International Applicant Requirements
To demonstrate competence in the English language, an official report of score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be sent to Kansas State University (school code 6334) for all applicants whose primary language is not English. Those who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to submit a TOEFL score, but must take an English proficiency test upon arrival.
English Proficiency Requirements
iBT TOEFL (internet based) scores must have a minimum total score of 79 with no part score below 20 on the reading, listening and writing sections.
Applicants who are submitting a paper-based TOEFL (PBT) test scores must have a minimum total score of 550 with no part score below 55 on reading or listening sections, and a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5.0 or higher.
Applicants who are submitting an IELTS score must have a minimum total score of 6.5 with part scores of 6.5 or higher on the reading, listening and writing sections.
Those who do not meet the minimum proficiency standard will be required to complete specified courses offered by the English Language Program (ELP) at K-State.
Affidavit of Financial Support
Each application must be accompanied by the Affidavit of Financial Support form verifying that financial support is available while attending Kansas State University. The affidavit is available within the online application.
Mandatory Tuberculosis Testing and Health Insurance
K-State has a mandatory tuberculosis testing policy. All newly enrolled or re-enrolled international students are required to be screened for tuberculosis by Lafene Health Center staff upon arrival on campus and prior to enrollment.
Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all international students enrolled at Kansas State University, regardless of their course load. GRA and GTA insurance plans can be purchased during enrollment times. For more information, visit the University Health Insurance webpage.