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International Students

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As a student from outside the United States, you are already thinking differently about your college education. Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM education and we integrate intense academic curriculum in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business with applied professional experiences. This proven approach will inspire you to realize your potential and advance your ideas.

If you’re ready for all the rewarding challenges, push your brain into application mode.

Undergraduate Admission Information

Whether you are looking to come as a freshman or you would like to transfer to the university, we encourage you to use the checklist below to make sure we can begin reviewing your eligibility.

  • Complete an application

  • Official transcripts/mark sheets/educational certificates/records with English translations must be sent to the university directly from your school for evaluation once the application for admission to Kettering University is submitted.  Additional information such as a grading scale may also be requested.

  • Provide a copy of passport

  • Submit a Financial Affidavit of Support & certified bank statement(s) or other source(s) of financial proof

  • Please keep in mind, we must receive your documents approximately six weeks prior to the start of your term

Term Deadline
Fall Term (October) August 30
Winter Term (January) November 30
Spring Term (April) February 28
Summer Term (July) May 30

 

Provide proof of English proficiency by one of the following options:

1. Provide official scores from one of the following taken within the past 2 years:

  • minimum score of 79 on the web based TOEFL or 550 on the paper based
  • minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS
  • if TOEFL and IELTS are unavailable, then a minimum score of 105 on Duolingo English Test followed by a satisfactory spoken interview with a Kettering University TESOL trained instructor is sufficient
  • minimum 490 on the Verbal section of the SAT
  • minimum 18 on the English section of the ACT

2. Complete Kettering University's ESL Program

3. Complete Level 112 via an approved ELS center

English Proficiency requirement is waived for English-speaking nations.

Chinese Translation
Expense Item Amount
Tuition $44,380
Living (Room and Meal Plan) $8,400
Books $1,100
Miscellaneous $1,200
Transportation $3,000
Total $58,080

 

NOTE: Above figures are in U.S. dollars (USD) and are approximate, and subject to change at any time. 

Tuition and Fees: Undergraduate students must enroll for the amount of credit listed above to insure graduation within 4 1/2 years. The above estimates are calculated on the basis of this enrollment activity. *Please remember that tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.

Health Insurance: Kettering requires all international students to purchase the Kettering University Sickness and Accident Insurance plan. Dependents accompanying international students must also have health insurance coverage, which may be purchased through the University's plan.

Kettering's Sickness and Accident Insurance plan coverage becomes effective when students arrive on campus. International students may wish to purchase health insurance that provides coverage during travel to Kettering.

Contact the Kettering Wellness Center for further information. 
Telephone: 800-762-9650. 
Email: wellness@kettering.edu.

Room and Board: The amount indicated is the cost of single occupancy room for 2 academic terms in the university residence hall. This rate includes a 19 meal plan, 15 meals from Monday - Friday, and Brunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Meals are served in the adjacent Campus Center.

Living Expenses: The amount of funding needed for one year varies per student because of work term living expenses. Students work throughout the nation and the world. Typically the co-op earnings cover expenses during the work term and it is not anticipated that a student will need additional funds. However, the $3,500 assures that the student has a resource if additional funding is needed.

When planning your funds for enrollment, please consider that funds are needed for at least 4 - 5 years for the undergraduate program. Financial assistance is not readily available and the cost of attending Kettering University may increase from year to year.

Wiring Payment: For students who wish to wire money, please utilize Flywire. Go to kettering.flywire.com to enter your details and submit payment. Please note that you must put your Student ID number on your payment. For questions, contact clientsuccess@flywire.com. Please visit the flywire blog on "How International Students Can Avoid Tuition Payment Scams."

All international students must obtain an F-1 visa in order to study and work in the United States. The F-1 visa regulations do not allow you to work off-campus in the United States until you have been on F-1 visa status for two academic terms.  However, if you have completed high school in the U.S., you are allowed to start your rotation without having to satisfy the two-academic-terms rule mentioned above.

For students already in the US who are attending high school or a college/university and who have received an official letter of acceptance to Kettering University stating you satisfied all requirements for admission, you must complete a Transfer of I-20 form for processing from Kettering University.

  • Applying

    Whether you are looking to come as a freshman or you would like to transfer to the university, we encourage you to use the checklist below to make sure we can begin reviewing your eligibility.

    • Complete an application

    • Official transcripts/mark sheets/educational certificates/records with English translations must be sent to the university directly from your school for evaluation once the application for admission to Kettering University is submitted.  Additional information such as a grading scale may also be requested.

    • Provide a copy of passport

    • Submit a Financial Affidavit of Support & certified bank statement(s) or other source(s) of financial proof

    • Please keep in mind, we must receive your documents approximately six weeks prior to the start of your term

  • Document Deadlines
    Term Deadline
    Fall Term (October) August 30
    Winter Term (January) November 30
    Spring Term (April) February 28
    Summer Term (July) May 30

     

  • English Proficiency

    Provide proof of English proficiency by one of the following options:

    1. Provide official scores from one of the following taken within the past 2 years:

    • minimum score of 79 on the web based TOEFL or 550 on the paper based
    • minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS
    • if TOEFL and IELTS are unavailable, then a minimum score of 105 on Duolingo English Test followed by a satisfactory spoken interview with a Kettering University TESOL trained instructor is sufficient
    • minimum 490 on the Verbal section of the SAT
    • minimum 18 on the English section of the ACT

    2. Complete Kettering University's ESL Program

    3. Complete Level 112 via an approved ELS center

    English Proficiency requirement is waived for English-speaking nations.

    Chinese Translation
  • Expense Estimate
    Expense Item Amount
    Tuition $44,380
    Living (Room and Meal Plan) $8,400
    Books $1,100
    Miscellaneous $1,200
    Transportation $3,000
    Total $58,080

     

    NOTE: Above figures are in U.S. dollars (USD) and are approximate, and subject to change at any time. 

    Tuition and Fees: Undergraduate students must enroll for the amount of credit listed above to insure graduation within 4 1/2 years. The above estimates are calculated on the basis of this enrollment activity. *Please remember that tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.

    Health Insurance: Kettering requires all international students to purchase the Kettering University Sickness and Accident Insurance plan. Dependents accompanying international students must also have health insurance coverage, which may be purchased through the University's plan.

    Kettering's Sickness and Accident Insurance plan coverage becomes effective when students arrive on campus. International students may wish to purchase health insurance that provides coverage during travel to Kettering.

    Contact the Kettering Wellness Center for further information. 
    Telephone: 800-762-9650. 
    Email: wellness@kettering.edu.

    Room and Board: The amount indicated is the cost of single occupancy room for 2 academic terms in the university residence hall. This rate includes a 19 meal plan, 15 meals from Monday - Friday, and Brunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Meals are served in the adjacent Campus Center.

    Living Expenses: The amount of funding needed for one year varies per student because of work term living expenses. Students work throughout the nation and the world. Typically the co-op earnings cover expenses during the work term and it is not anticipated that a student will need additional funds. However, the $3,500 assures that the student has a resource if additional funding is needed.

    When planning your funds for enrollment, please consider that funds are needed for at least 4 - 5 years for the undergraduate program. Financial assistance is not readily available and the cost of attending Kettering University may increase from year to year.

    Wiring Payment: For students who wish to wire money, please utilize Flywire. Go to kettering.flywire.com to enter your details and submit payment. Please note that you must put your Student ID number on your payment. For questions, contact clientsuccess@flywire.com. Please visit the flywire blog on "How International Students Can Avoid Tuition Payment Scams."

  • Visa

    All international students must obtain an F-1 visa in order to study and work in the United States. The F-1 visa regulations do not allow you to work off-campus in the United States until you have been on F-1 visa status for two academic terms.  However, if you have completed high school in the U.S., you are allowed to start your rotation without having to satisfy the two-academic-terms rule mentioned above.

    For students already in the US who are attending high school or a college/university and who have received an official letter of acceptance to Kettering University stating you satisfied all requirements for admission, you must complete a Transfer of I-20 form for processing from Kettering University.

Graduate Admissions Information

Kettering University is happy to help students through all parts of the application process, in communicating the unique attributes and options included in a Kettering University Graduate degree program, in determining an appropriate start date, and with visa processing for international students. 

Typically students follow a traditional graduate timeline and apply for entrance in the Fall term. Offers are sent by January 1.  Applicants that are interested in starting at Kettering University in the Winter, Spring or Summer Terms should contact the International Admissions Office to discuss the availability of scholarships, possible graduate assistantships, class scheduling and registration, and their visa terms (for international students).

Do not hesitate to reach out with questions.