FAQ

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Q1 -What type of qualification will I receive after my studies at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy?

 

Q2 -How do I apply for a full-time qualification at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy?

 

Q3 -Can I apply through the UK UCAS system?

 

Q4 -What does the selection procedure involve?

 

Q5 -Will I be required to attend an interview at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy if I live outside of the Netherlands?

 

Q6 -What type of student does the Amsterdam Fashion Academy look for during their selection day?

 

Q7 -How many students are selected every year?

 

Q8 -Why only 12 students per course, per academic year?

 

Q9 -How much will my tuition cost?

 

Q10 -Is it possible to pay my tuition fee in instalments?

 

Q11 -Does the Amsterdam Fashion Academy offer scholarships, grants or UK student loans?

 

Q12 -I´m not a holder of an EU passport, can I apply?

 

Q13 -Can I get a Study Visa?

 

Q14 -Does the Amsterdam Fashion Academy arrange student accommodation?

 

Q15 -What preferred qualification would I need to study at Amsterdam Fashion Academy?

 

Q16 -What is the minimum age at which the Amsterdam Fashion Academy accepts candidates?

 

Q17 -Can I visit the Amsterdam Fashion Academy?

 

Q18 -Does the Amsterdam Fashion Academy offer part-time or short courses?

 


   

   

Q1 -On graduation you will receive a UK University Bachler of Arts with Honours in either Fashion with Textile Design or Fashion Business. If you study our Fashion Foundation programme you will receive a UK Foundation Diploma in Fashion.

   

Q2 - The website provides information about our Fashion foundation and undergraduate courses Fashion Business and Fashion with Textiles 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.

   

Q3 - Yes, we are currently part of the UCAS process and we can be found via the following title and codes: Fashion Business BA (N100) and Fashion with Textiles Design BA (W230). Please visit the UCAS website for more information.

   

Q4 -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.

   

Q5 -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 your interview. 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 it may not be possible for you to travel here at such short notice. If you are in this situation, please contact us to ask for an interview by skype.

   

Q6 -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.

   

Q7 -We only accept 10 to 14 students per 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 March 2018.

   

Q8 -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 student numbers allow us to nurture you and support your progression through the creative and academic processes during your studies at the academy. 

   

Q9 -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

   

Q10 -Unfortunately, we are unable to except any type of payment plan and the full fee will need to be paid in full by the 15th of July. 

   

Q11 -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.

   

Q12 -We are legally unable to support a study visa for student 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 on to our programmes.

   

Q13 -Unfortunately, no we are legally unable to supply study visa’s to students, as we are a UK validated University and therefore not recognised by the Dutch government.

   

Q14 -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.

   

Q15 -International or European Baccalaureate, UK GCE Advanced Level (minimum of two full A-levels - or equivalent), Abitur or Fachhochschulreife (Germany and Austria), Baccalauréat (France), VWO (The Netherlands) or equivalent are all eligible qualifications for entry to 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.

   

Q16 -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.

   

Q17 -Yes, we have several open day’s across the academic year, if you are unable to attend these dates please email us and we will be happy to arrange a different date for visiting the Academy.

   

Q18 -Yes, we offer a variety of day and evening part time and short course programmes, including professional programmes.  They cover a wide variety of creative and theoretical subject areas within the fashion environment.


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