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Application Process

Students at partner schools or independent visiting students who wish to participate in the University of Kansas Jayhawk Semester should contact the Jayhawk Semester Coordinator, celestem@ku.edu, before applying. All students on the program must submit a complete application packet and meet established admissions requirements. 

The completed application should be submitted by June 15 for fall (August) admission and November 1 for spring (January) admission. Once accepted, students will receive notification via email and a hard copy acceptance packet that includes the DS 2019 will be sent. Also, please review the Pre-Arrival information for new visiting students.

Steps for Applying

  1. Complete the International Undergraduate Application Form. The following information will assist in completing the application.
    • Apply as a “Non-degree visiting student”
    • For question, “How did you hear about KU?", select “Other”, and in the open ended box, enter the name of your home university or the name of your sponsor.
    • For question, “Nonimmigrant status preferred while studying at KU” select “J-1 Exchange visitor (student).”
  2. Complete English assessment form and upload it to the application.
  3. Upload a copy of the biographical page of your passport if you have it, or email a copy when you receive your passport to the Jayhawk Semester coordinator.
  4. Upload all official university academic records or transcripts with courses to date before you submit the application.
  5. The $85 application fee must be paid online before the application is submitted.
  6. Email proof of financial support to Jayhawk Semester coordinator.
  7. Notify Jayhawk Semester Coordinator, Ms. Celeste Yaluk, celestem@ku.edu or sponsoredvisiting@ku.edu, when application is successfully submitted. 




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