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Office of International Programs

About The Office of International Programs

Who We Are and What We Do

The Office of International Programs was established in 1991 to strengthen communication and coordination among K-State's many international programs, to achieve identified strategic planning goals for the university's further internationalization, and to provide a focal point for external international contacts and agreements. The Office is a centralized unit that promotes the internationalization of Kansas State University by supporting and collaborating with faculty, students and scholars in international education and research worldwide. This office serves both international and domestic students as well as faculty and scholars.


Kansas State University, the first land-grant university established in 1863, welcomed 24,146 students this fall. Recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges, and is listed among the top 75 public universities in the U. S. by U.S. News and World Report. K-State, an accredited major university offers 250 majors and options for undergraduates, 67 master’s degrees, 44 doctoral degrees and 35 certificates. Kansas State is implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025.


#1 public university in the total number of prestigious merit scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Udall and Goldwater)

#1 best college town in the United States (according to Livability.com)

#2 in the nation in 2015 for top universities to work for (according to Glassdoor.com and reported by Forbes magazine)

#4 happiest students in the nation (according to the Princeton Review)

#5 one of the best run schools (according to the Princeton Review) #6 highest quality of life (according to the Princeton Review) $230 million: amount of financial aid distributed annually to students

475 + clubs and organizations


Office of International Programs by the numbers  

2,058 international students representing over 100 countries

2015 Grand opening of our KSU Confucius Institute

799 international students from China on campus (undergraduate and graduate)

716 students annually participate in an international experience abroad

400 students per semester enroll in KSU’s English Language Program (ELP) each year and 90% of those students go on to academic work at KSU

488 English language teachers from Ecuador have improved their English language proficiency

351 international faculty, scholars and researchers are on campus to teach, work or research

241 KSU students received OIP scholarships during the 2014-15 school year

231 Saudi Arabian students on campus

180 exchange agreements and memoranda of understanding with global institutions

139 Indian students studying on campus

47 Brazilian students on campus (most with the Brazil Science Mobility Program)

10 year re-accreditation of the KSU English Language Program by the Council of Accreditation (CEA) June 2013



*The 819, 644 international students enrolled in U.S. institutions contributed more that $24.7 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2012-2013 academic year

*The State of Kansas is home to 9,568 international students (during the 2012-2013) spending an estimated $210 million dollars

    * Source: Open Doors: Report on International Education Exchange published by the Institute of International Exchange

The Office of International Programs would like to acknowledge our scholarship donors: 

Goss Discovery Scholarship funds study abroad trips for 10 students. Established and funded by Mike and Becky Goss, Westport, Conn., these scholarships are awarded to KSU undergraduate or graduate students to study abroad for at least one semester. Ten scholarships are awarded for study abroad trips scheduled for fall and 15 for study abroad trips scheduled in the spring.

Kent and Janet McKinney provide a $25,000 scholarship annually to a deserving incoming student from the country of Kazakhstan This scholarship is the first scholarship of its kind to focus on Kazakhstan, and would bring an important new dimension to the fabric of our university community.