International Students Are at Home at KCU

International Students

KCU welcomes a select number of international students to apply to either the College of Osteopathic Medicine or the College of Biosciences.

International applicants are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and require a student visa (F-1) to study in the United States. Applicants who have obtained permanent residency in the United States will be required to show proof of valid permanent residency if recommended for admission.

International applicants who are already in pending status for permanent U.S. residency are NOT eligible for admission. Additionally, applicants who have not yet applied for permanent residency status may not do so while they are being considered for admission.   

Attention Prospective Canadian Applicants: Due to recent changes in Canadian law, students pursuing a DO degree are finding it more difficult to find residency training options in Canada, post-graduation. The Canadian Osteopathic Medical Schools Association is recommending that all students pursuing the DO degree pursue an ACGME residency training program in the United States after graduation rather than returning to Canada to pursue residency training. Because these factors are out of our control at KCU, we encourage all Canadian applicants to consider very seriously whether this degree is the right option considering realities back in Canada. 

You are held to the same application, admissions and matriculation requirements as all other students.

Funding Assurance Forms and Cost of Attendance

Incoming International Students must complete the Funding Assurance document and show financial proof of their ability to pay the total cost of attendance for the full duration of their selected program. Financial proof must be shown in liquid assets through bank statements or other official financial documents. Due to government regulations, students may only take out Educational Loans for one year of tuition at a time. Therefore, a student may use an educational loan to cover their first year, but not subsequent years of their program. Students will need to use private/personal loans or use personal funds to cover the any remaining years of their program.

Students may only receive financial support from direct family members (parents/guardians, brothers/sisters, grandparents). All financial documents and forms must be sent directly to the Admissions Office along with the Funding Assurance form for approval no later than May 1st.

No additional financial support documentation will be considered after the May 1st deadline.

Additionally, incoming students must pay their Acceptance and Matriculation fee and complete all Funding Assurance paperwork before KCU registrar will create an I-20 document for the student or accept a transfer of the student's SEVIS record from their current institution.

Funding Assurance Form (Available January 2021)

Full Cost of Attendance per program 2020-2021
Cost of attendance includes Tuition, housing, books and equipment and fees.

College of Osteopathic Medicine: $308,000
College of Biosciences - MS Biomedical Science (1 year program): $56,000
College of Biosciences - MS Biomedical Science (2 year program): $118,000
College of Biosciences - PsyD: $307,000

Previous Attendance at Foreign Institutions

Applicants with college credit at foreign institutions, or institutions teaching in a language other than English, must submit official foreign transcripts to one of the following evaluation services as part of the admissions process:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400

Josef Silny and Associates
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33171
(305) 273-1616 

World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
(212) 966-6311

KCU will consider credit from the evaluation report only if the evaluation service has indicated the coursework taken was similar to coursework taken at an institution which is comparable to a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.