Internationality is an integral part of the fashion industry, just as university studies are characterised by intercultural and transnational exchange.

For this reason, the Fashion Design Department has maintained close contacts with partner universities abroad for many years and is continuously expanding its international cooperation worldwide. Particularly noteworthy are its contacts to renowned trend agencies and fashion labels in fashion metropolises such as London or Paris: numerous students from Trier are doing internships there, for example with Alexander Mc Queen or Hussein Chalayan in London.

International workshops are also held in Trier to intensify the exchange between teachers and students. The international contacts are supplemented by regular excursions to the fashion metropolises (Paris is only 3 hours away by train) to visit fashion trade fairs and current exhibitions.

In the 5th semester of the bachelor's programme, an exchange or practical semester abroad is planned to intensify the internationality. Here, students have the opportunity to study at one of our international partner universities or to do an internship abroad.

Prof. Bettina Maiburg is responsible for the international coordination of the distribution to the partner universities abroad: After an internal selection procedure in the subject area, students contact the International Office or Mr. Werner with a tabular curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation in the local language, a portfolio of their work and an application form from the respective university.

When looking for an international internship, students should contact the Leonardo contact point.

These are our partner universities. Here a semester abroad is currently possible:

BEL - HELMo (Haute Ecole Libre Mosane),Liège

BGR – National Academy of Art Sofia

CHE - Haute école d'art et de design Genève

CHN - Beijing Institute of Fashion Technologies

CHN – Shanghai Institute of Technology

CHN – Xiamen University of Technology

DNK – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

ESP - Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid (CSDMM)

ESP - Escuela de Arte Mateo Inurria de Córdoba

EST - Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

FIN - Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

FIN - Lahti University of Applied Sciences

FRA - École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers d’art (Ensaama), Paris

FRA - École Supérieure Arts Appliqués et Textile (Ésaat), Roubaix

FRA - École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré, Paris

FRA - L’Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués (LISAA), Paris

GBR - Birmingham City University, Faculty of Arts, Design & Media

GBR - University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion

IRL - National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin

ISL - Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik

ISR – SHENKAR Engineering. Design. Art. Tel Aviv

ITA - IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Milano

ITA - L'Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano

JPN – Nagaoka Institute of Design

MEX - Centro. Mexiko-Stadt

MEX - Universidad del Valle de México

NLD - ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem

NLD - Avaans UAS, Breda

SVK – Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava

TUR - Istanbul Aydin University

TUR - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University,Istanbul

TWN - Taiwan Development Institute (TDI)

USA - Clemson University

USA - Kansas State University

USA - University of Kansas

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