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Florence Institute of Design International

FIDI is an international design school in the center of Florence, Italy. As a school of Italian design the Institute specializes in courses of graphic design, architecture, furniture design and interior design for students from across Europe and around the world. 

Master's Programmes



The Florence Institute's courses teach the foundation of interior design by combining modern technology with inventive traditions. Our graphic design school courses teach tradition, theory and the latest graphic software. All students are issued stimulating design problems commonly faced in Italy’s modern society. FIDI's bachelor degree is issued in collaboration with The University of Chester. 

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Housing services

Florence Institute students are free to choose their own housing as they wish. For housing options and general costs, please see this link. Our intent is to inform the students of the best and most economical choices in Florence so that they can make their own decisions. There is always a housing orientation the week before classes begin can meet one another and find apartments together. Most students find apartments in just 1 or 2 days of arrival.

ICT services

It is recommended that you bring a laptop computer for studio time, rendering, drafting and other assignments. We suggest for Interior Design students to purchase of PCs with 64 bit windows 10 operating systems, i7 processors, a minimum of 8GB memory. We recommend PC computers for Interior Design Students. MAC or PC computers can be used for Graphic Design students.

Medical services

Anyone from outside the EU needs to have private medical insurance for the duration of their stay.  Proof of this is necessary to obtain both your visa and a residency permit (permesso). There are many student travel agencies that sell these policies. Proof of health insurance will also be required for those needing to obtain a student visa.

Student Life

Campus life

The school is located in the heart of the city of Florence, Italy. Florence is an ideal destination for design students as it contains a rich patrimony of Renaissance works. Its small scale and pedestrian friendly environment make it an ideal place to study design. Located in the center of Florence Italy, it is a perfect place to study the finest of Italian design and art abroad. The institute is situated in a historic palazzo within one of Florence’s most vibrant sections of town.