|January 2019 Intake||August 2019 Intake|
|Priority Application Deadline: Oct. 1||Priority Application Deadline: Apr. 1|
|Confirmation Deadline: Dec. 1||Confirmation Deadline: May 1|
|Final Application Deadline:* Nov. 15||Final Application Deadline:* Jun. 15|
Official transcripts from all years of secondary school (or high school) must be sent directly to International Student & Scholar Services by the student’s current or previous educational institution(s). If your current or previous high school cannot send your transcripts directly do us, they can provide official documents to you in a sealed and stamped envelope. If transcripts are not in English, you must provide a certified translation.
If you have attended ANY college or university classes beyond high school, you will need to review the application requirements for International Transfer Admission.
International Freshmen applicants must submit ONE of the following test scores:
Your official score reports must be sent directly to Northern Kentucky University (NKU). For minimum score requirements, please refer to our English Proficiency Standards for TOEFL and IELTS requirements, and to our Admissions Standards for SAT and ACT requirements.
If you do not meet NKU’s English proficiency requirement, you may be given conditional admission to a degree program pending your completion of our American English Language Program. More information here.
In order to receive the I-20 form, which you will show to the consulate to obtain your visa, you must prove that you can pay the 9 month cost of attendance at NKU, which is currently $31,017 for the 2017-2018 school year (summer not included). For any questions regarding the student visa process, please refer to our Newly Admitted Students page.
You will need to submit the following:
If dependents (son, daughter, wife, or husband) will accompany you while you are studying at NKU, you will need to provide proof of an additional $6,000 for your spouse and/or $3,000 for each child that you plan to bring with you. The Dependent Request Form will need to be submitted along with your bank statement and NKU Financial Agreement Form.
International Student and Scholar Services at NKU now uses an online service called E-ship Global that will allow you to receive your admissions packet and I-20 through an express mail carrier. You must use the website provided below - do NOT go to the UPS/DHL/Fedex website directly.
This service is at your expense, and your credit card will be charged when you sign up. We cannot ship your admissions packets until your reigstration is complete. Please click here to sign up.
NOTE:*Students who work with specific partners of NKU are not required to register for e-ship global. If you have questions about this please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are mailing documents, please use this address:
Northern Kentucky University
International Student & Scholar Services
100 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099 U.S.A.