Otis is one of the most diverse art and design colleges in the world. We are proud that 16% of our students are international. We want to ensure that you have a successful transition to College, and let you know how Otis supports you.
The BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) is offered in 11 art and design majors for those who have completed secondary school, and the MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree in fine arts, graphic design, public practice, and writing, for those who have a college or university degree. BFA applicants follow the process listed for "High School Seniors" and MFA applicants follow the "College Graduates" process.
International Student Scholarships
International Students are automatically considered for scholarships by applying for admission. There is no additional paperwork. The scholarships are competitive and are merit-based. If you receive a scholarship, Financial Aid will send you an e-mail within four weeks of this offer of admission.
We try to make the visa process easy. If you are admitted to Otis, you will receive a packet of forms to fill out to receive an I-20, the document you will need in order to receive an F1 student visa. Not all International Students need to change to an F1 visa. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have questions about the I-20 form or student visa requirements. For International Students support, The Student Affairs Office has many resources and support services to assist International Students in making their transition to Otis smoothly. The staff provides information on public transportation, opening a banking account, and other essentials.