If you have trouble accessing the internet, or necessary tools to complete or send in your ICSP application, please contact us at 541-737-6310, or international.scholarships@oregonstate.edu  

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) (for the academic year 2016-17), you must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA, and an enthusiastic interest in finding a useful way to help internationalize OSU, your academic college, and the local community.
  • A student must be admitted to OSU prior to receiving an offer for the ICSP scholarship. If you are not currently an OSU degree-seeking students, you must apply formally for the OSU degree before submitting an ICSP application. For information regarding admission to OSU, see the OSU International Admissions page. Your admission status to OSU will be taken into consideration during the ICSP scholarship reviewing process.


  • ICSP and GRA/GTA and other tuition-remission scholarships from OSU

Graduate students may apply for assistantships directly to the department of their major field of study, but cannot receive an ICSP scholarship and an assistantship at the same time. In addition, ICSP scholarship cannot be awarded to a student with another tuition remission scholarship, such as International Provost Scholarship (IPS) or the Tuition Remission Scholarships for International Students (TRSIS). Please check in with the scholarship sponsor on the funding type, and if you have any questions, please email us at international.scholarships@oregonstate.edu.


Please complete the following to apply for the 2017-18 International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) scholarship. In order to be considered, you must also send the application materials to international.scholarships@oregonstate.edu. All application materials should be sent in one email.

Priority Deadline

For New applicants to OSU, decisions will be made and announced on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2016. For Current OSU and INTO OSU students, the priority application deadline is February 10, 2017, and initial decisions will be made by April 3, 2017.

Final Deadline

For new applicants the final deadline is May 5, 2017. Final decisions will be made by June 30, 2017 pending the availability of funds. Applications are no longer being accepted for current OSU and INTO OSU students. Please contact international.scholarships@oregonstate.edu if you have any questions. For additional information, please see the How to Apply section.

How to Apply

Step 1             

Complete the ICSP online application form

Step 2

Write two essay responses answering the following two questions:

  1. Please write a brief bio about yourself highlighting your international experience and describing your financial need. Please note that ICSP is a merit-based scholarship. Financial need will be taken into consideration for the scholarship, but will not be the primary reason for selection. 
  2. What will YOU do to share your culture in your academic college or on campus at OSU. What are some of the successful experience that you have had sharing cultures?             

Step 3

Choose a cultural topic and make a short two-minute video. The video could be either about your hometown/country or another country you have visited including US. The topic is up to you, however, you should consider a unique cultural aspect that is not easily found on the internet. We strongly encourage you to use your own pictures, and video clips as the ICSP Committee will be looking for originality, creativity and authenticity in your work. We want to learn and see the world from your lens and ultimately learn about you. You could add music and your voice to make it more of your own. Please make sure you include your full name in the video, so the ICSP Committee can identify who created video.  Once it is completed, please upload the video to the YouTube website by following the instruction below:

  • Go to YouTube and sign in: if you are currently studying at OSU already, you can sign in with your ONID username and password; if you are new and haven’t set up your ONID account, please create a YouTube account with your personal email.
  • On the upper right corner of the YouTube site, you can find the ‘Upload’ button and click on it.  Make sure you change the video from "Public" to "Unlisted" via the drop down menu.

Example of Video by ICSP Applicant

Step 4

Send your two essays and the link to your unlisted video to international.scholarships@oregonstate.edu. Be sure list your full name in the subject line of your e-mail followed by "ICSP Application Materials".

  • Please try to send your ICSP application material on time in ONE email.