We strongly encourage you to check out our International Student Handbook:  What You Need to Know Before and After Your Arrival.

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Kentucky State University is a comprehensive institution dedicated to providing its students with an exceptional learning community. KSU offers students an opportunity to explore a wide range of educational opportunities and programs. For detailed information on major degree programs, please click here https://kysu.edu/academics/academic-programs-wd/.

The University welcomes admission inquiries from students around the world. International students should have complete admission applications on file three months before the beginning of the term (summer/fall/spring semester) in which they intend to enroll. International students are expected to complete and submit your application online at https://ssb-prod.ec.kysu.edu/PROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon. The admissions team (https://kysu.edu/directory/department/admissions/ ) will carefully review each application and conduct required admissions interviews for non-native English speaking applicants if necessary. For more information, please visit KSU Admission at https://kysu.edu/administration-governance/enrollment-management-and-student-engagement/admissions/


Undergraduate Application, A completed application packet will include the following:

  • A completed online application https://ssb-prod.ec.kysu.edu/PROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
  • Application fee of $100.00 made payable to Kentucky State University in the form of money order
  • A completed medical physical examination form and completed immunization records
  • Verification of graduation from high school or secondary institution.
  • A transcript of official high school/secondary school credits verifying graduation (with English translation)
  • All post-secondary school transcripts (if applicable) with English translation
    • All post-secondary transcripts must be submitted to for a course-by-course evaluation to determine college credit equivalency.
  • A copy of your passport
  • An official statement from a sponsor or bank documenting financial support and/or deposit equivalent to $19,250 US Dollars
  • Test scores for your college entry exam, such as ACT/SAT/TOEFL/IELTS/GRE. For undergraduate student admission, either ACT, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS will work.
  • Nigerian students must submit WASC
  • Detailed and accurate mailing address for your I-20

These materials can be sent directly to the Kentucky State University or by mail at: wewantyou@kysu.edu or admissions@kysu.edu.

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