Ready to apply? Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Apply
The non-refundable international application fee is US$50.
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|Submitting documents||30 days|
|Arriving||15 days (first-time in United States)|
7 days (transfer within United States)
Step 2: Send
International students who wish to enroll must submit:
All new international students who wish to enroll are required to pay to the University upon enrollment a deposit of US$5,000, which will be applied toward one-year medical insurance, tuition, and other deposits/fees.
All new international students must pay off the cost of their first semester at Friends University between their arrival date and the program start date.
Although Friends University currently does not offer full-tuition scholarship, international students meeting its academic criteria upon enrollment can receive either:
For more information on Friends University’s scholarships, click here.
All new international students who wish to enroll at Friends University will be required to take either an English placement essay or an English placement test. Your English proficiency, educational background, and/or country of origin will determine your English requirement.
Choose from the following categories and find out about your English requirement.
All international students must submit the official transcripts (academic records) from their high schools or colleges/universities.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
All international students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale to be admitted.
Choose from the following categories and find out about your transcript requirement.
Step 3: Prepare
Apply for a Student Visa
Transferring from another U.S. school
After receiving the admission letter from Friends University, international students transferring from another U.S. school must submit the completed and signed Transfer In Request form. This form verifies the student has the immigration status necessary to transfer.
Reporting 15 days before the program start date
Initial F-1 visa international students and transfer students must report to the International Student Advisor within 15 days of the program start date.
It is mandatory that all new F-1 students be tested for tuberculosis (TB). However, DO NOT have this test done prior to coming to the United States.
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If students decide to live off campus during their study at Friends University, rental apartments and houses are available near the University campus.
Step 4: Travel
Air transportation to and from the student’s home country is the responsibility of the student/parents. Students are required to have a round-trip ticket.
Step 5: Arrive
Pick-up at ICT
Friends University representatives will provide transportation from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) to the Friends University campus. To arrange transportation prior to arrival, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All international students arriving at Friends University for the first time must attend the New International Student orientation. During orientation, students will learn about and complete the following prevention and immunization. You CANNOT enroll in classes until you have completed the following step(s).
It is mandatory that all new F-1 students be tested for TB.
Beginning in the fall of 2010, the QFT will be the required TB test. After meeting with your International Advisor and the Health and Wellness Coordinator, you will be required to go to Affiliated Medical Service labs for the TB test (or the appropriate lab for your area).
There is a specific location set up to have your lab drawn. Please wait until we have given you the appropriate paperwork with directions to the facility.
DO NOT have this test done prior to coming to the United States.
Your university-sponsored health insurance policy covers this test; however, there is a US$50 deductible for the health plan. So it is very important that you have enrolled in the health insurance plan prior to your international orientation meeting. Otherwise, you will pay full price for this test at the time of the lab visit.
Please be prepared to pay the US$50 fee at the time of the lab visit.
Meningitis (if living on campus)
If you will be living in any Friends University housing, it is mandatory that you receive a meningitis vaccine prior to moving into the facility.
The vaccination must be current, typically received within the past three to five years. A meningitis vaccine given as a young child does not meet the current requirements.
Please bring proof of this vaccination, along with a copy of all of your immunization records (from birth to present date), to the Health and Wellness Office when you attend your international orientation meeting.
If you are not living in University housing, please disregard this requirement.
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