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International Students

Through our partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, we offer you the opportunity to study for accredited UK degrees online across all our art and design programmes.

With no need for attendance, all our courses are available to study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. There are no real-time lectures, tutorials or exams so you can study at times that suit you, regardless of time zones and with no need for a UK visa.

Visit our “How to Apply” page for advice on completing an application.

Are you eligible to study with IDI?

Visa requirements

As all our courses are delivered online with no need for attendance, you will not require a visa to study. As there is no need for you to attend the UK for any reason relating to your relationship with IDI, you will not be eligible for a UK visa on academic grounds.

Prior qualifications

We consider all applications on an individual basis and welcome applications from those with non-standard qualifications and experience from a variety of backgrounds. Find out more by reading about our entry requirements.

English language requirements

All our courses feature a combination of practical, project-based activities and theory based written submissions. You will also be expected to keep frequent communication with your peers and tutors.

All applicants from non-majority English speaking countries need to provide proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

  • GCSE English language grade A-C

BA (Hons)

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

Postgraduate Programme

  • IELTS score of 6.5

Some other English language tests are also accepted. Contact us for more details.

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BA (Hons) Degree Programmes are subject to the University’s Principles, Policies, Regulations and Procedures for the Admission of Students to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes and will take account of University policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL)