French culture & sustainable design

The area of Nice has naturally international components : situated near the Italian border, equipped with the second largest airport in France and being an attractive site for companies from all over the world, who focus on sustainable development.


Gu Yue
Jiangnan University – China
Simran Duggal
Srishti School of Art Design and Technology – India
Jie Ma
Jiangnan University – China
Zhijun Zhao
Jiangnan University – China
Jianbin Wu
Jiangnan University – China
Yiqing Cao
Jiangnan University – China
Zaixi Wang
Jiangnan University – China
Saurabh Bedarkar
Srishti School of Art Design and Technology – India
Get touched by the French culture, raise your level of knowledge and become connected to our network of young designers

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.

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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.

All information for incoming students

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

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
– Portfolio
– 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

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Or send an email to

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