New York: Fashion Field School 2023 Application

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The fashion field school will be taught in FASN 3900, a 3 credit, special topics course. Pre-departure course hours will be a total of 12 hours over three days and will take place in the Summer 2023 semester. In this field school, New York City will be our classroom. It provides opportunities for you to engage with the fashion industry on an international level. There have been a number of changes in the fashion industry resulting from the global pandemic and this will be a chance for you to explore and experience these industry shifts and changes firsthand on an international level.

    Field School Highlights:

    • Explore the garment district of Manhattan
    • Meet and hear from designers and industry members through studio visits
    • Visit museums, galleries, and tour fashion exhibits
    • Participate in hands on making workshops

    Travel Dates

    May 23 – June 1, 2023

    Program Requirements

    48 credits of 1100-level courses or higher; or permission from instructor(s).

    Overall costs

    Program fees are an estimation only. The amount will be confirmed at the time of acceptance.




    International FLIGHT 

    Domestic Student 


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    Estimated $850**

    International Student   


    See tuition estimator*

    Estimated $850**

    *Rate based on 3 credit charge through Tuition Estimator for Wilson School of Design’s Fashion and Technology field of study with University and KSA fees added. Additional fees may apply to your KPU account for the Multi-Pass and Kwantlen Student Association Extended Dental and Health Plan.     

    **For a more accurate estimate, please search for the field school flight dates through your preferred provider. There will be the option to work with our tour provider to opt in to a group flight option with a minimum number of students opting in, which would result in a reduction in air fare costs. Further information about this will be shared in the new year.

    Payment Timeline

    1) Program Fee

    Program fees are estimates only. Prices are confirmed at the point of acceptance.

     Domestic Student & International students

     PROGRAM FEE Total $3,580 

    Payment DEADLINE

    1st Payment   

    $500 non-refundable deposit* (Applied to the program fee)

    December 16, 2022  

    2nd Payment   


    January 30, 2023

    3rd Payment


    March 1, 2023

    *The final payment may change depending on the number of students accepted into the program

    2) Tuition

    Payment of academic fees, due dates, withdrawal charges, refund policies, and associated policies for academic fees are set as per the university calendar.


    Tuition Cost - 3 credits


    Domestic Student 

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    See Summer 2023 Semester Fee Payment Deadline*

    International Student

    See tuition estimator

    See Summer 2023 Semester Fee Payment Deadline*

    Where to pay

    Make your payments on your OSS (Online Self-Service).


    Field school scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available! The awards below are open to accepted field school students:



    Application Form

    Due Date

    Access to Global Learning Award



    December 1, 2022 Global Mobility Fund

    Depending on situation


    One World International Scholarship



    Deposit, Refunds, and Payment Deadlines

    According to the Field School guidelines, should a participant decide to withdraw from a field school after the deposit deadline, s/he will forfeit the non-refundable deposit and this money will remain in the Field School Fund.   

    Please note that should a decision be made by KPU to cancel a field school due to low enrolment or other academic/risk issues, participants will be entitled to a full rebate of any payments made including the deposit.

    If you are unable to make a payment by the scheduled dates, please ensure that you contact our International Exchange Coordinators at or call 604.599.2289. In the email please include the following: Subject "Canada By Design Field School Payment", the reason for the delayed payment, and the date you expect to make the payment. 

    September 26, 2022

    Applications open

    December 1, 2022

    Applications close 

    December 12, 2022

    Confirmation of Acceptance (with scholarship results)

    December 16, 2022

    Non-refundable deposit of $500 due

    January 30, 2023

    $1,880 Second Payment towards the Program Fee is Due

    March 1, 2023

    $1,200 Final Payment towards the Program Fee is Due

    Application Disclaimer

    Please note that this Application form cannot be saved part-way, so be prepared to complete and submit it in one go. We recommend you work on your Application using a computer rather than a mobile device as it may be difficult to upload the necessary files and complete your application on a mobile device. 

    FIPPA Notice

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University (“KPU”) collects, uses, retains and discloses your personal information on this application form and related data-gathering forms or scholarship applications in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”), R.S.B.C. 1996, c.165 and the University Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468 for the purposes of evaluating your eligibility for, and administering, the New York: Fashion Field School 2023. If you have any questions about the processing of your personal information by KPU for this field school, please contact the Global Development Manager, Office of Global Engagement at

    Application Checklist

    Please use the checklist below to prepare to submit your application.

    Personal information

    Download the following spreadsheet, fill in your details, and be ready to upload the file on the next section of this application: 

    AREA of Interest

    Write your answer to the following question in 250 words:

    1. What are you hoping to see/do in New York City during the Field School?

    You will be asked to upload your answer (in document file) on the next section of the application.


    Download and complete the

     if you are applying for the Access to Global Learning Award or Global Mobility Fund. Fill in the form and be ready to upload the file and your KPU transcript on the next section. Also, you will have to submit 2 Reference Forms separately to "" (as indicated in the application form) by the same application deadline.

    Download and complete 2022-23 One World International Scholarship Application Form if you are applying for the One World International Scholaship. Fill in the form and be ready to upload the file and your KPU transcript on the next section. Also, you will have to submit 2 Reference Forms separately to "" by the same application deadline.

    Passport Information It is important to note that due to Visa time limits, many countries require your Passport to be valid for 6 months beyond your departure date. Please have a scan of your passport photo page ready to be able to enter your details and upload the scan of your Passport on the next section.
    Flight Details

    You will be asked about your Departure and Return Flight preferences, so please be ready to answer how you prefer to travel to and from the field school.

    Ready to Apply? If you have prepared the above steps, you are ready to apply. Click "Next Page" to proceed.


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