University of Kansas

University of Kansas

City: Lawrence, KS
Country: USA
Length of study: 1 or 2 semesters
Language of instruction: English
About: Located on a scenic campus in the center of the United States, the University of Kansas (KU) is a comprehensive research and teaching university with nearly 200 undergraduate majors. The university earns excellent ratings in the top college guides. For more than a decade, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has awarded KU four-star ratings in all categories – academics, quality of living, and social life. KU is famous for the natural beauty of its campus, the high quality of its academic programs, reasonable cost, and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities. KU has 30,000 students that come from every state in the U.S. and 110 countries in every region of the world.

Useful info:


  • Accommodation: Housing at KU is not guaranteed for exchange students. Exchange students typically opt to live in either the Jayhawker Towers Apartments or residence halls. You will be responsible for arranging your own housing during the duration of your time at KU. Students are encouraged to contract as soon as possible once admitted (after receiving your KUID number) in order to have access to the greatest range of options. Please note that once you contract, cancellation fees apply. You can explore on-campus housing options at: KU On-Campus Housing
  • Other: Living costs for one semester are estimated at $5,800 USD. Incoming students are required to purchase health insurance for $580.00.


  • (List suitable for exchange): Courses from the Applied English Center, Architecture, Design & Planning, Business, Engineering, Journalism & Mass Communications, Liberal Arts (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences) are open to exchange students.
  • Course catalogue: KU 2016/17 Course Catalog
  • Credit load:
    • Undergraduate students must enroll in 12-15 credits per semester (usually 4-5 courses).
    • Graduate students must enroll in 9-12 credits per semester (usually 3-4 courses).

Subject restrictions:

  • Athletics Training, Law, Medicine, Social Welfare are restricted for exchange students.
  • Subjects at KU are not typically restricted provided that the student has the appropriate background for courses.
  • Some courses may not be accessible due to capacity issues.