ESMOD Berlin - International University of Art for Fashion

ESMOD International is comprised of 21 international fashion schools based in 14 countries. This provides students with the opportunity to take part in an intercultural exchange. ESMOD Berlin is the esteemed International University of Art for Fashion, which is recognized for its unique and innovative take on teaching the global fashion trade.



ESMOD maintains the quality and traditions of its 170-year history whilst recognizably evolving and continually nurturing successful alumni who go on to make significant contributions to the future of the fashion industry.


The foundation of learning at ESMOD Berlin is the partnership created with individual students through lectures and seminars, taught by professionals who are active in the fashion industry. From practical workshops to presenting their creative work to a jury, students will be guided to a point where they are capable of taking a leadership role themselves and enjoy professional success like ESMOD alumni before them.

Master's Programmes


Library services

From the computers at your disposal at the ESMOD Berlin library you can have access to the huge content offered by Berg Fashion Library (Oxford University Press):

  • Full text of the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
  • Thousands of images, over 65 fashion e-books and additional reference works
  • Lesson plans

Student Life

Campus life

The university is located in the heart of the cultural hotspot of Kreuzberg, the former home of the punk scene, with many resident artists, musicians and designers mixing with start up entrepreneurs and travellers from all over the world. Inspiration and recreational diversity can be found easily, from flea markets to artist run galleries, small design boutiques, supply stores and a plethora of bars and cafes. In a contemporary and historical sense, creativity and experimentation is interwoven into the very fabric of the city, making it an ideal study environment.In terms of liveability, Berlin is the ideal student city.