Group of international students
Congratulations on your admission to Northern Kentucky University! ISSS looks forward to welcoming you to the United States, and to our home in the heart of Highland Heights, Kentucky. After you’ve confirmed your attendance, there are still several things you need to do to get ready for your first day at NKU. But don’t worry – we’ve included detailed instructions for you in our “Next Steps” page. And if you don’t find the answer to your question here, we’re happy to help point you in the right direction.
Important Dates & Deadlines

January 2020 Intake

Priority Application Deadline: October 1

Overseas Application Deadline: November 15

Overseas I-20 Mailing Deadline: December 1 


International Student Orientation: January 6-8

First Day of Classes: January 13

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August 2020 Intake

Honors College Priority Application & Scholarship Deadline: January 15

University Housing Priority Application Deadline: March 15

International Merit Scholarship Deadline: April 1

Honors College Final Application Deadline: April 15

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline: May 1

University Housing Application Deadline: May 1

Final Overseas Application Deadline: June 1

Overseas I-20 Mailing Deadline: June 15 


International Student Orientation: August 10-12

First Day of Classes: August 17