International Admissions

International Admissions

Ready to be a Part of Something Special?

At Kirkwood, we're proud to welcome international students from around the world and each one is an integral part of campus life.

Our staff can help you submit your application, register for classes, and become a part of the Kirkwood community. 

How To Apply

Talk to an International Admissions Advisor

Email Us

Schedule a Video Chat with an Advisor

Connect with us virtually via Zoom.

Schedule a Virtual Meeting

Engage on Social Media

Follow the Kirkwood international students' Facebook page.

Kirkwood has more than 120 areas of study. Learn in our award-winning English Language Acquisition program, with our world-class instructors and don't forget to leave time for our huge variety of student activities to keep you involved.

Program Search

Options for transferring to another institution after Kirkwood are nearly endless! Our international students have been admitted to prestigious universities across the country.

All About Transfers

Kirkwood offers one of the most affordable, quality educations in the U.S., making it an excellent selection for international students looking to get a great head start.

Tuition & Scholarships


Get your questions answered, find information and resources, and make sure you're all set to begin attending your classes.

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Student Services

Academic advising, registration assistance, immigration advising, housing help, health insurance information and more.

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Community Life

No matter the season, you can always find something to do, from sporting events and festivals to theatre, music and concert venues.

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Safety & Scams

We hope you never need this information, but here's how to stay safe during your time at Kirkwood.

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Kirkwood Student Joel Vidjamagni

“The best thing about Kirkwood is that it has helped me be more confident speaking English in front of people and I have made a lot of connections with people in my program.”

Joel Vidjamagni,
West Africa, Togo

Why Study at Kirkwood?

People Who Care

Iowans are known for their sincerity and compassion. You'll find Iowa to be a beautiful state to meet people and create your own educational and social foundation.

International Focus

You'll go to class with students from across town, and across the world! Kirkwood students come from 100 different countries, all over the United States and all 99 Iowa counties.

Beautiful Campus

Our 680-acre campus in Cedar Rapids includes a 400-acre working farm, 27 buildings with 1.4 million square feet of interior learning space, and a 15-acre athletic complex.


Global Learning
2008 Iowa Hall