Greetings from the University of Kansas (KU) and the Office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions (IRUA)! We are excited you are considering an academic career at KU.

KU is an international research institution which strongly values diversity, internationalization, and worldwide outreach, all of which contribute to the overall university mission. 

IRUA is here to ensure these values are supported by helping international students from around the world find academic opportunities at KU. 

We work to promote the presence of KU abroad to both undergraduate and graduate students and their families. Staff work to identify and support prospective students, create and maintain official university records, process all incoming international undergraduate applications, and facilitate communication between prospective graduate students and academic departments.

We want to help you learn about the university, which offers not only high quality academics, research opportunities, and global connections, but also a sense of community and tradition that give students a rewarding experience in a unique environment.

IRUA is at the center of the university's efforts to expand and develop the international student body. Our goal is to help students identify the best fit for their academic career, provide them support through an accessible and achievable admission process, and assist them in finding their home away from home.

We look forward to welcoming you to the KU family!

Sincerely,

Somer Chalfant, Director

International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions