Why Study at KU?

Thousands of international students come to the U.S to study here.
Here is how you can join them as an international KU student.

Filling Out the Application

  1. Begin your application by clicking the button below. If needed, you can save your progress and resume at a later time.
    • High school or secondary transcripts
    • Copies of your passport
    • English test scores**
  2. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. A representative from KU will contact you about next steps.
  3. If you have questions about the application process, please contact us.
*Students must have all required documents by the below deadlines, for academic acceptance and I-20 issuance.
**Acceptable English test scores include: TOEFL – iBT, IELTS, ITEP, PTE, GSCE/IGSCE
Note: If you are working with an agent or educational counselor, please submit your application through them.

Application Deadlines

SEMESTER APPLICATION DEADLINE
Fall 2020* July 10, 2020
Spring 2021 December 9, 2020
Summer 2021 April 21, 2021

*The application deadline for Fall 2020 has been extended to August 14, 2020 for students either opting to take only KU online classes for the full semester OR for students who plan on starting virtually and taking advantage of KU’s late arrival option. Please reach out to your Enrollment Counselor with any questions.

Once you submit your application, a representative from the University of Kansas will be in touch to advise you on the next steps.

Next Steps Guide

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Complete your application online.
Or, if you prefer, email the following documents to admissions@InternationalKU.com
  • Completed application form
  • Your secondary school transcript and a certified English translation if your original transcript is not in English
  • If you have graduated already, include your secondary school diploma and a certified English translation if your original diploma is not in English
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Students will receive status of their admission.

For those who qualify for admission, the offer will outline conditions that must be fulfilled before receiving a formal offer of admission.

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Conditions of admission include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • A copy of your passport
  • Proof of English-language ability
  • I-20 request form
  • Certificate of Finance form
  • Financial documentation covering the full amount listed on the Certificate of Finance
  • Deposit (amount listed in your conditional offer)
  • Current I-20 and Transfer-in form, if you are currently studying in the U.S. and will transfer your I-20
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Upon admission, you will receive a packet that includes all the required documents to apply for your visa.

If you are a sponsored student, you can now use your offer of admission to obtain your full financial guarantee from your sponsorship entity. Once you submit the financial guarantee, you will receive your I-20.

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Visit usembassy.gov to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment.
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Follow the steps on the Before You Arrive page to make sure you have everything ready before you arrive on campus. For instance:
  • Submit your flight details
  • Pay your tuition and fees
  • Complete KU’s required forms
  • Copy of Sealed Academic Credentials

We’re here to help! If you have any questions during the application process, please email admissions@InternationalKU.com and the support team in your area will respond as soon as possible.

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