The International Student Center houses our international admissions, enrollment, and student support teams to help you through every step of the journey.
We have representatives located in several countries across the world including China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, India, South Korea, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
- One-on-one counseling on admissions requirements
- Visa prep session
- Housing and roommate support
- Pre-departure support
- F-1 visa advising
- International student workshops and events
- Orientation and registration coordination
- OPT/STEM application assistance
International Application Checklist
Use this checklist as a guide to what you’ll need to enroll at Full Sail and to help keep track of submitted materials. For additional details on each requirement, please read more about the Application Checklist.
- Interview with Admissions Representative
- Seat deposit of $200.00 (campus degrees only)
- High school/secondary school transcript (required for undergraduate degree programs)
- University or college transcripts accompanied by a third-party evaluation (for graduate programs or transfer credits)
- Verification of language proficiency if your native language is not English
- Financial guarantee
- Copy of Government identification (passport or government-issued I.D.)
Applicants for a campus-based degree program are required to obtain the proper visa in order to study full time. You can download the Student Visa Guide for more information.
Although Full Sail does not offer on-campus housing or dorms, we have established relationships with surrounding apartment communities and can provide you with information about your options. Our downloadable International Housing Guide has details on nearby places to live, choosing a roommate, and other important factors to consider.
Prepare for Arrival
After securing your visa and while working on your housing, please review the International Transition Guide for the next steps you should take as you prepare for your arrival to the United States.
Full Sail strives to provide a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. Full Sail’s Security department provides service 24 hours a day. The department provides a full range of safety services. Visit Campus Safety for more information.
International Student Society (ISS)
The International Student Society (ISS) is a diverse social group at Full Sail University that promotes a sense of community, learning, and understanding. ISS provides a multitude of opportunities for students to connect regularly and celebrate each other’s cultures and traditions. This community especially serves as a support system for Full Sail’s international students.
International students at Full Sail enter the country on F-1 visas. With the F-1 visa, they may be permitted to work on campus while pursuing their degree, and for Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon completion of their studies. OPT is a 12-month period of work authorization in the U.S., applied for and approved through USCIS (Immigration). This is a continuation of the F-1 visa status. Students who graduate from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) degree program may be eligible to extend their OPT by 24 months. Your assigned Designated School Official (DSO) will help you with the process once you are eligible. You can find additional information here.
The Career Development Department assists students in the job search process by helping them prepare their resumes and research the job market. We also maintain an updated record of potential employers in the industry.
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Full Sail is associated with many international schools and programs, including those offering English as a Second Language. We continue to build relationships with universities abroad and are working to expand opportunities for students.
Film Production MFA Grad Federico Carmona took the skills he learned in the program and applied them to a creative career in entertainment.
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Our campus serves as a hub for industry professionals looking to share their knowledge and experience with our students.