International Students

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is located in the center of a thriving cultural community. Within walking distance are theatres, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, museums and entertainment of all kinds. As Michigan's second largest city and the nation's office furniture capital, Grand Rapids has a long history of supporting innovative design and arts activities.

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How to Apply

Applying at KCAD is easy. We do everything we can to help international students gain admission and make an easy transition to life at KCAD.


KCAD offers 12 BFA programs and one BA program as well as two graduate programs and an Advanced Studies Certificate in Design and Innovation Management. 


KCAD students can rent furnished apartments at The Lofts @ 5 Lyon, located just one block north of the campus - you can't live closer to the campus. We recommend that all International students take advantage of this housing opportunity.


KCAD offers extraordinary places for artists and designers to work and learn. Labs and workshops are well-resourced with the tools of both modern and traditional processes. Each program has its own home base of classrooms, studios, resource rooms, and exhibition spaces, with all the specialized technology and tools to support your studies.

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