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Overview

The New York Film Academy understands that studying in the United States is a big financial commitment for many families. Please review this page for a variety of options including "Need Based Discounts" that the New York Film Academy offers to international students.

In addition, this page includes information about scholarships and financial support for students coming from a particular country.

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  • Scholarship for International Baccalaureate Holders
    Holders of the International Baccalaureate are eligible for a $500 per year Tuition Grant.

  • New York Film Academy Need Based Tuition Discount
    The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is pleased to offer a Need Based Tuition Discount to all qualifying students. This discount is a program designed to help reduce a student's cost of education in the New York Film Academy's one-year, two-year, AFA, BA, BFA, MA, and MFA programs.

    To qualify, applicants must demonstrate the need for tuition discount through documentation (i.e. parents’ income tax statement, if dependent; personal income tax, if independent). Each individual application is reviewed by the tuition discount administrator using defined criteria that evaluates the available resources for the student’s cost of attendance at NYFA.

    Applicants are required to provide an essay detailing their need for the tuition discount. All applications are reviewed prior to the student’s initial semester in his or her program of study. In the event a student receives federal student aid, all tuition discount amounts are added to the recipient’s financial aid package and are included in the need determination for federal student aid programs. The tuition discount is provided to students for the duration of their program provided that students maintain satisfactory academic progress.


    General Application Information Required:
    • 1) Completed Application form.
    • 2) Application Essay (1 to 2 page document discussing the student’s financial circumstances, and explaining his or her financial need for assistance).
    • 3) Student Financial Documentation (all students) demonstrating annual household income. For U.S. Citizens, tax returns are required. For international students, tax returns or other documentation clearly demonstrating annual income are required. Please note, in the event that tax returns are unavailable, the following may be used: Social Security Documents; W2 Forms; or Bank Statements.
    • 4) Parents Financial Documentation (students under 26 years of age) demonstrating annual household income. For U.S. Citizens, tax returns are required. For international students, custodial parent’s tax return or other documentation clearly demonstrating annual income. Please note, in the event that tax returns are unavailable, the following may be used: Social Security Documents; W2 Forms; or Bank Statements.
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Brazil

The Brazilian Government's Scientific Mobility program, a competitive scholarship program, provides students matriculated at Brazilian universities an opportunity to pursue study for up to 12 months at colleges and universities in the United States or select other countries. Students transfer the credit back to their degree program at their own university and return to complete their degree in Brazil.

The New York Film Academy is among the eligible options in the U.S. This is a one-year non-degree program. Students will begin their program in either January (spring semester at NYFA); or September (fall semester at NYFA).

For more information please see: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Brazil-Scientific-Mobility

How to Apply:
The New York Film Academy works through CAPES, the Brazilian government’s educational funding agency. Interested students should consult their own universities and apply at the CAPES website. IIE, the U.S. entity charged with administering the CAPES grants, identifies the appropriate U.S. college or university for each student, and forwards the application.

Note: Students may not apply directly to NYFA for this program. All students are directed to apply through CAPES at the website above.

Canada

Canadian students may receive financial aid for study at NYFA and should consult their local Provincial and Territorial Financial Assistance Office for all requirements.

CHILE

Click here to learn more about FONDART.

COLOMBIA

  • COLFUTURO: Click here to learn more about Colfuturo. Students accepted to NYFA are eligible for $25,000 USD per year for master studies and living expenses. If a student is selected by Colfuturo, NYFA automatically awards $10,000 USD per year as well. Please email gil.matos@nyfa.edu with any questions regarding the process.
  • ICETEX: Click here to learn more about the Jóvenes Talentos Scholarship of $20.000.000 COP. Colombian applicants are eligible for an ICETEX loan/scholarship of up to $20.000.000 COP for programs between 12-24 months of duration. New York Film Academy will also award $8,500 USD to any student who is accepted to the 1- or 2-year programs, and is approved by ICETEX.

COSTA RICA

Click here to learn more about CONAPE.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Click to learn more about NYFA’s affiliation with Funglode.

ECUADOR

Students from Ecuador who are accepted to NYFA are eligible to receive a student loan for international studies of up to $50,000 USD from IECE Ecuador. For more information, please click here.

Finland

Click here to learn more about Kela, the Finnish government’s student aid program.

GUATEMALA

Click here to learn more about GuateFuturo. Students accepted to NYFA are eligible for $25,000 USD per year for master studies and living expenses. If a student is selected by GuateFuturo, NYFA automatically awards $10,000 per year as well. Please email gil.matos@nyfa.edu with any questions regarding the process.

HONDURAS

Click here to learn more about HondaFuturo. Students accepted to NYFA are eligible for $25,000 USD per year for master studies and living expenses. If student is selected by Hondufuturo, NYFA automatically awards $10,000 per year as well. Please email gil.matos@nyfa.edu with any questions regarding the process.

Kazakhstan

Click here to learn more about the Bolashak Scholarship.

Malaysia

Click here to learn about the Malaysian Government’s Scholarship for Film or Art Study.

Panama

Click here to learn more about IFARHU.

PERU

Click here to learn more about PRONABEC.

Saudi Arabia

Click here to learn about the Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission. If you have any questions about enrolling from Saudi Arabia, please contact Tami Alexander at tami@nyfa.edu.

South Africa

Funding is available from the National Arts Council of South Africa for arts projects and bursaries in the field of the arts. The NAC offers individual bursaries at the post-graduate level only. Bursaries for undergraduate students are offered through education and training institutions. Visit here to learn more.

Individuals, companies, and organizations may submit funding applications to the National Film and Video Foundation for grants or grant loans in any of the four funding categories: education and training, script development, production, marketing and distribution. Visit nfvf.co.za/funding.

National Youth Development Agency

The NYDA Grant Programme is designed to provide young entrepreneurs with an opportunity to access both financial and non-financial business development support in order to enable them to establish or grow their businesses. The programme will focus on youth entrepreneurs who are at intentional, promising and new stages of enterprise development. Visit http://www.nyda.gov.za/Pages/default.aspx.

Spain

Click here to learn about the Regional Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science, and Employment of Andalucia.

Sweden

Click here to learn more about CSN.

Taiwan

Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) offers a low-interest loan to help students to study overseas

In Taipei, the City Government has allocated up to $70,000 in funding 1,000 student per year.
The Department of Education offers $34,500 for Masters per student, $69,000 for PhDs, with no quota on numbers of borrowers

In Changhua, the City Government distribute approximately $150 million to local student in next 12 years, with no payback for 3 years plus an extended payment period of up to 16 years
The Department of Education provides $69,000 for a Masters degree per student and $103,500 for PhD degree programs. The total loan amount available is $150,000 each annually. Click here to learn more.

United Kingdom

Visit here to learn about Professional and Career Development Loans.

Sponsored Students

The New York Film Academy accepts students sponsored through the organizations listed below. Please visit the respective websites to see the requirements for becoming a sponsored student:

  • FULBRIGHT is an organization that administers grants for sponsored students, mainly for Masters programs, from countries outside the US. www.fulbright.state.gov
  • FULBRIGHT-LASPAU is an organization that administers grants for sponsored students from Latin America and the Caribbean. http://www.laspau.harvard.edu/current-programs/fulbright
  • AMIDEAST is an organization that administers grants for sponsored students from the Mideast and North Africa. www.amideast.org
  • THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS) offers scholarships through its Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program) every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, and Graduate Research leading to a university degree. The OAS also has a Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), which grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States and Suriname.
For more information about the scholarship programs and the application processes, please view the following links below:


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