How to apply as an exchange student

Enrollment prerequisites

Only students from our partner schools are allowed to apply for an exchange program.
The duration of the exchange program is one semester, either in Autumn (September to January) or in Spring (Feburary to June)

Selection process

Applicants must first be nominated by their home institution. International coordinators need to send the following information relating to the nominated student by email to International Coordinator Zoe Lacey at z.lacey@lecolededesign.com before the end of the application deadline:

•Last name
•First name
•Date of Birth
•Course applying for
•Current year of study

 Students will then receive an email with a link to the application form and their login details.

Applicants are required to fill in the online form and upload the following documents :
•A copy of their passport or ID card
•A portfolio
•A provisional learning agreement (for students from outside of Europe - please download)
Erasmus + learning agreement (please download) please use this version only


It is not always possible to accept all students applying for an exchange semester. If the number of applications exceeds the number of places, a selection will take place by the course leader based on the quality of the student’s portfolio and application documents. Students will be notified of the result of the selection procedure within 3 weeks after the end of the application period.

L’Ecole de design welcomes applications from students with disabilities or chronic illness and treats them on the same academic grounds as those from other candidates. Please specify any specific requirements when sending your application.

Applications deadlines

Semester 1 : from September 25, 2018 to January 26, 2019
Deadline to apply for the autumn semester: May 15, 2018

Semester 2 : from February 13, 2019 to June 18, 2019
Deadline to apply for the spring semester: November 15, 2018


Zoé Lacey : z.lacey@lecolededesign.com
International Relations Coordinator

Students wishing to apply for programs other than exchanges

If you have at least 2 years of undergraduate studies in graphic, product, interaction or spatial design and are interested in following an undergraduate program in English over a full year as a student of L’École de design, please consult the International Class.
If you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Design and are interested in applying for one of our 13 MDes programs, please consult the Postgraduate Studies.