PAFA has a long tradition of enrolling students from all over the world. The School of Fine Arts is a welcoming place for diverse worldviews, as well as for diversity in art and the diverse role that art plays in the world community.
Please note: The Office of Admissions is unable to mail application packets overseas due to the prohibitive costs of international mail. We encourage all international applicants to download the application and viewbook from this site.
In addition to the completed application materials, international students whose native language is not English are also required to submit official scores of either:
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). PAFA's suggested TOEFL minumums are: 100 (Internet-based), 250 (computer-based) or 600 (paper-based).
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS). PAFA's suggested IELTS score is 6.0.
These minimums are suggested only; all admissions decisions are based on all credentials submitted. Information on the TOEFL can be found at www.ets.org/toefl. PAFA’s TOEFL test code is 8499. Information on the IELTS can be found at www.ielts.org.
PAFA is authorized to offer F1 student visas. Fully accepted international students are provided with an I-20 Form to complete to apply for the F1 visa at their local U.S. embassy or consulate. International students are expected to provide evidence of the ability to pay a full tuition and living expenses for the first year before a U.S. visa can be issued.
PAFA is pleased to offer partial merit-based international student scholarships on a competitive basis. Both undergraduate and graduate students are also considered automatically for Academy merit scholarship support. To be considered for international and Academy merit scholarships, you must have a completed application on file by the posted deadline. We encourage international students to apply early and to send all completed application materials, including portfolio submissions, by overnight express mail whenever possible.