International applicants must complete all of the required application materials listed for their specific program and must also submit the following materials to be considered for admission.
Complete ODU's online Graduate Application for International Students.
Pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.
If you have attended any university outside of the U.S., you should submit all official academic transcripts/records to World Evaluation Services (WES). For more information, please visit www.wes.org.
Proof of English Proficiency
For those whose first language is not English, ODU will accept the following:
- Completion of ELS Level 112 intensive program. For more information, visit www.els.edu/columbus.
Official TOEFL score of at least 550 (79- internet based). ODU Institutional TOEFL code is 1131.
Official IELTS band score of at least 6.5.
You must complete the essay requirement for the program you are applying for. Please each specific program page for details.
Declaration of Finances
The financial sponsor and guarantor of the applicant must complete this form. An I-20 cannot be issued without the completed form as well as evidence of financial support.
Evidence of Financial Support
Evidence that the applicant’s financial guarantor has funds available for at least the first year must also be submitted.
International Student Advisor Report Form
Applicants who are currently in F-1 status at another institution in the US, either studying or in optional practical training (OPT), must complete this form. This form verifies that your current school will be transferring your immigration (SEVIS) record to ODU so that we can issue you and I-20. Contact the International Office for further details.
Provide 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can address your academic potential.
Download Recommendation Form