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Please review any program-specific deadlines and note that some programs may have a deadline that is BEFORE the dates listed below.

Januray Intake August Intake
Priority Application Deadline: October 1 Priority Application Deadline: February 15
Confirmation Deadline: December 1 Confirmation Deadline: May 1
Final Application Deadline:* November 1 Final Application Deadline:* June 1

*Overseas students who still need to apply for a new student visa MUST have ALL required materials (including program-specific requirements) submitted to ISSS on or before this deadline in order to be considered for admission. Any students who do not submit all requested materials but this deadline will need to indicate if they wish to withdraw their application or defer to the following intake. 


Before beginning the admissions process, students interested in applying for one of our graduate programs are advised to review both the program-specific deadlines as well as the program-specific requirements (including any supplemental materials) that are required for their respective program. If you are unsure about what you need to submit, please reach out to us at so we may assist you.



International students with the US-equivalent of an undergraduate degree interested in applying for a graduate program at Northern Kentucky University should review the following admissions steps:



To avoid delays in the application process, please be sure to review and submit all of the above listed documents. Your application will not be reviewed or considered for an admission decision until all of the required documentation has been received, and the application has been marked as complete. Furthermore, an I-20 will not be issued unless a student has been fully admitted, and has demonstrated proof of sufficient funding, as indicated above. 





Northern Kentucky University

International Student & Scholar Services

100 Nunn Drive

UC 305

Highland Heights, KY 41099 U.S.A.


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