Apply As A Graduate Student

The following are dates by which the applicant should submit the international application to the Study Abroad Office:Students Walking

  • August 1st for January enrollment
  • December 1st for June enrollment
  • January 1st for August enrollment




Exchange students wishing to apply as Graduate exchange applicants must have completed a four (4) year Bachelors Degree.  Students who have not completed a four year Bachelors Degree are encouraged to apply as Undergraduate exchange students, and then request special permission, after arrival on campus, to enroll in some Graduate-level courses.

The following materials are required for a student seeking admission as a Graduate student.  Please send all materials to the Kansas State University Study Abroad Office (see bottom of page for address) and we will forward them to the appropriate Graduate Program Director:

  • Graduate international application (Online Application)
  • Transcripts & degree certificates in both English and native language (copy is ok)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (details) if English is not the native language or the student did not graduate from a U.S. institution within the last two years (copy is ok)
  • Affidavit of financial support form & supporting bank documents (original required)
    Note: The sponsor on the Affidavit of Financial Support must match the name on the supporting bank statement. If the money from your parents is already in your bank account then you are your own sponsor.
  • Statement of objectives
  • Three reference letters, if required by the department to which you are applying (students should check the department website to find out if this is required)

When all of your materials have been received, and the application questionnaires have been answered, your materials will be forwarded to the Graduate Program Director for the Department to which you are applying.

  • Exchange students should apply as "non-degree" students (since they will not complete their degree at K-State), so they do not need to pay the application fee.

  • There is a committee within each department that will review the student's credentials and then will determine whether or not if they wish to "recommend" a student for admission.  The final admission decision is made by the Graduate School.

  • If the student's TOEFL score is below the required total, the student will be required to take the English Proficiency Test upon their arrival to K-State.  If they do not pass the English Proficiency Test, the student will be required to enroll in the recommended English classes.


Materials should be mailed to:

Ms. Karlin Webster, Director of Study Abroad
Office of International Programs
Kansas State University
304 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1111

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