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Full scholarship to study in Paris

Location: Paris, France

Working language: English or French

Last Date of Applications: March 15, 2024

Applications Link:

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.

  • It is valid for any of our Undergraduate or Postgraduate programs.

  • 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:

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