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 Top 10 Fashion school around the world & admission

Primarily we have considered following parameters for ranking of fashion schools.

Openness to world:

Small pattern change is black gown is not fashion. Openness to world fashion is primary consideration. Openness to tribal fashion, cultural fashion, third world countries fashion and ancient textile, handloom, hand printing & hand embroidery etc and school course must incorporate these in syllabus. Many countries still use handmade cotton, grass, flower, bamboo, mud, animal feather & wool for fashion.


ROI Rate (return on investment year):

Art and design schools are generally expensive, although tuition can vary drastically and, at many colleges, it increases each year. Institute fees, foreign exchange rate, currency value, work visa rules and country of job placement are considered in this list.


Job placement availability before finishing study in fashion school:

Famous alumni are something that we don’t consider, yes, but we give much more importance to schools with great placement rates. The institute which can provide entrepreneurial startup platform or job placement before finishing course, are better in terms of career and security.

Social Cause & Research:

How these institutes contribute for conservation, promotion & branding of ancient art, textile, fabric, fashion, craft work, embroidery etc. Are these institutes above to mix innovation, modernisation and uniqueness with ancient tradition to help tribal, micro SMEs and needy fashion blue-collar workers?  How 3D printing technology, Block chain manufacturing, eCommerce, neuro-marketing, artificial intelligence, open source platform, data analysis, global supply chain etc can be used to help tribal, micro SMEs and needy fashion blue-collar workers? 

Top 10 Fashion school around the world:

  • Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo, Japan
  • Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • IED Barcelona, Spain
  • Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China
  • National institute of Fashion Technology, India
  • Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki Finland
  • ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem Netherlands
  • Fashion Design Institut (FDI), Dusseldorf Germany
  • Design School Kolding, Kolding Denmark


General Information Only, For specific information please visit institute website.

Application Period

Generally start 1 year before for next year of admission. In case of countries where there are two academic session, this can vary. But apply early to avoid failure.



Please prepare a digital portfolio with a maximum of 40 images that you consider would help support your application. Submit your portfolio via the university’s digital portfolio. May range from illustration, photography, technical development, graphic illustration of text, film and multi-media communication and 3D or theoretical work.


Situation Test or Creativity Test

In Indian Fashion college student has to pass aptitude, math and reasoning test as well as a creative situation test. Before proceeding with the details, have a clear idea of the situation test. A student is required to create a three-dimensional model with various materials provided – based on a specified topic or theme. The student is also provided with materials like ice cream sticks, mount board, colour papers, straws, thread et al. A three-dimensional model has to be created within the allotted time.

The 3D model is evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, the composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, the finesse of the model and presentation skills. These parameters are checked with the write up in about 100 words explaining the concept behind the model constructed.

Study Proposal

Make a study proposal around 500 words

Describe the context of the proposal, demonstrating your knowledge, skills and values relating to the cultural, ecological and social significance of your area of interest;

Suggest the area for exploration in your project proposal, either from the perspective of designer, buyer, maker, communicator or wearer.

Language Test:

Give TOEFL, IELTS and Pearson etc in case of English language requirement. In case of Japan, applicant has to pass JLP test however It is not mandatory always. In case of India, student has to pass written entrance exam ( English) conducted by institute. In some cases for foreign applicant there is relaxation in language and in first semester language is taught.

Motivation Letter

Write 2 page letter explaining motivation behind your application. It includes your past achievements, work experience, relevance of your past achievements, your competence to contribute to fashion world, future career plan etc.

Resume / CV

Make a relevant resume and explain in detail your internship and work experience. It should include your technical, managerial and leadership skills. It can include your computer proficiency such as CAD, CAM, Textile Production management and team management experience. Include your patents, research paper, award etc.

About Author

MIFT ( Mysore Institute of Fashion Technology) students, trainee and scholars study and research about fashion, makeup, forecasting, e commerce, disruptive technologies in fashion & cosmetics industry. The primary research objective is to create open industry modular ecosystem platform for fashion designers and makeup artists to work and earn in hyper personal and local market using IR 4 and 5 ( industrial revolution) technologies to disrupt connected digitalization of mass production. 


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