The Ohio State University is committed to becoming a preeminent global university. As one of America's best public universities, we strive to build a foundation that will integrate international dimensions with every facet of the institution, to pursue international partnerships and to collaborate on the solution of local and global issues based on Ohio State's expertise. Ohio State is home to more than 6,000 international students who are a vibrant part of the campus community.
Ohio State is located in Columbus, the capital of Ohio and the 14th largest city in the United States, with a population of more than two million. Columbus offers a wide variety of restaurants and shopping, cultural events, places of worship, historic neighborhoods, and major sports and entertainment venues. John Glenn Columbus International Airport, a 15-minute drive from campus, puts you within a few hours of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.
When international students first arrive at Ohio State, the Office of International Affairs is one of their initial points of contact. OIA provides students with a warm welcome to the campus community and supports their transition to a new life on campus and in Columbus.
While international students cannot receive U.S. federal financial aid, they are eligible to be considered for university associateships and fellowships. Also, the Office of International Affairs provides a few Graduate/Professional Student Grants and Scholarships.
EducationUSA is a global network of more than 450 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. EducationUSA centers actively promote United States higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.
Centers are staffed by professional advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience having studied in the United States themselves and/or having received State Department-approved training about United States higher education and the advising process.