7. PRIMARY LANGUAGE
To demonstrate competence in the English language, an official report of score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be sent to Kansas State University (school code 6334) for all applicants whose primary language is not English. Those who have received a degree in the last two years from a United States college or university are not required to submit a TOEFL score but must take an English proficiency test upon arrival.
English Proficiency Requirements:
iBT TOEFL (internet based) scores must have a minimum total score of 79 with no part score below 20 on the reading, listening, and writing sections.
Applicants who are submitting a paper-based TOEFL (PBT) test scores must have a minimum total score of 550 with no part score below 55 on reading or listening sections and a TWE (Test of Written English) score of 5.0 or higher.
Applicants who are submitting an IELTS score must have a minimum total score of 6.5 with part scores of 6.5 or higher on the reading, listening, and writing sections.
Those who do not meet the minimum proficiency standard will be required to complete specified courses offered by the English Language Program (ELP) at Kansas State.
8. AFFIDAVIT OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Each application must be accompanied by the Affidavit of Financial Support form verifying that financial support is available while attending Kansas State University.
Depending on the source of support, $29,598 per year is required for tuition, books, subsistence, and other necessary costs. Please print this form, secure the necessary signatures, and return it with the confirmation receipt and application fee. (Students must document $29,598 per year.)
9. MANDATORY TUBERCULOSIS TESTING AND HEALTH INSURANCE
K-State has a mandatory tuberculosis testing policy. This policy is available online at www.ksu.edu/lafene/intrnatl.htm
This policy requires testing of all students who have spent more than four months in a country with a high incidence of tuberculosis. International students from high-risk countries will not be allowed to enroll until they have completed testing. This testing must be done in the United States. Test results from outside the United States will not be accepted. If students test positive in the United States prior to arrival at K-State, they should take their test results to Lafene Health Center.
To ensure that students can enroll prior to the late enrollment date, please have them report to Lafene Health Center for testing as soon as they arrive at K-State. However, students are encouraged to purchase health insurance prior to taking the TB test.
The TB skin test is free, however, students who test positive will be required to have chest x-rays for which there is a charge. If the student is required to have a chest x-ray and has not purchased health insurance prior to testing, he-she will not receive a reimbursement for medical charges (health insurance must be in effect).
The Kansas Board of Regents requires that international students and their dependents (if they are with the student) purchase or be in possession of a medical insurance policy or equivalent coverage. GRA & GTA insurance plans can be purchased during enrollment times. Graduate students can also enroll in a health insurance plan through KBOR.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Application material should be sent to:
Kansas State University
Animal Sciences & Industry
134 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0201