Bachelor’s degree Fashion Design (Honours)

Applications for September 2022 are open!

The University awarded bachelor’s degree Fashion Design is aimed at students who intend to pursue careers as Fashion and/or Textiles Designers and involves both conceptual and trend driven design work through experimentation with creative cutting techniques, traditional pattern cutting, textiles, research, illustration, business and manufacturing skills and culminates in a final professional collection show and portfolio outcome exhibition.

Accreditation: Buckinghamshire New University

Duration: 3-year full-time programme

Language: English only

Dates: September 2022 to June 2023

ECTS credits: 180

Tuition fee: € 15.500 per year*

Application fee: € 275

Admission: open for admission for 2022-2023 academic year

Maximum number of students: 20 students divided in small groups


*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.

Graduates Collections 2021

CLO3D students' works

Graduates Fashion Film 2020

Robin Hubert

Maria Sole Novelli

Ellen Hawes

It’s a Fashion Design programme with focus on Brand Development and Entrepreneurship.


The BA (Hons) Fashion Design is a programme of study designed to provide the students with a greater understanding and experience of the creative processes, knowledge base and technical skills required to enter the fashion industry. Through the study of fashion design and entrepreneurship principles the students will be ready to enter the ever changing fashion industry through numerous routes, be it a corporate environment or self-employment. Being placed within the capital of the Netherlands the programme is able to link closely with both global and SME creative industries and practitioners that resonate Amsterdam’s reputation as a creative and entrepreneurial city


  • FN401 Historical and Contextual Studies 1: History of Culture and Fashion, Academic Writing Skill.
  • FN432 Portfolio 1: Fashion Design, Digital Tools, Basic Sewing, Fashion Illustration.
  • FN434 Materials and Processes: Pattern Cutting, Construction, Textiles.
  • FN433 Business Studies and Entrepreneurship: Clothing Technology, Product Development, Job Roles, Personal Development Plan.


  • FN501 Historical and Contextual Studies 2: History of Culture and Fashion, Fashion Theory.
  • FN531 Industrial Practice in a Global Context: Go-To-Market Brand, Business Plan, Personal Development Plan, Internship.
  • FN532 Portfolio 2: Fashion Design, Clo3D.
  • FN533 Design Realisation: Advanced Construction Techniques.


  • FN601 Contextualised Dissertation: Research Methods, Dissertation, Session with Expert, Proposal Presentation to Examination Board.
  • FN603 Professional Practice: Live Industry Projects.
  • FN631 Final Collection: Research and Design.
  • FN632 Final Collection Realisation: Design Realisation, Fashion Show.

Fees structure:

  • Year 1: € 15.500, plus application fee € 275;
  • Year 2: € 15.500;
  • Year 3: € 15.500.


Application fee: € 275

The application fee is due at the moment of application and it’s not refundable unless the Amsterdam Fashion Academy won’t accept you in the programme. This is a one-time fee, so you only need to pay it in the process of admission.


Tuition fee: € 15.500 per year

A deposit (20% of the tuition fee) is requested after the acceptance and before the 30th of April 2022. The remaining amount will be paid before the 15th of July 2022, or according to the payment plan agreed.


Payment Plans

Option 1 (no surcharge)

  • 20% payment before April 30th, 2022
  • 80% payment before July 15th, 2022

Option 2 (+3% surcharge)

  • 20% payment before April 30th, 2022
  • 40% payment before July 15th, 2022
  • 40% payment before January 15th, 2023

Option 3 (+5% surcharge)

  • 20% payment before April 30th, 2022
  • 20% payment before July 15th, 2022
  • 20% payment before October 15th, 2022
  • 20% payment before January 15th, 2023
  • 20% payment before April 15th, 2023



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.


The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is a non-governmental and non-subsidized institute.


Fees are equal for Europen and non-European students.

One of the following secondary school diplomas:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma minimum 28 points;
  • Minimum of 2 GCE A-levels (or equivalent);
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3);
  • Austria: Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis or Reifezeugnis/Reifeprüfungszeugnis;
  • Belgium: Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, enseignement artistique/technique or general; or KSO, TSO, ASO;
  • Bulgaria: Diplomaza Sredno Obrazonvaine (Diploma of Secondary Education) with a minimum overall score of 5.0;
  • Croatia: Croatian Svjedodzba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with a minimum mark of 3.5;
  • Czech Republic: Maturitni Zkouška / Maturita or a Vysvedcení o Maturitní Zkoušce when awarded after a minimum of four years of study with a minimum of 2.4 overall;
  • Denmark: Højere Handelseksamen (HHX)/Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) or Studentereksamenbevis (STX)/Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF);
  • Estonia: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate) at grade 12 together and 60% average in Riigieksamid (State Examinations);
  • Finland: Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/ Studentexamenbevis/ Matriculation Examination Certificate;
  • France: Baccalauréat Technologique or Général;
  • Germany: Abitur or Fachhochschulreife;
  • Greece: Greek Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio;
  • Hungary: Erettsegi/Matura qualification with a grade of 3 or above;
  • Ireland: Irish Leaving Certificate with Grade H2 in at least 2 subjects and Grade H3 in the remaining subjects for a total of at least 5 subjects;
  • Italy: Diploma di istruzione liceale;
  • Lithuania: Brandos Atestatas;
  • Luxembourg: Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires classiques or générales;
  • Netherlands: MBO 4, HAVO 5, or VWO 6;
  • Norway: Vitnemål for Videregående Opplaering Vg3;
  • Poland: Swiadectwo Dojrzałości / Matura;
  • Portugal: Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação;
  • Romania: Diplomă de Bacalaureat;
  • Slovakia: Slovakian Maturitna skuska / Maturita or a Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske with a minimum overall score of 2.4;
  • Spain: Título de Bachiller;
  • Sweden: Avångsbetyg / Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymasieskolan with a minimum overall grade of E (Pass) equivalent to 10 or Högskoleförberedande Examen;
  • Switzerland: Berufsmaturität/ Fachmaturität/ Specialised Maturity Certificate or Maturity Certificate/ Maturitätszeugnis/ Maturitätsausweis/ Certificat de Maturité;
  • UK: Access to HE Diploma in an art-related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3;
  • USA: GPA 3.0, plus 3 subjects in Advanced Placement (AP) with scores of 3 or better; or SAT composite score of 1050 or better;
  • For other countries, please contact us.



  • It is required only if you apply to the BA (Hons) Fashion Design.
  • There are no specific requirements for the portfolio, but be sure to show also your research and developments, besides the final pieces.
  • Let us know if you need guidance to build up your portfolio. We would be more than happy to support you.


Pleased, be informed that we are not legally able to sponsor non-EU students for a study visa, as the programme is validated in the UK. Applicants must have a EU passport or Dutch resident visa to study in the BA (Hons) Fashion Design.

Step 1: Fill out the Request for Information form or sign up to an Open Day;

Step 2: We will send you more details by email and we will schedule a call or meeting with you;

Step 3: After the call or meeting, we will send you by email the Application form;

Step 4: Submit the application form; letter of motivations, digital portfolio, secondary school diploma or predicted grades.

Step 5: We will invite you to attend an Interview Day or an interview on campus or online on another date.

Even though we don’t have a deadline for applications, we encourage you to submit your application before April 2022 to have the opportunity to attend an Interview Day and have the best chance to be offered a place. Applications will stay open also after April 2022 if there will still be spots available.


After evaluating your application, we will might invite you to attend an Interview Day.


The Interview Day is a big opportunity to experience the Amsterdam Fashion Academy for a full day, meet other international applications, explore Amsterdam and work with your future lecturers. Thanks to the Interview Day, you will have a clearer idea if the Amsterdam Fashion Academy is the right place for you.


The Interview Days 2022 will be held on-campus on the following dates:

  • Friday, 21st of January 2022 from 10:00am to 5:00pm;
  • Friday, 4th of March 2022 from 10:00am to 5:00pm;
  • Friday, 8th of April 2022 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Feel free to choose the day you prefer.


If you wish to attend an Interview Day, then we kindly ask you to submit your application before the following dates:

  • Interview Day January 21st: application deadline is December 15th;
  • Interview Day March 4th: application deadline is February 4th;
  • Interview Day April 8th: application deadline is March 25th.


Won’t you be able to attend an Interview Day?


No worries, we will be more than happy to schedule a personal interview for you on another date.

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