Am I eligible for AMDA scholarships?
Yes. As an international student, you are eligible for an AMDA scholarship. When you audition, you will be evaluated for potential talent-based scholarship. Scholarship amounts range from $1,300 to $13,000 (US$1,000 to US$10,000) per year. AMDA does not offer any full-tuition scholarships. You will receive a scholarship determination upon acceptance to AMDA and after a review of your admissions file.
Is other financial assistance available from AMDA?
Yes. Upon acceptance to AMDA, you can apply for a need-based AMDA International Grant. Amounts range from $1,300 to $5, 200 (US$1,000 to US$4,000) per year. In order to assess whether you qualify for an AMDA grant, please complete the International Grant Application for the year and term of your intended start date and return it to the AMDA Financial Aid Office. International students cannot receive U.S. government-based financial aid. You are not eligible for any scholarships, grants, or loans that are subsidized by the U.S. government.
Are there other financial resources available?
Research what scholarships outside of AMDA are available to you. Contact your Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, or your country's equivalent of a National Arts Council to see if AMDA is approved to receive funds on your behalf for your studies. In some countries, banks provide low interest education loans for students planning to study in the U.S. Here are other resources for potential scholarships:
- FASTWEB, The Institute of International Education, Rotary International, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
- There are special search engines that help students find and/or apply for scholarships. Be very careful before providing any confidential information on the internet. Research the organization or company that is promoting the grant for legitimacy before proceeding.
- A loan from a U.S. bank is an option to cover your remaining balance. However, such loans require a co-signer willing to assist you. A cosigner may be a relative, friend, or personal contact, who is a U.S. citizen. Such loans are credit-based and not guaranteed. More information can be viewed on the Scholarships + Financial Aid page.