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A diversity of cultures, ideas, points of view, and methods of creative expression form an integral and essential element of the educational experience. And at CCS, we’re proud to welcome creative students from all over the world to be a part of undergraduate, graduate, and pre-college and continuing studies programs.
Our inclusive community includes students and faculty from more than 25 countries around the world. CCS alumni work in countless international organizations and companies, on nearly every continent.
Create change, connection and your future at CCS.
The College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit, private college authorized by the Michigan Education Department to grant Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. CCS is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
CCS offers 11 STEM Designated Undergraduate and Graduate Programs.
Proud participant in the Fulbright International Scholar Program
Ensure you have everything you need to navigate the application process by checking the specific requirements for your area of study.
Get information on the Undergraduate requirements and admissions process here.
Get information on the Graduate requirements and admission process here.
We strongly encourage applying by the priority deadline to be considered for the highest amount of scholarships available.
Undergraduate Early Action Deadline: December 1, 2022
Graduate Priority Deadline: January 15, 2023
CCS Merit Scholarships
Applicants to CCS are automatically considered for CCS Scholarships once they complete their admissions requirements. Awards are based on the portfolio, academic achievement and any other required materials and can vary from student to student during the admission process.
$22,000 USD (per academic year)
Average CCS Scholarship for incoming international BFA students who began their studies during the 2021 – 2022 academic year
100% of incoming international graduate students in fall 2021 received a CCS Scholarship (up to $24,000 USD per academic year.)
$20,000 – $25,000* USD (per academic year) – Range of CCS Scholarship funding available for incoming international graduate students *Based on the review of a completed application, submissions of materials, and selected program of study
International Student Grant
New and returning international students are awarded $1,500 in the first semester of enrollment each academic year. To be eligible, a student must be a citizen of a foreign country (non-U.S. resident).
U.S. Federal Financial Aid, including loans, grants and need-based aid, is not available for international students. Additional financial aid may be available through the resources provided below:
Private or Alternative Loans
Private or alternative loans are available to international students. Please visit finaid.org or edupass.org information on the alternative/private loan process and requirements. International students are encouraged to check for student scholarships, loans or grants within their home country before applying for alternative/private loans.
For resources on avoiding fraudulent scholarships, check out the scholarship scam page on the US Department of Education website.
“Although I’m still holding a foreign passport, the word ‘immigrant’ already became my identity.”
“The more cultures I gain exposure to, the more my empathy for people grows. In the realm of communication design, this growth has helped me reach out to different audiences in nuanced ways.”
Jose Casas ‘11 BFA Transportation Design
Senior Designer at BMW Group (Munich)
Uijung Kim ‘13 BFA Illustration
Freelance Illustrator (Brooklyn, NY)
Sophia Park ‘16 MFA Color & Materials Design
CMF Designer at Rivian (Plymouth, MI)
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