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University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam Amsterdam Fashion Institute

  • The AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute is based at the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam and is a member of the International Federation Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI). This guarantees the international, high standard of the course, and facilitates the exchange of students both to, and from, many institutes in the world. AMFI students regularly undertake part of their studies in England (London College of Fashion), France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, India, Australia, and Canada.AMFI has embraced a Reality School concept for students. Several programmes are offered where students can develop professional products, which are presented to (and often sold in) the market.

  • Amsterdam is a great place to work and live. The quality of life ranks high on international reports and unemployment is one of the lowest in the EU. Added to that is Amsterdam?s burgeoning expat community as well as the 2,500 international companies who have chosen to set up there.

  • Each year, AMFI publishes an independent fashion magazine. This magazine is entirely created, produced and marketed by students taking part in a minor program.


Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

Further information is available here

Language requirements

Programs are taught in English and Dutch.Open to RMIT Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.Open to students from School of Fashion and Textiles; School of Architecture and Design (Fashion Programs)Minimum GPA 3.0 required

Additional information


Listed study areas

  • Communication, journalism and media
  • Games and interactive media

Full time load





7.5 ECTS

RMIT credit points



To assist international students in finding appropriate accommodation, the AUAS/HvA cooperates with the housing corporations: De Key, DUWO and Ymere. These corporations offer short stay furnished accommodation to students for one or two semesters only. The rent for these rooms varies from 1950 to 3000 Euro per semester (5 months), depending on the room type.

Health insurance

The Netherlands has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.Note: Please be aware that travel insurance is a compulsory requirement of an exchange program.

Living cost

An exchange student from abroad will need a minimum of 900 Euro per month to cover the costs of living and studying, including study material.

More information


Students from Australia do not need a provisional residence permit (visa or MVV in Dutch) to enter the Netherlands, however, if you are staying longer than 3 months, you need to apply for a residence permit (REV).The International Office will send students this information after they have received an exchange offer.Please note that visa requirements are subject to change. Please seek advice from the Dutch Consulate/Embassy in your home country for the most updated information.

Further information is available here.

Partner grading scale

Medium demand


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Your say

  • You will learn more about yourself in one semester, than the rest of your time spent at university combined.

    Dominic Chambers
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  • Absolutely get involved, don't be shy. Don't always follow the pack - if there's something YOU want to do, do it!

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