Ohio University

International Scholarships

International Funding Resources

Merit scholarships are available for international students who meet freshman or transfer scholarship criteria. There are also other funding resources for international students and, in some cases, employment opportunities.

International Scholarships

International Excellence Award

All first-year and transfer international students who are new to the Athens campus of Ohio University in fall 2020 are eligible for consideration for an International Excellence Award. The application for admission serves as the application for this award. Students in any academic program are eligible for the award, but they must earn direct admission to academic study (not to the Ohio Program of Intensive English or University Success Pathway). The International Excellence Award is a four-year renewable scholarship, with an award of $2,000 per year. The scholarship may be combined with an OHIO Trustee Award, but no other OHIO Signature Awards.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Award

Two #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship awards are available to first-year applicants who are citizens of another country. You must apply and meet admission requirements for academic study at Ohio University, and you must submit the scholarship application by December 15.

Learn more about the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship

Freshman Scholarships

Awards are only available to students who begin their studies in the fall semester. You must submit official SAT or ACT scores to be considered for a freshman merit scholarship, and you should have a complete application by the extended early action deadline of December 3 for full consideration.

Learn more about freshman scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

Awards are only available to students who begin their studies in the fall semester. You must have completed a full year of academic study and present excellent grades to be eligible for consideration. You must be admitted by May 15.

Learn more about transfer scholarships

Other Funding Sources

You may wish to explore these other web sites for information on funding your education in the U.S.




U.S. immigration law strictly regulates the employment of international students. While on-campus employment may be possible, this will only provide a small portion of your living expenses through such employment. Further, the possibility of on-campus employment cannot be used to demonstrate that you have sufficient funding for your expenses. The full amount of expenses must be documented before a visa certificate can be issued on your behalf.