Non-KSU Students

Kansas State University is happy to welcome students from other universities, non-student participants or community members to apply to participate on our study abroad programs as "non-KSU students."

Non-KSU students will be given the same advising, application, pre-departure, while abroad and returned student support as regular KSU students. Additionally, all non-KSU students will be charged at Kansas resident tuition rates for all exchange and faculty-led programs.

Non-degree seeking students:

  • should apply to KSU as non-degree seeking students.
  • cannot use Federal Financial Aid from KSU, but can receive Federal Financial Aid from their home institution if they remain a degree-seeking student there.
  • should have their transcripts from abroad transferred directly to their home institution.
  • are not eligible to apply for the Office of International Programs Global Education Initiative scholarship.  

Application process for independent study abroad programs*:

  • Apply to Kansas State University as a non-degree seeking student.  
    • Undergraduate students: https://apply.k-state.edu/
      • When you get to the point in the application where it asks if you are planning to work toward a degree, select "non degree seeking student"
      • The application fee is $30 and you can apply and pay the fee online
      • Transcripts are not necessary for non-degree admission
    • Graduate students: 
      • Apply as a non-degree seeking student to a specific program within the Graduate School  OR
      • Apply as a non-degree seeking student through the Division of Continuing Education (DCE)
  • Apply for a program following the instructions listed at http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/apply.
  • Submit a completed "Non-KSU Student Home University Verification Form"
  • Submit an official transcript from your home university to the KSU Study Abroad Office

Application process for faculty-led programs*:

  • Apply through the Division of Continuing Education
    • Go to the course search page at https://eis.dce.ksu.edu/CreditReg/CourseSearch/
    • Find the class for the faculty-led program in which you are interested in participating
    • Add the class to your interest list and go through the "getting started" questions.
    • Respond "No" to the following question: "Do you wish to apply now, or are you currently admitted, to a degree or certificate program at K-State? Answer "No" for the option of nondegree enrollment." 
    • Follow the link to complete a "nondegree DCE enrollment application."
  • Apply for a program following the instructions listed at http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/apply.
  • Submit a completed "Non-KSU Student Home University Verification Form"
  • Submit an official transcript from your home university to the KSU Study Abroad Office

*Non-KSU students must be admitted by KSU before they can be admitted to the study abroad program.