Interior design courses for international students

NDA Information for
International Students


National Design Academy is delighted to welcome international students to our Interior Design courses, which provide a unique opportunity to study online for an accredited British Diploma, Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree without having to travel to the UK. Diplomas are accredited by AIM Awards, and Degrees are awarded by our Academic Partners Staffordshire University. NDA has been teaching Interior Design Qualifications for almost 30 years with Alumni of 30,000 qualified designers in over 80 Countries.

You can gain the full range of qualifications offered by the National Design Academy by studying Interior Design Courses online without the need for a visa, at a fraction of the cost of studying full time in the UK. NDA courses are truly flexible, you can choose your own start date and enrol at any time of the year that suits you, and study whenever you wish, from anywhere in the world. You will receive the same certificates that are issued to students studying at the University, they do not refer to Online Study.

The UK has a well-deserved global reputation for providing high quality and reputable higher education. There are 157 institutions in the UK that are permitted to award degrees. All these institutions have degree awarding powers recognised by the UK authorities (UK and Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies).

The National Design Academy is listed within the "listed bodies" of Recognised UK Degrees, ensuring your qualification is internationally recognised. Please visit the UK Government's official list of recognised bodies for confirmation that the National Design Academy is listed as a recognised centre.


Diploma Students: You do not require English Language qualifications to study a Diploma just a good standard of written English. Successful Diploma students will be accepted onto an NDA Bachelor's Degree without IELTS.

Degree Students: The courses are taught in English, so international students will require a good standard of written English to study for a Degree. IELTS average 6 or TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent English language certificate will be required.

The in-studio Diploma is now available in Dubai.

The in-studio Professional Interior Design Diploma course will run from our Dubai Studios in Knowledge Village on the dates below. Just a few places left – enrol now!

Week 1: 24th to 28th June in Dubai Studios
Weeks 2 – 6: Work on design projects at home
Week 6: 12th to 16th August in Dubai Studios
Tuition Fee: $2,950

Week 1: 26th to 30th August (9 am to 4:30 pm) in Dubai Studios
Weeks 2 – 6: Work on design projects at home
Week 7: 14th to 18th October (9 am to 4:30 pm) in Dubai Studios
Tuition Fee: $2,950

If you are interested in joining this studio course please call the NDA Dubai Office on  +971 44 298 788 or email

If you prefer to make your payment by bank transfer for the Dubai course the bank details are below:

The Progression Agency FZ-LLC
(formerly International Student Admissions Service)
Emirates NBD
Dubai Media City Branch

IBAN: AE570260001014842939901
Acc: 101 48429399 01

Recent comments from International students

Thank you so much for taking the time to find out how British degrees relate to Aussie degrees! I really appreciate it! Also, it was absolutely lovely talking to you on the phone! You've been a tremendous help and thank you so much!

I enjoyed every minute of this BA (Hons) course, what impressed me most is that the NDA allow the student to express themselves through their work.

Juan Caravjal, Spain

BREXIT means 20% lower fees for International Students!

Due to the recent fall in the value of Sterling, NDA international tuition fees are now approximately 20% lower.

You can take advantage of this by enrolling onto your course as soon as possible, before rates change. You will even receive a further discount if you pay for your course in full - with the advantage of freezing the entire cost of your course at the current low fees.

You may choose to pay for more than one level of your course and "lock-in" the current low fees.

NDA Dubai International Office

We are pleased to announce the opening of our International Office in Dubai to help support new and existing NDA students throughout the Middle East. If you would like more information about our courses and you would like to speak to someone in Dubai, our contact details are below. We speak Arabic, French & English.

National Design Academy UAE
The Progression Agency FZ-LLC Office
Block 2b, First Floor F29
Knowledge Village
United Arab Emirates
PO Box 333207

  +971 44 298 788