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.
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.
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.
Which colleges we have accepted students from
Arizona State University
Austin Community College
California Institute of the Arts
California State University
Central Washington University
Cheyney University Pennsylvania
Chicago State University
Clark Atlanta University
College of Dupage
College of Saint Catherine
College of William & Mary
Colombia College Chicago
Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida State University
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
George Washington University
Iowa State University
Massachusetts College of Art
Michigan State University
Mills College North Carolina State University
Mount Mary College
Olivet Nazarene University
Oregon Sate University
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute, New York
Santa Barbara City College
School of the Arts Ins of Chicago
Southeast Missouri State University
St Catherine University
Texas Tech University
The University of the Arts
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
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Contact Study Abroad
Study Abroad Office
London College of Fashion
20 John Prince's Street