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.

Applications include a non-refundable application fee inclusive of handling fees,payable when you submit the application: If you are accepted as a student at AOD, this will be deducted from your admission fee.


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.
After successfully submitting your application, we will get in touch for an interview with the AOD principal and a simple entry exam to review your creative and language skills.


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

Complete application form. (You can obtain one when you visit us or fill it up online here.)
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. 5,150 for Sri Lankan students and GBP 33.5 for international students.

A rolling admission process is followed throughout the year. Talk to us to find out when your preferred programme begins. 

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

Online application

Visit us at 29, Lauries Road, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka 9am-5pm on weekdays or call 077 572 7772 to talk to us.