What are Fashion Schools

Fashion Schools specialise in the study and teaching of Fashion industry, products, consumer trends, market aspects etc. It also deals with the study of manufacturing and distribution and therefore several universities around the world are offering Masters and Bachelors degrees in management of Fashion.

However the best universities are often the ones that specialise in Fashion and Luxury. Let us explore more about the top universities in Europe

Top Fashion Schools in LONDON

  1. Central Saint Martins (University of Arts, London): Undergraduate tuition fees for 2019/2020 are £9,250 (€10,600) per year for UK and EU students and £19,930 per year for international students (US$27,500). Notable graduates include Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane
  2. London College of Fashion: Same fee structure as Central Saint Martins
  3. Royal College of Art:  With higher international tuition fees compared to the other two London fashion schools listed here (£34,000; about US$43,600), the Royal College of Art’s School of Materials gives students the opportunity to gain placements and work experience at some of the world’s biggest fashion houses including the likes of Prada, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Burberry. Famous alumni include Philip Treacy, Ossie Clark and Zandra Rhodes

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Top Fashion Schools in MILAN

  1. Istituto Marangoni: Tuition fees range from €16,200 (US$18,270) to €19,400 (US$21,900). The school, boasting the likes of Franco Moschino and Domenico Dolce as alumni, has a large community of international students
  2. Politecnico de Milano: It has some of the lowest tuition fees among the top fashion schools in this list, ranging from €895 to €3,898 per year (~US$1,010 to $4,400), with non-EU students paying the latter amount

Top Fashion Schools in PARIS

  1. Ecole de Chambre: Students are not considered unless they have already completed a design course elsewhere. Tuition fees range from €13,050 to €14,400 (~US$14,720 to $16,240) per year
  2. ESMOD: Offering programs in fashion design and fashion business to its 1,500 students, tuition at ESMOD is currently €10,550 (US$11,900) per year at undergraduate level and €12,900 (~US$15,550) at postgraduate level.


ESMOD’s famous alumni are names such as Thierry Mugler and Nina Garcia

Other Top Fashion Schools in Europe

  • University of Applied Arts (Vienna, Austria)
  • Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • La Cambre (Brussels, Belgium)
  • National Academy of Arts (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Copenhagen Academy of Fashion and Design (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – The School of Design (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Helsinki, Finland)
  • International Fashion Academy/IFA (Paris, France)
  • Studio Bercot (Paris, France)
  • Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle (Halle, Germany)
  • Fashion Design Institut (Dusseldorf, Germany)
  • Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem (Budapest, Hungary)
  • National College of Art and Design (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Polimoda (Florence, Italy)
  • L’Accademia Internazionale d’Alta Moda e d’Arte del Costume Koefia (Rome, Italy)
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • School of Form (Poznań, Poland)
  • Vilniaus dailės akademija (Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • Latvijas Mākslas akadēmija (Riga, Latvia)
  • Universitatea Naţională de Arte (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Beckmans College of Design (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Haute Ecole d’Art et Design de Genève (Genève, Switzerland)
  • Kingston University (London, UK)
  • University of Westminster (London, UK)
  • University of Brighton (Brighton, UK)


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French Fashion

France has been among the most chosen Fashion destinations for Indian students also considering the 2 years stay back to find a job, hence we have a dedicated section of French Fashion Schools with detailed information