University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
The University of Kentucky is one of only seven universities in the United States that are able to leverage, on a single campus, a full array of arts and sciences programs, graduate and professional schools (in agriculture, engineering, business, education, public administration, communication, fine arts, design, social work, diplomacy, and law), and a major medical center, with colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, and health sciences. The availability of these resources has enabled the University of Kentucky to develop innovative interdisciplinary programs and, in its work overseas, gives it the ability to analyze and address problems and apply expertise from across multiple disciplines.

About

Top-tier, major national research university with personal attention from faculty and staff

Home to over 30,000 students from over 120 countries, the University of Kentucky is the flagship, land-grant university of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With over 200 programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, few universities in America match the comprehensiveness of UK’s programs, the breadth of its faculty’s expertise and the cutting-edge research it sponsors.

The University of Kentucky has been directly involved in international education reform and international development for over half a century, working with funders as varied as USAID, the Asian Development Bank, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the U.S. Embassies in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The University of Kentucky also maintains active institutional partnerships with over 100 universities throughout the world in support of research, student and faculty exchange, cultural exchange and faculty development.

Outstanding Academic Opportunities
  • Choose from more than 200 majors in 16 academic and professional colleges, in world’s top 300 ranked university.
  • Choose the highly selective Global Scholars Program at UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.
  • Learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty at one of the top 50 engineering schools in the U.S.
Graduate Assistanships
Fellowship Opportunities
  • Fellowships are available in all areas of graduate work and the majority carry a 100% tuition scholarship as well as health insurance and a stipend for living expenses.
  • Duration may be from one to three years, depending on fellowship type.
Assistantship Opportunities
  • An assistantship is an appointment to specified teaching or research duties. Over 1,500 teaching or research assistantships are available from departments and other units of the university. In addition to an assistantship stipend, full or partial tuition scholarships are available for most assistantship holders.
Funding Opportunities for International Students
  • Find a list of select scholarships and fellowships for non-U.S. citizens through third-parties, including non-profits and corporations.
What our students say about University of Kentucky:

UK is the place you want to be. I am proud of myself to have chosen to come to UK. It is indeed my best life choice till date. Be it the incredibly helpful professors and mentors, beautiful campus or the stellar quality of education, we have it all, here at UK. I have had great, memorable experiences in the one year I've been here. I met influential people, interacted with business leaders and scientists, participated in community building activities and most importantly, made friends for life. I feel UK has filled that gap in life and made my life complete. I would be nowhere else but UK! So, I say again - UK is the place you want to be.”

- Shravan Shrinivas Govindaraj, sophomore, Electrical Engineering; India
The University of Kentucky and the Big Blue family are ready to welcome you!

University of Kentucky Research Stats (2015)

  • Grant & contract awards totaled $285 million, an increase of $25.7 million from 2014
  • Federal agencies awarded $153 million, 53.7% of UKs total awards
  • State agencies awarded $73.6 million
  • Industry awarded $18.2 million
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks UK:
  • 69th among public and private universities
  • 44th among public institutions

Research Facilities

  • Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS)
  • CCTS Biospecimens Core
  • Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR)
  • Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Facility
  • Imaging Facility
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center (MRISC)
  • Mass Spectrometry Facility
  • Proteomics Core Facility
  • Rodent Behavior Core (RBC)

Research

University of Kentucky Research Stats (2015)

  • Grant & contract awards totaled $285 million, an increase of $25.7 million from 2014
  • Federal agencies awarded $153 million, 53.7% of UKs total awards
  • State agencies awarded $73.6 million
  • Industry awarded $18.2 million
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks UK:
  • 69th among public and private universities
  • 44th among public institutions

Research Facilities

  • Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS)
  • CCTS Biospecimens Core
  • Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR)
  • Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Facility
  • Imaging Facility
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center (MRISC)
  • Mass Spectrometry Facility
  • Proteomics Core Facility
  • Rodent Behavior Core (RBC)

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (18)
Medicine & Health (15)
Humanities (14)
Arts, Design & Architecture (13)
Social Sciences (12)
Business & Management (10)
Engineering & Technology (10)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (8)
Agriculture & Forestry (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Kentucky!

Services

  • Nationally ranked library with more than 4.6 million volumes
  • The most modern on-campus housing
  • More than 55 research centers

Student Life

  • 200+ degrees and programs (see Available Programs section for more details)
  • 25+ programs in the Top 20 in the U.S.
  • 500+ student clubs and organizations
  • The strongest basketball tradition
  • The worlds largest water balloon fight
Location
  • UK ranked as best college city (2013)
  • Located in Lexington, Kentucky with a population of 300,000
  • One of the safest cities
  • #6 Best Value city
  • Top 10 best-educated cities in the U.S.

Accreditation

Rankings

  • #129 Best College in the U.S., U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges, National Rankings, 2015
  • #62 Top Public Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
  • #16 - College of Engineering, Computer Science (public institutions), Academic Analytics, 2009
  • #40 - College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (public institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2009
  • #91 Best Business Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
  • #2 Best Public Finance and Budgeting, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
  • #94 Best Engineering Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
  • #5 Best Pharmacy Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
  • #46 - UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, cancer, U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals," 2007
  • #63 Best Medical Schools Research, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
  • Doctoral Programs in Top 25% of All U.S. Programs: English, Entomology, Hispanic Studies, Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Plant Pathology, Psychology (Clinical), Public Administration (Martin School), Rehabilitation Counseling, Statistics

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States