International Students | Kent State University

International Students

Below you will find information for international students who are applying to nursing programs at Kent State. For more information on international admissions, please visit the Office of Global Education's admission website.

Incoming Freshman

BSN Applicants

New freshmen international applicants must finish secondary school in their home country by the time of enrollment to be eligible for university. Any student who has already enrolled in any post-secondary (higher education) institution is required to apply as a transfer student.

International Freshman Application Guide
BSN Admissions Requirements


Transfer or Post-Undergraduate

BSN Transfer and Accelerated BSN Applicants

Applicants are considered transfer students if they have ever taken post-secondary/college level courses or been enrolled in a post-secondary (higher education) institution. Any student previously enrolled in a higher education institution cannot apply as a new freshman.

International Transfer & Post-Undergraduate Application Guide
Nursing Transfer RequirementsBSN Admissions RequirementsAccelerated BSN Admissions Requirements


Graduate Students

MSN*, Post-Master's*, DNP*, and Ph.D. Applicants

International Graduate Application Guide
MSN Admissions RequirementsPost-Master's Admissions RequirementsDNP Admissions RequirementsPh.D. Admissions Requirements

* Under most student visas, international applicants are not eligible to complete online-based programs. We strongly encourage international applicants to discuss their eligibility with the Office of Global Education prior to applying to the RN-to-BSN, MSN, Post-Master's certificate, or DNP programs.