International Student Grant

  • Bachelor, , Master

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.


You must be a non-immigrant international student (F-1 or J-1 status) currently enrolled in a degree-granting program and be within one semester of graduation. You must demonstrate financial need to complete your current degree and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (for undergraduates) or 3.0 (for graduates). You must also have never received an OIA grant before at your current degree level.

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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 the students' account under Fees and Deposits.


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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