VIA Design is Scandinavia’s largest design and business academy within the fashion and lifestyle industry. More than 1400 students are currently enrolled in VIA Design programmes within the areas of fashion and textiles, as well as furniture and furnishings. VIA Design is located in a rather small town called Herning. That is a trade fair and congress centre in Denmark.

VIA Design has very strong connections with the companies within fashion and lifestyle. One of the partners is Bestseller which owns many international brands you may know like: Jack & Jones, VERO MODA, MAMA LICIOUS, PIECES, SELECTED, ONLY etc. Often students work with projects connected to these brands.

It is very good to study at VIA Design as an international student as the school has established an international student office to help the students to feel just like at home.

VIA Design consists of five beautiful buildings and all classrooms and workshops are supplied with the latest technology, inspiring art, and well-thought-out architecture. The houses are open for the students 24/7. Apart from classrooms and workshops students will also find a student book shop, a trend studio, a fitness centre and much more in the buildings. In addition to studying Herning offers a wide range of activities which can please even the most choosy student. There are many cafés, a busy nightlife and many sport clubs, etc- something for each taste.

Why choose VIA Design?

  • Programmes within the areas of fashion and textiles, as well as furniture and furnishings
  • Strong connections with the companies within fashion and lifestyle
  • Possibility to work with projects connected to international brands
  • Modern and international study environment

Accommodation in VIA Design

Being a student at VIA Design you have various opportunities of finding both good and cheap accommodation. Students opt to live at Birk College only a few minutes walk from VIA Design. Birk College consists of about 250 quality-flats of various sizes and at different prices for young people.

Another option would be to find accommodation in Tietgensgade in the centre of Herning. There are 84 flats for young people in the area; these flats are also of a high quality, and they as to sizes and prices. You could also live at Hojskolen (an international student residence hall) only 10 minutes walk away from VIA Design.

The monthly rent is approximately DKK 2500 exclusive of charges for electricity and water. Access to cable TV and Internet are available.