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Undergraduate Student Grants and Scholarships

International Student Grant Application

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

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.


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 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 in current degree level. 

Application Deadlines

Autumn Semester – July 15
Spring Semester – December 15
Summer Semester – February 15

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.
  • Letter of support from your academic advisor confirming personal merit and progress toward completion of degree. The letter must specify the expected date of graduation.