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Enrolment and selection procedure

For the 2018-2019 academic year, there is an enrolment quota (400) for students wishing to enrol in the degree programme, so there will be a selection procedure.

From 1 October 2017 until 15 January 2018, you will be able to register for AMFI via Studielink for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

AMFI Criteria

  • Candidate was sufficiently/well prepared.
  • Candidate has a realistic idea of the course and professional possibilities.
  • Candidate has a strong affinity with, and knowledge of Fashion and the fashion world
  • Candidate demonstrates broad cultural and social interests
  • Candidate demonstrates powers and visual ability in executing the assignments
  • Candidate’s motivation was persuasive enough (spoken/ written)

Additional criterion for the international course

  • The ability to speak and write English fluently to be accepted in the international course is sufficient

Additional Fashion & Branding Criteria

  • Candidate demonstrates a creative talent/thought processes in portfolio
  • Execution of assignment was original & creative

Additional Fashion & Design Criteria

  • Candidate demonstrates a creative talent/thought processes in portfolio
  • The design process and the fashion level of the execution in the assignment was good/original

Additional Fashion & Management Criteria

  • Candidate gave sufficient evidence of a commercial attitude.
  • Demonstrated thought-process in choices made.

Your chance of placement will depend on the number of available places and the number of students who participated in the selection procedure. 

The selection for academic year 2018-2019 will take place on the following dates:

  • January 20th, 2018
  • January 27th, 2018
  • February 10th, 2018
  • March 3th, 2018

Make sure to keep these dates free in your diary. Following your enrolment request in Studielink you will receive more information. The degree programme will send you an invitation to participate in one of these selection days.

Skype: Candidates from non-EU/EEA are eligible for an interview through Skype. After registering and completing all required assignments you will receive an invitation for an interview. The interviews will take place in February and March 2018.  

Please note: email from the AUAS could end up in your SPAM box. Check this on a regular base.

The selection will consist:

  • A home assignment and a motivation about your suitability for the Fashion Industry. The link to this assignment will be send to you in the confirmation email you receive from the central student administration (CSA) after your registration in Studielink. You will need to hand in the home assignment within four weeks after receiving the confirmation email. When we have received this assignment, AMFI will send you an invitation for the selection day.
  • A practical assignment about your suitability for the specialisation of your choice. This will take about 2 hours.
  • An interview with a lecturer about your suitability for the Fashion Industry. This will take about 20 minutes.
  • At least one multiple choice test regarding your wide cultural, economic and social frame of reference. This will take about 30 minutes.

You will also meet your prospective fellow students and the lecturers.

The AUAS will send you the selection results within 4 weeks after the selection day. Each prospective student who participates in the selection will receive a ranking number through Studielink on 15 April 2018.

The ranking number is based on your results in the selection. If your ranking number falls within the maximum number of places in 400, you will also receive a placement certificate through Studielink on 15 April. You must accept you placement certificate through Studielink within two weeks.

Is your ranking number higher than 400, there is a possibility of obtaining a placement certificate only if places become available after 30 April. The AUAS will issue placement certificates through Studielink until 15 August 2018 at the latest.

Email: Activating AUAS ID and homework

Confirmation of your enrolment request in Studielink: within one day after you submit the enrolment request. This also includes a guide on how to activate your AUAS ID and start the homework for the selection procedure.

Email: Confirmation of participation in selection day

Confirmation of registration for the selection day. You will receive this email within one week after uploading your homework and AMFI has registered you to participate in a selection day.

Skype: candidates who live outside the EU/EEA may be eligible for a Skype interview. After your registration and submission of the required assignments, you will receive an invitation for such an interview. These interviews will be held in February and March of 2018.

Email: Invitation and programme selection procedure

Invitation and programme for the selectionday.
One week before the selection day at the latest.

Email: Selection results

Did you take part in the Amsterdam Fashion Institute selection procedure? If so, you will receive an email with the selection results within four weeks after the selection.

Email: Placement through Studielink

On 15 April, you will receive your ranking number and possibly be offered a place through Studielink. If you are indeed offered a place, you are required to accept it within two weeks.

If you were not offered a place on 15 April?

Keep an eye on your inbox and your spam folder, because you may still be offered a place at a later time (between 15 April and 15 August) and you have to accept that place within two weeks.

Published by  Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries 29 January 2018