Amsterdam Fashion Institute


The largest fashion institute in the Netherlands

AMFI is currently the largest fashion institute in the Netherlands. More than 100 lecturers teach more than 1100 students about all aspects of the fashion world. AMFI is also the only fashion institute in the Netherlands that covers the entire fashion chain. This ensures our students to have a broad perspective of the fashion industry. They choose to specialise in either Fashion & Design, Fashion & Management or Fashion & Branding. AMFI offers all its programmes in Dutch as well as in English. Students graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion & Textile Technologies.


AMFI’s education covers all facets of fashion from developing a raw idea to a product and an image. Students are taught to understand the entire fashion chain and their specific discipline in a wider perspective. With a reality school concept we are combining creativity, research, craftsmanship and technology to prepare our students for the future.


Fashion is a complex business of emotional and symbolic values framed within a commercial and international context. This perspective embraces the entire creative process of design, production, distribution and communication.

Reality School concept

AMFI has embraced the Reality School concept for students from all three programmes. We offer several programmes in which students develop professional products which are presented and sold in the market. For example in the iNDiViDUALS or Independent Fashion Magazine programmes, in the Fashion & Visual Culture programme or by being a member of the creative team working in the byAMFI Statement Store.

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

AMFI is part of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. With 45,000 students it is the largest university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Being based in Amsterdam offers great advantages and these are well known among students. Also the closeness of the fashion industry makes the city centre the perfect base for AMFI. Many fashion companies have their (international) headquarters in Amsterdam, offering interesting work-placements for students.


Since 1992 AMFI has been housed in its own building on the Mauritskade in Amsterdam. The building was originally the headquarters of the Amstel Brewery and many of the original historic features have been retained in this listed building. However, being a fashion institute, there are many modern features, including the multimedia library, screen-printing rooms, computer rooms, moulage rooms, fabric-testing laboratory and a sewing room with modern industrial equipment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master of Arts in Fashion Enterprise Creation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Our two year Master of Arts programme will prepare you to become a fashion entrepreneur by equipping you with all the skills you’ll need to operate your business which you will launch while studying on the programme. [+]

Start your fashion business Our two year Master of Arts programme will prepare you to become a fashion entrepreneur by equipping you with all the skills you’ll need to operate your business which you will launch while studying on the programme. Be part of the second generation of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute’s MA FEC. The MA FEC at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute is intended for new, innovative, fashion entrepreneurs who want to start a fashion business. The programme will provide students with a strong foundation in business research, management expertise, and provide training in all the essential components needed to start and operate a successful fashion enterprise. Two years full-time study (four semesters) Register and operate your business while studying Unique fashion entrepreneurship programme in the Netherlands Collaborative module with London College of Fashion in year two Programme start September 2017 Tuition fees €8,500 per year Our programme has been successfully accredited by the NVAO. Applications for the September 2017 - 2019 programme must be sent in as soon as possible because when the course is full, the applications will be stopped. Course details The programme consists of 6 modules that form the building blocks to the final business plan at MA level divided into multiple learning tracks but promoting coherence. The business plan approach and the variety of subjects and themes enable the students to learn to think in a practically oriented, research based and interdisciplinary manner. The modules are: Postgraduate & Business Research Setting up a Fashion Business Identity & Branding in Fashion Product Development, Production & Global Sourcing IP & investment Readiness Final Master Project & Collaborative Unit Modules overlap in their delivery to allow interaction between those that have interconnections in order to allow students to integrate and internalise programme content and reach the learning outcomes at master level. AMFI MA FEC with LCF A Master backed by two of Europe’s leading fashion institutes Available to recent Bachelor graduates and those with some industry experience Based in Amsterdam, starts September 2017, full-time study programme Adapted course content for local market needs Open to fashion product and service-based business proposals Your business is registered an operated while you study Collaboration with London College of Fashion in year 2 of the programme Review and input from fashion industry leaders Why Amsterdam for fashion enterprise? Amsterdam is recognised as a global hub for international orientation, entrepreneurship and the creative industries. The city is creating a warm climate for entrepreneurs, stimulating the economic impact of Amsterdam at a regional and national level. These facts ensure that the fashion industry is at the centre of business in Amsterdam. The European Union is continuing to provide provisions for small business, including adaptation of regulatory policies, support for internationalisation and in some instances access to attractive sources of capital. [-]

Location address
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
AMFI-Amsterdam Fashion Institute
Mauritskade 11
1091 GC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Amsterdam, NL
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