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University of Art and Design (Helsinki, Finland)

Helsinki. Photo: iStock

Helsinki. Photo: iStock

Programs: Textile Art, Fashion, and Clothing Design

Annual Tuition:
Free! Even for non-EU international students.

 The university is looking into charging non-EU students in the future, but right now they don’t.

The Bottom Line:
 The admissions process is rigorous. Former students have been placed at companies including Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Haider Ackermann, Calvin Klein Collection, Dior Homme, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Marimekko, Petit Bateau, J Lindeberg, Lee, Levi's, Diesel, Nike, H&M and Topshop. And in 2012 and 2013, Art and Design graduates one the prestigious Grand Prix du Jury at the Hyéres Festival (Raasakka-Laitinen-Sirén and Satu Maaranen, respectively.)

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