International Distance Learning Scholarship

Academy of Art University is pleased to announce the 2020 International Distance Learning Scholarship, which offers a limited number of awards to financially assist prospective online international students that are seeking either an Undergraduate or Graduate degree. International students who need to build their art and design portfolio or improve their career options should take advantage of this amazing scholarship opportunity.

Submissions for the International Distance Learning Scholarship are now closed. Selected award recipients will be notified via email or phone.

Award Information

  • The International Distance Learning Scholarship will be open from May 16, 2020 to September 15, 2020
    • June 15th, 2020 (cut-off for summer term)
  • A limited number of scholarship awards are available. This can only apply towards the recipient’s online course tuition for the current semester.
  • Scholarship recipients in Summer will have the option to renew the Distance Learn Scholarship if online and virtual course options remain the only learning options for International in Fall semester.
  • Undergraduate Students:
    • 6 Units Online – Up to $2000
    • 9 Units- Online – Up to $3000
    • 12 Units Online (Full-Time) – Up to $4000
  • Graduate Students:
    • 6 Units Online – Up to $2000
    • 9 Units Online (Full-Time) – Up to $3000
    • 12 Units Online (More Than Full-Time) – Up to $4000
  • A selection committee will determine the amount of each scholarship awarded based on artwork submission.
  • Recipients are responsible for the application and registration fees. Any additional costs and fees are the recipient’s responsibility.
  • Scholarships are for the recipient only, are not redeemable for cash, and are not transferrable to any other person or semester.

Complete Eligibility Requirements:

  • The submission deadline for the artwork will be 11:59 PM on the 15th of each month until funds are no longer available.
  • Recipients must apply and meet all eligibility requirements by the dates defined within the program.
  • Recipients must be first-time enrolled online undergraduate or graduate students at the Academy of Art University beginning in the Summer 2020 semester.
  • Recipients needs to fall under one of the following online groups: a) undergraduate, degree-seeking student (AA, AA2, BA, BA2, BS, BS2, BFA, BFA2 and BARCH); b) graduate degree-seeking (MA, MFA, MArch, MAT)
  • Recipients must be an international citizen. US citizens or eligible non-citizens do not qualify.
  • Recipients who, for any reason, are unable to maintain the requirements of this program are no longer eligible for future scholarships under this program.
  • The recipient must be a registered online student for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 by the scholarship deadline to be eligible for the particular award amount.
  • If a recipient cancels his or her application or registration, their award amount will be relinquished and reallocated to other eligible recipients.
  • The online undergraduate or graduate recipient in Summer will receive the following scholarship amounts to apply directly towards tuition for the enrolled term. If that student registers for the Fall semester, an additional scholarship amount may be awarded to recipients that continue their education online for Fall semester if circumstances prevent the student from attending onsite such as embassy closures/visa attainment and or COVID 19.
  • Scholarship recipients must pass all courses with a grade C (2.0 GPA) or better in order to renew scholarship.

Artwork Submissions Details

Please submit up to – but not more than 3 of your best pieces of work: sketches, drawings, photos, film reels, etc. in digital format only. Any and all physical work/samples will not be accepted.


All submissions of student artwork and essay content are subject to the use of publication and marketing based on the discretion of Academy of Art University. To apply, visit our online Admissions Application.
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