Working relationships have been established with a number of universities and educational around the world, and more are being added. This enables our students to improve their skills outside Denmark during or after completion of their study programmes.
Exchange – studying outside Denmark
China, the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Finland – you can study anywhere you like. The fashion and lifestyle sector is a global industry, so studying outside Denmark is a natural part of your education and will not prolong your studies.
During your time of study you have the opportunity to go abroad as an exchange student. This is possible during your 6th semester. The duration of a study period outside Denmark is normally one semester – corresponding to 4 months.
Traineeship outside Denmark
Why not do your mandatory internship period outside of Denmark?
This will give you the chance to get to know a culture and way of living that is different from your own. You will gain linguistic and intercultural skills that may be useful in your future career. You will also get the chance to extend your network at an early stage of your career – and a good network will probably be very useful to you later on.
The duration of an internship period outside Denmark is 9-12 weeks.
New York City, India, China, Thailand, Canada – the world is your oyster. Please ask the student counselling service for advice. The internship can be done at companies and research centres in the private or public sector.
During your studies you will be given the opportunity to go on study trips based on specific themes.
Whether the trips are within Denmark or other countries, the goal is to learn about companies within the fashion or lifestyle sector. This will provide you with plenty of experience and knowledge that will be useful in your future career.
Vietnam and China exchange
For students specialising within business.
If you are a 6th semester student in one of our business specialities, you can go to Vietnam or China on an individually organised course. Here you will attend classes at the university and do traineeship at a private-sector company.
You apply for the programme when you are at your 5th semester.
Summer school in Florence
If you wish to spend your summer holiday improving your design skills, we offer the chance to attend a three-week summer school in Florence or Milan. Besides getting a cultural experience that goes beyond your daily studies, you will be given the chance to achieve new perspectives and inspiration for your future career.
The summer school in Florence is organised for students in our AP degree programme who are specialising in Fashion Design or Pattern Design. You get to work with drawing, developing collections and fashion marketing. You will also visit Pitti Filatti, which is one of the largest yarn fairs in the world.
BA top-up degrees and MA degrees abroad
With an AP degree or a Bachelor's degree from VIA Design, you have the opportunity to continue your education abroad. We have agreements with universities in various countries. In connection with your application for a BA top-up or MA degree programme, you must observe the procedures of the university at which you wish to enrol.
Please feel free to contact the International department if you need any help.