Ohio University

Newly Admitted International Students


We are happy you will be joining us at Ohio University and hope you find your time here academically and personally rewarding. Now that you have been admitted, the resources below will help get you started.

We are sure you must have many questions. International Student and Faculty Services Arrival and Orientation will provide you with information on the following topics: before you leave, travel arrangements, if you are bringing your family, after your arrival and what to expect in Athens. 

The F-1 or J-1 visa requires a Certificate of Eligibility: I-20 (for F visa) and DS-2019 (for J visa).

Directions and specific information about student visas can be found here: I-20/DS-2019

Visa Appointment Wait Time

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) 

Payment Methods

For questions about making online payments to Ohio University, please contact the Office of the Bursar. It is strongly suggested that you do not travel with large sums of cash.