Application info: BA Textile Design

The application opens 27 January 2017.

How to apply

  1. First step: apply to the education no later than 18 April 2017 at the website universityadmissions.se. The admission opens 2 Februari 2017.
  2. We must receive an application portfolio no later than 18 April 2017. The admission assignment will be released at the Swedish School of Textile Open House the 28 January 2017. It will be possible to download the application assignment 30 January 2017 on this site. 

    The application portfolio should be sent to:

    University of Borås
    Admissions Office
    SE-501 90 Borås
  3. We must receive eventual supporting documentation no later than 19 May 2017. You upload the documents on universityadmissions.se 

Admission Requirements

General admission requirements and specific admission requirements. The following specific admission requirements apply for education leading to a Bachelor of Arts: (i) artistic design ability to work, experiment, illustrate and realise fashion and textiles and other elements in an expressive manner, in order to convey intended ideas in a comprehensible manner, (ii) technical ability in textile techniques, e.g. weaving, printing, sewing, embroidery, knitting or other textile constructions, (iii) a certain degree of critical theoretical knowledge within the field of fashion and design.

Application portfolio

Major subjects at the education in Textile Design are design research, artistic experiments aiming at artistic development of design ideas, experiments and technical development in ateliers and studios. It is therefore important that the application portfolio demonstrates an ability to develop ideas from visual research (material gathering and working with source materials) into finished work (composition and technical skill). Candidates can apply for the education programme by confirming formal qualifications and submitting an application portfolio containing the specified application samples and CV.

Application assignment 2017 (pdf).


Your CV should include educations, courses, works, internships and projects you have accomplished. Follow this template. Please use this form.

Selection and assessment day

The final selection will be assessed on artistic grounds, and will be based on portfolio work samples, the results of working with tasks during an assessment day and interviews. During the initial stage, the portfolio will be assessed in relation to proven artistic interpretative ability, technical ability in textile techniques and a degree of critical-theoretical knowledge of the field of textiles and design. In the next stage, a number of applicants will be invited to an assessment day. During the assessment day, the applicants’ artistic and technical abilities will be tested, and the applicants’ qualifications and other experience will be discussed during interviews. A final assessment of eligibility and a ranking of applicants prior to admission will then be carried out.

The selection will be made from those who have been deemed by the group of assessors to be eligible based on the given criteria and ranked highest in the overall assessment of the abilities demonstrated in the application portfolio, solving assessment tasks and interviews. Other experience such as work/assignments within textiles, design and art of a critical, technical, artistic nature may be taken into consideration under each ability during selection, but will not be used as grounds for eligibility. Such experience may, for example, have an influence if several eligible applicants are otherwise equally matched.

Invitation to assessment day

A number of selected applicants will through e-mail get information that the invitation is on your pages on universityadmissions.se. The invitation will preliminary be sent out 28 April 2017. The assessment day is 8 May 2017. If you are not invited to the assessment day you will be informed.

Information about admission

The result of the selection will be published on universityadmissions.se latest week 22.

In the notification of selection results, you will get information concerning if you are offered a place, have a reserve ranking or not admitted.

Tuition Fees

EU/EEA-student: No tuition Fee
Non EU/EEA-student: 270 000 SEK/academic year
More information on fees and fundings.

Return of portfolio

If you are not admitted, we will send your portfolio back with C.O.D to you in September.

Important Dates

  • 27 January 2017: The web admission opens 
  • 30 January 2017: The application assignment is out on the web
  • 18 April 2017: Last day for application and to hand in your portfolio including CV.
  • 8 May 2017: Assessment day and interviews at the Swedish School of Textiles
  • Week 22 2017: Admission will be announced at universityadmissions.se


If you have questions concerning the education programme or application portfolio please contact Margareta Zetterblom.

Semester Dates

Autumn 2017: 2017-08-28 – 2018-01-14
Spring 2018: 2018-01-15 – 2018-06-03