WELCOME TO OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY!
This page contains quick references to the information that you want to know about OSU. You can also check out the OSU homepage for more information.
- How do I find out more about my academic department?
- What's happening on campus?
- Can I get a scholarship?
- How do I plan for healthcare?
- Can I get a job?
- How do I get involved on campus?
- How can I meet and make American friends?
- How do I find out more about OSU-Tulsa
- How do I find my way around Campus?
- Where can i get my ID card?
- More Information About OSU
Oklahoma State University is divided into academic colleges, which contain multiple departments and various degree options. There are six undergraduate academic colleges. Graduate students are all part of the Graduate College. To find out more about your academic department, you should go to the website of your college.
There are a few great sources to find out what exciting events are developing on campus and become better acquainted with Stillwater and OSU.
News@OkState provides updates on the important and exciting things that are happening on campus.
The Daily O'Collegian (known as the O'Colly) is the student-run campus newspaper. It is a daily paper that runs news about the campus, student activities, events on campus and the city of Stillwater.
The Stillwater Newspress is the local daily newspaper which has news about the city of Stillwater and more.
There are a few scholarships available for nonresident students. Among them are:
- Nonresident Achievement Scholarship
- Transfer Nonresident Achievement Scholarship
- Alumni Legacy Scholarship
- Oklahoma Ethiopian Society (OES) Scholarship
- Thai Student Scholarship
The State of Oklahoma has enacted new immunization requirements for college and university students that include Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Hepatitis. TB testing is also required and available at the Student Health Center (in lieu of the TB form). For more details and information about these requirements go to UHS website.
OSU’s University Health Services requires students fill out a health history & immunization form. This form is included in your acceptance package and can also be found online HERE. Students should note that they will not be allowed to enroll in their second semester at OSU until this form has been completed. It is recommended that you complete this form before your arrival on campus. You can either submit the form in person upon your arrival at University Health Services, or you may send the completed form to: University Health Services, 1202 W Farm Rd., Stillwater, OK 74078.
Medical insurance is MANDATORY for all international students (visa holders) at Oklahoma State University and their dependents as U.S. medical care is extremely expensive. Medical insurance will be provided upon arrival. Fees for insurance will be applied to the 1st tuition billing statement you receive.
For students with existing insurance policies: You must submit proof of insurance to University Health Services (UHS) upon your arrival (UHS is located on campus at 1202 W. Farm Road). If your insurance is deemed sufficient, you will not be enrolled in the international student health insurance plan.
Visit Academic Health Plans to get more information on those policies.
For the following information, please visit insurance webpage on UHS wesite.
- OSU Student Health Insurance Plan information
- Graduate Assistant / Associate Health Insurance Coverage eligibility information.
- Health plan coverage eligibility
- Any student wanting to decline this Health Insurance Plan
- Coverage requirements for international students
- Frequently Ask Questions
All international students must have ISS approval prior to working. Students on F-1 visas (who are not sponsored) are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week ON CAMPUS. Students who are sponsored or on J-1 visas must come to the ISS office to determine if they are eligible for employment. Off-campus employment is prohibited except in rare cases which must be authorized by a DSO in the ISS office. Unauthorized off-campus employment is considered failure to maintain status and can result in deportation. Visit Information for F-1 students and Information for J-1 students for more information on the immigration regulations regarding employment.
Form more information about working on campus, click here
Joining a student organization is the best way to meet people, have fun and get to know the OSU campus. Involvement on campus will help you feel at home at OSU. There are over 300 student organizations on campus, so everyone can find one that interests them! There are also many organizations specifically for international students. Visit HERE for opportunities to get involved.
The Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is the newest member of the OSU System. You can find out more about OSU-Tulsa by visiting OSU-Tulsa's International Students and Scholars website.
When you come first come to Stillwater and check in with ISS, we will tell you when , where and how you can get your OSU student ID card. You may also click HEREfor more informaiton.
For more information, contact:
Office of International Students and Scholars