University Fellowship

261fellowshipsupportingThe Graduate School offers fellowship opportunities for new, incoming graduate students.

All Graduate School fellowships provide a monthly stipend, academic tuition and fees, and a subsidy of 85% of the student health insurance premiums. These fellowships are nonrenewable and may not be deferred.

Students are nominated for fellowship consideration by their prospective graduate programs in early January, prior to starting their graduate studies. Students may not apply directly for fellowship support. Each graduate program has a limited number of students who may be nominated for fellowship consideration.

Admission applications must be completed by the end of November for international applicants and by mid-January for domestic applicants.

Selection and Decisions

Fellowship selection is made through a university-wide competition by a faculty committee as well as through an allocation of some fellowships to the individual colleges for more localized choice. Fellowship award decisions are released to the graduate programs in mid-February. Students awarded fellowships are notified by the Graduate School in early March.

Criteria

Following is a list of the Graduate School fellowships and eligibility criteria for incoming students. Exceptions to these criteria may be made on a case-by-case basis. It is possible that programs may not be able to nominate every student meeting the Graduate School's minimal criteria. Please check with your department regarding their specific deadlines and possible additional criteria.

University Fellowship (UF)
Tenure: 12 consecutive months
Monthly stipend: $1,666
Open to domestic and international students
Eligibility Requirements
Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on another scale)
A 75th percentile average on the GRE Verbal and Quantitative components and a 4.0 on the Analytical Writing component. Students taking the GMAT must achieve a 75th percentile on the GMAT total score.

Graduate Enrichment Fellowship
The intent of the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship program is to recruit individuals who will bring diversity to the Graduate School. The Graduate School considers diversity to be a broadly defined concept. Examples of features of an applicant’s file that could satisfy this criterion include, but are not limited to, ethnic background, social or economic disadvantage, nominee status as a McNair Scholar, disability, or other characteristics or attributes that may contribute to the diversity of the Graduate School. These fellowships provide a monthly stipend, academic tuition and fees for the fellow’s first year of graduate study, and a subsidy of 85% of the student health insurance premiums. These fellowships are nonrenewable and are restricted to U.S. citizens.

Graduate Enrichment Fellowship (GE)
Tenure: 12 consecutive months
Monthly stipend: $1,666
Eligibility Requirements
Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on another scale)
A 40th percentile average on the GRE Verbal and Quantitative components and a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing component. Students taking the GMAT must achieve a 40th percentile on the GMAT total score.

Tuition and Fees

For domestic students interested in information regarding tuition and fees, please visit http://gradadmissions.osu.edu. For international students interested in information regarding tuition and fees, please visit http://gradadmissions.osu.edu. For information regarding Student Financial Aid, please visit http://sfa.osu.edu/.

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