Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) is the largest fashion institute in the Netherlands, with a team of 100 expert fashion lecturers who coach over 1250 students each year on all aspects of fashion. AMFI is part of the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
AMFI guides students to become changemakers who actively contribute to necessary changes in different disciplines in the fashion ecosystem by responsibly connecting industry and user needs at various levels. AMFI is the only fashion institute in the Netherlands that covers the entire fashion chain.
AMFI offers a future-oriented curriculum with three graduation specialisations: Fashion & Branding, Fashion & Business and Development and Fashion & Design. AMFI distinguishes itself through an interdisciplinary approach, that is part of the curriculum. During the interdisciplinary study programs, students from the specialisations work together from a shared knowledge foundation to develop entrepreneurial skills.
With an educational focus on digitalisation, sustainability and inclusivity, AMFI is at the forefront of digital fashion design and sustainable, inclusive fashion. The Amsterdam metropolitan region supports circular system change in the textile sector and encourages various initiatives aimed at establishing new fashion ecosystems in consultation with industry, government and education. AMFI is involved in these initiatives.
In 2023 CEOWORLD Magazine ranked AMFI as the 37th Best Fashion School in the World.
Programmes of study
DMU’s exchange agreement with AMFI allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad:
Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at AMFI.
Learn more about orientation and activities
AUAS offers also exchange students coming to study at AMFI a range of kick-off activities to help you have a fun start to your studies, including an AUAS-wide festival at the end of August. You will also be invited by your specific study programme or international office to attend other welcome events.
AUAS students also have access to dozens of networks that run events, activities and support services for every kind of interest or background. So you can meet people with the same passions, identity, interests and skills as you.
In particular, students are encouraged to engage with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), which is a student-run organisation that supports international students at AUAS and UvA. Join great events, meet fellow students, explore the city and get paired with a student buddy. ESN’s mission is to make sure you have the time of your life while studying abroad.
Studying Fashion: Welcome to AMFI – Amsterdam Fashion Institute
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in the Netherlands tends to be similar to those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and the Netherlands: