Students putting together a world map puzzle on a table

Nondegree-seeking students

International students who wish to benefit from KU's learning and social experiences — but who aren't seeking a KU degree — have two worthwhile options to consider.

English language study at the Applied English Center

Students not seeking a degree from KU can still enroll in KU's renowned Applied English Center. The AEC was one of the first intensive English programs in the U.S. Instructors provide advanced English training, and the center's support services and outside-the-classroom programming encourage success and fluency.


Nondegree academic programs

KU invites you to spend a semester or year on our Lawrence campus. We call it Jayhawk Semester. Open yourself to new opportunities. Grow as a scholar with KU’s exclusive resources. Take part in academic opportunities, activities, and research projects only occurring at KU. Jayhawk Semester participants also gather for special events and receive dedicated assistance from a single point of contact, meaning you’ll never be left out or lost on campus.


Six KU students sitting behind a window at the counter of an ice cream shop.
Three KU Band members stand  David Booth Memorial Kansas Stadium with their arms across each other's shoulders.
Students outside with papers and conversing