Scholarships Merit-based
The Ohio State University

International Student Grant

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Various benefits
United States
Not specified
Application deadline


The Office of International Affairs funds grants and scholarships that are made available to faculty, graduate and professional students, and undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Tuition fee waiver

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Office of International Affairs (OIA) awards partial tuition grants each semester to international students at The Ohio State University. These grants are intended to help international students who are within two semesters of graduation and who have demonstrated financial need to complete their degrees.

Applicable programmes


There is a limit of one grant award per degree level. Applicants will be notified by email regarding the grant committee's decision. All decisions are final. Grants will be deposited directly into students' accounts under Fees and Deposits.


Eligible students must:

  • Be a non-immigrant international student in F-1 or J-1 status.
  • Be currently enrolled at Ohio State in a degree granting program.
  • Have never received an Office of International Affairs grant before in current degree level.
  • Be within one semester of graduation or have a compelling, unforeseen emergency.
  • Have demonstrated financial need to complete current degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduates.

Scholarship requirements




United States


225 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified

Please submit the following documentation to apply

International Student Grant Application.

Letter explaining in specific terms why this grant is needed and how you intend to use it, as well as what you have done and are doing to meet your financial needs. Note: You will not be interviewed for an OIA grant. Therefore, take full advantage of this opportunity to explain your financial situation in writing. However, limit your statement to a maximum of one page.

Any additional documentation you wish to submit to support your case, if necessary.


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