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Further Information

Eligibility & Language


Undergraduates, graduates from fashion related or non-fashion related disciplines, independent students, professionals and mature students from all over the world are welcome to apply. Minimum age is 18.

Non-US students: A strong interest in fashion and the equivalent of a minimum GPA of 3.0 (semester), a minimum G.P.A of 2.8 (8 week summer schools)  and no minimum GPA (5 week summer school). If you do not conform to the US grading system, you will need to supply copies of all relevant academic qualifications and achievements received after high school, evidencing grades.

US students: A strong interest in fashion and the equivalent of a minimum GPA of 3.0 (semester), a minimum G.P.A of 2.8 (8 week summer schools)  and no minimum GPA (5 week summer school). Ideally, you have completed your freshman year by the time the programme commences. Appeals will be considered if you are below the required GPA.


All classes are taught in English. The minimum English requirements are:

  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 46 (computer) or equivalent, for Fashion Design, Footwear or Styling pathways
  • IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 60 (computer) or equivalent, for Fashion Business pathways

Accreditation, Credits, Assessment & Certificates


You will receive a detailed syllabus for each of your units during orientation, giving you a breakdown of weekly activities, assignments and assessment criteria. Assignments on the Study Abroad Programme are designed to enable you to demonstrate your progress and your willingness to incorporate new concepts and ideas into your work. A range of assessment criteria is used across the courses depending on the subject area.


Each programme unit is worth one, two, three, four or six study abroad credits.

A one credit unit will receive 10 hours of instruction (contact time) within a semester, 10 non-class hours (self directed study/homework) are expected in addition to this.

A four credit unit will receive 40 hours of instruction (contact time) within a semester, and 40 non-class hours (self directed study/homework) are expected in addition to this.

Your home institution must liaise with the Study Abroad Director at London College of Fashion, if you require study abroad credits to be transferred. Unit syllabi, grading criteria, sample transcripts, academic information are available on request. A transcript (with letter grades) will be provided on request.


All students will be awarded a certificate, on satisfactory completion of a minimum of 12 credits.


The LCF Library, housed at John Princes Street, is the UK's leading fashion library. It's extensive resources include 57,000 books on all aspects of the fashion industry from garment construction to cosmetic science, as well as unique collections of information on fashion designers, image resources and illustrations, fashion forecasts, videos and DVDs and over 390 periodical titles and e-journals.

Visa Information

To help ensure that your Study Abroad experience runs smoothly, check to make sure you meet any visa and immigration requirements for entering the UK.

Visas and immigration

Money & Scholarships


You will not be required to buy textbooks on the semester programme. We recommend that you allow a minimum of £900 GBP per month for living expenses and £50-£100 GBP per month for materials. As a Study Abroad student it will not be possible for you to open a bank account in the UK, so it is recommended you bring currency in with you.

Scholarships & loans:

A number of awards and scholarships are available to help our Study Abroad students fund their time here in London.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Which colleges we have accepted students from

Allbright College
Arizona State University
Austin Community College
Bard College
Boston College
Brown University
California Institute of the Arts
California State University
Centenary College
Central Washington University
Cheyney University Pennsylvania
Chicago State University
Clark Atlanta University
Clark College
College of Dupage
College of Saint Catherine
College of William & Mary
Colombia College Chicago
Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Cornell University 
Drexel University 
Fashion Institute of Technology 
Florida State University 
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 
George Washington University
Harvard University
Incarnate Word
Indiana University
Iowa State University
Lasell University
Madonna University
Marist College
Marymount Forham
Marymount University
Massachusetts College of Art
Michigan State University
Mills College North Carolina State University 
Mount Mary College 
NIFT India
North Carolina 
Olivet Nazarene University 
Oregon Sate University
Parsons School of Design
Philadelphia University 
Pratt Institute, New York 
Purdue University 
Radford University 
Rosary College
Santa Barbara City College 
School of the Arts Ins of Chicago 
Skidmore college 
Southeast Missouri State University
St Catherine University 
Stephens College
Suny Oneonta
Syracuse University
Texas Tech University
The University of the Arts
Towsen University
Trinity University
Tufts University
UARTS, Philadelphia
University of Alabama
University of Bridgeport
University of California 
University of Conneticut 
University of Delaware 
University of Hartford 
University of Illinois 
University of Maryland 
University of Massachusetts 
University of Minnesota 
University of Missouri 
University of North Texas 
University of Rhode Island 
University of Texas 
University of the Incarnate Word
Vassar College 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
Wisc Madison 
Wisconsin Stout

Contact Study Abroad

Study Abroad Office
Room 111
London College of Fashion
20 John Prince's Street
United Kingdom