/Guest Students

Where we do not have a formal agreement with your home institution Visiting/Guest students are welcome to submit a completed Visiting Student Application Form together with a portfolio of work (sample of writing in the case of Visual Culture applicants), two letters of reference from your home institution and a letter of motivation.  Please specify the preferred period of attendance.  If the work and current course are considered suitable and space is available here, you may be offered the opportunity to register as a fee-paying student. 

The normal year-level for undergraduate courses is Year 2, the normal time of such a visit is Semester 2, late-January to May (one semester = 15 weeks)

Fees for Visiting Students

One semester Studio : €8,250 (International) | €3,787(EU/EEA)

One semester Visual Culture : €6,750 (International) | €3,300 (EU/EEA)

Applications are also welcome to our postgraduate courses.- follow this link to see more