Apply As An Undergraduate Student

Application Deadlines
*Students Walking

  • October 1 for January enrollment
  • March 1 for May/June enrollment
  • May 1 for August enrollment

*If the application deadline cannot be met, home institution advisors should contact Karli Webster at


Academic Admissions Requirements 

  • Completed High School Degree
  • 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA (grade point average)

See exceptions here

3.0 out of 4.0 GPA required for:
Interior Architecture and Product Design*
Landscape Architecture*
Regional and Community Planning*

Human Ecology:
Interior Design

Business Administration:

2.75 out of 4.0 GPA required for:
Arts and Sciences:
Fine Arts
Business Administration:
Management Information Systems
Architectural Engineering
Biological Systems Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Science and Management
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Information Systems
Mechanical Engineering 
*The SAT is strongly recommended for all Architecture programs. The SAT is not required for any programs.


Undergraduate exchange students should apply using the Kansas State University online application system.

Instructions on how to complete the online application:

    1. Go to
    2. Click on "Apply Now" in the middle of the page, then click "OK" when it asks if you are sure you wish to create an application.
    3. When asked if you have already received your login credentials via email, select "no" and click "submit."
    4. Choose your home institution from the list provided and click "submit."
    5. Enter your name, email address, date of birth, gender, and confirm your home institution, then click "create account."
    6. A message box will appear to let you know that "an email will be sent shortly with your login information to the email address you provided. Click "ok."
    7. Check the email address you provided for your temporary password and follow the link in the email to the "General non- login" sign-in page and log into your account.
    8. Change your password.
    9. Once again go to
    10. Click on "Apply Now" in the middle of the page, then click "OK" when it asks if you are sure you wish to create an application.
    11. Choose the term you wish to apply for your studies at Kansas State University.
    12. Complete the online form with your information and click "submit"
    13. Read the welcome message on the left-hand side of the page.
    14. Click on each of the two Application Questionnaires, and respond to the questions as appropriate.
    15. Click on each of the four Material Submissions items for details on what you must submit with your application as a paper copy, and what you can email to Kansas State University.  Please find out from your home university exchange coordinator if they would like you to submit the paper materials to them first, or if they should be sent directly to Kansas State University.

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

Material Submission items:

  1. Affidavit of Financial Support (original must be sent via postal mail, along with supporting bank statement)
    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.
  2. Copy of passport photo and data pages (emailed copy is fine)
  3. Letter of support from home university exchange coordinator (emailed copy is fine), naming the student being nominated, the term(s) for which the student is nominated (fall, spring and/or summer), confirming the student does not have a disciplinary record at the home university, stating the type of visa the student intends to use to enter the United States (F-1 or J-1), and confirming that the student either has a sufficient level of English language knowledge to take courses taught in English, or that the student will be required to take the English Language test and enroll in English language courses as assessed.
  4. Official University Transcripts (translated into English; original must be sent via postal mail, along with supporting bank statement)
  5. An electronic or paper portfolio is required for students applying to the College of Architecture, Planning and Design

When all of your materials have been received, and the application questionnaires have been answered, your materials will be forwarded to the International Admissions Office.  Depending on the time of year, and the number of applications received, it may take 3-5 weeks before you receive a response regarding the International Admissions decision.

English Proficiency Test

Students applying to study as an Undergraduate student are not required to provide proof of English proficiency when applying to KSU, but must instead provide a letter of support from their home institution coordinator stating that the student has sufficient knowledge of English to participate in regular KSU courses.  Students who do not have a sufficient knowledge of English to participate in regular KSU courses will be required to take English Language Program courses.  Students will be placed in English Language Program courses either by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS score, or by taking the English Placement Test upon arrival to KSU.  Students are required to take English Language Program courses at the level in which they are placed.

Application Fee

Exchange students are not required to pay the application fee.  This is covered by the Office of International Programs, as a part of our reciprocal exchange agreement.

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