The University of Kentucky offers a great education for fees that are surprisingly affordable, in comparison with other top-ranked research universities. UK is ranked 17th in the "Best Value for Public Colleges and Universities in the U.S." category by Consumers Digest. Moreover, the university strives to ensure that students’ access to a top-quality education is not limited by financial circumstances.
APPROXIMATE COST OF STUDY AT UK 2013-2014*
Tuition and Fees $22,888 $22,838
Room and Board $9,300 $12,035
Books and Supplies $1,000 $800
Insurance $1,882 $1,900
Personal $930 $1,315
TOTAL $36,000 $38,888
*Cost may vary by program. The above estimates are based on numbers from the UK Office of Student Financial Aid, the UK Gatton College of Business & Economics and The Graduate School. For specific information on graduate tuition and fees, please visit the Registrar’s Web site.
Financing Your Study at the University of Kentucky
International students at the University of Kentucky are expected to take full responsibility for financing their education. Students who anticipate not being able to meet the cost of education and living expenses are advised to request a postponement of enrollment until adequate funding can be secured.
Funding sources can differ depending on the region of the world in which students live. We strongly suggest contacting the nearest Overseas Education Advising Center or the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your country. These centers have updated information about financial assistance and can assist with the application process.
Working On Campus
International students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week on campus while enrolled for full-time coursework. Most on-campus jobs pay between $7 and $10 per hour. The student employment center assists students in finding job opportunities on campus.
- Be aware that scholarship deadlines are much earlier than application deadlines.
International Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
Scholarships for Transfer Students
Graduate Student assistantships, fellowships and grants
External Resources for Grants & Scholarships
Education USA and the U.S Embassy
Institute of International Education (IIE)
World Bank Scholarship Program
American Association of Women (AAUW) International Fellowships
P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)