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History, Affiliations & Rankings
A public research university, with its main campus located in the city of Lawrence, the University of Kansas was established in 1866. The university has consistently earned high rankings for academics and has also received significant recognition as a premier research university. It has been ranked 130th in the list of best national universities in the USA by US News & World Report and is one of the top 500 universities in the world.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
Starting with the campus in Lawrence, the university has established four additional campuses — the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and medical schools in Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina. The total campus area is over 1,000. The University of Kansas is a reputed higher educational institution offering over 140 Bachelor’s and over 230 Master’s degree programmes, in addition to doctorate and professional degree programmes. More than 28,000 students are currently enrolled at the university, around 9% of which are international students coming from 110 countries.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Kansas University is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), a select group of 62 public and private research universities that represent excellence in graduate and professional education and the highest achievements in research internationally. Apart from this, the University has a strong network of over 350,000 alumni who are now world leaders, Nobel Prize winners, CEOs, inventors, astronauts, sports and entertainment celebrities.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
The university is recognised for fostering an environment which is multicultural and inclusive. It creates an atmosphere where the dignity and rights of every individual on campus is respected. Students also get to be a part of many events at the university, giving them a chance to interact with people coming from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, which helps in building a global vision. Apart from this, the university offers multiple growth opportunities to students via the innumerable clubs and organisations, multiple research fields, recreational activities, volunteer programmes to teach leadership and responsibility. Kansas University basically aims to create world leaders and innovators who have the right capability to work towards the betterment of the world.
The University of Kansas has been developing plans to reopen its campus for the fall semester. It is all set to welcome back all students with the Protect KU plan in place. Along with the latest information on COVID-19, the plan also gives a gist of decisions, guidelines and procedures to reopen the campus whilst ensuring the safety of KU students, faculty and staff and reducing the risk of spreading the virus. Addressing concerns related to COVID-19, the university has taken the following steps:
Lawrence and Edwards campus will operate in Fall 2021 with all safety measures in place. The university has instructed its staff to transition majority of its classes to in-person delivery.
Both the campuses will move to Level 2 on the continuum of operational states, which means one may expect larger events and more employees on campus.
Freshmen can apply to join the College Online Freshman Bridge Program to take all their classes online and later transition to campus when they are ready.
Regardless of vaccination status, those with Covid-19 symptoms should wear a mask on campus.
The CDC has said that people who are vaccinated for Covid-19 can resume activities on campus without wearing masks or physically distancing.
KU Housing continues to stay in touch with students who have a contract to live on campus during the 2021-22 academic year.
There are a number of scholarships available for international applicants to the university’s undergraduate programmes.
Candidates must note that the deadline for submission of the completed application to be considered for International Admissions scholarships for fall admission is February 1 and for spring admission is November 1.
All or some of the following documents must be submitted to receive merit-based scholarships for international students at the University of Kansas.
Official transcripts from each school
Proof of English proficiency
Resume (along with an explanation of how any three of the hobbies/activities mentioned in your resume have helped you develop leadership skills)
A 500-work essay on any topic of your choice. Candidates may also consult the list of suggested topics available on the university website.
Three Letters of Recommendation
KU International Excellence Award: A scholarship available to the international freshmen as well as transfer applicants to the University of Kansas.
Value: $100,000+ ($25,000+/year)
Eligibility: To be eligible for the KU International Excellence Award, a candidate must fulfil the following criteria.
KU International Merit Award
Value: $36,000 ($9,000/year)*
Eligibility: KU International Merit Award is only available to first-year applicants. Candidates must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship.
Have a minimum GPA of 3.75-4.00
Preferably submit their official SAT or ACT scores.
KU International Distinction Award
Value: $24,000 ($6,000/year)*
Eligibility: Candidates must satisfy the criteria given below to be eligible for the KU International Distinction Award.
Have a minimum GPA of 3.5-3.74
Preferably submit official scores of SAT or ACT.
KU International Achievement Award
Value: $12,000 ($3,000/year)*
Eligibility: Candidates must satisfy the criteria given below to be eligible for the KU International Achievement Award:
Have a minimum GPA of 3.25-3.49
Preferably submit official scores of SAT or ACT.
It is noteworthy that scholarships have limited availability and satisfying the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that a candidate will receive any of the available scholarships. The overall profile of a candidate is evaluated before a decision is made on the dissemination of these awards.
Scholarships available for postgraduate applicants are mostly programme-specific and the candidates must contact their concerned departments and/or consult the programme website to find details about the scholarships and financial aid that they are eligible to apply for.
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