Studying in New York Q&A // The application…

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Jeg er nu godt halvvejs med min uddannelse, så jeg tænkte at det var ved at være på sin plads med et indlæg som dette. Jeg får ofte spørgsmål omkring min uddannelse her i New York, både ift. hvad jeg studerer, hvordan jeg har finansieret det, min bo-situation osv. Jeg har derfor lavet en Q&A, hvor jeg over et par indlæg vil besvare spørgsmål om ting relateret til min uddannelse her i NYC.

Hvad er det helt præcis du læser?

Jeg læser en Master of Professional Studies in Fashion Marketing, hvilket betyder at det er en kandidat uddannelse med en praktik inkluderet. Uddannelsen er en 1-årig top-up. En BA tager typisk 4 år her i USA, så på den måde hænger det sammen at kandidaten kun tager et år.

Hvorfor valgte du LIM College?

Jeg vidste jeg gerne ville læse noget inden for business delen af fashion. Derfor havde jeg primært kig på Parsons (The New School), FIT og LIM. Jeg endte med LIM, nok mest fordi deres tuition er lavere end deres konkurrenters. Skolen er forholdsvis lille og har tre campuses i Midtown Manhattan.

Hvad er adgangskravene? Er der krav til engelsk test, anbefalinger m.m?

Allerførst skulle jeg oprette mig hos WES (World Education Services) og betale et bestemt beløb for at de vurderer mine eksamens beviser og angiver hvilket niveau jeg har lov at studere på (i dette tilfælde kandidat). Engelsk test var et krav så jeg valgte at tage en TOEFL test. Jeg skulle desuden skrive et essay, sende karakterudskrift, eksamensbeviser og anbefalinger fra tidligere undervisere og arbejdsgivere. Du kan læse mere om adgangkravene her.

Hvor god tid skal man søge i? Hvor lang tid fra du søgte til du fik svar? 

Personligt synes jeg at hele ansøgnings processen var lang, fordi mange ting skulle sendes til forskellige steder og så videre derfra til andre instanser, som skulle godkende det. Det var en meget omstændig proces at få de forskellige led til at samarbejde. Dog gik der ikke mange dage fra jeg havde indsendt alt nødvendigt materiale til skolen, til jeg blev optaget. Det er alt arbejdet forinden der tager lang tid, fordi du først skal igennem WES og TOEFL, inden du kan indsende det nødvendige materiale. Dernæst skal du igennem hele visum ansøgnings møllen, som også er lidt af en process.

Hvordan er aldersfordelingen på kandidaten? 

Jeg synes de fleste på kandidaten her, er omkring 23-24 år. Der er nogle få som er lidt yngre og så er vi nogle stykker der er i vores slut-tyvere samt et par stykker der har rundet de 30. Mit indtryk er at mange som er ældre end det, vælger at læse deres kandidat som online-studie.

Stay tuned for anden del af min Q&A, hvor jeg kommer mere ind på selve undervisningen samt niveauet og kvaliteten af skolen.


Since I am over halfway through my education here in New York I thought it was about time with a blog post like this. I often get questions about what I study here in New York, how I finance my studies, my living situation etc. I have put together a Q&A to answer all of your questions about anything related to my education in Fashion Marketing.

What exactly are you studying?

I am taking a Master of Professional Studies in Fashion Marketing, which basically means that it’s a Master with an internship included. It is a one-year top-up as a BA-degree takes four years in the U.S.

Why LIM College?

I knew I wanted to study something in the field of the business of fashion. For that reason I had my eye on Parsons The New School, FIT and LIM. I mainly ended up going with LIM because their tuition fee is lower than its main competitors’. It’s quite a small school and consists of three campuses in Midtown Manhattan

What are the admissions requirements? English test, recommendations etc?

First of all, I had to sign up with WES – the World Education Services and pay a fee for them to evaluate my Danish transcripts and find out what level I was entitled to study (in this case a graudate degree). Since I am an international student an English proficiency test was a requirement as well. I did the TOEFL test which I’ll talk more about in a post later on. I had to do an essay, send my transcripts, diplomas and recommendations from previous employers and professors. You can read more about the admissions requirements here.

When would you have to apply? How long is the process?

Personally, I think the application process was long. So many papers had to be sent to different places and forwarded to others who would approve them. Quite a challenge to make everyone work together. But after submitting my application it only about a week’s time before I got my acceptance letter. It’s all the work that goes before that takes forever, as you have to go through WES and TOEFL before you can submit all the necessary material. After that it’s the whole visa application process which can also be quite lengthy.

How is the age range when studying a graduate degree?

I think for the most part the people taking their master’s at LIM are around 23-24 years old. Some are obviously a bit younger and then we are some in our late twenties and a couple that’s over 30. It’s my impression that people older than that have mainly chosen to take their degree online.

Stay tuned for the second part of my Q&A where I focus on the classes, the level and the quality of the school.

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