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


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


For more information about admissions for NON-EU -students


Further information

Please contact our Servicepoint for more information. There is 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 their programme.