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Study abroad at Full Sail University

Full Sail University (Full Sail) is a dynamic private University situated in Winter Park, a sunny American city near lively Orlando - in the vibrant heart of Florida. There are currently around 21,000 students living and studying at Full Sail.

The University offers innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programs specializing in the entertainment, arts, technology, and media disciplines. Full Sail is dedicated to producing creative thinkers through real-world industry experiences.

Life at Full Sail is truly unique. Students have access to exclusive on-campus facilities like animation labs, recording studios, an Esports arena, film sets, art suites, a game center, creative zones, collaboration hubs, and so much more.

Full Sail boasts a powerful alumni network. Many graduates have built fruitful careers thanks to the skills, connections, and tools they’ve gained from the University. Successful alumni include Oscar and Grammy winners, animators, directors, and entrepreneurs.

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Why study at Full Sail?

  • Small classes

    Tight-knit study groups making it easier to connect with classmates and staff

  • Leading Educators

    Talented and respected professors with a wealth of experience

  • Industry connections

    Outstanding work opportunities thanks to partnerships with big-name companies

  • Influential alumni

    Build relationships with prominent industry figures

Life as an international student

Each year, students from across the globe choose Full Sail to get one step closer to their career dreams. The student population is incredibly multicultural, open, and friendly - you’ll feel at home from the moment you arrive.

There are numerous student residence complexes on and around the University’s awesome campus. There are accommodation choices to meet a range of needs, budgets, and preferences. All housing options are located in safe, clean, and convenient neighborhoods.

Students at Full Sail have countless opportunities to experience a multitude of extracurricular activities, groups, and clubs. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from cultural events to social outings - you’ll make lots of friends along the way.

What Full Sail University says

  • Akash Amin

    Akash Amin

    Full Sail University Director
    Akash Amin says

    I believe Full Sail is a great place for international students given the diversity of students that come here. One important factor for international students is the ability to fit in and adjust to the new environment. Students join us from all over the globe to pursue degrees within Entertainment, Media, Arts, and Technology, and they all have one thing in common - creativity!

    Full Sail has a large international team on campus along with representatives located in several countries across the world including Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Trinidad, India, China, Mauritius, South Korea, and Vietnam. Welcoming students to be part of the Full Sail family is something we look forward to every day.

    While there are many unique aspects, in my opinion, how students learn at Full Sail really tops the list. Full Sail provides a fast and focused education which not only allows students to complete their degree in about half the time as a traditional university but also exposes them to a project-based curriculum.

    The aim is to best prepare our students for the industry, providing more of a hands-on approach to education. When I think about Entertainment, Media, Arts and Technology, I truly believe that the more hands-on experience you have, the more projects you have worked on, snd the broader your portfolio will give you an edge in today's workforce.

    In addition to the hands-on education, students also have the opportunity to be able to work on real projects with professional companies such as the WWE which can really add to their resume.

    When it comes to services for international students, I believe this is something we do really well. With the staff we have in place to service our international students, there is no situation too big or small that we will not be able to assist with.

    We are part of the student's entire journey, from the first interaction with Full Sail all the way to graduation and beyond. If I am to speak to the facilities at Full Sail, I would confidently say that the facilities are second to none! Being on campus feels more like working in a collaborative creative studio.

    From live venues to production studios, to a Hollywood-style backlot, our spaces are designed for hands-on learning — giving students the environments, technology, and production tools to bring ideas to life. I would urge students to take a virtual tour of the campus to see how amazing it is but be advised that there are no words that would explain how amazing it is to see it in person.

    I firmly believe that career opportunities upon graduation will ultimately depend on the student, however, we put our best foot forward to prepare the student. If we look at the Entertainment, Media, Arts, and Technology industries, it is clear that these industries are not going to disappear, rather they continue to evolve.

    This tells me that jobs will always be available, and if you tie in the way Full Sail's education model, the resources that are offered, and our career development team, I believe students graduating from Full Sail have great career opportunities post-graduation.

Student life & facilities

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    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
    • Bars
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
    • Loan Laptops
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

Fees and funding


Academic Advantage Scholarship

Full Sail University is dedicated to the encouragement and development of future generations of entertainment media and technology professionals. In an effort to further this encouragement and development, Full Sail University introduces the Academic Advantage Scholarship Program. Academic Advantage Scholarship for eligible campus degree program candidates will vary:

  • Associate degree students may earn up to $5,000 for their first academic year, and a total of $7,500 for all academic years.
  • Bachelor's degree students may earn up to $6,000 for their first academic year, and a total of $15,000 for all academic years.
  • Master's degree students may earn up to $4,000 for their first academic year, and a total of $6,000 for all academic years.

Global Achievement Scholarship

The Full Sail Global Achievement Scholarship is designed to encourage and develop future international entertainment and media professionals throughout the world. The Global Achievement Scholarship will award up to $5,000 to eligible campus degree program candidates.  This scholarship fund is limited, and will be awarded to all applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and according to the award determination process as outlined below. In order to be eligible for consideration, those applying for a Global Achievement Scholarship must:

  • Complete and submit the Global Achievement application, and an original 250-word essay on “How My Full Sail Education Will Help Me Achieve My Career Dream” prior to the first day of class.
  • Be a non-US citizen or nonpermanent resident, as defined by Full Sail University.
  • Applicants must have applied for one of the following immersive campus degree programs

    Computer Animation, Creative Writing, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Media Communication, Music Business, Recording Arts, Show Production, or Sports Marketing & Media

STEM Scholarship

The STEM Scholarship is designed to encourage and develop future international professionals seeking careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The STEM Scholarship program will award up to $5,000 to eligible campus degree program candidates. This scholarship fund is limited and will be awarded to all applicants who meet the eligibility requirements according to the award determination process outlined below. In order to be eligible for consideration, those applying for a STEM Scholarship must:

  • Be a non-US citizen or nonpermanent resident, as defined by Full Sail University.
  • Complete and submit the STEM Scholarship application, and an original 250-word essay, “How My Full Sail Education Will Prepare Me for a STEM Career,” prior to the first day of class.

Women In Technology Scholarship

The Women in Technology Scholarship is designed to identify women who are exceptionally talented in their problem solving and critical thinking skills, academically successful, and passionate about emerging technology industries. Three components encompass this program: scholarship, community, and mentorship. The Women in Technology Scholarship program will award a full scholarship including tuition and a laptop to an eligible woman pursuing a select Full Sail University degree program. Applicants will need to adhere to eligibility criteria and strict deadlines outlined in the Minimum Eligibility Requirements and Application Process sections. Upon starting the program, the recipient is paired with a mentor (female faculty or graduate in a similar field of study), during their time at Full Sail University. Along with a mentor, the award winner will have an opportunity to engage with the community by attending a conference with an emphasis in Women’s leadership in technology. Finalists will be invited to a Full Sail University virtual event to participate in a whiteboard problem-solving competition. A very limited number of scholarships awarded to the finalists selected from the competition.

Fee information

  • Certificate tuition (online and on-campus): $10,500 per program
  • Undergraduate tuition (on campus): from $22,750 to 44,500 per year
  • Undergraduate tuition (online): from $16,000 to $32,000 per year
  • Graduate tuition (on campus): $38,000 per program
  • Graduate tuition (online): $35,000 per program


Full Sail University

3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792, United States

Full Sail’s campus is a short distance from Winter Park’s awesome downtown region. Winter Park is also in close proximity to the internationally renowned city of Orlando, which is home to a host of exciting activities and social hangouts.

Visa requirements for Full Sail University

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