International Students and ODUOnline
With over 30 years in distance education, our online programs have the same content and academic rigor as on-campus classes.
Is This Right For Me?
Who can take an online program?
Students all around the world can enroll at Old Dominion University to complete undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. However, students who are currently living in the United States with an F1 student visa may not enroll in our online programs.
Will my degree say “online”?
No. Our online programs are taught by faculty at our main campus in Norfolk, Virginia. The courses contain the same content and academic rigor, whether you study online or on campus. Your diploma will say that you earned your degree from Old Dominion University.
Paying for School
International Student Scholarship
We offer a $3,500 USD scholarship, awarded to one non-U.S. citizen each semester. To apply, write an original 400-word essay describing how an ODU education will help you reach your dreams.
Cost for Online International Students
Rates below are effective for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- Undergraduate: $389 per credit hour
- Graduate: $568 per credit hour
We Support You
We develop our programs based on what works for you. From military ships at sea, to your home, or one of our partner community colleges, you'll get the same academic support and resources as any of our on-campus students.
As an ODU student, you'll have access to all the support that our on-campus students enjoy, from career services to 24/7 technical support.
Becoming a Monarch
Applying as an International Student
Find out how to complete your admissions application online, submit your transcripts, and provide evidence of English language proficiency.
Can I register and start classes at any time?
No, ODU has specific admission deadlines and course registration periods. Most courses follow ODU's regular semester schedule. A few programs have an accelerated schedule, such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Also, select programs designed for U.S. military personnel can be completed via portable media (like CD-ROM), so servicemembers can continue their education while deployed.
International ODUOnline Scholarship Recipient Plans to Pursue Engineering
Irsan Tjioe has had a lifelong passion for engineering. He dreamed of designing landscape-changing infrastructure since he was 6. He's attending ODUOnline while working as a designer at a mechanical engineering consulting firm. It is a great position, he said, but he knew he needed additional education to achieve his professional engineering goals.
Ranked Among the Best
Over 30 Years of Distance Learning Leadership
Old Dominion University is a public doctoral research institution and a national leader in distance learning with its main campus in Norfolk, VA. ODU has been a pioneer in technology-delivered distance learning since the mid-1980's.