A new vision of design
Since the beginning The SDS is a place where
different cultures and people of diverse origins cross their ways
and give birth to a broader approach of design.
Our current partner institutions
By his nature a designer is a curious person searching for multiple inspirations. The process of leaving the country of origin and adapting to a new cultural environment, is an integral part of becoming a designer.
This is why an international experience is of added value on different levels: it is a major asset for employability and it has a strong influence on the personal development of every student.
Information for outgoing students
How to choose ?
How does it work ?
You’ll study abroad just like any other local student, being amidst many other international students, who live the same experience.
Once you’re back from the partner school, the academic credits (ECTS) that you have achieved there, will be integrated into your transcript of records at The SDS. Which means that your study experience has a full academic value.
The administrative steps
– Copy of your valid passport (if the partner school is in Europe, ID card is sufficient)
– Cover letter addressed to the partner school
– Application form with your signature
– Transcript of records of the last academic year
– Two photos (passport size)
The choice of courses
During your time abroad
Not to forget – You’re also requested to deeply enjoy the time you spend abroad! Go ahead, meet people, travel and discover the country during weekends, take part at the events organised by the students of the host institution. And even if you have minor problems, please don’t hesitate to speak about it with the local administrators or with the team of The SDS, which is at your disposal.
Information for incoming students
The SDS is proud and happy to receive each year more and more international students. The offer of courses in English is large enough to welcome international students on any level. Since our teaching method is based on learning by doing with a large proportion of time invested in working on corporate projects, it is of major added value for The SDS and for the companies involved to have international input. International incoming students will experience corporate relation and the French way of responding to Design demands from large or medium size companies.
In order to help international students with all logistic questions and also in order to make them feel home at The SDS, our student’s association “welc’home” is at your attention. Incoming students will be linked to The SDS before their arrival at Nice through Facebook network and direct email contact.
Eligibility for application to exchange studies at The SDS
Between your home institution and The SDS there has to be signed a bilateral agreement, mentioning the possibility of student exchange. Please get in touch with the international office at your home institution to find the list of partner institutions.
The officer of the international office of your home institution has to send an official nomination by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your nomination has been send, you may start to gather different documents in order to complete your application.
All the following documents are necessary for your application:
– A completed application form with photo
– CV and Cover letter
– Transcript of records of the previous year
– Copy of passport
– Language certificate or short letter from language teacher (English or French)
Once your application has been accepted, you’ll receive an official letter of acceptance from The SDS. Now you can book your flight and organise your exchange semester at Nice.
« Hi, we are happy to receive you at our school. We will be your buddies during your exchange semester. We hope to see you soon to share good moments with you, to learn and discover new things together. » Welc’home Team