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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 will ensure that you have a successful transition to college.
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.
Scholarships for International Students
International students are automatically considered for competitive and merit-based scholarships by applying for admission. There is no additional paperwork. You will receive notification from the Financial Aid Office within four weeks of the offer of admission of this award.
We make the visa process easy. If you are admitted 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 Center for International Education if you have questions about the I-20 form or student visa requirements. This Office offers resources and support services to assist international students in making a smooth transition, both academically and socially, as they adjust to their new lives. We provide advice, help with English language skills, workshops, and support to international students as they find their unique voices. Otis fosters respect for cultural diversity, and students are encouraged to become an active part of the community. We are dedicated to helping students use their fullest potential to succeed.