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Information For UK Students

Welcome to the National Design Academy

NDA welcomes students of all ages who reside in the UK to our accredited, flexible, online & in-studio interior design courses

  • Accredited

    All NDA courses are accredited and therefore are eligible for UK Student Loans.

  • Affordable

    NDA is a not for profit organisation offering the lowest fees and scholarships to all our UK students.

  • Flexible

    Choose your own start date and study around work and family commitments at a time and pace that suits you.

  • Supported

    The only UK design school with a guaranteed progression route from Diploma to Master’s degree.

  • Online & In-Studio

    Professional Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degrees, BA (Hons) Final Year Top-ups and Master’s (MA) Degree.

  • Trusted

    Providing interior design qualifications for over 30 years with Alumni of 30,000+ students in over 80 Countries.

Truly Flexible Study

NDA courses are the only truly flexible online interior design courses available. Choose your own start date and study at any time that suits you from anywhere in the world. Contact your Personal Tutor as often as you wish at no extra cost by email, telephone and Skype. At NDA we treat every student as an individual with your own study plan to suit your lifestyle.

Studying with NDA

No Previous Qualifications?

No Problem! Start with one of our three Diploma courses: Professional Interior Design, Professional Garden Design or Professional Soft Furnishings & Curtain Making. Start your own small business, tackle your own projects more professionally or move to the next level with a guaranteed place on one of our online degrees.

  • UK Government Funding (Diploma)

    UK students pay approximately 50% of the course fee – the balance is paid by funding. NDA is the only design school to be able to offer this funding as our Diplomas are fully accredited.

  • UK Government Student Loans

    All UK students studying part-time diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses with NDA are eligible for a student loan to cover the entire cost of their tuition fees.

Guaranteed Progression

If you would like to go on to study for a degree online you can progress onto a BA (Hons) and then even a Master’s Degree (M.A.) and receive a fee rebate with an NDA Progression Scholarship.

Direct Entry onto an NDA BA (Hons) Top-up or Master’s Degree

Direct entry or transfer onto any of our online degree courses is welcome at any level from students who have studied at another institution.

UK Armed Forces

If you are a member of the UK armed forces serving overseas or a member of their family living with them you will pay UK student fees and be eligible for UK student loans.

Recognised Qualifications

NDA Diplomas are accredited by AIM Awards and Degrees are awarded by our academic partner De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)