ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Qualified students from other countries and cultures who can share the heritage of
their peoples and nations are welcome to apply for admission to the University of Nebraska
at Kearney. Inquiries concerning international student admission may be directed to International
Admissions (undergraduate) or Graduate Office (graduate students), University of
Nebraska at Kearney.
International students must:
- Complete the International Student Application form.
- Transfer students in the United States shall submit transfer authorization from their
last place of study. Complete transcripts of credit earned at other institutions,
including credit hours earned at a foreign college or university,
should be filed with International Admissions.
- Demonstrate competency in the English language by providing test scores on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 500
on the paper-based test or 173 on the computer-based TOEFL is required in order for the
applicant to be considered for admission.
- Submit transcripts reflecting secondary school graduation (or its equivalent) at a level
commensurate to the requirements for first time enrolled students at UNK.
- Submit a completed Student Health Record, which must include results of a recent
physical exam and month and year dates of all child and adult vaccinations. See Counseling and Health Care (CHC) section of this catalog for more specific
- Purchase the basic health insurance policy offered through UNK
or provide evidence of
comparable coverage by another insurance carrier. Insurance charges will be assessed with
other fees on the fee payment statement.
Issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20, or IAP-66, will be made only
upon completion of all admission requirements. It is the responsibility of the applicant
to make all necessary arrangements through official channels for entrance into the United
International student applicants should make application four months prior to the
anticipated enrollment date.
INS regulations require all international students to enroll full-time while
pursuing a degree at the University. Undergraduate students must enroll for a minimum
of 12 hours per semester. Graduate students must enroll for a minimum of 9 hours per
semester. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in serious consequences.
09 Mar 2006