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Application Deadlines

In order to receive full consideration for fellowships and other awards, a complete application package should be submitted by the following deadlines:

Fall Admissions:

ALL APPLICANTS

Fall 2018: December 15, 2017

Spring Admissions:

ALL APPLICANTS

Spring 2018: September 30, 2017


We appreciate your interest in our program.  For full considerationPLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION AND ALL MATERIALS ARE SUBMITTED BY THE DEADLINE.  Test scores and letters of reference received after the deadline could still be considered if they arrive within one week, but every effort should be made to ensure all are submitted by the deadline.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

1.   GRE (or MCAT or DAT) Scores (sent to us directly from the testing agency)

Please request that ETS send a copy of your Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores directly to the institution. ETS sends these scores electronically on regular intervals.

The institution code for the University of Kansas is 6871.
          The program/department code is 1603.
 
If you have already taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Dental Admission Test (DAT), you may request these scores be sent to us at the address below. They will be accepted in lieu of GRE scores.
 
NOTE:  The School of Engineering uses standardized test scores as an additional evaluation tool, but no specific minimum score is required for consideration of an application for admission. We review the entire application package to determine the overall academic preparation and whether the applicant’s interests, background and preparation are a good fit for our program.
 

2.   Official Transcripts

One official transcript from each degree granting institution that the student has attended is REQUIRED for admission.  If courses from another university or junior college appear on the degree granting institution’s transcript, we do not need transcripts from the other university or junior college.  A scanned copy of the official transcript IS acceptable but it MUST be an official copy.  Printouts from student portals or websites will NOT be accepted.  A final degree conferred transcript sent directly from the degree granting university will be required before the second semester of enrollment should the applicant be admitted and enroll in a program at KU. 

3.   A Statement of Your Academic Objectives (you attach to on-line application)

Your statement is a very important part of your application. Please write a 1-2 page essay describing your academic and career objectives as they relate to bioengineering.  It should indicate how and why you have decided to pursue graduate studies in your chosen field. Please discuss the particular areas of focus within the track(s) you wish to study and why you feel KU specifically is a good fit for your particular interests and goals. If you are interested in the research of particular KU faculty members, please discuss it. You may also include relevant information about your academic background, research experience, leadership skills, related work and/or volunteer experiences that you feel have prepared you for graduate study.  This statement of objectives will be read and used by faculty in the track to evaluate your academic, research and leadership potential as well as to select graduate teaching and/or research assistants. It also plays a role in determining scholarship/fellowship nominations. Please make sure that it is of high quality and demonstrates your readiness for graduate level study and research at KU.

4.   Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume (you attach to on-line application)

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

 

Items 1 through 4, as listed above.

 

5.  TOEFL, iBT (or IELTS) Scores (sent to us directly from the testing agency)

Please request that ETS send a copy of your TOEFL or iBT scores directly to our institution.

      The institution code for the University of Kansas is 6871.
      The program/department code is 1603.
      The department code is 69 for iBT.
 
 
NOTES:
  1. For REGULAR admission:  All section scores must be at least 20 on the internet-based and computer based TOEFL, or at least 53 on the paper based test.
  2. Admittance will NOT be granted if you do not meet the above standard of English Proficiency.  Due to a change in policy, we are no longer able to issue an I-20 for these instances. 
  3. To qualify for a GTA offer, you must score at least a 24 on the SPEAKING portion of the iBT and/or score a 50 on the SPEAK test (administered at KU after you arrive).

For more information regarding English Proficiency Requirements, see https://documents.ku.edu/policies/Graduate_Studies/EnglishProficiencyIntlStudents.htm

6.   Statement of Financial Support (you attach to on-line application)

Although the financial statement is not required for making admission decisions, the U.S. Department of State mandates that evidence of financial resources, such as an official bank statement, be provided in order to issue an I-20 and student visa. It should have the name of the student on the account, not the parent’s name or any other name. See the following link for more information: http://www.graduate.ku.edu/01-00_abt_admissions.shtml

NOTE:  Please do NOT send certificates showing participation in extra-curricular activities, contests, exhibits, etc. These are not required, and there is no place on the electronic application to upload them. Please send only the requested documents.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Domestic Applicants

  1. Request 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your academic and research preparedness.  Obtain the correct e-mail addresses of your recommenders and explain that he/she will be sent an e-mailed request with instructions on how to complete the required Recommendation Form and how to upload their letter to your application electronically.
  2. Prepare your CV or Resume electronically. (Word processed or pdf file)
  3. Write your Statement of Purpose / Personal Statement electronically. (Word processed or pdf file)
  4. Request your GRE (or MCAT or DAT) scores be sent to KU.
  5. Request transcripts from all degree granting universities be sent to the Program Office at the address below.
  6. START YOUR APPLICATION HERE: http://www.graduate.ku.edu/01-04_apply.shtml -- It is helpful to input the names and e-mails of 3 recommenders and save your application while you are working on your Resume and Statement of Purpose.  Doing so will give your recommenders more time to submit their materials.  Paper applications are no longer accepted.

International Applicants

  1. Request 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your academic and research preparedness.  Obtain the correct e-mail addresses of your recommenders and explain that he/she will be sent an e-mailed request with instructions on how to complete the required Recommendation Form and how to upload their letter to your application electronically.
  2. Request your GRE (or MCAT or DAT) scores be sent to KU.
  3. Request your TOEFL, iBT or IELTS scores be sent to KU.
  4. Request transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended after high school. Send them directly to the address below. The safest method is by an overnight carrier such as DHL. For more details visit: http://graduate.ku.edu/transcripts
  5. Prepare your CV or Resume electronically.
  6. Write your Statement of Purpose / Personal Statement electronically.
  7. Obtain the proper Financial Documentation. Scan the document and save it as a pdf file. KEEP THE PAPER COPIES. Be prepared to send the paper copies to the program office at the address below if requested!
  8. START YOUR APPLICATION HERE: http://www.graduate.ku.edu/01-04_apply.shtml -- It is helpful to input the names and e-mails of 3 recommenders and save your application while you are working on your Resume and Statement of Purpose.  Doing so will give your recommenders more time to submit their materials.  Paper applications are no longer accepted.

 

MAILING ADDRESS

 
Bioengineering Graduate Program
1536 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7621
 

For questions about the application process, please check our Frequently Asked Questions section. 

If your questions are not answered there, please contact our program.

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