Dual Diploma Programs


Our Double Diploma Program with Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Istanbul, Turkey, began in 2003. In this program, ITU students may enroll in one of our collaborative Double Diploma Programs leading to a baccalaureate degree: one in Fashion Design and the other in Textile Development and Marketing. Programs are conducted in English in both Istanbul and New York City.

The double diploma degree is based on a single, integrated set of academic courses; it is a single degree, jointly awarded by FIT and ITU. Since the academic work of the programs satisfies the degree requirements for each school, graduates receive two diplomas. Since 2003, approximately 200 students in Fashion Design and Textile Development and Marketing students have graduated from FIT and ITU!

SUNY in Turkey

In 2000, SUNY began a system-to-system partnership with the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK), developing relationships between 11 SUNY institutions and 7 Turkish universities. The star program of the partnership is the undergraduate dual diploma program in 16 academic fields which has enrolled more than 3,100 Turkish students, including more than 1,600 graduates thus far.

» SUNY Office in Turkey

» This video about the SUNY Turkey Dual Diploma programs features Turkish alumni, three of whom graduated from the FIT-ITU program.