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CIMBA is a popular study abroad choice for University of Kansas students.

KU students are encouraged to meet with Kate Gerken in the KU Office of Study Abroad (OSA) to learn about CIMBA Programs. 

Kate offers walk-in advising hours in the School of Business most Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:30PM-4PM in 1160 CAP FED

Please stop by to chat with her about what CIMBA has to offer.  Alternatively, she is available for appointments in 108 Lippincott throughout the semester. 

Call the OSA at 785.864.3742 to schedule an appointment. 

The Application Process:

Applications are not reviewed until all materials are submitted. A complete application consists of:

  1. CIMBA students should submit a CIMBA online application, including an essay and resume.  Students will then need to request that their official KU transcript is sent to Please note that the application requires the name and contact information for an academic reference.
  2. KU students must also complete the KU study abroad application found here.
  3. KU students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor about their interest in studying at CIMBA. The advisor will verify which coursework will transfer to help the student meet their academic goals. They may also be able to help choose the best semester to attend in terms of CIMBA course offerings and the student’s academic pursuits.  KU students must submit an Academic Plan & Approval Form, which requires their academic advisor’s signature, to select the courses they plan to take through CIMBA as part of their KU application.

Course Equivalencies & Transcripts:

The University of Iowa is the credit granting institution for all CIMBA coursework.

Upon completion of the program a transcript will be sent to the KU CIMBA office for grade posting.  Transcripts will not be released until the program has been paid in full. KU students should be aware that all CIMBA coursework is calculated into their cumulative GPA.

Transcripts are typically released:

Fall Program Attended Spring Program Attended Summer Program Attended
Early January Early June Early August

Payment & Financial Aid Information:

All program costs are paid directly to CIMBA through the University of Iowa U-Bill system.  Please be aware that all KU students studying abroad will be charged a study abroad fee, paid directly to KU.  This fee is separate and is not included in the CIMBA program costs.

Most KU students will be able to apply their financial aid package to studying abroad with CIMBA. However, there are exceptions and KU students are encouraged to meet with a financial aid advisor to have their financial aid package reassessed.

The KU Study Abroad Office also offers scholarships to all KU students participating in an approved study abroad program, such as CIMBA. Students can find more information at the Study Abroad website.

Typical scholarship application deadlines:

Fall Spring Summer
March 1 for OSA scholarships
May 1 for CIMBA financial awards
October 1 for OSA scholarships
October 15 for CIMBA financial awards
March 1

Don’t forget to check out the financial award opportunities that CIMBA offers!

Home University Contact Information:

Kate Gerken  Office of Study Abroad
KU Program Coordinator for CIMBA University of Kansas
University of Kansas 108 Lippincott Hall
School of Business  785-864-3742
1160 CAP FED
Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:30PM-4PM

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