FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2020/2021
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS
Education Abroad Advisor & Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator
Kansas State University
304 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
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.
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
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
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?
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
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
Fall Semester: 1 May
Spring Semester: 1 October
Kansas State University Academic Calendar:
Exchange student specific calendar:
The final week of each semester - see https://www.k-state.edu/abroad/incoming-students/important-dates/index.html
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 $45 per night on campus): http://www.k-state.edu/isss/orientation/.
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)
Total Semester estimate - $8,050 (broken down below and on our website: http://www.k-state.edu/abroad/incoming_students/pre-arrival/fees.html)
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)
Off-Campus: $200 - $300 for meals per month
On average, $550 per semester
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
Around $710 a semester
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
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.
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)
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.
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/. Due to visa restrictions, students can only complete internships on campus.
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.
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