China, India, Nepal, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Vietnam, France... These are just a few of the more than 55 countries represented in Northern Kentucky University's student body. Students come to NKU from around the world for many reasons. Our reputation for educational excellence is global. Our location in Cincinnati and our proximity to other major US cities is superb. And the opportunities and experiences we offer are transformational. Northern Kentucky University students turn their passions into success stories. With more than 72 majors and over 14,000 students, NKU offers something for everyone – rigorous courses, innovative research opportunities, outlets for creative expression and much more. International Student & Scholar Services will support you each step of the way, from admissions to graduation and beyond.