Entry Requirements

Thanks for considering AOD for your design education; you're in good hands!

To apply for Northumbria UK design degrees and other programmes conducted at AOD, you can follow our simple application process online or by visiting us in Colombo.

You need to have completed the GCE O/L exam for entry to the foundation program and GCE A/L to enter the degree programme directly.

These are our basic guidelines; however, we're open to receive students from all walks of life and therefore reserve the right to consider unusual applicants who may not meet the minimal entry requirements but who, in our opinion, are able to demonstrate an ‘equivalent’ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) entry level for admission into any course.

Fluency in English is important because all lectures at AOD are conducted in English and our teaching faculty consists predominantly of international design experts - if you need to improve your English skills, we are able to guide you to suitable programmes.


Whether you're applying online or by visiting us directly, below is what you need to complete the process. 

  • Complete application form. (You can obtain one when you visit us or fill it up online)
  • Three (3) passport size photographs.
  • Copy or scan of National Identity Card or Passport
  • Copies or scans of Applicant’s latest educational transcripts and certificates
  • Application fee (LKRs. 5,000 for Sri Lankan students and GBP 33.5 for international students


A rolling admission process is followed for the Degree programmes.


We welcome students from around the world and understand that our international students may have special requirements: email us at info@aod.lk or call us on +94 77 572 7772 and we'll be happy to help! 

Visit us at 29, Lauries Road, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka 9am-5pm on weekdays