International costs

The cost of KU is competitive when compared to other comparably sized, public research institutions in the United States, particularly when you consider the value of a KU degree.

KU charges a per-credit-hour tuition rate, which varies according to a student’s field of study. Students also pay a set of required fees. Estimated non-resident, undergraduate tuition, fees, and other expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year range from $40,318 to $45,621. 

If you will be in F-1 or J-1 status, you will be asked to document a minimum amount of financial support for your first year when you apply. The amount will vary, depending upon your intended program of study. 

For additional information about costs, please visit the main affordability page.  

International scholarships

KU offers a range of scholarships to qualified, new degree seeking students. To be considered, you must apply for admission by the relevant deadline with a strong academic and extracurricular portfolio that includes the following:

  • Official transcripts from each secondary and post-secondary school attended
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Official proof of English proficiency
  • Co-curricular summary describing all your extracurricular activities, leadership, service, and awards. Choose three and explain why they have been especially meaningful for you
  • A 500 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Your personal and academic goals and how you hope to achieve them at KU
    • Your field of study and specialized interests within this field
    • The perspectives you hope to gain in the US and the ways you intend to use what you've learned upon your return to your home country
    • A topic of your choice
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • PTK Scholarship candidates only: proof of PTK membership

Although there are minimum grade point average requirements for each award, the process is competitive, and each scholarship application is reviewed on the strength of all the materials submitted. There is not a GPA or test score threshold that will guarantee a scholarship.

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