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ScholarsIn this section, international scholars can find information and resources to support your transition and to help you comfortably adjust to your new life on campus and in Columbus.

Scholars can meet one-on-one with coordinator from the international student and scholar team to get answers to questions about immigration regulations, cultural differences and financial matters. Learn more about scheduling an appointment.

Scholars can find information about the types of visas needed for their stay in the United States, links to academic programs, how to pay tuition, housing options, an overview of the campus and life in Columbus and much more.

Ohio State departments looking to successfully invite international scholars to The Ohio State University can check out our page for more infomation.

All of these services help ensure that international scholars and their families have the greatest opportunity to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals during their time at Ohio State. 


RECENT SCHOLAR NEWS

2015 Best in Show - Fire and Ice (Photography Paul Woo)All The Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2018 International Photography Competition. All photographs must be the original work of the entrant, of high quality and taken outside of the United States. Photographers are invited to submit one photo in each category: People, Places and Arts & Culture. Submissions are accepted until October 8, 2018. Review the 2018 International Photography Competition Rules and submit your best international photos.

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J-1 International Scholars are invited to apply to the 13th Annual International Scholar Research Exposition hosted by the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Research.

The exposition will showcase in poster format the world-class research being undertaken by international scholars at The Ohio State University. This three-month exposition will run from November 6, 2018 - January 1, 2019 and be displayed outside the office of President Michael V. Drake on the first and second floor lobbies of Bricker Hall. President Drake and Senior Vice President of Research Morley Stone will attend the opening reception to recognize those scholars and faculty mentors whose research posters are selected for display in the exposition.

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2017 Fulbright Reception

Each year, the Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School and the Undergraduate Fellowship Office combine their efforts to provide a full week of events including information sessions, workshops and panels to inform faculty and graduate and undergraduate students abou the opportunities available through the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs. All faculty, professionals and students are welcome to participate. The 2018 Fulbright Week took place March 26 - 30. The complete schedule is posted below.

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With the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump's executive order, it is important for international students and scholars to know that the Office of International Affairs is here to provide information and resources for individuals directly affected by this policy and to those who may have concerns.

Although the executive order restricts travel to the United States by nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, an exemption continues to benefit individuals from those countries who have a credible and documented "bona fide relationship" with a person or entity in the United States. For example, students from the designated countries who have been admitted to U.S. educational institutions such as Ohio State, individuals who have accepted an offer of employment, or lecturers invited to address an audience in the United States have met the necessary requirements. This policy may lengthen wait times for those seeking new visas to enter the United States. Ohio State strongly encourages new students and scholars from Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen to begin the visa application process early.

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Fulbright Scholar Tim LandersThe Ohio State University is ranked fourth in the nation and is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Nine scholars from Ohio State were awarded Fulbright grants in the past year.

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