Ohio Wesleyan is proud to welcome students from around the globe to our campus each year. International students make up about ten percent of our students and arrive here from over 60 different countries. To be among them, start your application following the instructions below.


You can submit your application and then upload your required documents as they are available in your portal or email them to owuintl@owu.edu.

International Students are required to contribute towards their educational expenses. Total billed costs are $70,834 and eligible students can expect an international scholarship of $30,000.


Non-US Citizens - November 1 (enrollment deposit December 15)
US Citizens or Permanent Residents - January 1 
Early Decision -  November 15
Early Action  -  December 1
Regular Decision  -  March 1*
Enrollment Fee - June 1 (2024 Extension)
Applicants are notified of a decision after their application is complete on a rolling basis.
*NOTE: After the deadline, we will continue to consider applications for admission for the fall through July 1. Students whose applications complete after July 1 will need to submit a NEW application for our upcoming Spring/Fall sessions.
  1. Submit the Common Application or the Coalition for College Application, Powered by SCOIR or the OWU Online Application.  There is NO application fee.
  2. One Essay should be submitted with the Common Application or our OWU Online Application... You can choose the topic.  
  3. English Language Proficiency:  We require all international students verify their English proficiency. Please see the various English Proficiency options.  The University reserves the right to require additional English language instruction, if needed, upon arrival.
  4. SAT Scores/ACT Scores are OPTIONAL for all students.  You will not be placed at a disadvantage if you are unable to submit standardized testing.  If you do wish to submit your testing, we would be pleased to consider your scores (SAT code 1594, ACT code 3316).  You may self-report scores but we will require official ones at the enrollment stage.  SAT/ACT scores are NOT required for Transfer Students.
  5. Academic Records can be submitted through the Common Application website by the school or by email if sent directly from the school under their official email address. The official records should include each subject you study and the academic grade/mark or other evidence that you completed the course satisfactorily. Your record should contain an explanation of the grading system. They should be submitted in English or in the original language accompanied by a certified literal translation. We can accept emailed records from the student if the documents are stamped/certified by the school. Please send to owuintl@owu.edu.
  6. One letter of recommendation is needed from a teacher, coach, or principal who is familiar with your recent academic performance. Submit via the Common Application website  Alternatively, you may send it by email to owuintl@owu.edu.
  7. Financial support: You will need to submit the online financial form AND provide a bank statement. The bank statement can be uploaded through the portal. 
  8. Copy of Passport ID page or government issued identification.
  9. Interviews:  Although interviews are not required for students, we welcome the opportunity to get to know you better through a personal interview - a conversation with a counselor.  OWU offers several options for interviews:  

If applicable, please include:

  • External Exam Results: Official records such as O-levels, IB, IGCSE, ICSE, SPM, KCSE, and others that are administered by an educational examining board should be submitted in English or in the original language accompanied by a certified literal translation and should contain an explanation of the grading system. The document will need to come directly from the school, or you can send if it is stamped/certified by your school. Please send by email to owuintl@owu.edu. 
  • Statement of activities (if you are not currently enrolled): A short paragraph describing what you have been doing since leaving school. Please send by email to owuintl@owu.edu.
  • Copy of Visa: A copy of your United States visa if you are already in the U.S. Please send it by email to owuintl@owu.edu.

Additional Information

  • If a student is admitted without financial aid as a first-year student, he/she will not be eligible for financial assistance in subsequent years.
  • On-campus student employment is possible for up to 20 hours per week, however, jobs are not guaranteed. Students generally work 8-10 hours per week depending on the campus job and the hours they are available to work. International students are not allowed to work off campus, per U.S. Government regulations.

Title IX Rules & Regulations

Ohio Wesleyan University does not discriminate against any person in employment or educational opportunities because of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information.

Any person concerned about discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation or has questions about the application of Title IX at Ohio Wesleyan University should contact the University's Title IX Coordinator or Deputies.

Title IX Coordinator
Dwayne Todd
HWCC 210
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Emily Paetz
HWCC 207
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Doug Koyle
HWCC 206

The Student Engagement and Success Office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding other discrimination concerns or complaints. Please contact the Student Engagement and Success Office if you have questions or concerns:

Student Engagement and Success
HWCC Room 209

See the Title IX, Sexual Misconduct, and the Cleary Act page for more information.

International Admission


Slocum Hall
75 S Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015
F 740-368-3314
E owuintl@owu.edu