Q1 -On graduation you will receive a UK University Bachelor of Arts with Honours in either Fashion Design or
Q2 -We will provide 70% of courses on site to small groups of students, whilst always following safety measures. Therefore, on the 31st of August we will be ready to welcome all our students to start enthusiastically and with renewed energies the academic year 2020/2021 in our Amsterdam building. To comply with the official regulations the timetable has been adjusted to ensure the safety of both the students and staff, and we will support the physical classrooms with some of our virtual classrooms and one-to-one tutorials.
Q3 -The website provides information about our Foundation Diploma in Fashion and undergraduate programmes Fashion Business and Fashion Design. Including the entry requirements for each individual programme, the documents you are required to submit in support of your application and the admissions deadlines.
Q4 -No, applications are only possible directly with us.
Q5 -Choosing the right course at a university that's right for you is a big decision to make. That’s why we don’t just make our decisions based on a submitted form, but we would like to talk to you during one of our interview days. For us, in addition to your prior education, your motivation, drive and commitment are just as important, if not more so. In order to make the admission process as clear and straight forward as possible we have split it into four steps.
Q6 -If your application is shortlisted and you are currently studying in the Netherlands, the rest of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, then you will be expected to travel to Amsterdam for the Interview Day. If you are studying elsewhere and your application is shortlisted, you will still be invited to attend our interview day in Amsterdam. However, we understand that there are several travel restrictions between countries at the moment. If you are in this situation, please contact us to ask for a video interview.
Q7 -For us, in addition to your prior education, your motivation, drive and commitment, we also look for creative independent candidates with a broad interest in art, design and culture.
Q8 -We only accept 15 to 30 students depending on the programme per academic year, therefore it is recommended that you apply as early as possible. It is very likely that late applicants will be place on our waiting list after April.
Q9 -The Amsterdam Fashion Academy believe that each student should be treated as an individual and not just as ‘this year’s intake’. We are an informal, friendly, small-scale and creative boutique academy, who’s’ focus is on you as an individual and recognise that you have your own individual needs and talent. Having such small groups of students allow us to nurture you and support your progression through the creative and academic processes during your studies at the Academy.
Q10 -We are a private international fashion academy and therefore not subsidised by the Dutch government. Our tuition fees for national and international students as well are the following
Q11 -Yes, we offer payment plans to students admitted. The enrolment fee needs to be paid at the moment of the application. For BA (Hons) and Foundation programmes, we request a deposit of the 10% of the tuition fee before the 30th of April. After that, we always request the payment of one instalment before the 15th of July.
Q12 -Unfortunately, we do not offer scholarships or grants. With regards to student loans UK, please be aware that Student Finance England will not financially support students studying outside of the UK (even though the programme is validated by a UK University). Therefore you would have to be self- fund for the duration of your study with us. Students with a Dutch passport and who have resided in the Netherlands for at least three of the preceding six years prior to the date of enrolment, are eligible for student finance from DUO.
Q13 -Unfortunately, we are legally unable to support a study visa for students outside of the EU, therefore unless you hold a valid EU passport or Dutch residence permit we would not be able to accept your application to our Bachelor's (Hons) degrees and Foundation Diploma.
Q14 -Unfortunately, no we are legally unable to supply study visas to students who want to apply to our Bachelor's (Hons) degrees and Foundation Diploma, as these are UK-validated university programmes and therefore not recognised by the Dutch government.
Q15 -Campus accommodation is not common in the Netherlands. Most students rent a room in a student house. Every student has its own room and there are several communal rooms, for instance the kitchen, living room and bathroom. Gas, electricity and water are usually included in the rent. The best thing about living in a student house is that you will often make friends for life! However we can recommend the Student Hotel, which is very popular by students studying in Amsterdam. Alternatively you can find direct links to other student accommodation on our website.
Q16 -Please, check the entry requirements here for our undergraduate degrees. We do not weight either of these qualifications as ‘better’ than the other, since all are eligible for entry, and all applications are considered very carefully on their individual merits.
Q17 -The Amsterdam Fashion Academy welcomes applications from students regardless of their age. Although there is no formal minimum age requirement, potential candidates for the bachelor degree courses will be expected to have the appropriate entry requirements, demonstrate a mature approach to their studies, including skills of critical analysis, wide contextual knowledge and the ability to manage their own time effectively.
Q19 -The 3-month Fast-Track Fashion Design & Business course will introduce you to fashion design and fashion business in a short time. This full-time course is offered in fall and it is perfect if you are taking a gap year. After completing the Fast-Track course you can decide to continue with the Foundation Diploma until June.
Q20 -Yes, we offer a variety of day and evening part time short courses, including professional programmes. They cover a wide variety of creative and theoretical subject areas within the fashion environment.