• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Kansas State University 

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2019/20 (not students):


    General University Website:


    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Incoming Exchange Students: http://www.k-state.edu/abroad/incoming_students/
    International Pre-Arrival: http://www.k-state.edu/abroad/incoming_students/pre-arrival/

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Incoming and Outgoing: Sara Boro

    Education Abroad Advisor & Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator 

    Education Abroad 

    Kansas State University

    304 Fairchild Hall

    Manhattan, KS 66506

    Tel: 785-532-5992

    Fax: 785-532-6550

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”


    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    Most graduate students will be admitted as undergraduate students. However if a student wants to apply as a graduate student, they are required to complete the graduate application, and submit an English Language proficiency score.  The Graduate application process takes longer and the deadlines are earlier.  

    Other important notes


    Last updated

    9 January 2019

  • Academics

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes, but most exchange students will be admitted as undergraduate students and will be able to request permission to enroll in graduate level classes. The exchange will cover 2 graduate level classes and 2 undergraduate level classes for graduate students. 

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    All graduate programs, with the exception of Veterinary Medicine, are open to exchange students. Undergraduate students are able to take graduate level courses on a case-by-case basis. 

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?


    Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?


    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    Veterinary Medicine, Kinesiology and Graphic Design

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Veterinary Medicine, Kinesiology and Graphic Design

    Websites for course offerings


    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    Undergraduate: Minimum = 12, maximum covered by exchange = 15 (additional credits are possible, but students must pay for those credits); Graduate Admitted as Undergraduate: Minimum = 12, maximum covered by exchange 6 graduate credits and 6 undergraduate credits (additional credits are possible, but students must pay for those credits); Graduate Admitted as Graduate: Minimum = 9, maximum covered by exchange 9 graduate credits (additional credits are possible, but students must pay for those credits)

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.


    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    X  In Advance (when possible)

    X  Upon Arrival (if not done in advance)

    Language Requirements

    Nomination letter from partner verifying English abilities for Undergraduate, language exam for Graduate. Language requirements can be found here: https://www.k-state.edu/international/admissions/english/  

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Language test certificate is not required for undergraduate if language level is confirmed in letter of support from the home institution. Students can also opt to take the English Language Placement test upon arrival.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    English Language Program: 4 weeks in the summer (optional, not included in exchange, to be paid by student): http://www.k-state.edu/elp/

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Undergraduate degrees in Europe are not always considered equivalent to undergraduate degrees in the U.S.  Therefore, Graduate students from Utrecht network partners may be encouraged to apply as an Undergraduate at KSU, then request special permission to take some Graduate level courses.

    In most cases, students can pre-enroll before arrival, with the assistance of an Academic Advisor.  If students do not pre-enroll before arrival, they will be assisted with enrollment during orientation week.

    Additional Notes


    Last updated

    9 January 2019

  • Dates

    Application deadline for each term

    Undergraduate Priority Deadline (it may be possible to accept applications after this date, but consideration of application is not guaranteed) 
    Fall Semester: 1 May
    Spring Semester: 1 October

    Graduate Priority Deadline (applications may be submitted after this date, but should be submitted as soon as possible after nomination is accepted).
    Fall Semester: 1 January
    Spring Semester: 1 August 

    Academic Calendar

    Kansas State University Academic Calendar: 


    Exchange student specific calendar: 

    Examination period(s)

    The final week of each semester - see https://www.k-state.edu/abroad/incoming-students/important-dates/index.html  

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    There is not a break between the academic course calendar and final exams. 

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Orientation is mandatory for all international students and begins one week prior to the beginning of each semester. There is an additional cost is for housing during that week (currently $40 per night on campus): http://www.k-state.edu/isss/orientation/

    Course registration deadline

    Dates listed are tentative; please check the website for official. Contact Education Abroad Office for pre-registration options.

    Fall Semester: early September
    Spring Semester: early February

    Last updated

    9 January 2019

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    Total Semester estimate - $8,050 (broken down below and on our website: http://www.k-state.edu/abroad/incoming_students/pre-arrival/fees.html


    On-Campus: https://apps2.housing.k-state.edu/exploreyouroptions/ 

    Off-Campus: Housing costs will vary if student chooses to live off-campus. Approximately: $400 - $500 for housing per month (less expensive housing is sometimes found, but not guaranteed)


    On-Campus: http://housing.k-state.edu/dining/ 

    Off-Campus: $200 - $300 for meals per month


    On average, $550 per semester

    Local Transportation

    Many students will opt to buy bikes while they are in Manhattan and can walk to most places from their accommodation to campus. There is free transportation to different locations on campus and to travel from campus to shopping areas in Manhattan. More information about this service can be found here: http://www.rileycountyks.gov/795/ATA-Bus

    Health Insurance

    Around $710 a semester


    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Personal expenses usually run around $2,000 per semester depending on each student's style of living. This could be more or less depending on travel. 

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    Allowed, but student must submit a waiver request from through their KSU student account: http://www.k-state.edu/isss/current/healthinsurance.html 

    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    9 January 2019

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes, http://www.k-state.edu/oip/prearrival/housing.html.  Housing is guaranteed for those who apply and complete a contract before arrival.

    Housing options

    University dormitories with cafeteria meal plans

    University apartments (limited)

    Local private apartments and houses (no assistance from exchange office)

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)


    Contact MAUI incoming coordinator, Sara Boro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Separate, rolling application: http://housing.k-state.edu/

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Lafene Health Center: Free use. For minor medical problems and diagnosis. 


    Are internships available?

    Yes, internships are available through some departmental programs and are individual arranged through departments. Students can also use the Career Center to find internships: http://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes, student may work up to 20 hours a week on campus. U.S. Immigration rules prohibit working off campus.

    Additional Notes

    Airport Pick-Up: Recommend flying directly into Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), Kansas and can request a free shuttle pick-up. If flying into Kansas City International (MCI), students can arrange for own pick up : http://www.k-state.edu/oip/intladmit/admitted/travel/index.html

    Last Updated

    9 January 2019

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video: #YouAreWelcomeHere

    University or Departmental Brochures: KSU Promotional Flyer

  • Last Updated

    9 January 2019