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IFA Paris

IFA Paris

IFA Paris


IFA Paris - The International Fashion School for Design and Business

With 1200 students enrolled in its' Bachelor and Master/MBA programs on its' Paris, Shanghai and Istanbul campuses, IFA Paris passes on the French fashion and luxury legacy, as well as the sense of innovation and the aptitude to works as a team in an international environment.

Our 3000 alumni representing more than 50 different nationalities have successfully integrated into the fashion and luxury world.

Our motto: blossom your creativity, share our passion for excellence.

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Campus Features


IFA Paris was established in 1982 to combine French fashion heritage with the modern globalized world. As the only institute in Paris offering all its undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English and French, IFA Paris caters to a highly international student body from all corners of the world. International Fashion Academy, better known as IFA Paris, offers students undergraduate courses in design and marketing, and postgraduate courses in design, business, communication and luxury in an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration. With campuses in Paris, Shanghai and Istanbul, IFA Paris is at the forefront of fashion and luxury education and offers courses that reflect the breadth of opportunities available in this vibrant industry.

Recently relocated to 18-24 Quai de la Marne, IFA Paris overlooks the famed canal and is at the heart of the developing 19th arrondissement. The new location has trippled the size of the previous academic facilities and added extensive new amenities to benefit students, including bigger classrooms, a student lounge space, and a resource and study center. The building will also house several new fashion workshop spaces to accommodate hands-on projects


IFA Paris has become the leading fashion school in China and is unique in demonstrating its dedication to success by bringing the best, mostly French professional fashion instructors. In partnership with the Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences, IFA Paris established its school in Shanghai in 2002, the first-ever Sino-French joint venture in fashion education approved by the Chinese government. IFA’s Shanghai school offers a unique opportunity to international students who wish to gain insight into the world’s fastest-growing fashion and luxury market while receiving the same high-quality curriculum taught in English as in Paris. Shanghai is an open and extroversive metropolis and its ascent into the ranks as a fashion capital is no doubt a serious topic. Since the later period of the 19th century, Shanghai has been the fashion center of China. The Shanghai style traveled the world in the 1920s and 30s and re-emerged in the present with fashion designers using a mixture of traditional and modern ideas to create fresh fashion trends. Remarkably, it’s the country’s modern-day consumers who are transforming China into the world’s largest market for luxury and high-end fashion products. Shanghai is unquestionably China’s Mecca for international fashion and the luxury industry. Most foreign fashion and jewelry brands, from luxury to mass markets, count on more than one shop in the city’s numerous fashion retailing districts and major shopping centers. While luxury cars, 5 stars hotels, and high-end dining are regular sights in the city’s downtown, there is also now a growing interest for yachts and private jets among China’s richest.


After being established in France and China, the IFA Paris fashion school is now also present in one of the most vibrant cities located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia: Istanbul.

IFA Paris is very proud to cooperate with one of the most reputable universities in Istanbul: Bahçeşehir University.

The campus of Bahçeşehir University a major step in fulfilling the university's mission of building a future out of the country's past, establishing a hub in the business center of Istanbul, where culture, education and learning meet to address the changing needs of Turkey and the world. IFA Paris believes it is a privilege, as well as an advantage for its' students to make the best out of what the location can offer.

Being one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world, and a diversified place full of museums, galleries, parks and modern colleges, Istanbul is able to provide a stage for those who long for exploring and developing their own interests, and starting a career in the fashion and luxury business environments.

Bahçeşehir University Continuing Education Center (BAUSEM)

The institutional vision of Bahçeşehir University Continuing Education Center (BAUSEM) is that education is a lifelong process of an individual’s self-fulfilling mechanism. BAUSEM’s leading principle is to disseminate life-long learning culture in the society and raise awareness in individuals that learning is not confined within the boundaries of formal education. IFA Paris and Bahçeşehir University offers career opportunities in fashion and luxury for the professionals and for those who are interested in this field with their short training programs jointly created through BAUSEM.

Why IFA Paris and Bahçeşehir University/BAUSEM Cooperation?

The slogan "At the heart of Istanbul" is suitable for a university like Bahcesehir University (BAU)... With its main campus on the edge of the Bosphorus in Besiktas each day begins early with rapid mobility and continues throughout the day. Moreover, it is possible to encounter an event at almost every part of the university.

The first thing that will strike your eye when you enter our university will be the large number of foreign students. From the United States to China, from France to South Korea from a wide geographical area extending over a thousand foreign students are studying at BAU.

"BAU GLOBAL" provides BAU students with a chance to receive education from very different points. BAU Global is able to achieve this through Berlin, Toronto, Washington DC, Batumi, Cyprus, Hanoi, Kyiv, Puebla, Brockwille.

Transportation to BAU is quite easy. BAU provides free shuttle service to the students and scholars with their own boats between two campuses located in the heart of Istanbul, Besiktas North, Beşiktaş South, Göztepe ve Galata. The boats depart from an area that they give the name BAUPORT. It is an area that is fully allocated for use by the students with greenery and an exquisite view of the Bosporus. The boats depart at certain times of the day from their own pier and this allows for a pleasant journey between the campuses in Besiktas and Galata. Thus, students stay away from the busy Istanbul traffic and enjoy the ocean and its fresh air while transitioning from campus to campus.

    Alumni Statistics


    • Paris

      18-24 Quai de la Marne

    • Shanghai

      350 Xianxia Road

      • Istanbul

        Kadir Has Caddesi Cibali