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Fashion & Textile Technologies | SAXION UNIVERSITY

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Fashion & Textile Technologies | SAXION UNIVERSITY

The Fashion and Textile Technologies programme offers plenty of opportunities for you to discover and develop your talents. A broad foundation course will teach you all the ins and outs of textiles, after which you will then choose a specialization in the field of materials (technology), collection (creativity), or buying (commercial).

This programme will teach you everything you need to know about textile materials, innovative production methods, building a fashion collection, buying, selling and – last but not least – entrepreneurship.

Thanks to your knowledge of products and materials, you will be a vital link in the chain between designers, manufacturers and consumers. Interior and fashion designers will rely on you for specialist knowledge and feedback. The future is also about new applications for materials, from solar cells in jackets to innovative re-use of textile waste.


Starting date: September 2018

You can apply until: August 15, 2018

Degree title: Bachelor of Science

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Language: English

Program location: Enschede

Tuition fee per year: € 2,060. 

This four-year degree programme will turn you into a fashion and textile specialist. During your studies, you gain first-hand experience of working in the industry and you specialize by choosing a topic that is best suited to your talents. Your portfolio will focus on such topics as: Materials (technology), Collection (creativity) and Buying (commercial).

First and second years

In the first two years, you start by laying a broad foundation for the rest of your studies. You set to work on projects related to Buying, Materials and Collections and attend a wide range of lectures on topics including textile basics, business management and marketing. You also work on your linguistic and financial skills.

Third and fourth years

In your third and fourth years you study your chosen topic of Buying, Materials or Collections in more depth by doing a minor, spending five to six months as an intern, and doing your Smart Solutions Semester (SSS).  During this semester you work in interdisciplinary teams on assignments from companies, or one of our Knowledge Centers, implementing technological developments in your field.

You also have the possibility to create a collection: Creative Fashion & Textile Product Development. These collections will be presented semi-annually during a Saxion Smart Solution Event. Here you and your group will display your home-made fashion collection on the catwalk. Besides you’ll show videos about the innovations that you have implemented in the collections.

Your degree concludes with your graduation thesis.

The fashion and textiles sector is very internationally-oriented. Saxion disposes of a wide international network. There is a wealth of choice when it comes to internships abroad, exchange programmes and graduation assignments with our partners all over the world – from fashion houses in Switzerland, to textiles manufacturers in India.

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate), or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Greek high school diploma (Apolityrio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10. 

The students’ qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific Course on the basis of provided Diplomas, Curriculum Vitae, a letter of motivation and if necessary an Intake Interview.

Applying for the September courses of the academic year 2018-2019 will be possible until the application deadline of July 1, 2018.

In case you have not obtained your secondary school diploma yet, you can already apply by submitting your current grade list.

Ultimate closing date for applications: August 15, 2018

We encourage European students to find their own accommodation.

However, in case you would like to have everything arranged in time and want to immerse yourself in international student life, we offer the possibility to reserve a room in one of our international student houses. In all three cities we have contracts with the local student housing associations. They provide Saxion with accommodation with rooms, which may vary in size. The rooms are all single rooms and furnished with basic facilities like bed, desk, chair and cupboard. All accommodations have an internet connection. The bathroom, toilet and kitchen need to be shared with other international Saxion students, max. 6 students share common facilities.

You can apply for a room as soon as you have been admitted or conditionally admitted. The deadline for applying for Saxion accommodation is 1 May 2018. After this date, it is no longer possible to reserve a room and you will be put on a waiting list.

Bachelor programmes: 15 August 2018 – 1 August 2019, total rental fee: € 5,000 (11.5 months). You are allowed to pay your rental fee in installments.

The FTT certificate and the Bachelor of Science qualification is your ticket to applying for key jobs at national, or international companies in the textile and apparel industry.    

As a graduate of Fashion and Textile Technologies you can get to work as, for example: a buyer for a major (international) fashion chain, a product developer at an interior design company; a quality manager for a well known fashion brand, or a materials engineer for a well-known fashion or sports clothes brand.

In general, as an FTT expert you can work in many different roles in the fashion and textile sector. It is of course also possible to start your own business.

Would you like to continue your studies after the Fashion and Textile Technologies bachelors degree programme? No problem! You can choose from various master programmes, including Saxion’s “Master in Innovative Textile Development”.

It’s also possible to study for a master degree in another European city, such as in Manchester or Aberdeen where you can choose a master programme specifically focused on the commercial, technical or creative aspects.