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International Graduate Application Requirements

Graduate applicants should refer to the academic program website for specific application requirements. Most graduate programs require GRE or GMAT scores and recommendations. In addition to the specific program requirements, all international graduate applicants also have the following requirements:

1. Application for Admission

2. Non-refundable $35.00 application fee

3. Official English Language Test Score Report no more than two years old and sent directly to KU from testing service, unless you are from a country in the English Proficiency Waiver List:

  • TOEFL: Composite score of 79 on the internet-based test or 550 on the paper-based test required for admission (KU school code: 2653)
  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5 required
  • PTE: Overall score of 53 required
  • Duolingo English Test: 52 overall score

All other requests for a waiver of the English proficiency requirement should be directed to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

4. Official College/University Academic Records/Transcripts in English from all universities attended: College and university records from non-U.S. institutions must be translated to U.S. educational equivalency by a recognized evaluation agency, listed below. Translation is at the student's expense and must be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Recommended Graduate Application Deadlines

Graduate Students

For all programs except Counseling/Student Affairs:

*To enroll for the next Fall semester, complete application file by Aug. 1.

*To enroll for the next Spring semester, complete application file by Dec. 1.

For Counseling/Student Affairs programs (see appropriate website):


*Student Affairs


American International Recruitment Council Institutional Member