International Applicants

You are invited

Our campus is home to nearly 800 international students hailing from over 80 countries. Students come to DU from countries such as South Korea, Canada, China, Kuwait, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

We also know coming to a new country can be an intimidating process, and we have a variety of services to help make sure you feel safe and comfortable in your new home. Our goal is to help our students find success, both personally and professionally.  On this website you can learn about our application requirements, take a virtual tour of campus, or let us know if you'd like more information. Do you want to read what DU is like from a current student? Then explore our DU Global Ambassador blog.

Whether DU is your first step into higher education or you are transferring from another institution, we hope you will join us and contribute to our global, diverse campus.

First Year Applicants

First Year Applicants

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application for admission! If you have questions or need assistance, we are happy to help you.

Transfer Applicants

Transfer Applicants

If you have taken, or are currently taking, any college-level coursework after having completed your high school education, then we welcome you to apply as a transfer student.

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Graduate Applicants

If you have already completed a bachelors degree, you will apply as a graduate student. Graduate applicants work directly with their academic program, school, or college for their application instead of with the office of International Student Admission.

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition and Scholarships

To help you understand the cost of a DU education, we created a breakdown of the approximate costs you can expect as a full-time student.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Choose from over 100 programs of study taught by our top-tier faculty. You can also create an interdisciplinary course or undertake a dual degree program that will challenge you across multiple fields of study.

English Proficiency

English Proficiency

We accept either the TOEFL, IELTS, DET, or Cambridge test scores to demonstrate English proficiency. You can also qualify for exemptions to our requirement by submitting a qualifying SAT or ACT score.

Contact us

Contact us with Questions

Have additional questions? Always feel free to contact us directly.

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Why DU

Our students finish their degrees ready to start their careers. 92 percent of undergraduates have a job or are in graduate school within six months of graduating. Most students participate in at least one internship during their time here. Because our classes are small and there are only 11 students per faculty member, you will receive plenty of personal attention to make sure you are on track to accomplish your goals.

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Resources for International Students

International Student Resources

If you need help finding a program of study, are working on getting your student visa, or want to learn more about living in Colorado, we can help you find the answers.

Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Living at DU

You will live on campus during your first two years as an undergraduate student. Learn about housing, on- and off-campus dining, and transportation options for DU students.

Living at DU

Your Life at DU

US News and World Report Ranking
Among the Best

We are proud to be one of the best schools in the United States, placing in the Top 100 in the nation in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings. As an international student at DU, you will have access to everything that makes us a great place to learn, from top-tier faculty to research and opportunities to work hands-on in the community.

Educational Approach

DU and Denver
Denver & Colorado

We live in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, with an active cultural scene and a professional network full of opportunities for new careers. Plus, our campus is just a short drive from the towering Rocky Mountains, making it a great place to discover our state's unmatched natural beauty. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or an intrepid explorer, there is plenty here for you, and it's all just outside your door.

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