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.

  • Important information about COVID-19 Vaccination and Quarantine Requirements for International Students

    COVID-19 Vaccination:

    • If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, please upload proof of your vaccination to the MyHealth Portal. If you have received a vaccine that is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, but which has been approved in another country, you are not required to be vaccinated again at this time.
    • If you can’t receive a COVID-19 vaccine before arriving to campus, we will arrange for you to receive a COVID-19 vaccine after you arrive to campus. We will send you more information in the coming months about vaccination. You will be required to wear a face mask and regularly test for COVID-19 until you are fully vaccinated, but you will still be able to attend classes in-person and do other activities on campus. You do not need to come to campus early to receive your vaccine.
    • To read more about COVID vaccination requirements at DU, please visit this page.

    Quarantine Requirements: You will be required to quarantine at home for 10-14 days before traveling to the University of Denver and to answer a symptom questionnaire online during the quarantine. If you are not fully vaccinated, when you arrive on campus you may be asked to continue to answer a symptom questionnaire until you are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after your second shot for a two-dose vaccine, or 2 weeks after your first shot for a single-dose vaccine). You do not need to quarantine in the US.

  • Office of International Student & Scholar Services

    The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is your primary resource as you start classes at the University of Denver. Review these pages as you prepare for arrival on campus:

  • English Proficiency Testing & Required Courses

    If you are a non-native English speaker, you will take English Language courses within the LAUNCH curriculum as part of your degree at DU. These classes count for your degree 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 Proficiency Assessment (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.

  • Housing

    You should fill out your housing application as soon as possible after committing to DU.

    We have several on-campus housing options, with amenities to help you feel at home during your time in a new country. 

    Start your housing application

  • 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 Office of Student Billing website.

  • 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.


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