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K-State Today

October 11, 2023

K-State partners with GEMS Education

Submitted by Enrollment Management

Grant Chapman, associate provost for international programs, left, and Sara Thurston, director of international student and scholar services, right, meet with Gwawr Tagg, university partnerships programme director at GEMS, middle, at GEMS' Dubai office. 

Kansas State University announces the partnership with GEMS Education, one of the largest K-12 private education providers, operating and leading international independent schools in six global regions.

Under the agreement, K-State offers scholarships to qualifying GEMS degree-seeking undergraduate students who enroll in at least 12 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters, beginning fall 2024. The total award is based on the GPA of incoming students who complete the application for admission by the priority date of Feb. 1, 2024. The award will be a discount on the non-resident portion of the tuition.

Establishing this agreement with GEMS-Dubai Branch creates opportunities to develop, collaborate and engage in mutually beneficial educational opportunities. This partnership provides some of the brightest students in the world with an opportunity to learn about K-State's world-class educational opportunities by interacting directly with our staff. Additionally, K-State has access to top-quality high school students in a market as competitive as UAE, communicating directly with students and their counselors and teachers.

"We believe the future change-makers will find the skills, knowledge and experiences needed for tomorrow here at Kansas State University," said Karen Goos, vice provost of enrollment management at K-State. "This partnership opens the doors to our renowned programs to students worldwide."

GEMS now owns, operates, and manages more than 250 schools globally, 44 schools in UAE and Qatar, educating more than 119,000 students from more than 175 countries. GEMS also has schools in KSA, Egypt, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and North America, and it is the top choice for quality private education in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

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