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Admissions Information

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Admission Requirements: In addition to university admission requirements of a minimum of a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a TOEFL of 80+ for non-native English speakers, students need to also submit;

  1. Resume or CV
  2. A personal statement or statement of purpose: Should speak to your career goals and how the program fits into that
  3. An autobiographical sketch: Should highlight your experiences and how they influenced your decision to apply to the program
  4. 3 letters of recommendation: Should be academic references.

For additional information regarding the application process to the Center for International Studies, contact Bose Maposa at maposa@ohio.edu.

Financial Aid Information

The African Studies Program offers tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships on a competitive basis for the study of Africa. If you would like to be considered for financial assistance indicate on the admission application form. February 19 is the deadline for consideration for financial assistance. Students applying from abroad should also consult with the American Consulate for additional information about financial aid for study in the United States. Admission to the program is a prerequisite for all awards. Also see Ohio University's Chubb Hall for general information about Financial Aid.