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International Students

TUBERCULOSIS: All newly enrolled or re-enrolled international students are required to be screened for tuberculosis by Lafene Health Center staff upon arrival on campus and prior to enrollment. This screening includes:

A TB blood test, unless documented results are presented for a blood test performed in the U.S. within the past 12 months.

Documentation must be presented for any prior treatment for latent or active tuberculosis and a chest X-ray will be required.


The following countries are considered 'Low Risk' for tuberculosis based on most current data from World Health Organization (WHO). This list is updated every summer prior to fall semester based on review of most currently available data from WHO (based on incidence of < 20 cases of TB per 100,000). 


Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

American SamoaCubaJordan






Antigua & BarbudaCzech Republic       MaltaSweden


AustriaDominicaMontserrat  Syrian Arab Republic


The former Yugoslavia

Republic of Macedonia


FinlandNew CaledoniaTokelau
BarbadosFranceNew ZealandTonga

Bonaire, Saint

Eustatius & Saba

BelgiumGreece Norway Turks & Caicos Islands
BermudaGrenadaOmanUnited Arab Emirates
British Virgin IslandsHungaryPuerto Rico

United Kingdom (England, Scotland,

Wales & Ireland)

Cayman IslandsIcelandSaint Kitts & NevisUnited States of America
CanadaIrelandSaint LuciaUS Virgin Islands
ChileIsraelSamoaWallis & Futuna Islands 
Cook IslandsItalySan MarinoWest Band & Gaza Strip
Costa RicaJamaicaSaudi Arabia          

Forms you will need to bring to testing:

  • TB Questionnaire (English) (Chinese) (Spanish) 
  • Consent for Treatment 
  • Medical History 

Click the desired language below to view the corresponding form.

Chinese TB Form
Spanish TB Form
English TB Form


Medical History Form

 Consent for Treatment Form




  Other items you need to bring:

  • K-State ID card
  • Immunization Records (if available)
  • Insurance card (if available)

IF RESULT IS POSITIVE (+):A chest X-ray will also be required for any student with a positive or indeterminate TB blood test, unless documentation of a normal X-ray performed in the U.S. within the past six months is presented.

All newly-enrolled international students are required to complete the entire tuberculosis screening process. Failure to do so will result in dis-enrollment and subsequent notification to the office of International Student and Scholar Services that you are no longer enrolled.


Other Resources:

Health Insurance

Spouse Fee

Kansas Board of Regents Requirements