Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

Kansas State University is a large, lively public research university. K-Staters have a strong sense of community, proudly sporting purple and calling themselves “Wildcats”.

The University’s main campus sits in Manhattan, Kansas. Commonly known as “The Little Apple”, this campus has a vibrant college-town atmosphere.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester August–December

View Kansas State University's academic calendar.
 

Guides and additional information

Kansas State University has online resources to help you prepare for you exchange:

Campuses

Kansas State University has four campuses across the state, however our exchange student usually only attend the Manhattan campus.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

Undergraduate: 15 credits at KSU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Postgraduate: 12 credits at KSU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Kansas State University.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Kansas State University course schedule if courses do not appear in the database.

Kansas State University has catalogue information for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
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Agriculture
Animal studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art history
Biological engineering
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Business information systems
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Criminology
Development
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
English
English literature
Environmental studies
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Film, TV and media
Finance
Food science
French
German
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
International business
International relations
Journalism
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Microbiology
Music
Nutrition science
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Writing
Postgraduate
Agriculture
Animal studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art history
Biological engineering
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Business information systems
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil and structural engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Criminology
Development
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
English
English literature
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Finance
Food science
French
German
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
International business
International relations
Journalism
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Microbiology
Nutrition science
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Regional and town planning
Religion
Russian
Social work
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish
Writing

Course restrictions

Veterinary Medicine and Kinesiology are not available to study at Kansas State University.

An electronic or paper portfolio is required for students applying to the College of Architecture, Planning and Design. 

Additional academic information

Course numbering at KSU:

  • 000-099: Non-credit courses
  • 100-299: Undergraduate first and second year courses
  • 300-499: Undergraduate third and fourth year courses
  • 500-699: Post graduate level courses. Some courses available to undergraduate third and fourth year. However, permission not provided until student are on campus.
  • 700-799: Postgraduate level course
  • 800-999: Postgraduate level course

Kansas State University has online resources to help understand their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

There are multiple options and resources to help you find housing at Kansas State University.

The University provides off-campus housing support to students, including guides on where to find housing off-campus housing.

Cost of living

Kansas State University provides a breakdown of estimated costs which students can expect to encounter while on exchange in Kansas. 

Additional Mandatory fees

K-State University do not have additional mandatory fees for exchange students.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All exchange students are automatically enrolled in Kansas State University's Health Insurance Plan. The enrollment fee for this health insurance will be automatically charged to each student's account.

Exchange students may be eligible to waive the Health Insurance Plan if they have additional cover that meets K-State University’s minimum waiver requirements. UQ’s Corporate Travel Insurance does not meet K-State University’s minimum waiver requirements.

Before purchasing an additional policy, students should confirm that the policy meets K-State University’s minimum waiver requirements. Please note that the waiver of the Health Insurance Plan is not guaranteed and subject to approval from K-State University.

A waiver is not automatic. Do not assume that a waiver will be approved or that you will receive a waiver based on the experience of a friend from UQ who studied at the same institution on exchange.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Kansas State University has visa and immigration information for international students.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for further visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.