International Exchanges - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

International exchanges

NSCD is committed to offering an educational exchange programme for Higher Education students, teachers and institutions. Whilst we are not part of the Erasmus+ scheme we do offer the opportunity for NSCD students to spend a term abroad at partner institutions and accept applications for students to apply to spend a term at NSCD on the BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) degree.

Applying to study at NSCD as part of an International Exchange

The NSCD academic year is divided into 3 terms, students can apply to spend a full term studying at NSCD joining Year 3 of the BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) programme.

The deadline for all applications to study in 2024/25 is 30th April 2024.

Selection of exchange students will be based on a footage of work (web link) and accompanying letter. Applications should include;

  • 5 minutes (max) of ballet technique work (including extracts of barre, centre and travelling).
  • 5 minutes (max) of contemporary technique work (including extracts from static, centre/dynamic and travelling).
  • A solo dance of approximately 1.5 minutes duration which should include elements of contemporary dance.
  • A Creative/Improvisation Dance Task to assess your creative and choreographic skills.

The letter should include your reasons for applying to NSCD.

Due to the small cohort sizes NSCD only has the capacity to take a maximum of 2 exchange students per academic year and as such the demand for this opportunity is very competitive.

If you have queries regarding an international exchange or to submit an application, please email: