International Admissions


Kent State is a globally recognized, nationally ranked university. Over 37,000 students are enrolled in our eight campus system including approximately 1,500 international students who represent nearly 100 countries, a higher-than-average percentage compared to other US universities. With one of the safest campuses in America and a supportive, diverse environment, you’ll have countless opportunities to develop your strengths and expand your horizons. And thanks to our average faculty-to-student ratio of 20:1, you’ll find support and services are always available.

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Our International Admissions is here to help you! We remain open and we are currently accepting applications for August 2021 enrollments. Courses are being delivered through both remote and in-person classes. Our staff is working hard to ensure the health and safety of everyone while your education continues uninterrupted.

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New International Freshman

International Admission freshman application international students in Ohio

New first year international applicants must finish secondary school in their home country by the time of enrollment to be eligible for university entry.  Any student who has already enrolled in any post-secondary (higher education) institution is required to apply as a transfer student.

International Freshmen Application Guide

Graduate Students

Undergrad Transfer

International Admission transfer student application

Applicants are considered transfer students if they have ever taken post-secondary/college level courses or been enrolled in a post-secondary (higher education) institution. Any student previously enrolled in a higher education institution cannot apply as a new freshman. 

International UG Transfer Application Guide

ESL Center

International Admission Future Student ESL Center

For students whose sole interest is learning English and do not intend to enter a degree program, Kent’s ESL Center offers several programs that provide intensive English language instruction to international students.

ESL Application Guide