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GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas, USA

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

4

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS

Sara Boro

Education Abroad Advisor & Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator 

Education Abroad 

Kansas State University

304 Fairchild Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

Tel: 785-532-5992

Fax: 785-532-6550

seboro@ksu.edu 

APPLICATION WEBSITE

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

Most graduate students will be admitted as undergraduate students. However if a student wants to apply as a graduate student, they are required to complete the graduate application, and submit an English Language proficiency score.  The Graduate application process takes longer and the deadlines are earlier. 

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

All graduate programs, with the exception of Veterinary Medicine, are open to exchange students. Undergraduate students are able to take graduate level courses on a case-by-case basis.

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

Yes

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

Veterinary Medicine, Kinesiology and Graphic Design

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Veterinary Medicine, Kinesiology and Graphic Design

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

Undergraduate: Minimum = 12, maximum covered by exchange = 15 (additional credits are possible, but students must pay for those credits).

Graduate Admitted as Undergraduate: Minimum = 12, maximum covered by exchange 6 graduate credits and 6 undergraduate credits (additional credits are possible, but students must pay for those credits).

Graduate Admitted as Graduate: Minimum = 9, maximum covered by exchange 9 graduate credits (additional credits are possible, but students must pay for those credits).

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

In most cases, students can pre-enroll before arrival, with the assistance of an Academic Advisor.  If students do not pre-enroll before arrival, they will be assisted with enrollment during orientation week.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Dates listed are tentative; please check the website for official. Contact Education Abroad Office for pre-registration options.

Fall Semester: early September
Spring Semester: early February

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Nomination letter from partner verifying English abilities for Undergraduate, language exam for Graduate. Language requirements can be found here: https://www.k-state.edu/international/admissions/english/.

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Language test certificate is not required for undergraduate if language level is confirmed in letter of support from the home institution. Students can also opt to take the English Language Placement test upon arrival.

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

English Language Program: 4 weeks in the summer (optional, not included in exchange, to be paid by student): http://www.k-state.edu/elp/.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

Undergraduate degrees in Europe are not always considered equivalent to undergraduate degrees in the U.S.  Therefore, Graduate students from Utrecht network partners may be encouraged to apply as an Undergraduate at KSU, then request special permission to take some Graduate level courses.

Most exchange students will be admitted as undergraduate students and will be able to request permission to enroll in graduate level classes. The exchange will cover 2 graduate level classes and 2 undergraduate level classes for graduate students. 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Fall Semester: 1 May
Spring Semester: 1 October

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

EXAMINATION PERIOD

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

There is not a break between the academic course calendar and final exams.

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

Orientation is mandatory for all international students and begins one week prior to the beginning of each semester. There is an additional cost is for housing during that week (currently $40 per night on campus): http://www.k-state.edu/isss/orientation/.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)

Total Semester estimate - $8,050 (broken down below and on our website: http://www.k-state.edu/abroad/incoming_students/pre-arrival/fees.html)

HOUSING

On-Campus: https://apps2.housing.k-state.edu/exploreyouroptions/ 

 

Off-Campus: Housing costs will vary if student chooses to live off-campus. Approximately: $400 - $500 for housing per month (less expensive housing is sometimes found, but not guaranteed)

MEALS

On-Campus: http://housing.k-state.edu/dining/

 

Off-Campus: $200 - $300 for meals per month

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

On average, $550 per semester

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Many students will opt to buy bikes while they are in Manhattan and can walk to most places from their accommodation to campus. There is free transportation to different locations on campus and to travel from campus to shopping areas in Manhattan. More information about this service can be found here: http://www.rileycountyks.gov/795/ATA-Bus

HEALTH INSURANCE

Around $710 a semester

OTHER

Personal expenses usually run around $2,000 per semester depending on each student's style of living. This could be more or less depending on travel.

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Allowed, but student must submit a waiver request from through their KSU student account: http://www.k-state.edu/isss/current/healthinsurance.html

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Yes: http://www.k-state.edu/oip/prearrival/housing.html.  Housing is guaranteed for those who apply and complete a contract before arrival.

HOUSING OPTIONS

University dormitories with cafeteria meal plans

University apartments (limited)

Local private apartments and houses (no assistance from exchange office)

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

http://housing.k-state.edu/

Contact MAUI incoming coordinator, Sara Boro (seboro@ksu.edu) or housing@ksu.edu with questions.

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

Separate, rolling application: http://housing.k-state.edu/

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

Lafene Health Center: Free use. For minor medical problems and diagnosis. 

http://www.k-state.edu/lafene/

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Yes, internships are available through some departmental programs and are individual arranged through departments. Students can also use the Career Center to find internships: http://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes, student may work up to 20 hours a week on campus. U.S. Immigration rules prohibit working off campus.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Airport Pick-Up: Recommend flying directly into Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), Kansas and can request a free shuttle pick-up. If flying into Kansas City International (MCI), students can arrange for own pick up: http://www.k-state.edu/oip/intladmit/admitted/travel/index.html

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY

University Video: #YouAreWelcomeHere

University or Departmental Brochures: KSU Promotional Flyer