If you do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency at the time of your application, you will apply as an international applicant.

International applicants are required to complete a few additional steps beyond the application requirements.

 

  • Certified Translation of Credentials and University Transcript

    Applicants must provide scanned copies of official (original or certified) transcripts of all college or university-level academic coursework and a certified English translation of their credentials, if the originals are not in English. Copies of transcripts and/or English translations must be certified by a university/school official, embassy official, the Ministry of Education, or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    MACC APPLICANTS ONLY:

    If you have earned or will earn a degree from a university outside of the United States, you are also required to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation by an approved credential evaluator.  The Fisher MAcc program accepts course-by-course evaluations from either World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.  This process can take up to six weeks - take this into account when compiling your application materials.  The WES/ECE evaluation will not be accepted as a substitute for an official transcript even if WES/ECE has attached a scan of the transcript to its evaluation.
     

  • English Proficiency

    Proof of English language proficiency is required for international applicants and for those who have held the status of U.S. permanent resident for less than one year from the official first day of the autumn semester enrollment. Applicants who are either a) citizens of or b) have earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a university in one of the following countries are exempt from the requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, the United States of America and Wales.

    Applicants required to provide proof of English language proficiency should submit either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Official TOEFL/IELTS scores must be received by Ohio State before applications will be reviewed for admission. We do not conditionally admit applicants who have not met the requirement for English proficiency. It takes about one month from the time the test is taken for Ohio State to receive official test scores, so plan accordingly. 

    MINIMUM RECOMMENDED SCORES:

    TOEFL
    100 - Internet-based (and 24+ on speaking section recommended)
    600 - Paper-based

    IELTS
    7.0 (and 7.0+ on speaking section recommended)

    Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to other commonly requested information.

  • Additional English Proficiency Resources

    We offer a variety of options for international students, including the option to come early and participate in our English language immersion program - The Ohio State American Language Program.

    Admission to the ALP program does not guarantee admission to a Fisher graduate program.

  • Chinese Applicants

    Fanping allows any applicant from China to create a student profile before you apply to our university.  This profile provides us with information about you that can differentiate you from your peers. This website is not a part of our official application process; however, we can use this student profile to evaluate you as a potential applicant to our university.  Your student profile can be created and submitted at any time of the year for our review.

  • Passport Copy

    All international applicants should supply a photocopy of the photo/data page of their current, valid passport – if the applicant is subsequently recommended for admission, this step will help the applicant save a lot of time during the financial review process.

    Steps to upload copy of passport:

    1)    Activate your osu.edu credentials.

    a.    Go to my.osu.edu and click on "Activate Now".  You must activate your osu.edu credentials first before you can upload a copy of your passport. If there are any issues with activation, contact +1 (614) 688-4357 or 8help@osu.edu.

    2)    Submit a scanned copy of your passport via the Document Uploader after your application is uploaded into the Student Information System (SIS).

    a.    It takes five business days for your application to be uploaded into SIS.

    b.    Accordingly, wait five business days after you submit your application to the Fisher College of Business before you attempt to upload a copy of your passport to the Document Uploader.

    c.    If you are admitted and you plan to have dependents (e.g. spouse, children) join you, be sure to also upload copies of passports for your dependents.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LOAN OPTIONS

Most loan programs require U.S. citizen co-signers. However, the two funding sources listed below do not require U.S.-based co-signers. We offer this information to prospective students with no endorsement implied or expressly stated by The Ohio State University or Fisher College of Business.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The majority of admitted international students qualify for merit-based funding.

In addition, the following merit-based opportunities are available to Full-Time MBA international students:

 

  • International Student Ambassador

    Each year, we select two incoming international students to work as student ambassadors to the MBA program. Student ambassadors often serve as the first point of contact and are thought of as the face of the Fisher MBA program for prospective Fisher candidates.  The role of the ambassador is to help prospective students navigate the admissions process and ease their transition to enrolling at Fisher. 

    This highly competitive award requires the following:

    • Admission to the Full-Time MBA program
    • Strong academic record
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality
    • Demonstration of effective time management skills
    • Service-oriented mentality
    • Completion of a separate interview with the Director of Admissions

     

    The Student Ambassador will work 10 hours per week in exchange for 50 percent tuition and fee waiver and monthly stipend of $715 during the academic year.

  • Scholarship for the Americas

    The Scholarship for the Americas was created to help attract more students from South and Central America to the Fisher MBA programThe Scholarship for the Americas is merit-based and offered to a candidate who demonstrates strong academic aptitude, competitive GMAT or GRE test score, work experience, leadership potential, and desire for professional development.

    The scholarship is comprised of the following:

    • Full tuition waiver for two years
    • Monthly stipend of $1,435

     

    While there is not an official work requirement attached to this award, scholarship recipients are asked to assist the Graduate Programs Office in increasing the recruitment of students from Latin America.

  • Scholarship for Africa

    The Scholarship for Africa was created to help attract more students from Africa to the Fisher MBA programThe Scholarship for Africa is merit-based and offered to a candidate who demonstrates strong academic aptitude, competitive GMAT or GRE test score, work experience, leadership potential, and desire for professional development.

    The scholarship is comprised of the following:

    • Full tuition waiver for two years
    • Monthly stipend of $1,435

     

    While there is not an official work requirement attached to this award, scholarship recipients are asked to assist the Graduate Programs Office in increasing the recruitment of students from Africa.

  • Scholarship for Europe

    The Scholarship for Europe was created to help attract more students from Europe to the Fisher MBA programThe scholarship is merit-based and offered to a candidate who demonstrates strong academic aptitude, competitive GMAT of GRE test score, work experience, leadership potential, and desire for professional development.

    The scholarship is comprised of the following:

    • Full tuition waiver for two years

    • Monthly stipend of $1,435

     

    While there is not an official work requirement attached to this award, scholarship recipients are asked to assist the Graduate Programs Office in increasing the recruitment of students from the Europe.