International Students

Your American Education Starts Here

Franklin University’s Office of International Students and Programs (OISP) supports non-immigrant students in the United States, online international students, and students who take part in one of our programs in cooperation with our partners abroad to achieve their academic and professional goals. OISP helps students during the admissions process and provides immigration advice during their programs and beyond. OISP puts students in the center while maintaining relationships with internal and external partners.

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Why Franklin?

International students at Franklin University are exposed to a unique perspective on U.S. culture and daily life. The majority of our American students work full-time while attending Franklin, and most classes are in accelerated formats that meet at night to fit busy schedules. Your classmates will be just starting their careers or professionals seeking advancement, and your instructors will focus on real-world application of course content.

About Columbus & Campus

Columbus is a fast-growing city that is both the state capital and most populous city in the state.  Columbus has an economy based on diverse industries, including education, banking, logistics, clothes, and technology. 

Franklin's Main Campus is located on 14 acres in the downtown Discovery District, an area home to many arts and education institutions. The Paul J. Otte Center for Student Services, Learning Commons, and Frasch Hall are located on our non-residential campus. Franklin offers students free parking and convenient access to major highways, creating quick access to popular Columbus neighborhoods, such as the Short North arts district, the sports-focused Arena District, Easton - the leading shopping area, and the historical German Village.

Becoming an International Student at Franklin

We are committed to making an American education accessible to students from around the world. Keep reading to learn how to become an international student at Franklin University.


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