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Admissions for PhD Biomedical Sciences

International Students

I am an international student. Do I need to find a faculty member willing to serve as my dissertation advisor before I apply?

Yes. You must find a faculty member who commits to funding you for 5+ years before applying.

Can international students apply?

Yes. However, they MUST have a designated faculty mentor willing to fund a stipend, tuition and fees for 5+ years of the program before applying. In order to do this they would have to find an OSU faculty member on their own that is willing to sponsor them. The international student deadline is November 1.

Is there a minimum TOEFL score?

Yes. On the recommendation of the Graduate School, Ohio State is implementing a graduate conditional admission policy for international applicants whose English language proficiency is marginally below the university’s required levels, i.e. below TOEFL 79-80 iBT, or 550 PBT.

How many international students do you typically accept?

On average, one international student/year is accepted.