International Student

International Student

Welcome International Students

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At Santa Fe University of Art and Design, we offer students from all around the world—like yourself—the unique opportunity to study in Santa Fe and enjoy the city’s rich art, film, and culinary cultures. With our small class sizes, comprehensive degree programs, and dedicated faculty, Santa Fe University of Art and Design is a great place for you to expand your knowledge and hone your artistic skills. This step-by-step guide will take you through the entire admission and enrollment process here at SFUAD.

International Student Office

Our International Student Office can help facilitate your transition to the United States. A student support coordinator works with you on issues such as obtaining your F-1 student visa, working with an academic advisor, participating in student activities, living on campus, and enjoying Santa Fe.

For more information, call the office (located in Mouton Hall) at 1-505-473-6659 or email international@santafeuniversity.edu .

Student Visa

We define “international students” as all applicants from countries other than the United States. After you are admitted to study for a semester or to pursue a degree program at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, you must apply for an F-1 student visa at the U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country. For more information about the process, go to Education USA (the U.S. Department of State’s student advising center) or contact our International Student Office at international@santafeuniversity.edu .

Living on Campus

As an international student at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, you’ll live on campus in a friendly, safe, and enriching environment. Each room is furnished, and residence halls are fully equipped. You’ll have access to a wide range of services on campus , such as dining facilities, a fitness center, and libraries. For more information aboutstudent housing, contact the Housing and Residential Life Office at reslife@santafeuniversity.edu or 1-505-473-6463.

Pricing The pricing for international students is identical to that of current enrolled domestic students. All current tuition, course fees, and housing information can be found here . Please note that international students do not qualify for federal financial aid but do qualify for our Redford/Milagro Initiative Scholarship and for other financing/scholarship information please contact your Enrollment Advisor.

Living on Campus as an international student at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, you’ll live on campus in a friendly, safe, and enriching environment. Each room is furnished, and residence halls are fully equipped. You’ll have access to a wide range of services on campus , such as dining facilities, a fitness center, and libraries. For more information about student housing, contact the Housing and Residential Life Office at reslife@santafeuniversity.edu or 1-505-473-6463.

Eligibility Requirements - In addition to the standard application process for students, international applicants will also need to provide:

  • An official evaluated high school transcript if applying as a freshman
  • An official evaluated university transcript if applying as a transfer student
  • Proof of English proficiency (minimum TOEFL scores: 550 paper version, 79 Internet version; or IELTS scores: 6 or higher)
  • A completed Laureate English Exam (available to LIU students only) with minimum scores of 13 listening, 18 reading, 13 speaking, and 8 writing
  • Confirmation of financial resources
  • Proof of health insurance/immunization prior to registration
  • Proof of a minimum 2.0 GPA

Please contact an International Advisor if you have questions regarding your eligibility.

Contact Information

Pauliina Parris
Enrollment Advisor, International Students
Phone: 505-473-6011
Email: pauliina.parris@santafeuniversity.edu