Frequently asked questions

  • How can I apply for Istituto Marangoni courses?

All full-time undergraduate application should be made through UCAS ( If you wish to apply to us directly, we may be able to complete your UCAS application for you. In order to get more information, please contact us on
All preparatory courses/programmes, semester and full-time postgraduate application should be submitted directly to the School using the online application platform

  • What are the UCAS deadlines for applying?

Applicants to BA programmes, are encouraged to apply before the 15th January UCAS Deadline. Following this date, places may be made available via UCAS through Extra or Clearing.

  • What is the UCAS Tariff and how do I work out my UCAS points?

The UCAS Tariff (formerly called UCAS Points System) is used to allocate points to post-16 qualifications. Universities and colleges use it when making offers to applicants. BA (Hons) programmes at Istituto Marangoni require a minimum of 80 UCAS Tariff Points for admission. To check if your qualification carries UCAS Tariff points, please use the UCAS Tariff Calculator. If your qualification does not carry UCAS Tariff Points, please contact the Admissions office.

  • Where can I find further guidance on entry requirements?

More information on entry requirements can be found online via this link or by requesting further information from the Admissions Team via email:

  • What should I include in my personal statement and how long does it have to be?

The personal statement should be around one page of A4 in length and should cover your motivation for applying to study at Istituto Marangoni London, the reasons why you are applying for this course specifically. Outline any previous experience that you have including (your academic background, the courses you’ve studied), as well as any relevant work experience, voluntary experience or projects that you may have taken part in that would be relevant to support your application.

  • Does the School have accommodation?

Close to Istituto Marangoni London there are a range of accommodation options for students to stay in. The School can provide contacts for a number of accommodations that host students within walking distance, or a tube ride away from the school. For more information, please contact the Admissions office.

  • Can I visit Istituto Marangoni London?

Istituto Marangoni is pleased to offer a free confidential orientation service to all potential students in order to provide detailed information about our courses. In order to do so, please fill in the online form available here

Alternatively, we have various Open days and Industry Guest Speaker Events scheduled throughout the year. In order to get more information, please contact the Admissions office.

  • What fees will I have to pay?

You will be asked to pay the annual enrolment fee and the tuition fee, which depends on your course. The annual enrolment fee should be paid by 30 June prior to start of that academic year (October in-take) or by 30 October (February in-take). The Tuition Fees, for programmes starting in October, should be paid on or before 29th August of that same year or for programmes starting in February, on or before 4th January of that same year. If you are an International Visa Student, you must pay the Tuition Fees so that we receive the Tuition Fees (full or partially, at least 50%), as a single payment, in cleared funds, 90 days prior to the start of the Programme, For more information on current fees, please visit the course page.

  • Will there be any additional expenses throughout my time at School?

Additional specialist course costs may occur during studies and depends on a chosen pathway. Typical additional costs include the cost of specialist books that students may decide to purchase, as well as professional printing, fabrics, sampling etc. a summary of material costs can be found on our website: In addition to this, you will receive further guidance on additional course materials standardly together with your Pre-Arrival pack. If you would like to receive it in advance, please contact us.

  • Will I be able to work while studying?

If you are a home or EU student, you will be able to work while studying. If you are Tier 4 student, the UKVI will give work rights to those students who apply from 1 August 2019:
• 20 hrs/ term time BA (Hons) & MA students
• 10 hrs/ term time Foundation students
• In both cases, full-time work during vacation.

  • How does the School support students with additional educational needs?

Istituto Marangoni London is committed to providing equal opportunities in education for all students. If a student has a disability, medical condition, or specific learning difficulty, the School strongly encourages contacting the SEN Tutor or Student Services.

  • How can the school support me when studying in London?

The School wants to help all of its students settle into a new place that they will be calling home as quickly and stress free as possible. During the enrolment process, you will receive a Pre-Arrival guide that will provide all the necessary information you might need to prepare for travelling to London. During the Induction Week, you will have an Orientation of the school, find out more about useful services close by and meet the Student Services, Careers and Academic Teams who will support you during your time of study.

  • When do courses start at Istituto Marangoni London?

Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses start at the end of September or beginning of October, with an additional February intake for some undergraduate and all postgraduate courses. For more information, please visit the course page or alternatively contact the School.

  • Where can I find more information about courses offered at Istituto Marangoni London?

Istituto Marangoni London offers full-time foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fashion design, fashion business, fashion styling, interior, product and visual design disciplines. For more in depth information about courses offered, please download the Programme Specification available on a course page.

  • What is a class size?

Istituto Marangoni London aims to offer a more personalised approach. Typical class sizes are made up of a maximum of 22 students, which allows a strong individual connection between a tutor and a student.

  • How many hours a week is a full-time course?

Approximate teaching hours per week vary from undergraduate to postgraduate courses. Students are typically in school for teaching for around two and a half to three days a week, in order to give students time for independent study and research. In addition to timetabled teaching hours, the school provides a range of cross-disciplinary enhancement activities including careers talks, specialist workshops and guest speaker events; which students are encouraged to partake in, to help build their industry awareness.

  • What type of subjects will I be studying?

The range of subjects varies programme by programme. In order to get more in-depth information, please contact the Admissions team or book an Orientation.

  • What type of assessments will I be required to do?

The majority of assessments will be coursework with an exception of BA (Hons) Fashion Business, where around 88% of your assessments will be coursework and around 12% exams.

  • What does Istituto Marangoni do to prepare me to succeed in my future career?

Istituto Marangoni coordinates and develops relationships with employers and firms in the design and fashion industries wherever it works, in order to support and promote existing and new curricula that are designed to advance student employability through career development learning. The School ensures that its students are prepared for employment through mentoring and coaching that focuses on the holistic analysis of each student and the individual strengths that they bring to team and project work. Students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities, hosted in-school, such as guest speaker talks, industry networking events, practical workshops, Career Month, in-house recruitment days; all arranged by the Careers Service. For more information about career opportunities, please visit a course page or get in touch with the Admissions team.

  • Who can I contact if I still have further questions?

Please contact the School or book an Orientation if you have any further questions, by emailing or by calling +44(0)20 7377 9347.

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