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School listings are a vital tool for students when deciding where to pursue a degree. As such, CIAFE has developed The 'Leading Degree-Level Fashion Institutions in Africa List', which highlights the excellence of fashion institutions in Africa that are doing notably well and bring awareness to the different course offerings available on the continent.

The Leading Institutions List was made by assessing 193 institutions across the sub-regions of Africa. CIAFE's Advisory Board made up of academics, professionals, and entrepreneurs from the fashion industry, examined a shortlist of African Fashion Education Institutions on eight different criteria.


CIAFE’s Leading Institutions List is based on the following criteria:


  • Curriculum

  • Accreditation

  • Reputation

  • Influence on continent

  • Alumni

  • Functionality of website

  • Faculty

  • Resources