Thank you for your interest in our MA Program! Please read the information below carefully before applying. Let us know if you have further questions about our application process.
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Once you are admitted, you will need to obtain a student-visa from the U.S. Consulate or Embassy before you can enroll. The U.S. Consulate and Embassy both require the I-20 form, which the Office of Graduate Admissions will issue upon receipt of proof that you have enough financial resources to cover tuition and all other expenses. For information on the costs of tuition and other expenses, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies Admission page. (Keep in mind that to maintain your full-time status as an international student, you have to be registered for a minimum of ten credit-hours per quarter, excepting summer.) Once the I-20 form is issued, you can take it and other necessary documents to the US Consulate or Embassy to apply for the student-visa.
Important information on funding for International Students
In order to obtain a Visa, international students will need to prove that they have sufficient funding to cover all of their expenses while in school. This means that even if a student receives funding from our department, she or he will still need to provide personal funds. International students may apply for GTA positions as well as departmental scholarships; please keep in mind, however, that even the most generous award (one full-GTA position) will not fully cover all expenses. A full-GTA position covers only tuition expenses (a full load of 10 credit hours) for an academic year and pays a small stipend, but does not cover any other expenses. This means that no international student can entirely count on financial support offered by DU to obtain a student-visa.