International Students

KSU feels that there is no substitute for the global enrichment provided by geographic, ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural diversity. Approximately 780 international students representing 85 nations presently attend KSU.

International students should plan to have all documents in at least one month before the published deadline for their selected program.

Note: Some programs are only offered online and are not eligible for F-1.

Click on the type of visa you hold or are requesting for admission requirements:

F-1 Student Visa

J-1 Exchange Visa

H-1B Work Visa

Other Visa Holders

Permanent Resident Alien (Green Card Holders)

F-1 Student Visa Holders

  1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.
  2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts must be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.
    1. Evaluation Service, Inc.
    2. Joseph Silney & Associates, Inc.
    3. World Education Services (WES)
    4. SpanTran Evaluations, KSU Link for Request
  5. Test of English Proficiency.
      1. Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.
      2. Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement.
      3. Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests: 
          1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
            Minimum required score: Internet version (iBT) - 80  
          2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
            Minimum required score: 6.5
  6. Proof that funds for tuition, fees, and living expenses will be available prior to enrollment. Proof includes:  
      1. An affidavit (sponsor letter) from your financial supporter, indicating support for your education in the amount designated by the university. Optional Form linked here
        -AND- 
      2. A sworn or notarized letter (bank letter) from an officer at the sponsor's bank, certifying that the sponsor has the designated amount of funds on the deposit for your tuition, fees and living expenses. This letter should show funds of at least US $35,000.  NOTE:  All funds must be reported in U.S. Dollar amounts or US dollar equivalency. To convert your currency into US Dollars visit OANDA.  
  7. Copy of your Passport
  8. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

IMPORTANT: Online Programs are NOT eligible for F-1 Student Visa.

Send your documents in a complete package to:

Office of Graduate Admissions 
Kennesaw State University 

3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

 

J-1 Exchange Visa Holders

  1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.
  2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.
    1. Evaluation Service, Inc.
    2. Joseph Silney & Associates, Inc.
    3. World Education Services (WES)
  5. Test of English Proficiency.  
      1. Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.  
      2. Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement.  
      3. Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests: 
          1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  
            Minimum required score:  Internet version (iBT) - 80  
          2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*  
            Minimum required score: 6.5
  6. Copy of your Passport
  7. Copy of your Visa

Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

Send your documents in a complete package to:

Office of Graduate Admissions 
Kennesaw State University 

3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

 

H-1B Work Visa Holders

  1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.
  2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.
    1. Evaluation Service, Inc.
    2. Joseph Silney & Associates, Inc.
    3. World Education Services (WES)
  5. Test of English Proficiency
      1. Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe. 
      2. Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement. 
      3. Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests: 
          1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  
            Minimum required score:  Internet version (iBT) - 80  
          2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*
            Minimum required score: 6.5
  6. Copy of your Passport
  7. Copy of your Visa
  8. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

Send your documents in a complete package to:

Office of Graduate Admissions 
Kennesaw State University 

3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

 

Other Visa Holders?

If you have a non-immigrant visa other than F-1, J-1, or H-1B (such as L, E, A, K, B, etc.), please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions so an admissions officer can determine your admission requirements and enrollment eligibility.

What are the requirements for Lawful Permanent Residents?

  1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.
  2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.
    1. Evaluation Service, Inc.
    2. Joseph Silney & Associates, Inc.
    3. World Education Services (WES)
  5. Test of English Proficiency.  
      1. Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.  
      2. Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement.  
      3. Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:
          1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  
            Minimum required score:  Internet version (iBT) - 80  
          2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*  
            Minimum required score: 6.5 
  6. Copy of your Resident Alien Card (Green Card)
  7. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

Send your documents in a complete package to:

Office of Graduate Admissions 
Kennesaw State University 

3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

 

*IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

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