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International Students

At Otis College of Art and Design, international students make up 26% of our overall student population. As an art school located in Los Angeles, we feel that our diversity defines us and we are dedicated to the belief that engaging with other people and experiencing new cultures and ideas enriches your educational experience. Our international students are important to our community and we strive to ensure that you have a smooth application and enrollment process.

 

Application Process

You can view information about our application process including specific requirements for international students on our How to Apply page. Our admissions counselors are here to assist you through the process. Feel free to reach out to us at admissions@otis.edu.

 

Financial Aid

We offer merit scholarships to international students based on the quality of your application. Additionally, you can apply for financial aid by submitting the CSS Profile. See more information here

 

Enrollment Process

Accepted international students are encouraged to visit us to experience our campus in person. Our You Visit virtual tour is the next best thing and is translated into Spanish, Mandarin and Korean. 

A complete list of steps for accepted students to complete is listed on our Admitted Students page. Accepted students who would like to submit the tuition deposit can do so at www.otis.edu/deposit.

 

Visa Process

After you pay the $250 tuition deposit, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the International Verification Form and submit your necessary documents online through the Otis portal at admissions.otis.edu/status

Please download the International Verification Form and the instructions to complete the form. You can get started with these documents so they are ready to be submitted once you deposit. For the 2018-19 academic year, the amount that needs to be verified on your form and documents is $66,310 USD.

For MFA Graphic Design, the amount that needs to be verified on the International Verification Form is $86,469 USD. There is a specific International Verification Form for the MFA Graphic Design Program that you can download here

For the Summer Language Program, the amount that needs to be verified on the International Verification Form is $74,525 USD. There is a specific International Verification Form for the Summer Language Program that you can download here

 

Orientation

Students starting in the MFA Graphic Design program for Summer 2018 will need to be on campus for Orientation on June 7, 2018.

Students in the Summer Language program for Summer 2018 will need to arrive on June 30, 2018 for Housing Move-in between 12-5pm and for Orientation on July 1, 2018.

All undergraduate and MFA students starting in Fall 2018 will need to be on campus for International Student Orientation on August 17, 2018.

See the complete Orientation (O-Week) schedule online here.