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About University of Kansas

University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution of 28,000 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina). Its diverse elements are united by their mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.

A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1909, KU consistently earns high rankings for its academic programs. Its faculty and students are supported and strengthened by endowment assets of more than $1.44 billion. It is committed to expanding innovative research and commercialization programs.

KU has 15 schools and offers more than 370 degree programs. Their schools are Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning; Business; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Education; Engineering; Health Professions; Journalism and Mass Communications; Law; Medicine; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Affairs and Administration; Arts; and Social Welfare. Their particularly strong programs are:

Pharmacy Medicine Special education City Management Engineering Speech-language pathology Rural medicine Clinical child psychology Nursing Occupational Therapy Social Welfare

Students, split almost equally between women and men, come from all 50 states and 100+ countries.

International Student Services

International Student Services

The University of Kansas welcomes students from around the world. Currently 2,182 international students from more than 100 countries study at KU. The Office of International Student Services (ISS) assists international students with immigration advising and employment workshops; academic support; and social enrichment programs. ISS also coordinates mandatory health insurance for international students and presents “You at KU” International Student Orientation, a week long program designed to ease students’ transition to life in the U.S. and at KU.

The office also connects students with each other and the community, sponsoring the International Student Association and hosting a variety of programs, such as International Coffee Hour, the Kansas City Trip Series, and the Thanksgiving Homestay and Lawrence Friendship Family Programs.



The University of Kansas is known for the high quality of its academic programs. KU has more than 190 undergraduate majors in the sciences, the arts, and humanities that provide a firm foundation for almost any career choice. KU offers professional education in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, engineering, music, law, social welfare, journalism, business, and architecture.

Nearly 50 of KU’s graduate programs are nationally ranked, and the University Honors Program is among the best in the United States.

Students deepen and enrich their academic experience by participating in study abroad, doing original research, or becoming involved in special programs in languages, indigenous studies, history, environmental policy, or a dozen other topics.

International Student Association

International Student Association

International Student Association brings together all international students on the Lawrence campus to promote international friendships and cultural appreciation. The association hosts a variety of social events, such as holiday parties, talent and fashion shows, international food courts, language tables, and expositions.

Global Partners

Global Partners

Global partners is an exciting way to meet people from all over the world and make lifelong friends at the University of Kansas. International students and U.S. students are matched and placed into semester-long groups of four, based on members’ interests, academic majors, and languages. Groups meet at their own leisure. All members participate in events such as playing soccer or Frisbee, meeting at a restaurant for dinner, playing world trivia, or volunteering in the Lawrence community.



Undergraduate research at KU enables you to apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world problems. You can do research in your major or in an area that’s not in your major field. It’s up to you and your interests. Students from more than 50 academic departments conduct undergraduate research annually, studying topics as varied as autism, aquatic food chains, and architecture.

The Center for Undergraduate Research provides support with advice on writing research proposals and sharing research; research skill development; competitions for research funding, and help presenting research.



The University Honors Program at KU helps exceptional students launch extraordinary lives. KU honors students benefit from small courses led by top university faculty, priority enrollment, and specialized advising from both departmental and honors advisors.

Honors students also enjoy the guidance of full-time program staff and faculty fellows; participate in experiential learning such as research, internships, and study abroad; and access Nunemaker Center, a space dedicated to honors students with classrooms, conference rooms, meeting and study areas, a student kitchen, and extended operating hours.



KU Recreation Services brings together fitness, intramural, outdoor, and sport club programs across four facilities. The Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center houses cardio and resistance training machines, four racquetball courts, six basketball and volleyball courts, aerobics and martial arts studios, a suspended walking/jogging track, a 42 foot rock climbing wall, and an indoor golf simulator. Intramural teams include basketball, bowling, soccer, soccer, and more. Hiking, camping, and canoeing equipment is available for rent. And yes, there really is a KU quidditch team.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Student organizations enable you to connect around common interests, whether they’re pastimes, social or political issues, or academics. There are a variety of student nationality organizations, too. Membership in student organizations not only connects you with your classmates, but it can provide valuable leadership experience.

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center at KU is the place to start. You can also get involved with Student Union Activities, a student-run organization that develops movies, concerts, comedy shows, and other events for the KU community.

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Studying in Kansas

For international students in Kansas there are many different universities and colleges to choose from. Top-rated universities offer students hundreds of undergraduate options, excellent graduate programs, and financial aid assistance. These universities are located in some of the largest cities in Kansas which are home to many of the state's historic sites, parks, museums, festivals, and professional sports teams.
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Lawrence, Kansas 66045
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21 days and 18 hours ago
"Hello everyone, "Riddhi Bhavjibhai Chaudhari here. I am a new student coming to KU. I have completed my post-secondary graduation in India in 2016 and now doing biotechnology at Centennial College Morningside Campus in Canada. In Canada I have completed 2 semesters and now going to continue the same course at the University of Kansas. "Now looking forward to coming to University of Kansas for study purpose. Am really excited to become a Jayhawk student. Thank you so much for helping me fulfill my dream."

22 days and 5 hours ago
"My name is Batool. I am from Jordan, and I live in the capital Amman with my mother. I have one younger brother who is studying in Missouri. We are a small family full of affection and respect and peace. My mother is everything to me; she raised me up and taught me and supported me in everything I wanted. "I love diligence, especially in study and work, so I started working when I was eighteen with Azadea group, a retail company specifically in Zara store as a sales person. I really enjoy my work, and it gave me the confidence I needed, but I began to think about my strengths and weaknesses and how I would be in the future. "I chose the University of Kansas after learning about the advantages and found the specialty that I wanted (global and international studies). I am excited to experience the atmosphere of study and housing and make new friends there. I am really glad to have become a Jayhawk." @Batool3441 #InternationalJayhawks

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