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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.

*You do not need to select an advisor on the application form. You can leave those fields empty*

For additional information regarding the application process to the Center for International Studies, email African Studies at african.studies@ohio.edu

Financial Aid Information

The African Studies Program offers tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships on a competitive basis for the study of Africa; Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Graduate Recruitment Scholarship/ Stipend (GRS). Financial aid awards are granted for one year; renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance in academic and service obligations.

GA : requires a minimum academic course load of 12 graduate credits a semester and includes a tuition scholarship and a stipend for fifteen weekly hours of service to the program.

GRS : requires a minimum academic course load of 15 graduate credits a semester and includes a partial tuition scholarship and a stipend of $900 per semester for five weekly hours of service to the program.

If you would like to be considered for financial assistance indicate on the admission application form. January 15 is the deadline for consideration for financial assistance. Admission to the program is a prerequisite for all awards. Also see Ohio University's Chubb Hall for general information about Financial Aid.