Edinburgh College of Art

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Art majors can spend the spring semester studying at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Language of Instruction: English
Term: Spring
Academic Disciplines: ArtVisual Art
Open to non-KU Students: No
Fulfills KU Core 4.2: No
Fulfills KU Core 5: No

  • Art students can spend a semester studying at the Edinburgh College of Art 
  • Discover the history and architecture of Edinburgh and the surrounding area 
  • Students choose between a semester Painting studio or a semester Intermedia studio, both worth 15 KU credits

The Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), part of the University of Edinburgh, lies just to the south of Edinburgh's famous castle. The modern center of the city, located to the north of the castle, boasts buildings over two hundred years old. This area is known as the 'New Town'. The students will enjoy exploring the finest assembly of Georgian architecture to be found anywhere in the world.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

The two options for the ECA exchange semester are a Painting studio, or a studio in ECA's Intermedia program. KU Visual Art majors should have completed the KU Foundations courses (13 credits) and at least four of the introductory studio courses to be considered for the ECA spring semester exchange. The University of Edinburgh expects applicants to have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Academic Plan and Approval Form
  3. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
  4. Portfolio CD (Statement of Purpose, Portfolio of Design Work, Resume)
  5. Autobiography
  6. Official Transcript
  7. Authorization to Release Student Information
  8. Student Conduct Verification
  9. Financial Aid Questionnaire

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

For More Information, Contact:

David Wiley
Program Coordinator
Study Abroad & Global Engagement