International Students


Apply to the University of Kansas

Apply to KU through the Office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions. Gaining admission to the University of Kansas requires the submission of official academic records from all previously attended secondary and post-secondary institutions.

For scholarship consideration, we encourage you to apply to KU by Feb. 1 prior to the fall/summer semester or Nov. 1 prior to the spring semester you plan to start at KU.

As a part of the application for admission, degree-seeking international freshmen and transfer applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official English proficiency examination scores (TOEFL).


Indicate a Business major on your KU application

Undergraduate business majors


Indicating a business major on your application to KU does not guarantee you entry to the KU School of Business.


Apply to the School of Business

Incoming international freshmen who meet the following requirements will be admitted directly to the School of Business:

  • ACT composite: 25+ (SAT equivalent: 1200+ critical reading and math)
  • 3.25+ high school GPA
  • English-language proficiency (see below)

What if I don't meet the eligibility requirements for direct admission?

International students who indicate a business major on their application to KU but do not meet the requirements for direct admission to the School of Business will be given a pre-business interest code as a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences student. These students will then be eligible to apply for the School of Business once the minimum requirements for competitive admission have been met.

International students are eligible to apply to the School of Business during the semester they will complete the minimum requirements (see below).

The application deadline for fall admission is Feb. 15 and for spring admission is Sept. 15.

Apply to the KU School of Business online.


Minimum competitive application requirements

  • Junior standing (60 credit hours)
  • Completion of six pre-admission foundation courses (must be taken for a grade)
    • ACCT 200 – Financial Accounting 1
    • ACCT 201 – Managerial Accounting 1
    • DSCI 202 – Statistics
    • IST 202 – Introduction to Information Systems
    • ECON 142 – Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 144 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Earned at least a 2.5 GPA in both their overall GPA (all college coursework, including all repeated transferable courses) and in their KU overall GPA (courses taken at KU only)
  • Earned at least a 2.5 GPA in both their overall professional GPA (all business and economics courses taken, including all repeated transferable courses) and their KU professional GPA (business and economics courses taken at KU only)
  • International students - TOEFL requirement
  • TOEFL total score of 92 or higher, as well as minimum subscore of 23 on the written and speaking components of the TOEFL exam (see policy details below)
  • IMPORTANT: Admission is competitive

    Meeting all of the above requirements does not guarantee admission.

In the instance that one or more of the admission requirements are not met before the School of Business application deadline, that student will be considered a pre-business student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences until they meet the minimum requirements to apply.

TOEFL requirements for international students

In addition to the ACT/SAT and GPA requirements for direct admission or the coursework and GPA standards for competitive admission, an international applicant whose native language is not English must meet additional standards regarding English-language proficiency.  Such students are required to take the TOEFL iBT in the United States and achieve a minimum total score of 92 and minimum subscores of 23 on the written and speaking components (  KU Testing Services ( offers the TOEFL iBT frequently.  Exempt from this requirement are students who have completed four years of college preparatory English and graduated from high school with a 2.5 GPA in one of the following places: United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, an English-speaking province of Canada, an English-speaking Caribbean country, or a US-accredited school located abroad.

International students applying to the school who have satisfied all requirements other than the TOEFL iBT minimums will be provisionally admitted. Such provisionally admitted students will have until the first day of classes of the subsequent semester to satisfy the TOEFL iBT minimums. Failing to complete this requirement will result in the student having their admission revoked to the School of Business.


Apply to undergraduate academic programs

Students entering the school through competitive admission are eligible to apply for special undergraduate academic programs:


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Apply to the Business School

Application deadlines:

  • Fall admission: Feb. 15
  • Spring admission: Sept. 15

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