The Fashion School in Cape Town.  Based in the Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock.


Your guide to the fee structure and payment options available for the 2025 Diploma in Fashion.



Application fees cover administrative costs associated with processing the application.



Payment is due within one month of receiving your acceptance to secure your spot. These fees cover the initial student onboarding and orientation program.



The annual tuition fees cover the costs of studying at DAF, including access to campus resources, equipment, and support services. More details below.  See Fee Structure for payment options and discounts.


  • Access to experienced facilitators and a dynamic curriculum designed to develop future-fit designers with industry-relevant skills and knowledge.
  • Secure and safe campus with 24-hour security offering after-hours access to the Garment Technology studio.
  • Access to campus facilities and resources, including studios, workshops, and specialized equipment such as industrial sewing machines, looms, knitting machines and student PCs with industry standard applications.
  • Access to the online Learner Management System.
  • A subscription to Perlego online library which offers a collection of digital academic resources and textbooks.
  • Supply of pattern paper, cardboard, and learning materials essential for coursework and projects.
  • High-speed WiFi access throughout the campus premises.
  • Comprehensive support services, including academic advising, career counseling and mental health support.
  • Students benefit from various career development programs, workshops, and networking events, including industry collaborations, Advisory Committee guidance, and a life skills course focused on personal and professional growth.
  • Additional benefits include alumni connections and industry projects run through our department, Distilled, as well as opportunities for graduates & students to sell their ranges in the DAF market.

2025 DAF Scholarships

Applications for scholarships close on November 31, 2024. Please note that scholarship applications will only be assessed once the student has applied and been accepted into the program for 2025.

The Financial Assistance Scholarship is designed to support students who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships awarded through this program may range from 20% to 40% of tuition fees, depending on the applicant’s financial situation, portfolio and available funding budget. Click the button above for more information and to download the application form.

The Academic Excellence Scholarship recognizes and rewards students who have achieved outstanding academic performance. This scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and offers a 15% reduction in tuition fees. Click the button above for more information and to download the application form.

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Bursary Funding Studies

We have some terrific finance options that will allow you to spread the payments out over as much as 5 years.

With the potential of reducing your monthly payments to less than R3500 per month.

At no cost to you, we can pre-approve you for a student loan through our loan consultant right now, and we would be happy to reserve your place with us today.