International Deposited Students
If you are an international student and you have confirmed your place at DU, we have information for you about housing, tuition and language testing. Please contact International Student & Scholar Services if you have questions about preparing for life at DU.
- Office of International Student & Scholar Services
English Proficiency Testing & Required Courses
If you are a non-native English speaker, you are required to take English Language courses within the LAUNCH curriculum. These courses will count towards your degree at DU and will also help you acclimate to learning and studying in the United States. Placement in these courses is be based on your submitted English proficiency scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or CAE) or the results of the English Language Placement Exam (ELPA).
If you are a transfer student and you have completed 30 semester credits at an English-speaking institution you may be exempted from the LAUNCH curriculum requirement. To learn more about the LAUNCH curriculum, placement, and exemptions, click here.
You should fill out your housing application as soon as possible after committing to DU. You can do this using your PioneerWeb login. We have several on-campus housing options, with amenities to help you feel at home during your time in a new country.
Tuition & billing
The total cost of attending DU can be estimated by combining direct costs like tuition, health insurance, room and board with indirect costs such as books and transportation. We update these estimates each year, and you can view our current total cost on this page.
You can view payment options through the Bursar's Office.
First-Year Seminar Program
The First-Year Seminar (FSEM) Program offers students an introduction to the intellectual life of the University. Offered in the Fall quarter, the small class size provides an in-depth academic experience that is rigorous and engaging. In addition to developing self-motivated academic passion, students can expect to hone the academic skills essential for successful college work.
Each seminar focuses on one or more of the following academic skills: writing, critical reading and thinking, discussion, argumentation and debate, and information literacy. This program enables students to engage with faculty in the exploration of novel and challenging topics, and lays the groundwork for extraordinary academic and personal growth.
All new first-year students are required to take an FSEM course. Transfer students are exempt from the FSEM course requirement. For more information on the First-Year Seminar Program and how to register, please visit their website.
English Conditional Admission (ECA) Students
- English Language Center
English Conditionally Admitted students are required to live on campus if they will be first-year or second-year students and under the age of 21. If you are required to live on campus, you will need to submit a housing deposit with your response form. Housing contracts must be completed online through PioneerWeb, instructions can be found here.
English Language Center tuition & billing
See the cost of attendance at the ELC for information on your bill.
First-Year Seminar Eligibility
English Conditional Admission students are not eligible for the First-Year Seminar.