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International Admissions and Recruiting

Health Information

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all international students enrolled at Kansas State University, regardless of their course load. 

Health insurance coverage is offered by the university and international students are automatically enrolled. Fees are included in tuition bills, so students will not be required to make separate payment arrangements.

Students can still choose a different insurance plan that is not offered through the university. However, a plan's coverage must meet or exceed the minimum requirements listed here. Students who choose to enroll in a different insurance plan must complete and submit the Student Health Insurance Waiver form no later than the 20th day of classes each semester. Once a waiver request is submitted and approved, the insurance charge will be removed from the tuition bill. 

For additional information, review the ISSS site for Mandatory Health Insurance.

If you have further questions after reading the information provided by this website, please contact our insurance coordinator, Stacey Bailey, at isss@ksu.edu

She may also be reached by phone at 785-532-6448 or fax 785-532-6607.

Tuberculosis Testing

All international students are required to have a TB test prior to enrolling for classes. You will receive health information along with the TB test during orientation with International Student and Scholar Services. For more information, please click here


You are required to show proof of a current MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination before enrollment at Kansas State University. Students should show proof of vaccinations received in their home country, translated into English. If a student has not received the MMR vaccination before arrival, it will be available at the Lafene Student Health Center during the first semester.

If you will be living in the residence halls, it is recommended that you receive a meningitis vaccine. But it is not required. You can receive the vaccination from our health center when you come to campus. Please review the information here.

Students should also bring records for any vaccinations that they have received. Also bring copies of any medical records, if you think you may need treatment for a condition while you are in the U.S.