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International Admission

Application Deadlines

Fall (August) April 15
Spring (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

At Old Dominion University, studies are designed to help you bring your talents, your ideas and your goals to life. You gain knowledge and experience in classrooms and facilities with the latest teaching technologies, and through internships with global industries. Your independence grows as you step out and explore our home in Norfolk, Virginia, a cosmopolitan city teeming with business and culture. You feel welcome in our community of students, faculty and staff that represent the rich heritage of cultures, races and beliefs from across America and around the world. Upon graduation, you will have taken a journey into your own success.


Fields of Study

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With 167 mind-expanding majors to choose from, you are certain to find your perfect match at Old Dominion University. Come experience your education with our world-class faculty in programs at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. On the fast track? Check out our accelerated programs.

Estimated Costs & Fees

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We understand the value of a quality education, but you must also know the cost. We have assembled most of the fees associated with an ODU education for international students and placed them here.

Admission Process

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Old Dominion Monarchs come from all over the world to become part of the multi-national fabric of the ODU community. Are you an international student interested in starting your academic journey at ODU? Choose your path below and be one step closer to becoming a Monarch!


Explore ODU

Rich Campus Community

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On one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, there is no end to the fascinating mix of stories you'll hear, people you'll meet, and the interests you'll share. Those interests are reflected in the more than 200 clubs and organizations on campus open for discovery. Check out the Bhangra Maniacs or Minds About Progress. The Nichi-Bei Club or the Propeller Club. SURGE, F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S., 3D, or the Anime Club. Better Understanding, the Mace and Crown, One Degree Matters, or the Monarch Maniacs.

Campus Living Communities

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ODU offers resident students a variety of living options, from traditional dorm-style residence halls to your very own on-campus apartment. Living on campus definitely has its perks - from impetuous pick up games of football on the quad to quickly being able to pop in for a snack from the POD Market between classes.

Assistance Just for You

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We know you will be far away from your home and your family, and we're here to help. ODU offers assistance with your arrival, finding housing, registering for classes, obtaining health insurance, cultural adjustment and other needs specific to international students.

Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is what Norfolk and the surrounding region is called. It's the crossroads of many of the events that shaped America - the very first European settlers in the "New World," the American Revolution, and the Civil War. The marks of those experiences make the city and the region a rich place to explore. Also nearby is one of America's most popular vacation spots, Virginia Beach (20 minutes away), and three hours away is Washington, D.C., with some of the greatest museums and monuments in the world.

East Coast View, Norfolk

University Profile

Enrollment 25,000
21:1 Students per faculty member
3.08 Hours drive to Washington, D.C.
167 Courses of study
108 Countries represented on campus
250 Student organizations

Where Our Monarchs Are From