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AMFI - Amsterdam Fashion Institute (English programme)


As there are more prospective students than study places, AMFI has a limited number of study places (325). Therefore, the programme has a selection procedure.

Chance of placement

AMFI has a capacity for 325 students for the 2023-2024 academic year. On April 15, the ranking numbers will be distributed. The participants with numbers 1 to 410 will be offered a place immediately on 15 April, which they must accept within two weeks.

If you have been allocated a number higher than 325, you obviously want to find out if there's a chance that you will be offered a place, and if so, when. If your number is slightly higher than 325, this could happen relatively soon after April 15th. If you have been allocated a higher number, you will have to wait a little longer.

Starting on Monday, May 1st, we will show in the overview below every two weeks which ranking number has been called. This way, you can estimate your chances of being called between May 1st and August 15th (the date on which AUAS offers its final places). So, check this page regularly, even in the summer, but especially after the results of the final HAVO/VWO exams are announced. This is the moment when applicants who have already accepted their place must return it because, unfortunately, they have failed their exams.

On the following datea place is offered to number:
May 1, 2023393
May 15, 2023398
May 29, 2023398

Selection dates academic year 2023-2024

  • 21 January 2023
  • 4 February 2023
  • 18 February 2023
  • 4 March 2023
  • 18 March 2023

Selection days for the 2023-2024 academic year will likely take place in the same months. 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.

As it currently appears, the selection days for the Dutch programme will be physical, for the English programme these will take place online. You will receive more information about the programme from AMFI studentdesk when you are invited to participate in one of the mentioned days.

Candidates living outside the EU/EEA are also eligible for an online interview. After you register and submit the required assignments, you will receive a personal invitation to an interview. This interview will take place in February and March.


The selection process consists of:

  • a homework assignment
  • an online multiple-choice test
  • a short lecture
  • an assignment on the online selection day
  • an (online) motivation interview with a teacher and a student from AMFI

We advise you to attend an (online) open day to get a better impression of AMFI.

How to prepare for the selection

More information will be send to you when you have registered for the course through Studielink.

Selection criteria

AMFI Criteria

  • Candidate was sufficiently/good prepared.
  • Candidate has a realistic vision of the course and professional possibilities.
  • Candidate has a strong curiosity for the fashion industry in its broad sense
  • Candidate shows an open attitude and engagement regarding cultural and social topics
  • Candidate shows creativity, originality, and determination in executing the assignments on the selection day.
  • Candidate’s motivation is clear and committed (spoken/ written).
  • Candidate shows/convinces creativity through a visual representation that underpins their motivation (film or images).
  • Candidate shows the ability for self-reflection. 

The average mark you received for the selection will decide your place in the ranking. Your chance of placement will depend on the number of available places and the number of students who participated in the selection procedure. 

Selection result and ranking number

Did you participate in the selection?

AMFI 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.

The ranking number is based on your results in the selection. If your ranking number falls within the maximum number of places of 325, you will also receive a placement certificate through Studielink. You must accept your placement certificate through Studielink within two weeks.

Please note that mails from the AUAS could end up in your spam box. Make sure to check your spam box regularly.

Still have questions?

Get in touch with the AMFI student desk via telephone +31 (0)20 595 45 80 or e-mail: studentdesk.amfi@hva.nl.