How to Apply

I was able to explore sides of Paris and sides of myself I would never have experienced in a bigger program – Ben Whalen, Philosophy, University of Vermont.


Welcome to the PSAC Online Application! We are pleased that you have chosen to study with Paris School of Arts and Culture!
To study with PSAC you must :

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher

Applicants should read and understand the information published on the PSAC website. In addition, applicants must agree to abide by PSAC policies. A complete application consists of

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis. We may review and accept late applications. Contact us to inquire about program availability after the application deadline.

Please read through the instructions before starting your application. If you have already read these instructions and are ready to begin, click here to begin the application process now.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

First step: online application. 

To apply for a PSAC program, the student must first submit a complete application dossier that includes the application form.

For the online application you will need to have on hand your passport number (if you already have one), and your current GPA.

Please collect this information before you begin the application. You will have to complete the entire application in one sitting. You will not be able to save your progress and return to complete your application later. The whole process should take less than one hour.

As soon as we receive your online application, we will review it and contact you via email to request the supporting documents listed below. Our email will contain a login and a password and will explain how to send us the documents necessary to complete your application and how to pay the application fee.

Second step: supporting documents 

Application Fee
A proof of payment for the $100 application fee must be mailed to PCA office. Once submitted, the $100 application deposit is non-refundable.
Payment can be made by check or money order.

Reference letters
The two reference letters must be on university letterhead and have the academic reference’s signature.
The reference should come from professors or persons who had a significant influence in your artistic life.

Study abroad approval form
You must notify your home institutions’ study abroad office or advisor of your intentions and also provide them with a copy of your application. They will advise you on how to get your project approved and how to get credits for your semester in Paris.
In case we haven’t worked with your university before, we will also contact your institution and help you get your study abroad project approved.

College transcript
Send us an official transcript as soon as you can procure one. To expedite the application process, you can email a JPG, TIF or PDF file of an unofficial transcript. Note that an official transcript is still required to complete your application.

Passport photocopy
We need a copy of our passport information page to enroll you at La Sorbonne. You should send us a JPEG, TIF of PDF file. If you do not have a passport at this time, please apply for one now an don’t worry. Just make sure to order your passport as soon as possible and submit a copy when you receive your passport.

Please send us 5 pictures of your art. They should be in pdf or jpg or tif. Chose 5 that best represent you, that are of your most personal projects, not necessarily those which received your best grades.
You can accompany the pictures with an artist’s statement.

If you are shy, or if you study arts (history of art, philosophy, sociology, museum studies…) but do not have a personal artistic practice, send us something anyway. We will not judge your art but would like to get a sense of what you look for in art.
If you would like to send us a video, and haven’t uploaded it online, we will explain how to upload it on a private part of this website.

Personal Project
The personal project should be approximately 300 words, completed if necessary with images (sketches, photographs…), and describe an artistic project that you wish to accomplish during your stay in Paris or a topic you wish to explore. It should describe how studying abroad with PSA will contribute to helping you with pursuing this project.
We suggest that you contact your academic advisor or study abroad advisor when you devise this project.
After we have reviewed your application, we may request more documents.

Third step: phone application

If you are accepted in the program, we will contact you to set up a phone interview.
The phone interview is informal and a good opportunity for you to ask questions about the program, application and enrollment process, etc. Interviews also provide an opportunity for us to learn more about your interests and needs so as to better taylor the program for you.