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General enrolment information


As a general rule you must be at least 16 years old, have a vocational extension certificate, a secondary modern school or general secondary school qualification, and demonstrate artistic talent, to be accepted on these courses.

Those under 16 years old, who can show a special artistic aptitude may be considered for the course.


Application procedure as follows:

  • You can visit one of our information events
  • You can compile a creative portfolio**
  • You can send us your application documents*
  • You can arrange to have an interview (e.g. via Skype or Facetime)
  • You can present your creative portfolio** and have a personal interview
  • You will receive an immediate acceptance or refusal

*Application Documents

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • copy of most recent school certificate
  • copy of valid passport
  • other certificates, if applicable
  • a recent passport photo

** Creative Portfolio

This folder should contain at least 5 works.

Fashion Design: This may include collages, photos, sketches, illustrations, pictures, instagram and facebook accounts, sculptures or other self-made creative items.

Fashion Journalism, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Management: send your CV, a covering letter and your last school report.


Bafög (Student grant in accordance with the federal student’s assistance act):

The Fashion Design Institut (Düsseldorf Campus) is, according to § 118 section 1 of the Education law NRW, a private, officially recognised supplementary school and equivalent to the attendance at a public vocational college.

There fore, the Fashion Design Institut (Düsseldorf Campus) is approved, under the terms of § 2 section 2 of the Federal Student’s Assistance Act (Bafög).
Contact your local Bafög-office and ask for assistance.

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Educational Loans KFW:

For advanced scolars (from the third semester onwards), the federal government, together with the KfW Bank Group, offer financing at favourable interest rates, irrespective of student’s earnings or their parent’s income.

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Every year, one full scholarship and two partial scholarships are granted. These may pertain to any of the training and study courses.

The artistic director, in agreement with the advisory board, decides the allocation of these scholarships.
All scholarships are limited to 12 months.