International Students

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts welcomes applications from talented artists and artists in the making from all around the world.

TOEFL/IELTS Scores

International students are required to submit official language proficiency scores if their primary language is not English. PAFA accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests.

Degree Program Test Type Minimum Score Test Code
BFA TOEFL 80 8499
BFA IELTS 6.5 -
PAFA/Penn BFA TOEFL 100 8499
PAFA/Penn BFA IELTS 7 -

Financial Aid and Scholarship Eligibility

Undergraduate international students are considered for merit scholarships from PAFA based on the materials provided in their application. Applications received before March 1st, will be considered for a merit scholarship.

International students are not eligible for federal aid, as they are not citizens of the United States.


Picture Yourself at PAFA

The Admissions and Financial Aid staff at PAFA are ready and available to assist you during all stages of the application and enrollment process.

Telephone: (215) 972-7625
Fax: (215) 569-0153
Financial Aid Telephone: (215) 972-2019