City: Columbus

OSU Engineering

OSU Exchange Students

Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Fall): August-December
Semester 2 (Spring): January-May

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Language of instruction:  English
Full time load equivalent: 12 credits per semester
Fields of Study Available:
This is not an exclusive list of the disciplines available. 
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study. (In English)
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.


Students must study the majority of their courses within the Materials Science and Engineering department. Remaining courses can be studied within the College of Engineering. 

Materials Science and Engineering Course List and Schedule

General Course Catalogue

Restricted Fields of Study: This exchange is for Materials Science/Engineering only.
Approximate living expenses:


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For a specific breakdown on expenses please see the information sheet below.

Approximate Cost of Living


All students studying at OSU are required to maintain adequate health coverage throughout the duration of their exchange. Information regarding the OSU Student Health Insurance Plan, including costs and benefits, can be found here

Students may be eligible to waive the OSU Student Health Insurance Plan if they have sufficient coverage and meet OSU's minimum requirements for coverage. For more information on how to obtain a waiver, see the link above. Please note that the waiver of the OSU Student Health Insurance Plan is not guaranteed and is subject to OSU's approval. If your current insurance does not meet OSU's minimum requirements for coverage you will be required to purchase OSU's Student Health Insurance Plan. It is not recommended that you purchase an addition insurance plan until you have confirmed that your host university will accept the policy. 

Additional information:

Accommodation: Ohio State has a number of different accommodation options including on-campus housing and off-campus housing.

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