The UK has always been renowned for the quality of its education and London, with its heritage and kudos, is widely regarded as the capital of the design world. Studying here provides a thrilling and inspirational experience with a wealth of British design resources on the doorstep complementing the study at KLC and providing an unparalleled wealth of culture and entertainment. With the level of the pound at such a beneficially low exchange rate against other international currencies, there has never been a better time or place than London to come and study Interior or Garden Design.
Every effort will be made to integrate international students into their study groups online and onsite and to create a real sense of community. For onsite students, they will be given help to get to know the surrounding area and social events will be included in the induction to the course.
Extensive, practical information about studying in the UK is provided in the Student Handbook sent out prior to a course.
Our Student Welfare Services are also on hand to provide information, advice and guidance on a wide range of practical and personal issues for any student that needs help and support.
- British Council - www.britishcouncil.org
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office - www.gov.uk
- UKCISA UK Council for Student International Affairs - www.ukcisa.org
Applying for a Student Visa
KLC School of Design has been licensed by UK Visas and Immigration to enrol international students under the Student Route of the Points Based System and is happy to help eligible students with the application process. For detailed information for international students wishing to apply for a student visa, please click here.
International Student Two-Year Work Entitlement
In September 2019, the UK Government announced a new two-year post-study work visa, expanding opportunities for talented international students to build successful careers in the UK from 2020-21 onwards. This means qualifying international students completing a BA (Hons) Degree can stay and work in the UK for 2 years and then possibly apply for a skilled work visa. Visit the Gov UK website for more details.
We are currently celebrating the 14 year anniversary of KLC's affiliation with Machida Academy.
Machida Academy has certified centres throughout Japan where local crafts and techniques are encouraged and supported. Their buzzing Tokyo studios are beautifully designed to maximise every inch of space and feature highly effective, environmentally friendly materials and finishes, some of which are designed by the inspirational Principal, designer and architect, Hiroko Machida. Hiroko is a great advocate of the need for designers to specify responsibly and is a hugely respected figure in the design world in Japan and beyond.
Machida has an exceptional network of contacts and an outstanding placement record for its students.
Details School, Moscow
We are very proud of our affiliation with the inspirational Details School in Moscow.
Founded and run by designer, author and tireless advocate of good design, Tanya Rogova, the studios are full of charm and character.
The range of courses includes Interior Design where great emphasis is placed on how designers can enhance working, living environments, while Landscape Design promotes the perception of the house and garden in overall harmony from the planning concept, through to the materials, textures and colours.
Courses at Details are regularly oversubscribed and graduates go on to have highly successful careers. The work of Details trained designers are regularly featured in the Andrew Martin International Design Award book of shortlisted projects.
Cread School, France
KLC is proud to be affiliated with Cread School since 2009.
Cread was founded in 1972 and is based in the historic City of Lyons in France. The school is well known for its vocational approach and places great emphasis on practical and presentation skills and the importance of environmental considerations is at the heart of the curriculum. Graduates of the school are regularly placed with leading design and architectural practices throughout France.
Its 4 year Interior Design course is recognised and listed in the National Register of Professional Certificates as a Level II degree which equates to Level 6 on the European Qualifications Framework. The school is recommended by the National Union of Interior Architects and Interior Designers (UNAID).