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Application Process

  1. How will I be nominated?

    Nominations will be sent by your University Exchange Coordinator to the Office of Global Business at Fisher.

  2. Am I guaranteed to be accepted for exchange at the Fisher College of Business?

    No. There are several reasons you might be denied but providing your documents in a timely manner will speed up such decisions.

  3. What is the deadline for the application?

    We need your application materials as soon as possible in order to get you admitted and your DS-2019 documentation for the US Visa prepared in time for your studies. The deadline for application is:

    • Autumn Semester: March 15
    • Spring Semester: October 1
  4. Do I need a U.S. Student Visa?

    All international exchange students are required to obtain a J-1 visa to attend The Ohio State University. This includes European students.  A "Visa Waiver" is not permitted at Ohio State -- all students must have a J-1 visa. Information about U.S. consulate policies, procedures, and requirements can be obtained through the U.S. State Department or the U.S. J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program page. Applicants for student visas usually apply at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country of their permanent residence. 

  5. Where can I find the academic calender at OSU?

    You can find the offical academic caledner at OSU on the Registrars Office page. You can find the calender link on the left hand navigation bar.