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London College of Fashion

Program Location London, United Kingdom
Sponsor London College of Fashion
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30031
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2018 06/10/18 to 08/03/18
Summer 2018 05/06/18 to 06/08/18

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Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion is the only college in the UK to specialize in fashion education, research and consultancy.  The philosophy of all courses is to offer creative development alongside a strong vocational slant.  The expertise of the highly experienced industry professionals ensures that students are kept aware of changing demands and opportunities within the fashion industry.

LCF is one of the six constituent colleges of the University of the Arts London, fully accredited by the UK Department for Education and Science.  Arts London is Europe's larget university for art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts.  LCF is housed in six different sites. 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:London College of Fashion.


London College of Fashion

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. A previous coursework in retail management or apparel design is however necessary. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture. 

This program is open to retail and apparel design majors only.

GPA Requirement: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: CSR (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students choose one of the following 8-week tracks:

  • Intro to Fashion Business
  • Intro to Fashion Design 
  • Footwear Design

Prior to the 8-week track, there is also a 5-week Styling Summer School option.

See the LCF website for the specific classes associated with each track.


Included in the cost of the summer program is a five-day trip to Paris.  Students will explore this capital of culture, art, style and inspiration through participation in a variety of carefully planned activities, walks and visits. You will visit a selection of museums, galleries, food markets, flea markets, designer boutiques, department stores, typical shopping districts as well as major sights, including:

  • Tour Eiffel
  • L'Arc de Triomphe
  • St Chapelle Louvre
  • Montmartre
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Notre Dame
  • Musee d'Orsay
  • The Palais-Royal
  • Le Marais (old Jewish quarter)
  • Place des Vosges
  • Champs Elysees
  • Any major fashion/textiles exhibitions


Program participants will share a flat in the vicinity of LCF. Once students are approved for this program, they will work with a study abroad advisor to complete the housing application.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

PLEASE NOTE: The fees listed below are for the 5-week Styling Summer School. Participants will need to pay the program fee of £3,500 (approx. $4,275 USD) directly to London College of Fashion in British pounds. The Program Fee includes tuition and Paris Study Tour.

For the 8-week summer programs (Fashion Business, Footwear Design, or Fashion Design), participants will need to pay the program fee of £5,000 (approx. $6,108 USD) directly to London College of Fashion in British pounds. The Program Fee includes tuition and Paris Study Tour. The accommodation fee for the 8 weeks is £2,800. Students will be eligible for the $2,000 Purdue Moves Study Abroad Scholarship.

Because payment will be made in British pounds, the dollar figures listed are only an estimate; the final amount may be more or less depending on the exchange rate at the time the payment is made.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2017

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$4,275.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.42
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Books and Supplies$180.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,620.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information
London College of Fashion

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin