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Bachelor of Fashion (BFD) Three or Four Degree Program

Step into the dynamic world of style and creativity with a Bachelor of Fashion Design course where passion meets the runway, and innovation becomes a signature stitch.

It is a way of creating your artistic flair, mastering fabric art, and designing your journey into a vibrant, and trendsetting future. This is not just a degree; it's your runway to redefine fashion and make a statement that lasts a lifetime.


The world of textiles and fashion has been an ever-developing field for businesses from production to retail stores and outlets generating employment opportunities for many in this field. The field of fashion is also a testament to a nation's rich art and cultural heritage. Each country has its origins in fashion and textiles like Dhaka fabric in Nepal and also the Pashmina industries.

Furthermore, pioneering Nepalese fashion designers, especially those who have earned their names in the worldwide fashion and glamour fields, have influenced many aspiring students to join the academic field of Bachelor program in Fashion Design from popular fashion schools and institutes of Nepal.

As the number of fashion design students grows, so does the number of universities and institutes in Nepal offering design courses to meet the need.

Some fashion design colleges affiliated with foreign universities also provide BFD courses in Nepal. Hence, there is an appropriate list of institutions in Nepal below:

Number of BFD Colleges With Affiliation


Gorgeous Institute of Fashion Technology

Lagankhel, Lalitpur

IEC School of Arts and Fashion - Affiliated with Limkokwing University, Malaysia

Mandikhatar, Kathmandu


IIFT - International Institute of Fashion Technology [Nepal’s 1st ISO certified] - Affiliated with West Suffolk College (WSC) London
Bagbazar and Kumaripati
Namuna College of Fashion and Technology - Affiliated with Purbanchal University (PU)

Bansbari, Kathmandu


Nepal Insitute of Fashion0

Yeti Plaza, Bagbazar

Raffles Institute of Fashion and Art

Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur


The Creation, An Insitute of Fashion Design

Lazimpat, Kathmandu

The Bachelor of Fashion Design (BFD) degree has been a four-year (eight-semester) course in stylish garment design in Nepal. Purbanchal University (PU) introduced this course in 2002.

The BFD program is the successor to the former three-year (6-semester) curriculum. However, it has since been altered to become Nepal's first-ever Bachelor in Fashion Design program. The BFDM program is founded on an excellent and worldwide standard curriculum that fosters student creativity and innovation while preparing them for professional achievement in this demanding field.

Students in the program receive comprehensive training theoretically and practically. The BFD course provides skills in technological areas from an amazing team of faculty members in a very supportive learning environment.

Pupils gain proficiency in developing innovative design concepts. It also builds the ability to bring those concepts to life through the use of basic and advanced methods and tools in areas such as drawing, patternmaking, apparel design, clothing structure, and many others.

Furthermore, the curriculum will equip students with a solid grasp of fashion's historical views and theories. The course also shares worldwide ideas and methods of the business/marketing aspect of it.

By the end of the course of study, attendees will be versatile fashion experts ready for accomplishment in this very innovative and fascinating sector.

Objectives of bachelors of fashion design

The main objectives for studying Bachelor of Fashion Designing program in Nepal for aspiring students are:

  • Understand the role of textiles and fashion in the economic sector of Nepal
  • Also a symbol of our national identity, unity, and equality, which should be known from the study of the Bachelor of Fashion Design program
  • To preserve and sustain the long-ingrained traditions of weavers and fabric dyers crucial role in the fashion scenario today.
  • To use traditional techniques and materials to create contemporary designs today
  • To provide the required employment, and financial stability for families today
  • To understand the significance of modern technology and its role in the upliftment of the fashion industry
  • To support and growth in the preservation and generation of fashion and textiles for the coming generations and competitiveness of local handcrafted products and designs in global markets
  • To upscale the work of local artisans with loans and subsidies to start their own small-scale business
  • To become one of the key players in the Global fashion markets

Eligibility for bachelors of fashion design

  • Candidates must have passed +2 or equivalent examinations with at least a 35 percent overall grade point average in any faculty/stream from a college/university/board certified by Purbanchal University, Nepal.
  • Students awaiting the results of their +2 exams may also apply provisionally. Prior training in fashion design is not required for admission.
  • Applicants who have finished the class 10 level are entitled to undertake diploma-level courses.
  • Satisfactory finishing two or more examinations in any faculty or stream under any educational board recognized by the University is required for the Bachelor of Fashion Design.

career and scope of bachelors of fashion design

Graduates with a degree in Bachelor of Fashion design have a good start in the world of fashion business today.

The most obvious career paths are:

  1. Fashion designer
  2. Jewellery and footwear designer
  3. Garment technologist
  4. Creative Director
  5. PR fashion coordinator
  6. Sales associate
  7. Stylist
  8. Merchandiser
  9. Inventory planner
  10. Textile designer
  11. Product Developer
  12. Technical Designer
  13. Quality Assurance Manager
  14. Customer Service Manager
  15. Logistics in charge
  16. Store Keeper/Owner
  17. Marketing representative etc.

Additionally, gaining practical experience through internships and projects can significantly enhance career prospects.

Fee structure of bachelors of fashion design

Fee Structure

The Bachelor of Fashion Design course fee structure is much probably higher than expected. Nevertheless, a one-year diploma in this program can vary NPR 90k to 100k. So, let’s take a glimpse at the BFD curriculum fees system below:

Name of Universities and Colleges

Fee Structure in Nepali Rupees (Estd.)



Purbanchal University (PU)

350,000 - 450,000


Foreign Universities-Affiliated Colleges



Henceforth, students can calculate the fee structure regarding their course of interest. The 4-year program is run in a semester system. So it can cost around NPR 50 to 60k per semester and other expenses as well.

Scholarship for Bachelor of Fashion Design (BFD) course in Nepal

There are scholarships for outstanding students who perform exceedingly in Bachelor of Fashion Design studies. Some foundations provide students with BFD scholarships based on academic merit and the financial need of a student to partake in the full course. Some of the scholarships for Bachelor of Fashion Design students in Nepal are:

Namuna College of Fashion Technology offers several scholarships to students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Fashion Design degree and are based on academic merit, financial need, and reservations based on the Purbanchal University examination for scholarship.

  • NCUK Scholarship:
  • This scholarship is offered to students who are pursuing an NCUK International Foundation Year program at one of the NCUK partner institutions in Nepal.
  • Namuna College of Fashion Technology Scholarships: