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Services for Sponsored Students

The Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) provides specialized services for students and scholars who are sponsored by various organizations, institutions, and governments. 

 

Karen Sebring, Coordinator of Sponsored Students, works closely with sponsors and their students to facilitate communication and ensure that requirements of fellowships and scholarships are met. She assists with immigration concerns, employment issues and the overall management of sponsor funds. She also provides broad administrative and personal support services for sponsored students and scholars.

 

To facilitate these services, ISS requires original copies of financial support forms and letters outlining the terms of sponsorship. Sponsors should also indicate the services they desire/require including who should be invoiced for tuition, fees, and related expenses.

 

The ISS Sponsored Student Coordinator will help sponsors to facilitate:

  • Application Follow Up with Graduate and/or Undergraduate Admissions
  • Third-party billing directly to sponsors
  • Disbursement of stipends and/or other sponsor funds
  • J-1 visa document issuance (if needed)
  • Monitoring of academic progress
  • Logistical support as needed

The ISS Sponsored Student Coordinator will help sponsored students to facilitate:

  • Direct communication with sponsors by e-mail, phone, fax or express mail
  • Cross-cultural experiences
  • Ground transportation to Stillwater from the OKC airport upon arrival and return transportation upon departure
  • Assistance with appropriate housing needs
  • Assistance with banking service needs
  • Logistical support to establish a residence
  • Direct communication with home country
  • Enrollment support and facilitation
  • Greater exposure to OSU, Stillwater, Oklahoma, and U.S. customs and culture

Sponsors Represented at OSU

OSU has participated in numerous programs with the following sponsors: 

  • American Councils for International Education (ACIE)
  • AMIDEAST
  • ARAMCO-Saudi Arabia/Houston
  • Borlaug Institute
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (Libyan-North American Scholarship Program)(CBIE)
  • Chevron Global Upstream
  • China Scholarship Council
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • CNPq - Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
  • CONACYT-Mexico
  • ConocoPhillips Libya WAHA Ltd.
  • Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Embassy of the Gabonese Republic
  • Embassy of Iraq
  • Embassy of Kuwait
  • Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman
  • Embassy of Turkey
  • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)-EXXONMOBIL
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)-Ford, Cambodia HARVEST
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)-Fulbright
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)-ISLP – Iraqi Scholars & Leaders Program
  • International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)-Muskie Fellows
  • International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)-Bolashak Program Kazakhstan
  • International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)-Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange
  • Iraq HCED
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

 

 

  • Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU)-Fulbright
  • Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU)-CNPQ-Brazil
  • Libyan Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research/Cultural Attachés’ Office
  • Mining Governance & Growth Support Project Malawi
  • Ministry of Finance/Indonesia (LPDP)
  • Ministry of Higher Education/Malaysia
  • Ministry of Education and Training (MOET)-Vietnam
  • Qatar Higher Education Institute
  • Republic of Yemen - Hadhramout Establishment for Human Development (HEHD)
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Royal Thai Airforce
  • Royal Thai Embassy
  • SABIC - Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation 
  • Saudi Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission to the USA (SACM)
  • STARR Foundation
  • Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua (UACH)
  • University of Jordan
  • United Arab Emirates ADNOC
  • Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
  • Vietnam International Education Development (VIED)
  • West Africa Management Services (WAMS)
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