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 the Admissions Office, University of Nebraska at Kearney. Advising for international students is available from the Office of Multicultural and International Student Advising.

International students must:

  1. Complete the International Student Application form.
  2. 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 the Director of Admissions.
  3. 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 is required in order for the applicant to be considered for admission.
  4. Submit transcripts reflecting secondary school graduation (or its equivalent) at a level commensurate to the requirements for first time enrolled students at UNK.
  5. Provide evidence of their capability to finance a program of study without assistance from UNK.
  6. 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 Health Services section of this catalog for more specific instructions.
  7. 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 States.

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.

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