UK Diploma Course Fees

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Because the National Design Academy is a not for profit organisation and we only offer accredited courses, we are able to offer you:

  • The LOWEST course fees
  • Student Loans
  • Part-funding for self-pay students
  • A generous progression scholarship for your next course

There are three ways to pay for your Diploma course:

  1. The most popular way is by a Student Loan - available to anyone aged 19+.
    This will cover the full cost of your Diploma course - with no tuition fees to find.

If you prefer to pay for your own course fees, they can be subsidised by up to 60%.
NDA Diplomas are eligible for funding subsidy if you live in the UK:

  1.  
  2. Pay your course fees in one payment - and receive a discount, or,
  3. Pay your fees monthly to spread the cost.

UK Student Course Fees

Online Diploma

Payment Method Payment on Enrolment
Course Fee : £1305 Student Loan £50 Admin Fee refunded on completion
Subsidised Course Fee : £600 1 x Payment (save £100) £500
8 x Monthly Payments £75

In-Studio Diploma

Payment Method Payment on Enrolment
Course Fee : £1605 Student Loan £50 Admin Fee refunded on completion
Subsidised Course Fee : £800 1 x Payment (save £100) £700
5 x Monthly Payments £160

All course fees include £105 AIM Awards Qualification Fee. This is optional and can be deducted on enrolment, but is required if you pay by Student Loan or if you wish to progress on to a degree.

    More about AIM Awards qualification


Progression Scholarship

Successful Diploma students receive a guaranteed place on one of our online degree courses - with a generous progression scholarship to reduce the cost of your degree tuition fees.

Advanced Learning Loans

All NDA Diploma Courses are eligible for Student Loans because they are fully accredited. They are called Advanced Learning Loans and if you will be aged 19+ when you start your course, you will be eligible. The loan will pay the entire cost of your Diploma - with no tuition fees to find.

  • Student Loans are NOT means tested - they are open to everyone whatever your income
  • They have very low repayments which only start after you are earning £21,000
  • If you never earn £21,000, you will never repay the loan
  • NDA will provide you with a letter offering you a place
  • NDA will assist you with the simple, online loan application
  • There is just a £50 administration charge, which is refunded when you have completed the course

  More about Advanced Learning Loans

Funding Subsidy

Because NDA courses are accredited, they are all eligible for funding if you pay your own course fees and live in the UK. Fees are subsidised by up to 60%. Funding subsidy is not available if you are paying with a Student Loan - you can claim for funding subsidy OR apply for an Advanced Learning Loan - but not both.

AIM Awards Qualification Fee

All Diploma Fees include the Qualification Fee of £105 paid to AIM Awards for your accredited AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to A Level).


You can opt to remove the qualification fee when you enrol but NDA strongly recommends that you read more about the benefits of receiving an accredited qualification.


If you have any questions about fees, funding or scholarships, please contact our Admissions Department at admissions@nda.ac.uk and they will be pleased to help.

Foundation degree

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  Pay by monthly instalments Pay in full and save £250 per level!
UK Student Fees £4750 per level*
(10 × £475)
£4500 per level*

*There are 2 levels for a Foundation Degree, covering the first 2 levels of a BA (Hons) Degree. Each level is equivalent to one university year.


No upfront fees!

PLEASE NOTE: When paying by Student Loan, you are required to apply for the instalment fee amount not the full fee

Student loans explained

Now you can afford to study for a degree.

Student loans (or tuition fee loans) are the most popular way for NDA students to study as they cover the entire cost of their degree. Loans are not based on income or means tested and most students in England & Wales will qualify. Repayments only start after four years - but if you earn less than £21,000 per year you will not have to repay.

Student loans explained

Not using a Student Loan?

You can spread the cost and pay tuition fees by monthly instalments at no extra cost or you can pay your fees for each level in full and receive a discount.

BA (Hons) Topup

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  Pay by monthly instalments Pay in full and save £200!
UK Student Fees £4950
(10 × £495)
£4750

There is 1 level for a BA (Hons) Top-up Degree, covering the final level of a BA (Hons) Degree. This level is equivalent to one university year.


No upfront fees!

PLEASE NOTE: When paying by Student Loan, you are required to apply for the instalment fee amount not the full fee

Student loans explained

Now you can afford to study for a degree.

Student loans (or tuition fee loans) are the most popular way for NDA students to study as they cover the entire cost of their degree. Loans are not based on income or means tested and most students in England & Wales will qualify. Repayments only start after four years - but if you earn less than £21,000 per year you will not have to repay.

Student loans explained

Not using a Student Loan?

You can spread the cost and pay tuition fees by monthly instalments at no extra cost or you can pay your fees for each level in full and receive a discount.

BA (Hons) degree

Enrol online today
  Pay by monthly instalments Pay in full and save £250 per level!
UK Student Fees £4750 per level*
(10 × £475)
£4500 per level*

*There are 3 levels for a BA (Hons) Degree. Each level is equivalent to one university year.


No upfront fees!

PLEASE NOTE: When paying by Student Loan, you are required to apply for the instalment fee amount not the full fee

Student loans explained

Now you can afford to study for a degree.

Student loans (or tuition fee loans) are the most popular way for NDA students to study as they cover the entire cost of their degree. Loans are not based on income or means tested and most students in England & Wales will qualify. Repayments only start after four years - but if you earn less than £21,000 per year you will not have to repay.

Student loans explained

Not using a Student Loan?

You can spread the cost and pay tuition fees by monthly instalments at no extra cost or you can pay your fees for each level in full and receive a discount.

Pre-masters

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  Pay by monthly instalments Pay in full and save £200!
UK Student Fees £2500
(5 × £500)
£2300

No upfront fees!

You can spread the cost and pay tuition fees by monthly instalments at no extra cost or you can pay your fee in full and receive a discount.

Masters degree

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  Pay by monthly instalments Pay in full and save £250!
UK Student Fees £5500
(10 × £550)
£5250

No upfront fees!

You can spread the cost and pay tuition fees by monthly instalments at no extra cost or you can pay your fee in full and receive a discount.