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.

Required Materials


Click here to view International Admissions Application.


If you are a citizen of another country, please provide a copy of your passport.

Financial Affidavit

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

Evidence of English Proficiency

This is determined by the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For undergraduate students, a TOEFL score of 68 is required. A TOEFL score of 79 is required for a graduate students.


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.

Transcript Evaluation

All secondary and post-secondary education (not U.S. accredited) completed outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an international credential evaluation agency at the applicant’s expense. Certified copies of academic records from all previous secondary and post-secondary institutions must be sent for evaluation with English translation to either Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. or World Education Services (WES).

Mail evaluations to:
International Student & Scholar Services
University of Pikeville
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

Application Deadlines: June 15 for fall semester and November 15 for spring semester.

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