Source: Mark Sassen/AMFI

Global Fashion School Rankings 2015

Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Fashion Institute of Amsterdam’s University of Applied Sciences offers undergraduate courses in fashion design, management and branding. Roughly a quarter of applicants gain places at the college, which has one of the most internationally diverse BA student bodies, according to our survey. During their studies, students from the three distinct fashion courses work on collaborative projects. Each course includes a six-month internship in the third year, although students were generally dissatisfied with the work placements they completed, according to our survey. Students graded the university’s campus, resources, marketing and business courses poorly and careers services were deemed below average. However, the school’s teaching on sustainability was ranked the highest in our student survey and 100 percent of the students surveyed stated that they felt prepared for the fashion industry. In 2016, the school plans to extend its course offering to include an MA in fashion enterprise creation.

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Undergraduate, Fashion Ranking 2015

Full-time fashion students


International students


Student : Teacher ratio


Tuition: Domestic/intl


Acceptance rate


27% for Fashion & Design, 41% for Fashion & Management, 34% for Fashion & Branding

Graduation Rate


Courses Offered

Fashion and Textile Technologies, Fashion & Editorial Branding (Minor), Fashion & Visual Culture (Minor), Fashion & Denim (Minor), Fashion & Design (Hons), Fashion & Management (Hons), Fashion & Branding (Hons)

Student & Alumni Comments

"A good school, however the focus lies too much on practical experiences such as sewing and patternmaking."


"The school is housed in historic buildings that are not up to modern standards in terms of space and equipment. The main focus is concept and not business."


"I study fashion management and I feel like my school struggles with the constant juggle of “right vs left brained education”: the technical creative skills are not as relevant to us as soon-to-be-managers, yet the theoretical knowledge is lacking severely."

Current Student

"Very practical. At Hogeschool there is a method of do-it-yourself learning, where students learn to solve problems by themselves."


"Overall the most interesting fact that made me apply was that the school welcomes students from design, branding and management and lets them work together on projects."

Current Student

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