IED International Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students of Fashion, Design, Visual Communication and Management

Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) International Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Arts, Design
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate (masters, advanced training)
Provider: Istituto Europeo di Design
Country to Study in: Italy, Spain, Brazil, China

Scholarship Description
Istituto Europeo di Design – IED is the International Higher Educational Network in Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management of creative industries.

It attracts students from over 90 different countries to its one and three year/four undergraduate, masters courses and advanced training. Through time, it has become a 100% Made in Italy international network of excellence, operating in the fields of training and research, in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management.

IED belongs to Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, and has stable relations with many universities and international academic associations, including Erasmus, Socrates, ELIA, IAA, FIYTO, IIE, EAIE and MEC in Brazil.

Istituto Europeo di Design - IED offers schedule of contexts and opportunities for world young creatives to submit their projects and to get scholarships for undergraduate courses and scholarships for masters degree courses in Fashion, Design, Visual Communication and Management for studies in Milan, Rome, Turin, Florence, Cagliari, Venice, São Paulo, Madrid, and Barcelona.

Eligible groups
Open to all interested international students of any nationality.

The school attracts students from over 92 different countries: every year more than 1800 foreign students enroll in its courses, mainly coming from Europe, Central and South America and East Asia.

Participating Institutions
The school is spread around twelve cities: (Milan, Turin, Venice, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and Shanghai).

Fields of study
Undergraduate and masters degree courses in Fashion, Design, Visual Communication and Management.

IED is a powerhouse of ideas that develops creativity through its range of:
  • undergraduate courses
  • masters courses
  • advanced training courses
The school offers more than 500 courses (three/four-year undergraduate courses, master courses, one-year, summer and advanced training courses) in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

In Italy, IED allows students to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students that successfully complete the 3-year course are awarded the Diploma Accademico di I Livello, which is legally recognized by the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) in the category of Higher Artistic Training.

In Spain, students that complete the 4-year course obtain a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree that is legally recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

In Brazil, IED offers the Diploma Universitário, which can be obtained after a 3-year course in Fashion, Design and Visual Arts that is legally recognized by the MEC (Ministério da Educação e Cultura).

Scholarship benefits
You can participate in creative contests sponsored by the smartest brands in order to:
  • Win a job. The brands promoting the contests are offering jobs in design and creative job areas;
  • Win a Scholarship. The brands promoting the contests are offering scholarships for IED courses;
  • Win money. The brands promoting the contests are offering prizes in cash;
  • Win award. The brands that promoting the contests are offering awards for specific design fields;
  • Win the possibility of developing an idea and creating a product. The brands promoting the contests are offering a chance to win the support for the realization of the entire project development cycle, from the concept to the product.
Every year, more than 200 firms partner in a variety of ways, both nationally and internationally, with the process of educating students at the Istituto Europeo di Design.

Method of Application
  • Contest for ideas
    Within, IED gathers the creative community taking part in contests in the production of ideas i.e. concepts, that may be shared and voted on, and which may eventually become products manufactured and marketed by the brand sponsors in the e-commerce area.
  • Submission
    In order to participate in creative contests, present your ideas and vote for other projects, you must first subscribe to the site.
  • Idea uploading
    You can submit your idea by filling the submission form right after you have filled in and uploaded your personal data for registration. You can describe your idea using materials of your choice (text attachments, videos from video sharing sites, pictures and drawings) that best describe your project.
  • Rating, interaction and likes
    Members can interact each other developing individual projects. They can vote for or “like” the project. The level of interaction generated by a certain project becomes one of the criteria of one’s project value. If your idea gets approval and public support, it has more chance to win the contest, although each contest has its own specific regulations (example).
    The sponsor brands and the IED team of experts will choose which ideas will win the contest. According to the regulations of each individual contest, designers could win: a job, a scholarship, money, awards or the ability to access the next stage of developing their idea – from concept to design – in the IED Creative Factory (Italy, Spain or Brazil) and then get revenue shares on sales.
  • Creative Factory – Ideas Selection
    The selected ideas will be considered by the sponsor company with the IED Creative Factory support – composed of a group of expert tutors for project development that involves creative talents for specific product areas - in order to choose the best ideas that will pass to the project finalization activities.
  • From projects to prototypes
    The winner designers will participate in two sessions (each session packed in 3 to 5 days) in one of the IED Creative Factory venues (Milan, Madrid and Sao Paulo). In order to let the ideas evolve from concept to project and from project to product prototype, the designers will be given support by the IED team through brand company managers and IED design and product experts.
  • The winning prototype and production
    These two last parts of the designers’ activities will be video-broadcasted on the IED web television and on the website. These phases of the project will be, again, submitted to the “Community consensus” which would select the project, put it in production and distribute it through coordinated e-commerce activities.
The designers will participate in the profits generated by the commerce to the extent and in the manner prescribed by the regulations of each contest.

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  1. IED International Admission Office
    Via Amatore Sciesa 9, 20135 Milano
    Ph. +39 02 5796951; Fax +39 02 55012613

  2. Information and Orientation Service
    Via A. Sciesa 4, 20135 Milano
    Ph. +39 02 5796951; Fax +39 02 5510374

    Via Alcamo, 11 00182 Roma - Italia
    Ph. +39 06 7024025
Or you may request informations.

Application Deadline: Rolling (varies)
Open to International students: Yes

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