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Welcome to KU

Congratulations to every international student admitted to the University of Kansas. Our community is eager to welcome you to campus and help you achieve your goals.

Next steps

Between admission and arrival, you must take several steps to ensure that you are prepared and compliant. Below are three you should focus on for now.

Receive full COVID-19 vaccination

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all noncitizens entering the U.S. by air are required to show proof of full vaccination, with limited exceptions. All air travelers will also need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken during the three days prior to their flight’s departure to the U.S. Learn more about the order and its impact on international travel.

Provide official transcripts

Before you can complete the admission process and enroll, you must provide International Admissions with official transcripts from every educational institution you have attended. These original documents must display your name, a school seal, and an administrator’s signature. Transcripts must be in the school's native language and come with English translations. All documents you submit become KU property and will not be returned or forwarded. 

Transcripts may be sent electronically by a legitimate document delivery service, such as Naviance or Docufide, or sealed and mailed to this address:


International Admissions
The University of Kansas
Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 126 
Lawrence, KS 66045


Set up your KU Online ID

Using the seven-digit ID number you set up in MyIdentity account, establish a KU Online ID, which will grant you access to a KU email account, online enrollment and tuition payment, and the iHawk system used to submit electronic immigration forms.

Submit proof of financial support

This documentation should prove adequate funding for the first year of your degree program or the duration of your exchange program. Bank, scholarship, sponsorship, and assistantship letters are common forms of proof. Once sufficient proof of finances is provided, International Support Services can determine whether you require an I-20 or DS-2019 immigration document and then create and provide that document to you.

Meet ISS

You can find a comprehensive list of steps and guidance on the website for International Support Services, which will partner with you through immigration, arrival, and New Student Orientation.
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