The University of Kentucky offers over 200+ programs in 16 different academic colleges. For a full list of programs, visit http://www.uky.edu/academics/.
If you don’t know which program to choose, that’s ok! UK’s flexible undergraduate structure allows you to explore different areas that interest you without delaying your graduation date.
Please note that if you are a sponsored student, your sponsoring organization may place some limitations in what types of programs you can study.
Changing a major is common in most universities in the U.S. UK works with its students to ensure that they find the career path that is the best fit for them. Your academic advisor will work with you to help you through this process once you are registered. Be sure to speak with your advisor early to make sure you stay on track towards timely graduation.
A wide variety of research opportunities is available, both during the academic year (fall/spring semesters) and the summer.
You can find more details by exploring UK’s undergraduate research website here (http://www.uky.edu/chellgren/undergraduate-research/research-opportunities).
You can also search within the department you are interested in for department-specific research. Feel free to contact any of the professors if you see a research project that you are particularly interested in. You never know what opportunities may arise.
UK accepts up to 67 hours of college-level credit from two-year institutions and an unlimited number of college-level credits from four-year institutions. You will need to set up a Transfer Advisor meeting with the Transfer Team, to do so visit: http://www.uky.edu/admission/transfer-advising
If you wish to see transfer admission requirements, visit: http://international.uky.edu/Apply/Admissions
We have over 600 undergraduate international students at UK as well as 1,000 graduate students representing over 90 countries!
If you want to talk to a current student from your country or your area of the world, check out our International Ambassador map and get connected with them today! You can also send your request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and our staff will connect you with a current student ambassador.
Find your ambassador here: http://international.uky.edu/Apply/Resources/AmbassadorMap
Application details can be found on the website under the requirements tab: http://international.uky.edu/Apply/Admissions.
If you meet the academic requirements for admission, you will be admitted to the university. However, according to US laws, in order to be issued an I-20 form required for your student visa interview, you will need to provide the financial documents. Students can use the admission letter to seek more funding such as loans in their home country.
The deadline to apply for admission for Fall 2021 is May 15, 2021. Keep in mind that scholarship deadlines are much earlier, from December 1, 2020 to February 15, 2021.
Some students may receive an offer of conditional admission. This means that something is still pending and must be completed before the student can enroll (and before UK will issue an I-20, the document that you will need to take to the US embassy for your visa appointment).
Conditional Admission may be offered to students who meet the academic requirements of admission, but do not meet the language proficiency requirement or the departmental specific requirements (such as certain SAT/ACT math scores for Engineering).
Students who are offered conditional admission because of English may either resubmit a higher TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score or enroll in UK's Center for English as a Second Language program. When they complete the full-time English proficiency program, they will seamlessly be integrated into a full-time degree at UK. This means no TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores will be required if students complete CESL.
Students who require a higher SAT/ACT math score for Engineering may submit a higher score or switch their intended major to a program that does not have specific requirements.
International students must submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score. The current minimums for admission are 71 TOEFL, 6.0 IELTS, or 95 Duolingo.
Certain programs, such as Nursing and Engineering, have additional requirements, so it's important to research your specific program before you apply.
Although SAT/ACT scores are not required, there are some programs, such as engineering and nursing, that do require those scores.
For more details visit the College of Engineering’s website and click on the International Students section: https://www.engr.uky.edu/students/undergraduate/how-apply.
For more details visit the College of Nursing’s website and click on the International Students section: https://www.uky.edu/nursing/admissions/how-apply/application-instructions-admission-traditional-bsn-program