Graduate International Admissions

KSU feels that there is no substitute for the global enrichment provided by geographic, ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural diversity. Approximately 780 international students representing 85 nations presently attend KSU.

Click on the type of visa you hold or are requesting for admission requirements:

F-1 Student Visa

J-1 Exchange Visa

H-1B Work Visa

Other Visa Holders

Permanent Resident Alien (Green Card Holders)

F-1 Student Visa Holders

  1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.

  2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.

  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.

  4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated at any of the credential evaluation services listed at www.naces.org/members.htm. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.

  5. Test of English Proficiency.
    • Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierre Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.

    • Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requriement.

    • Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:

      1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
        Minimum required score:

        Paper version - 550
        Computer version (CBT) - 213
        Internet version (iBT) - 80

      2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*
        Minimum required score: 6.5

  6. Proof that funds for tuition, fees, and living expenses will be available prior to enrollment.

    Proof includes:

    • An affidavit (sponsor letter) from your financial supporter, indicating support for your education in theamount designated by the university. 
      Optional Form linked here.

    • -AND-

    • A sworn or notarized letter (bank letter) from an officer at the sponsor's bank, certifying that the sponsor has the designated amount of funds on the deposit for your tuition, fees and living expenses. This letter should show funds of at least US $22,000.

    NOTE:
    All funds must be reported in U.S. Dollar amounts or US dollar equivalency. To convert your currency into US Dollars visit OANDA.


  7. Copy of your Passport

  8. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

    Send your application, test results, transcripts and other documents in a complete package to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    Kennesaw State University 

    3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


J-1 Exchange Visa Holders

  1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.

  2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.

  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.

  4.  Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated at any of the credential evaluation services listed at www.naces.org/members.htm. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.

  5. Test of English Proficiency.
    • Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierre Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.

    • Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requriement.

    • Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:

      1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
        Minimum required score:

        Paper version - 550
        Computer version (CBT) - 213
        Internet version (iBT) - 80

      2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*
        Minimum required score: 6.5

  6. Copy of your Passport

  7. Copy of your Visa

  8. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

    Send your application, test results, transcripts and other documents in a complete package to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    Kennesaw State University 

    3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


H-1B Work Visa Holders

  1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.

  2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.

  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.

  4.  Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated at any of the credential evaluation services listed at www.naces.org/members.htm. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.

  5. Test of English Proficiency.
    • Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierre Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.

    • Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requriement.

    • Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:

      1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
        Minimum required score:

        Paper version - 550
        Computer version (CBT) - 213
        Internet version (iBT) - 80

      2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*
        Minimum required score: 6.5

  6. Copy of your Passport

  7. Copy of your Visa

  8. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

    Send your application, test results, transcripts and other documents in a complete package to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    Kennesaw State University 

    3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


Other Visa Holders?

If you have a nonimmigrant visa other than F-1, J-1, or H-1B (such as L, E, A, K, B, etc.), please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions so an admissions officer can determine your admission requirements and enrollment eligibility.

What are the requirements for Lawful Permanent Residents?

  1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.

  2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.

  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.

  4.  Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated at any of the credential evaluation services listed at www.naces.org/members.htm. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.

  5. Test of English Proficiency.
    • Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierre Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.

    • Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requriement.

    • Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:

      1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
        Minimum required score:

        Paper version - 550
        Computer version (CBT) - 213
        Internet version (iBT) - 80

      2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*
        Minimum required score: 6.5

  6. Copy of your Resident Alien Card (Green Card)

  7. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

    Send your application, test results, transcripts and other documents in a complete package to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    Kennesaw State University 

    3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


*IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.