Best Fashion Schools In Europe – 2016 Ranking

The United Kingdom has topped the ranking of the Best Fashion Schools in Europe 2016. Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, and Kingston University achieved the highest scores of all fashion institutions in the continent, based on the data and methodology used to compile the Top 100 Fashion Schools In The World Ranking 2016.

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The United Kingdom has the most schools at the top of the European list, the rest of the top five is filled by Belgium’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the France’s ESMOD, Paris. Fashion Schools were measured on their learning experience, teaching environment, international outlook, value, and institution’s reputation with academics and employers.

This ranking list by no means a comprehensive one – while the schools below are the “Best Fashion Schools In Europe, 2016, there may be many other schools that offer these programs related to the Fashion industry too.

The next three are Italy’s Istituto Marangoni, and then two more British fashion schools, Royal College of Art and University of Westminster. You can check out the best fashion schools in Europe below:


2016 Best Fashion Schools In Europe

Rank#School NameCityCountryScore  
1Central Saint MartinsLondonUK98.6
2London College of FashionLondonUK98.4
3Kingston UniversityLondonUK97.8
4Royal Academy of Fine ArtsAntwerpBelgium97.6
5ESMOD, ParisParisFrance97.3
6Istituto MarangoniMilanItaly97.2
7Royal College of ArtLondonUK96.8
8University of WestminsterLondonUK96.7
9Studio BercotParisFrance96.5
10Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture ParisienneParisFrance96.3
11La CambreBrusselsBelgium96.2
12Fashion Design Institut (FDI)DusseldorfGermany95.8
15Paris College of ArtParisFrance93.9
16KOEFIA (International Academy of Haute Couture and Art of Costume)RomeItaly93.8
17Instituto Europeo Di DesignBarcelonaSpain93.7
18University of BrightonBrightonUK93.6
19University of Applied ArtsViennaAustria91.7
20Aalto University's School of Arts, Design and ArchitectureHelsinkiFinland91.4
21AMFI - Amsterdam Fashion InstituteAmsterdamNetherlands91.3
22Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK91.2
23University for the Creative ArtsKentUK90.9
24Royal Danish Academy of Fine ArtsCopenhagenDenmark90.8
25The Swedish School of TextilesBorasSweden90.7
26Copenhagen School of Design and TechnologyCopenhagenDenmark90.6
27Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)PooleUK90.5
28Haute Ecole D'Art Et De DesignGenevaSwitzerland90.4
29Accademia Costume & ModaRomeItaly90.3
30Kunsthochschule WeissenseeBerlinGermany90.1
31Edinburgh College of ArtEdinburghUK90
32Bath School of Art & DesignBathUK89.8
33University IUAV of VeniceVeniceItaly89.7
34Manchester School Of ArtManchesterUK89.6
35Northbrook CollegeSussexUK89.5
36University of NorthamptonNorthamptonUK89.4
37Limerick Institute of TechnologyLimerickIreland89.3
38Iceland Academy of the ArtsReykjavikIceland89.2
39Oslo National Academy of the ArtsOsloNorway89.1
40School of Art and Design at Middlesex UniversityLondonUK89
41Domus AcademyMilanItaly88.6
42AMD HamburgHamburgGermany88.5
43University of SalfordSalfordUK88.4
44Institut Francais de la ModeParisFrance88.3
45Design School KoldingKoldingDenmark88.2
46University of Central LancashireLancashireUK87.9
47De Montfort University (DMU)LeicesterUK87.8
48Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK87.7
49Glasgow School of ArtGlasgowUK87.5
50Royal Academy of ArtHagueNetherlands87.4
51Southampton Solent UniversitySouthamptonUK87.2
52University of East LondonLondonUK87.1
53University Of Technologies & DesignKiev or KyivUkraine86.5
54Beckmans College of DesignStockholmSweden86.3
55British Higher School of Art and DesignMoscowRussia86.2
56Jean SchoolAmsterdamNetherlands86.1
57Willem de Kooning AcademyRotterdamNetherlands85.9
58Gerrit Rietveld AcademieAmsterdamNetherlands85.8
59Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK85.6
60Lisbon Design SchoolLisbonPortugal84
61LISAA School of DesignParisFrance83.6
62Artez Institute of the ArtsArnhemNetherlands83.5
63FHNW Academy of Art and Design InstituteBaselSwitzerland83.2
64Fashion Factory SchoolMoscowRussia82
65IFA ParisParisFrance81.9
66Nuova Accademia di Belle ArtiMilanItaly81.6
67National Academy of ArtsSofiaBulgaria81.5
68Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design HalleHalleGermany81.2
69Copenhagen Academy of Fashion DesignCopenhagenDenmark80.5
70MOME - Moholy-Nagy Muveszeti Egyetem (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design)BudapestHungary80.1
71National College of Art and DesignDublinIreland79.7
72Vilniaus Dailes Akademija (Vilnius Academy of Arts)VilniusLithuania79.2
73School of FormPoznanPoland78.5
74Universitatea Nationala de Arte din Bucuresti (Bucharest National University of Arts)BucharestRomania78.3
75LMA - Latvijas Makslas Akademija (Art Academy of Latvia)RigaLatvia76.9


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