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.

We Offer Over 100 Online Programs!

Check the requirements carefully -- a few programs have practical requirements which cannot be completed at a distance.

All Programs

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Is This Right For Me?

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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

Scholarship details and application

View complete tuition and fees

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Outstanding Support

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.

Online Resources

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.

Browse ODU's online resources

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. 

How to Apply

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.

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International Student Will Use ODUOnline Scholarship Funds to Study Data Security

Shreya Varadaraj from Bangalore, India has been awarded ODUOnline's International Student Scholarship, worth $3,500, for the summer semester.

Varadaraj will apply part of her scholarship money to study data mining and security, with the ultimate goal of mastering app development. She says, "Serving millions of people with a small application is nothing short of a super power."

Shreya's Story

2018 ODU International Student Scholarship Recipient
ODU Rankings and Awards

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.

See all rankings and awards for ODU's online programs

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