2016-2017 International Student Admission Requirements and Approximate Expenses

Undergraduate Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL 71 ibt / IELTS 6.0
  • SAT is optional (required for academic scholarships)

For more information, visit the International Students Admissions website.


  • Spring (January): October 15
  • Summer I (May): March 1
  • Summer II (June/July): March 1
  • Fall (August): May 15

Conditional Admission

International undergraduate applicants who meet UK’s academic requirements for admission but do not meet the minimum language proficiency requirement may be offered conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students can complete the language requirement in UK’s Center for English as a Second Language.

For more information, visit the Center for English as a Second Language website.

Graduate Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL 79 ibt / IELTS 6.5
  • Official GRE or GMAT test scores
    Individual programs have varying deadlines and requirements.

Approximate Undergraduate Expenses

  • Tuition and fees: $ 24,468
  • Room and Board: $ 10,500
  • Books and Health Ins: $ 3,532
  • TOTAL: $ 38,500

For more information visit the Graduate School at www.gradschool.uky.edu

Competitive Scholarships For All Incoming International Students

  • International Ambassador Scholarships
    From $3,000 to 50% of tuition, for up to four years of study.
  • W.C. Parker Diversity Scholarship W.C
    Average of $7,000 per year, for up to four years of study
  • Arts & Sciences International Excellence Scholarship
    $1000 for all student participating in the 2+2 program with an Arts & Sciences major