Capital University

Capital University

Columbus, Ohio

The majority of accepted, full-time, undergraduate international students receive a scholarship to attend!

Capital University believes that every student can and will have a positive impact in our evolving world, and this fuels the university’s determination to work together—as teachers and students, and as mentors and scholars—to bring about meaningful change. In the vibrant metropolitan area of Columbus — a city that often makes “top 10” lists for livability, technology, opportunity and jobs—students plug into a diverse economy that’s home to many Fortune 500 companies in the third largest city in the Midwest. Capital University is about transforming lives. Your life. Your future. And ultimately transforming the world — through the impact that we know you will have on it.

Scholarships at Capital University

All accepted, full-time undergraduate international students receive a USD $13,000 annual scholarship to attend Capital University. This scholarship has no GPA (Grade Point Average) requirements, and no additional application is required.

Capital’s ESL Program has been helping students from all over the world master English since 1992. Our mission is to prepare you to meet the English requirements for admission to a U.S. university or to advance your international communication and business interests. 

Whether you are looking to pursue a degree at an American university or improve your English skills for a job in your home country, Capital’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to get results. With five hours of English instruction every day, you will gain confidence and proficiency in your English language skills while also engaging with a diverse student population.

Term Start Dates
FALL 2016 Orientation: August 16 - 17 Classes begin: August 22
SPRING 2017 Orientation: January 4 - 5 Classes begin: January 9
SUMMER 2017 Orientation: May 10 - 11 Classes begin: May 15

Tuition and Fees

 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 2016-2017   Semester  Full Year
Tuition $6,384 $12,768
Mandatory health & wellness fee (for use of Campus Health Center) $55      $110
Estimated living expenses (Room and Board) $5,013 $10,026
Estimated books, insurance, supplies $1,800 $3,600
Total $13,252 $26,504
There is no tuition deposit or pre-payment required for ESL students before classes begin. However, payment is due the first week of the semester. A late fee is assessed for students who pay late.

Capital’s ESL Program has been helping students from all over the world master English since 1992. Our mission is to prepare you to meet the English requirements for admission to a U.S. university or to advance your international communication and business interests. 

Whether you are looking to pursue a degree at an American university or improve your English skills for a job in your home country, Capital’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to get results. With five hours of English instruction every day, you will gain confidence and proficiency in your English language skills while also engaging with a diverse student population.

At Capital University, you’ll learn more about American culture than you ever thought you would – both inside and outside the classroom. Life on our campus is anything but ordinary as we are truly in a “best of both worlds” location. Minutes from the city benefits of Columbus, Ohio, yet far enough removed for the safety of a traditional college town. Our suburb of Bexley is great for college students of all types – those that love movies, food, shopping, running, walking and more. 


Capital’s residential campus is the perfect place to spend your college years. You may be far from home but you are gaining a second home at Capital. And a second family – your Capital Family. The attentive staff of our International Education Office and our caring faculty and friendly students are always looking out for you and making sure your time on campus is rewarding. We even have an International Student Association and nearly 100 other student organizations where you can become a leader amongst your peers. In short, Capital is what college should be and Columbus is one of the best places you can live in the United States. There is a world of possibility awaiting you on (and off!) campus.

In the vibrant metropolitan area of Columbus — a city that often makes “top 10” lists for livability, technology, opportunity and jobs—students plug into a diverse economy that’s home to many Fortune 500 companies in the third largest city in the Midwest. For our students, Columbus becomes a training ground that offers ample opportunity for internships, research projects and community service, as well as a chance to take those first steps toward changing the world.

How to Apply to Capital University

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