2+2 Program

About the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is home to more than 70 nationally ranked programs, including more than 25 programs in the top 20. This major public research university consistently ranks among the top institutions for quality and value in the US.


What is 2+2 Program?

After completing the required credit hours of the first and second years of undergraduate program courses at their home institutions, students transfer to the University of Kentucky to complete the requirements for the award of an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky. Many students also complete the degree requirements of their home institution while studying at the University of Kentucky and are also awarded the appropriate undergraduate degree from their home institution.

2+2 Programs in the College of Arts & Sciences

The University of Kentucky offers 2+2 programs in all majors housed in the College of Arts & Sciences.

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Foreign Language and International Economics
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Health, Society, and Populations
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Topical Studies
  • Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies

Why 2+2 Programs?

  • Students receive the advantages of studying abroad without any loss of time or the risk of credits not being counted.
  • 2+2 programs allow qualified students to transfer to University of Kentucky’s campus in their third year, thereby saving the cost of a U.S. undergraduate degree.
  • Students with a desire to study in another country, understand another culture, and interact with professors and students working in a different policy and problem context see many advantages of a collaborative program over an exchange or semester-abroad experience.
  • It allows for students to benefit from a program that draws on the teaching, curricular, and research expertise of two institutions located in two countries.
  • The opportunity to be part of a program that offers an undergraduate degree in a different country enhances employability prospects and career path.
  • Multinational companies are interested in hiring multilingual students who have studied in both countries and understand the similarities and differences in the regulatory and cultural contexts.


All students participating in the 2+2 program with an Arts & Sciences major will receive the Arts & Sciences International Excellence Scholarship. This one-year, non-renewable award of a minimum of $1000 is in addition to any university scholarships. Additionally, all 2+2 transfer students are eligible for University of Kentucky transfer scholarship consideration. Please see http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/ scholarship-transfer-students for scholarship details and application information. The deadline for receipt of admission application, transcript, and scholarship application is June 1, 2016.

International Students Admissions

For more information on admissions, visit http://www.uky.edu/Admission/international.htm


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