Name of the Event: Full scholarship to study in Paris
Location: Paris, France
Working language: English or French
Last Date of Applications: March 15, 2024
International Fashion Academy, known as IFA Paris, was founded in 1982 in Paris. With the aim to join French fashion heritage with the modern globalized world, its signature program: Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology, was introduced.
Intending to make IFA Paris a truly international school, Olivia Chai and Patrick Kouzmine-Karavaieff, the co-founders, opened the Shanghai campus in 2002. The partnership with Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES) gave birth to the first Sino-French joint-venture in fashion education.
In 2009, IFA Paris decided to extend the range of the programs on offer by launching its first MBAs both in Paris and Shanghai in addition to the two existing bachelors at the time, Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology and Bachelor Fashion Marketing.
In 2013, with an ever growing student population, Paris’ campus was moved to a bigger location at the heart of the developing 19th arrondissement overlooking the famed canal de l’Ourcq.
During the same year, Istanbul’s campus was opened under the leadership of Adile Cretallaz where it cooperates with one of the most reputable universities of Turkey, Bahçeşehir University.
Anchoring its development around sustainability and fashion tech, IFA Paris was eager to pioneer the latter and launched Foundry Powered by IFA Paris in 2019, the very first fashion tech innovation lab in France. Foundry is located within Paris’ campus and fosters a startup program as well as a new MBA Fashion Technology dedicated to fashion tech.
Simultaneously, through different measures and modifications and by incorporating sustainable perspectives in the vast majority of its academic programs, IFA Paris has initiated the transformation of the school into a Corporate Social Responsibility certified institution.
In 2020, IFA Paris led the way once more by launching its new e-learning entity for online distance learning. With a unique concept titled IFA Paris online switch system, students have the possibility to migrate from an online program to a physical one in a smooth and easy fashion since the programs on offer online and offline are totally identical. The online course offer encompasses most of the programs that made IFA Paris reputation.
Full Scholarship (100% tuition fee reduction)* APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN, Deadline: March 15th, 2024
Excellence Scholarship (40% tuition fee reduction)* APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN, Deadline: none
Distinction Scholarship (20% tuition fee reduction) APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN, Deadline: none
*Full Scholarship and Excellence Scholarship are not applicable for online programs.
You can only apply for one type of scholarship listed above. You must state which one you are applying for.
If you are not awarded the scholarship you applied for, you cannot apply for another one. If you are still interested in joining IFA Paris, you would need to go through the regular paying admission process. Advice: choose the scholarship type wisely!
You need to upload all required documents for the scholarship during your application process, otherwise any scholarship requests after admission will not be considered.
Extremely motivated towards the program selected and a career in that area
Highly creative for design programs or business-savvy for management programs
Impressive academic profile, extracurricular activities and/or professional experience
Full 100% Scholarship: GPA of 3.8 Minimum
Excellence Scholarship: GPA of 3.5 Minimum
Distinction Scholarship: GPA of 3.0 Minimum
All other scholarship requirements such as English proficiency, etc. are the same as for regular admission, please check Admissions Requirements page.
In addition to the files required for regular admission, you must provide the below documents:
Motivation letter (this replaces the motivation letter in the regular application) – Why you’re applying for a scholarship? – Why should IFA Paris award you a scholarship? – Why did you choose the selected program? – How will the selected program help you achieve your goals?
Scholarship application form (download here)
For MBA programs only, applicants must provide 3 reference letters.