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 Admission if you have questions about preparing for life at DU.
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
If you are a non-native English speaker, you are required to take the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) if you have not completed 30 semester credits at an English-speaking institution. This test will determine your placement in 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.
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. Fall Quarter international student residence hall move-in day will be Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
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.
You can view payment options through the Bursar's Office.
Incoming first-year students will need to register for a First-Year Seminar course, which you will take during the fall quarter of your first year. These classes combine a variety of subjects with classroom discussion, writing and research. The First-Year Seminar is intended to help you transition into college coursework while learning from professors who are passionate about their subject matter.
Registration begins in June. Because all classes are limited to 20 students, you should register as soon as possible to ensure you can enroll in one of your top choices. Once you have registered for a First-Year Seminar, you will be ready for Discoveries Orientation.
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.