Join a diverse student population in a beautiful campus setting at Eastern Kentucky University.  Students are considered international applicants if they are not citizens of the United States.  

Apply as an international student:

English Language Requirements

  • Submit official TOEFL scores (Minimum Score 500 {paper}, 173 {computer} or 61 {internet}
  • EKU also accepts the IELTS test – students must have a 5.0 or above in all categories of the IELTS test.
  • Japanese students may take the EIKEN test with a passing score of Pre-1 as sufficient credit.
  • Students may complete the equivalent of college level English 101 and English 102 at an equally accredited institution as EKU with a C or better or submit ACT or SAT scores with reading and English scores at the levels of Standard Full Admission.

English Language Exempt for Residents of the Following:

  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Grenada
  • Grand Cayman
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • U.S. Pacific Trust

Other Required Documents

  • Submit official secondary school records via mail
  • Submit declaration of finance showing a balance of $27,500 USD in the form of a bank statement
  • Provide a letter from your bank verifying Declaration of Finances
  • Submit official college transcript via mail (transfer students only)
  • University level courses taken at institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an outside agency (either World Education Services or JSilny and Associates

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