How to Apply: International Students

The application process for international students wishing to attend Academy of Art University can be completed in three steps. Please refer to the information on this page and speak with our international admissions representatives for questions and help.

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Apply Online, by Mail or FAX

Incoming international students can apply online here or by downloading either the International Undergraduate Form or the International Graduate Form and printing an application and mailing it to: Academy of Art University Attn: International Admissions 79 New Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94105 Or fax your application to 415-618-6278.

Pay the Registration Fee

The registration fee is $50. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Pay the $150 Application Fee*

We accept:

  • Payment via Flywire. To begin the payment process, visit
  • Check or money order made payable to “Academy of Art University”
  • Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards

*The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Pay the International Student Services Fee*

$300 for onsite students *The international student fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Pay the $2,500 Tuition Deposit

In order to complete your application please submit these requirements. These requirements must be met in order for you to be registered for the first semester.

  1. You are not required to submit a language proficiency score/result to apply for an Admissions. However, we recommend you to take the Duolingo as soon as possible before arriving at the university and submit your result for English assessment.
  2. You must show a official bank letter showing that you have the necessary funds to go to school and live in San Francisco California. As an international student you must show proof of at least $43,000 USD for 1 academic year (Fall & Spring) of tuition and housing expenses.
  3. You must submit an original transcript showing proof of your graduation from secondary school, and if applying to the graduate school, proof of a Bachelors Degree or the equivalent.
  4. You will be required to pay a refundable enrollment deposit of $2500.00 USD, to secure your place at the Academy of Art University (please pay with a credit card through All refunds will be returned within 45 days of our receipt of a formal notice that you will not attend the Academy of Art University.

Once these requirements have been met, you will be issued an I-20 , the document you will use to obtain a visa for entrance into the United States.

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