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Prospective Students

Every student thinking about studying abroad in the U.S. is looking for that perfect school - great academic programs, a safe place to live, welcoming faculty and staff, and a strong support network – a place to call Home.  Eastern Kentucky University has a vibrant community of international students who have chosen EKU because we offer a university experience with a small college town atmosphere that is safe and with lots of places to explore and things to do in your spare time.  More importantly it is a place where you will have personal interaction with tenured faculty mentors to guide you through your academic journey.  To learn about admissions criteria and how to apply click one of the links below:

Undergraduate Student Admissions
Graduate Student Admissions 
To discover which program is right for you, explore our Academic Programs 

Once admitted to the university, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) will send students the I-20 document needed to obtain a U.S. visa.  Learn more about steps of obtaining your I-20 and the necessary visa.


No one tells the EKU story better than our own students.  Click the link below to hear testimonials from international students currently studying or previously studied at EKU.

International Student Testimonials

Safety -  Eastern Kentucky University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Eastern Kentucky University, 56 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Eastern Kentucky University.