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Raffles Design Institute, Guangzhou


College Overview

In 2002, Raffles Design Institute, Guangzhou was established with the support of RafflesEducationCorp Singapore and its outstanding education resources. The school was approved by the Guangzhou government and Guangzhou Bureau of Education. At Raffles Design Institute, Guangzhou, you can immerse comfortably in the Chinese culture while enjoying the familiarity of using English. Raffles Design Institute, Guangzhou is the first full-time higher education institute in Guangdong that conducts business and design programmes in English. Many of our graduates found successful career opportunities at internationally-renowned establishments like: Nike, Adidas, HP, Wrigley and Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL).

Courses Advanced Diploma Bachelor's Degree
Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Graphic Design
Multimedia Design
Interior Design


Admission Requirements

For Design and Business programmes (2 years): High school certificate or international equivalent*.

English Requirements

  • TOEFL – minimum 550** (paper based) or 213** (computer based); or
  • IELTS – minimum 6.0**
  • High School English Pass grade (minimum) in an English medium school; or
  • International equivalent

*Vocational courses are available for those who do not meet the requirements
** Test results achieved not more than 2 years ago

Note 1: Applicants who do not meet the English Language requirements can take an English Placement test at Raffles. Candidates will have to score 85% and above on the oral and written tests to achieve exemption from the English Language Programme.

Note 2: After studying at Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai (Guangzhou) for two years, applicants may pursue degree courses at other Raffles schools within the network, like in Singapore for the final year, the BA degree will be obtained from Coventry University, UK.

Documents Required

  • Application form
  • Copy of Identification card / Passport
  • 3 copies of 2-inch color photos
  • Copy of academic transcript and highest education qualifications
  • Copy of English proficiency result
  • Photocopy of parent’s/guardian’s Identification card (students below 18 years old)


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