To be admitted to the Master in Innovative Textile Development programme you must hold a bachelor of science. A bachelor in Fashion and Textiles Technologies or a similar degree such as AMFI qualifies you for direct admission.

If you have a bachelor of science in another field, supplemented by the transition course in textiles, you are also warmly welcome to apply. After all, with your knowledge of chemistry, chemical engineering, industrial product design, mechanical engineering, electrical & electronic engineering, mechatronics and suchlike, you are in a prime position to stimulate innovations in the textile industry and achieve crossovers with other sectors.

For more information please refer to our admission procedure


Do you want to progress to a master's degree programme in academic year 2021-2022, but due to the corona crisis, you have been unable to graduate? Then a master's degree at Saxion could be your solution!

Saxion wants to make sure that you are not prevented from starting a master's offered by Saxion, when, due to the corona crisis, you have been unable to complete one or more parts of your bachelor's degree programme before 1st September. The following scheme has been set up for this:

The scheme

At Saxion University of Applied Sciences, students who have not yet completed their bachelor's programme (attained their degree) by the start of academic year 2021-2022 can still be conditionally admitted and enrolled as a student.

In order to be eligible for conditional enrolment, the prospective student needs to draw up a study plan and submit this together with a completion advice from the study career counsellor, to the course director/admissions officer of the master's programme.

The course director determines, based on the feasibility of being able to simultaneously complete the bachelor's programme while following a master's programme during the period September 2021 to January 2022, whether the prospective student may be enrolled for the master's programme. This conditional admission is valid until 1st January 2022.

If the student fails to meet entry requirements before 1st January, 2022 (in other words, to complete the bachelor's programme before 1 January, 2022), s/he will have to leave the programme and will be disenrolled from the master's programme.

Take advantage of the scheme

Would you like to take advantage of these specific conditions and/or discuss them? Then please contact the degree programme (course director/admissions officer), so you can take a look together and decide whether it is advisable to make use of this conditional admission.

This conditional admission does not apply to international students, unless they are currently attaining a degree certificate from a Dutch higher education institution. Other international students have to meet the conditions for enrolment as specified in the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW).

In addition, each student must meet the minimum language requirement for English: TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6. This is comparable with an English-language bachelor of science or a degree in Fashion and Textile Technologies from Saxion or AMFI.

The transition course, for students with a bachelor of science in another field, amounts to a study load of approx. 100 hours and comprises a theoretical part and a practical part. You learn the theory at home, during an e-learning programme which includes online support from a lecturer. The practical part comprises a 3-day programme in our chemical and mechanical laboratory and our textiles studio, where you work on assignments that link the theory to practice. This 3-day session is held in Week 0, which is the week before the master programme gets underway.

The programme will start providing in September. The maximum number of students is set at 24, so places are limited.

After accepting your application the intake procedure will begin, comprising an assignment and an interview. For foreign students we can arrange an interview via Skype or Facetime. 

For more information please refer to our case procedure


More information

For more information please contact our Servicepoint. You can find a Servicepoint in Deventer and Enschede. They are open every working day. All (future) Saxion-students can ask their questions here, regardless of the location of your programme