University of Pikeville

International Student Services
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5077


UPIKE welcomes international students and scholars

This means you will study in one of the most beautiful regions in the United States. While you are a student at UPIKE, International Student Services will provide you with personal attention to ensure that your experience is the best it can be. Take the first step by learning how to apply for admission.

Application Checklist

Apply online by using the UPIKE application site. Click here to view International Admissions Application.(upload passport to application)

Complete an INCRED or WES evaluation

*Complete an English Proficiency test, any of these tests will suffice (TOEFL, IELTS, DUOLINGO, S.A.T)

*For exemptions please see the English Proficiency page*

Once these steps are completed, the student will be accepted academically to UPIKE then we will start the process of I20 issuance.

Submit the Financial Affidavit form 

This provides evidence of your ability to meet financial obligations for tuition, books and living expenses for an academic year.

All incoming international students are required to provide current immunization records per the national guidelines from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College Health Association and the World Health Organization.

Once those forms have been submitted students will be issued an I20 and will proceed to register for GROWL which is our student orientation. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester deadline – July 15
  • Spring Semester deadline – November 15
  • Summer application deadline – International Students are not admitted for summer sessions 

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students