New Students

Here for Our Prospective and Enrolling International Students

Whether you're looking for help with our application or have questions about housing, registration, or student life, we have tons of resources available to you. Visit the page below for more information about applying, living in Denver, orientation, and more.

International Student & Scholar Services strives to support newly enrolled and enrolling students. We are always excited about our upcoming arrivals! Planning an extended stay in another country can be overwhelming, but our staff members are here to help you complete all the steps required before you arrive. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our office at 303-871-4912 or email us at

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The University of Denver invites applications from well-qualified students from around the world.

Most students study at DU in F-1 or J-1 status. Some other immigration statuses can permit students to study in the United States as well. You may discuss your status options with an international student advisor if you aren't sure.

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Tuition & Finances

Funding your education is a critical step in attending DU as an international student. There are plenty of scholarship and grant opportunities available, but you'll want to begin exploring your options as soon as possible. The sooner you start, the more likely you are to fulfill your needs in terms of tuition, board, and expenses.

Academics and Finances

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Study in the States has useful information about being an F-1 student to help you before you arrive. You can also find information on our website about acquiring F-1 or J-1 status. You can also review our Pre-Arrival Checklist for things you need to do before arriving at DU.

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International Student and Scholar Services is excited to welcome you to the University of Denver! To this end, we require all new international students to attend international student orientation. This day program will help you gain your footing at DU, while also helping familiarize you with some of the resources at your disposal.

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Denver skyline

Get to Know the Mile High City

Positioned right along the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado is considered to be one of America's most naturally beautiful places. Located a mile high at 5,280 feet, Denver has semi-arid, varied weather with over 300 days of sun per year. Because of this, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in every season

Life in Denver

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Just for Sponsored Students

A sponsored student is any student with a scholarship or aide from their home university, home country, a company, or a United States Governmental agency. Sponsored students must submit a financial guarantee letter from their sponsor.

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