The H&M Design Award is an annual design prize for graduating students. It aims to support young designers’ as they begin their careers in fashion. It is open for 2018 BA or MA graduating students from selected fashion design schools.

The list of the selected fashion design schools are given below:

  • Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture; Helsinki
  • Accademia Costume & Moda; Roma
  • AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute
  • ArtEZ University of the Arts; Arnhem
  • Beckmans College of Design; Stockholm
  • Brighton School of Architecture and Design
  • Bunka; Tokyo
  • Central Staint Martins; London
  • Donghua; Shanghai
  • École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels de La Cambre; Bruxelles
  • ECSCP, École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne; Paris
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • EnsAD, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs; Paris
  • FHNW / HGK, Institute of Mode-Design; Basel
  • FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology; New York
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie; Amsterdam
  • HEAD, Geneva University of Art and Design
  • Iceland Academy of the Arts; Reykjavik
  • Istituto Marangoni; Milano
  • Kask, School of Arts; Gent
  • Kingston School of Art; London
  • Kolding School of Design
  • LAMK Lahti University of Applied Sciencies, Institute of Design; Lahti
  • LFM, Institut Francais de la Mode; Paris
  • London College of Fashion
  • Parsons School of Design, School of Fashion; New York
  • Pforzheim University, Design PF, School of Design
  • Polimoda; Firenze
  • Pratt Institute; New York
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts; Antwerp
  • Royal College of Art; London
  • SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute; Seoul
  • Shenkar; Tel Aviv
  • Swedish School of Textiles; Borås
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design; Copenhagen
  • The Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Tsinghua; Beijing
  • UdK, Univeristät der Kunste; Berlin
  • Universita IUAV di Venezia
  • University of Applied Arts; Vienna
  • University of Westminster; London
  • Vantan Design Institute; Tokyo
  • Weißensee Kunsthochschule; Berlin





The participants will gain the following benefits from this opportunity:

  • A chance to win prize money of €25,000
  • Do a 6 months long paid internship at H&M’s Head Office in Stockholm
  • Chance to work with the design team
  • Accommodation and other benefits whilst the internship
  • Receive an award of €5,000



  • Has to be a 2018 BA or MA graduating student
  • Students from only the selected list of fashion design schools can apply
  • Expertise in English
  • Applicant’s graduate collection must be based on garments, with at least four complete outfits per entry
Eligible Regions: Open for all based on eligibilities

Application Process

The applicants have to fill-up an online form from their website and upload their portfolio there.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

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