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First Year International Students

Capital University is excited to welcome you to our campus. With 64 majors and more than 56 minors as well as independent study, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, and study-abroad programs, you can craft a college degree designed to jump-start your career, prepare you for a lifetime of learning and connect you to a network of alumni and working professionals throughout Ohio and the world. 

We encourage you to review our academic programs and scholarship opportunities

Application Process 

We accept students from all over the world to study at Capital. To apply to join our community, please follow these steps: 

  1. Go to our application page and complete either our application or the Common Application. 
  2. Submit the required documents. We cannot review your application until we receive all required documents.

    Check your application status page to see the exact requirements for you. 
    • You must request official secondary school transcripts and/or exam results be sent directly to Capital University at Transcripts and test scores uploaded by you will be considered unofficial.
    • Refer to our Required Materials list for details.
  3. Receive your admission decision and scholarship offer. We review your application as soon as all required materials are received, so apply and submit your documents early! 
  4. If you will be applying for the F-1 student visa, your next step will be to provide financial certification and the Affidavit of Support. You must demonstrate (through bank statements) your ability to pay for the remaining costs of your studies at Capital as part of the visa application process.
    • Once we have processed your financial certification, we will issue your I-20 document so that you can begin the student visa application.

This page is for you if you are seeking your first Bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree and you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Please use the links below for other situations:

Estimated Expenses and Scholarships

You can find detailed information about the cost of attending Capital University at our Tuition and Fees page.

Below is a sample table of expenses for a year of undergraduate study at Capital:

Tuition (2024-25) $42,777
Required University fees $490

Estimated living expenses (based on on-campus double room and meal plan rate) 
(If you are going to live with family in the Columbus area and commute to campus, you can subtract this amount.)

Insurance, books, and supplies $3,600
Total estimated costs: $59,927
Capital Scholarship Award Subtract your scholarship offer (received with offer of admission).
Total costs to demonstrate: _____________

Note: Undergraduate students are required to live on-campus unless you are over the age of 22 or have a family member within 30 miles of Capital with whom you can live for your entire period of study. Learn more about housing at Capital

Review our scholarships available to international students. You will receive your merit scholarship offer with your admittance. Capital University does not offer need-based scholarships to international students. 

After you have been accepted, you will receive more instructions for demonstrating your finances for visa purposes. 

When you’re ready to apply, go to our application page and complete either our application or the Common Application.