Higher Studies

Universities for higher education in Textile and related discipline

In the UK

UK is preferred for many students for higher education in Textile because of its rich history, quality education and short programme (3 yrs undergraduate, 1 yr MS and 3 yr PhD) and due to requirements of IELTS only compared to TOEFL and GRE in the US. Usual IELTS requirement is 6.5+, depending on the university. Bangladeshi student generally prefers first four universities in the list. Funding will be difficult unless you are very talented with research value or under government scholarship.
The University of Manchester
http://www.manchester.ac.uk (One of the best universities for textile technology with a rich history)
*University of Leeds http://www.textiles.leeds.ac.uk/ (Very good university)
*University of Bolton http://www.bolton.ac.uk (Set up a modern textile lab)
*Heriot-watts university http://www.tex.hw.ac.uk/ (Earlier it was one of the best university for textile)
*Manchester Metropolitan university http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/textiles/ (MA in Textiles)
*London Metropolitan University http://www.londonmet.ac.uk (MA in Textile Design)
*Royal College of Art http://www.rca.ac.uk/ (MA/MPhil/PhD in Textile)
*University college Falmouth http://www.falmouth.ac.uk (MA in Textile Design)
*University of Huddersfield http://www.hud.ac.uk/ (MA in Textile)
*De Montfort University http://www.dmu.ac.uk/ (MPhil/PhD in Textile Engineering and Materials)

Europe, other than UK
In Europe, Germany and Sweden is preferred as there is no requirement of tuition fee. In Germany , it is usually 2 yr MS course, required German language proficiency and it is possible to get fund through http://www.daad.de or through university funding. There are many other universities in different countries with textile and fashion degree which may not include here.
*Dresden University, Germany http://www.inf.tu-dresden.de/
Very good university for textile engineering and clothing management. Many Bangladeshi students prefer this university as their destination.
*Niederrhein University, Germany http://www.hs-niederrhein.de
One of the few universities in western Germany which offers textile courses . Few advantages are that courses are in English, very little tuition fee per semester and recently they signed an agreement with NITRAD.
*Boras University, Sweden http://www.hb.se
Courses are in English and there is a possibility that from next year they are going to charge tuition fee. Master course is 1yrs and requirement of IELTS is 5.5+
*University of Copenhegen, Denmark http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/
*Politecnico di Torino, Italy http://www.dismic.polito.it/
Mainly masters in textile engineering also there is a opportunity of higher studies in material engineering.
*ENSAIT Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles, France http://www.ensait.fr/dcen/index.php?Accueil
MS in Technical textiles (Chemistry or Mechanics) and Supply Chain Management/Info Design. Require elementary French
*Universidade Do Minho, Portugal http://www.det.uminho.pt
Textile chemistry, textile technology, apparel technology and textile management and design. In portugese.

In Australia
IELTS is mandatory, 7+ or English courses which can be done under university. Funding can be possible through university, but no other scholarship is provided in textile area. Australia is renowned for wool and its processing and most leading country for research on wool.
*Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology http://www.rmit.edu.au
*Leading university for design, merchandising, textile technology course
*University of New South Wales http://www.unsw.edu.au
PhD in Textile Technology
*Curtin University of Technology http://www.curtin.edu.au
Master of Design
*Deakin university http://www.deakin.edu.au/
MS and PhD in fibers and textiles.

In the US

In US TOEFL and GRE is must for MS and PhD: the requirment varies from university to university. The higher degree in textile here comes under many umbrella from material science to fiber to consumer studies, supply chain, industrial engineering etc. NCSU offers full range of course from traditional textile technology to todays textile management.
*North Carolina State University (NCSU) https://textiles.ncsu.edu/
*All types of courses from technology to management. Ranked top for textile in the US
Georgia Institute of Technology http://www.ptfe.gatech.edu/
Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering
*Cornell University http://www.cornell.edu/
MS/ PhD in apparel design, IVY league university
*Philadelphia University http://www.philau.edu/bste/
M.S. in Textile Design, MS/PhD in Textile Engineering and science
*Iowa State University https://www.iastate.edu/
MSc/PhD in Textile and Clothing
*University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth http://www.umassd.edu/
MSc in Textile Chemistry
*University of Missouri https://missouri.edu/
MS/ PhD in Textile and Apparel Management
*University of Rhode Island https://www.uri.edu/

MS in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design
*Ball State University https://www.bsu.edu/
MS in apparel design/fashion merchandising
*University of Kansas https://ku.edu/
M.F.A. in Textile Design
*Kansas State University https://www.k-state.edu/
MSc in apparel and Textile
*Western Michigan University https://www.wmich.edu/
MA in Family & Consumer Sciences – Textile & Apparel Studies
*Washington State University https://www.wsu.edu
MA in Design: Textile/Merchandising
*University of Nebraska- Lincoln https://www.unl.edu/
MA Textile – Apparel Option II
*Kent State University https://www.kent.edu
Master of Fine Arts in Textile Arts

In Asia, other than Bangladesh
In Asia (other than Bangladesh), many universities of India offers textile degree, however, IIT, Delhi is best among them. There are many other universities in Turkey, Srilanka, Egypt, Korea, Czechoslovakia who offers textile degree courses, however, the author cannot comment on their quality and it may happen it has to be earned in their own language. Japan also sees lots of polymer science/ material science students from Bangladesh for Masters and PhD, and their information will be informed later.
*Indian Institute of Technolgy, Delhi http://www.iitd.ac.in/content/admission
MS and PhD in Textile Technology
*HK polytechnique university https://www.polyu.edu.hk/web/en/home/index.html
MA in Fashion and Textile Design/ Fashion & Textile
*Donghua University, China http://english.dhu.edu.cn/mainm.htm
Leading University in Fashion, Textile and International Trade in China and there is possibility of getting fund.
*Zhongyuan University of Technology, China http://www.admissions.cn/zzti/

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