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State University of New York at Oswego

Check whether State University of New York at Oswego is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at State University of New York at Oswego

State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) is a welcoming institution based in Oswego, a pretty city in the American state of New York. SUNY Oswego’s campus sits on the shores of glistening Lake Ontario.

SUNY Oswego has been educating bright minds for over 160 years. It offers over 110 programs across a diverse selection of subjects, including business, arts, and sciences - there’s a course to suit every passion.

The University’s beautiful 700-acre campus provides everything students need. As an international student at SUNY Oswego, you can enjoy a plentiful library, convenient study spaces, ultra-modern computer labs, cozy cafeterias, and an abundance of scenic greenery.

The athletics team is known as the Oswego State Lakers, currently competing in NCAA Division III. There are men's and women’s teams representing SUNY Oswego across a number of sports, including basketball, lacrosse, ice hockey, and swimming and diving.

Why study at SUNY Oswego?

  • Work opportunities

    SUNY Oswego can arrange amazing internships and placements for students

  • Global campus

    Students from across the world study at The University

  • Small teaching groups

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Life as an international student

By choosing to study at SUNY Oswego, you’ll join a growing number of international students attending the University each year, There are currently over 260 international students from more than 35 countries enrolled at the University.

SUNY Oswego is home to 13 residence halls, all conveniently located on or near campus. Over 4,400 students live in the University’s accommodation blocks, you’ll join a vibrant community and make lifelong friends in no time.

The University’s fantastic International Student and Scholar Service (ISSS) team will ensure you have a seamless transition from home to the US. If you have questions or need help and support adjusting to university life, they’ll be there for you. There’s plenty to do at SUNY Oswego. There are over 200 student clubs and organizations to join.

What State University of New York at Oswego says

  • Helena Zhao

    Helena Zhao

    State University of New York at Oswego International Recruitment and Partnership Specialist
    Helena Zhao says

    With nearly 8,000 students and more than 110 programs of study in the sciences, engineering, business, and communications — SUNY Oswego is big enough to offer students a world-class education, and yet small enough to feel like home.

    Located in the heart of New York State, SUNY Oswego emphasizes quality education and experience inside and outside the classroom on its scenic lakeside campus. International students pursue bright futures through programs that incorporate outstanding faculty members, cutting edge facilities, and highly-ranked internship opportunities.

    One of the best comprehensive colleges in the country, the majority of SUNY Oswego's international students qualify for generous scholarships that range from 50% to nearly 82% of the yearly cost of tuition.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
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    • Loan Laptops
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    • Campus Bus Service
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    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 5
    • Cafe’s 8
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines 3
    • Fitness Classes 3
    • Dance Studio 2
    • Swimming Pool 1
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    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 200
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    • Campus Doctor
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    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - $18,627 / year
  • Graduate tuition - $18,981 / year

First-Year Scholarships

These scholarships, available in three monetary levels, are awarded to incoming first-year students who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence with a strong record of classroom achievement in a challenging college preparatory curriculum. These scholarships are competitively awarded to the top 35-40% of students in the entering class. They are renewable for four years by maintaining a minimum 3.00 GPA.

  • Presidential - $20,000 (4 years)
  • Dean - $6,000 (4 years)
  • Merit - $3,000 (4 years)

Destination Oswego Scholarship

These awards are available to first-year and transfer non-New York state residents and international students, who are not otherwise eligible for New York state tuition, and require full-time study. The award amount is $9,000 annually for up to four years. Requires on-campus housing and full-time status.


State University of New York at Oswego

7060 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126, United States

Oswego is a friendly college town full of quirky attractions and amenities. If you’re a keen explorer, the world-famous New York City is easy to reach by car, train, or plane.

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Visa requirements for State University of New York at Oswego

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