Note: All Students must be at least 16 years old and show proof of high school graduation for the Bachelor of Theology program and a Bachelor’s degree for the Master of Divinity program.

1. Completed and signed “International student Application”

2. One passport size photograph 2×2 inches (5 x 5 cm)

3. Non-refundable application fee of 150.00 USD. Please make check or money order payable to Kernel University.

4. Additional 50.00 USD for international express shipping of I-20 (international applications only). Please provide a separate check or money order of $50.00 payable to Kernel University.

5. Sponsorship information

  • Complete international student sponsor affidavit form. This form is valid only if signed by your sponsor.
  • Current bank letter or statement indicating a minimum balance of 20,000 USD (dated within 3 months). Currency must be specified. Statement or letter must be in English and must be from checking/savings/certificate of deposit account (no stocks or investments).

6. Academic documents. (If the original language is not English, a certified English translation must accompany all transcripts, certificated, and diplomas.)

7. Visa document requirement:

  • Copy of your passport information pages and expiration page
  • If you are a transfer student:

____ Copy of current visa page

____ Copy of I-94 (front and back)

____ Copy of form I-20 from current school

____ Transfer-in recommendation form

  • If you are a change of status student:

____ Copy of current visa page

____ Copy of I-94 (front and back)

____ Copy of form I-20 if you are on F-2 status

____ Copy of page 1 of DS-2019 if you are on J status

8. Applicants under 18 years old at time of application

____ Complete Minor Health Consent Form. This form is valid if signed by your parent.

____ Complete Assigned Guardian Statement. The form is only valid if signed by your parent.


Applications that are not complete (including all required supporting documents) by the application deadline will be deferred to the next available semester. Please send your application as soon as possible.  Our final notice or decision will be notified to you within 1 month after your completed application is received in our admission and records office by Email address on your application.