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General informations

Admission requirements

applies to Diplom / Bachelor / Master


  • At least high school or higher education
  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Interest in fashion and communication


Application procedure:

The following documents must be submitted for all courses of study

  • CV
  • Copy of the last Diploma
  • Copy of the Passport
  • Current Passport Photo

These can be sent by e-mail. Max. 5 MB
Then we had a personal conversation (also possible via Skype)

Only for Fashion Design is a creative folder to submit

This must contain at least five works
These can be drawings, collages, sculptures, illustrations, photographs, blogs or self-made, creative objects.

Promotion / financing:


The FDI is state-recognized as a private supplementary school according to the NRW School Act § 118 (1) of the NRW-Schulgesetz.
The diploma and Bachelor programs are funded according to § 2 Abs. 2 of the Federal Training Promotion Act (BAföG), which does not have to be paid back
The master’s programs are funded according to § 7 Abs. 1a Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG).

Education loan:

From the third semester, they can apply for an educational loan from KFW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau). This will be paid monthly for 24 months.


Every year, all scholarships are awarded, as well as a full scholarship and two partial scholarships. In consultation with the sponsor, the artistic director decides.Each scholarship is limited to 12 months
All costs of the different programs can be claimed at the responsible tax office. The special editions are limited to 6000 euros. Discuss the individual benefits with your accountant.