Who We Are
The Office of International Programs was established in 1986 to strengthen communication and coordination among K-State's many international programs, to achieve strategic planning goals for the university's further internationalization, and to provide a focal point for external international contacts and agreements. The office directs Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, English Language Program, International Admissions and Recruiting, Sponsored Students and International Faculty Collaborations. This office also oversees the Confucius Institute, the Peace Corps representation, The Vernon Larson Lecture series, the Australian-American Fulbright Commission Oz to Oz Program and serves both international and domestic students, faculty and scholars. Grant Chapman serves as the associate provost for international programs.
Kansas State University, the nation's first operational land-grant university was established in 1863 and is consistently ranked in the top 10 for many prominent Princeton Review rankings. As a global land grant university, KSU is a national leader among public universities in total number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall prestigious scholarship winners. Our experts are called on to solve problems around the world. At Kansas State University, we take student success personally — and that is evident in our aspirations to foster an outstanding, well-rounded student experience from the start. We have a rich tradition in career development, award -winning faculty teaching introductory courses, innovative technologies for better learning and a commitment to leadership development.
KSU colleges: agriculture, architecture planning and design, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, human ecology, technology and aviation and veterinary medicine, Graduate School: 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral programs, 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines
KSU campuses: Main CampusManhattan, K-State Polytechnic, K-State Olathe and Global Campus
Office of International Programs by the numbers
2018 Australian-American Fulbright Commission partnership renewed for an additional five years
2016 Kansas State University Office in Italy established to expand and enhance Education Abroad experience for KSU students and faculty
2015 Grand Opening of the KSU Confucius Institute (102nd in the U.S.)
1,649 international students enrolled in the fall of 2018
812 students participated in an international experience
518 students from China are on our campus
488 English language teachers from Ecuador have improved their English language capacity
432 international faculty, scholars and researchers are on campus to teach, work or research
180 Saudi Arabian students are on campus
129 Indian students are studying on campus
124 students received scholarship awards totaling $203,350
90% of ELP students go on to academic work at KSU
88 Paraguayan students study at KSU
54 students are from Iran
51 student athletes from 30 countries
10 year re-accreditation of the KSU English Language Program by the Commission of English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) in 2013.
Did you know: International students generate $61.8 million in economic impact and support 788 jobs in the state of Kansas*
* Source: Open Doors: Report on International Education Exchange published by the Institute of International Exchange
Did you know: Kansas State is home of the new $1.25 billion National Bio and Agro Defense Facility developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Did you know: KSU has 4 Feed the Future labs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development
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.