UKIC / Global Wildcats - Online Program

Global Wildcats - Online Program

Advance your Degree from Anywhere

The University of Kentucky is committed to welcoming you as a new “Wildcat” even if you may be unable to physically get to Lexington to join us in person this August. We will miss you, but don’t worry - you will not miss out! To help you get a fast start to your UK studies, we developed a special new online program called Global Wildcats for international students outside the United States.

 As a Global Wildcat you will:

  • Join a vibrant virtual multinational community. 

  • Enroll in special online UK Core courses, all of which will apply toward your degree requirements.  

  • Be on a fast-track to academic success as you complete five 3-credit courses that will fulfill some of the general education curriculum requirements.  

  • Be part of a dedicated UK101 section where you will be guided and supported as you transition to life as a student at a major U.S. university.   

Your 16 credits of academic work will be supplemented by co-curricular programming, including virtual orientation sessions and “Welcome to UK” activities -- events designed to help you make friends and have fun with your fellow Global Wildcats. There will be a virtual field trip to help you explore Lexington and surroundings and other opportunities to help you prepare to join us in person in January 2021 for the Spring semester, as conditions permit.

  • 5 UK Core courses (3 credit hours each)
  • UK101 course with a dedicated instructor
  • Welcome to UK programming
    • Virtual orientation
    • Adapting to the U.S. university system
    • Making friends and having fun
    • Intercultural exchanges
    • Virtual field trip to Lexington and surroundings 
    • Preparing to come to campus

Interested? Complete our form to learn if you qualify!

Tuition & Fees

*Additional costs to you could include textbooks, technology fees. or other expenses. This discounted price is exclusive to students in the Global Wildcats program 

Tuition* $9,186.50
ISSS Fee $100
TOTAL $9,286.50
« Scroll For More »


If you were awarded any of the following scholarships upon admission, you can apply those to the tuition cost of the Global Wildcats program.

All credit hours you earn will count towards your degree requirements – keeping you on track towards graduation.

Coursework & Schedule

Check out a sample schedule of fall semester coursework below. Your individual schedule will be created with the help of your academic adviser. You’ll be able to complete all courses in the Global Wildcat program regardless of your location and time zone.  

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ANT 160 Cultural Diversity in the Modern World 3 credit hours
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3 credit hours
ICT 200 Information Literacy & Critical Thinking 3 credit hours
GEO 130 Earth’s Physical Environment 3 credit hours
CIS or WRD 110 Composition & Communication I 3 credit hours
UK 101 Academic Orientation 1 credit hour
TOTAL 16 Credit hours
« Scroll For More »


Note that each country has specific regulations about online classes, so we will determine your eligibility and see if this program is a good match for you.  For more information, and to explore your eligibility for the Global Wildcats program, please complete this form.

Welcome to the UK International Center! Bradley Hall is currently open for document drop-off and appointments only. Please contact a member of our team to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!