International Students

Why Earn Your Graduate Degree in the US and at DU?

At DU, you play an active role in our student body through your groundbreaking research and discoveries, collaboration with faculty and peers, and unique culture and life experiences. Likewise, you receive support from our dedicated Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) which provides English language learning services and helps you find housing, adjust to living and studying in the United States, and more. 

Envision yourself at DU and join our culture of engagement.

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Discover DU Graduate Programs!

From accountancy to world religions, DU offers a variety of certificate, master’s, and doctorate programs that challenge you, refine your skill set, and inspire you to learn and do more.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

As a part of the DU admission process, international students must submit a financial verification form, along with a bank statement or certificate of deposit, demonstrating sufficient funds to cover their cost of attendance

To help manage the cost of a DU education, the University makes various types of graduate assistantships available. International students interested in these positions must be fluent in English and supply passing TOEFL/IELTS/C1 scores to be considered eligible.

Learn more about DU’s tuition and fees, or connect with our graduate financial aid team.

International Student Services

Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Dedicated to the success of DU’s international students, our Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is ready to help you transition to life in the U.S. and find your place in the DU community.

Our ISSS team provides information and services to help you with immigration, transportation, housing, academic resources, and more. Connect with our ISSS team by scheduling an appointment with an advisor.


Career & Professional Development

DU Career and Professional Development is committed to your growth. From providing students or alumni with professional attire for conferences and job interviews to offering résumé and cover letter feedback, we are ready to help position you for success after graduation. 

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International Student Success

DU Alum Edgar Barraza earns admission to the Colorado Bar Association.
DU Dreamer Joins CO Bar

“I'm the first undocumented student to be admitted to law school in Colorado," says DU Alum Edgar Barraza. He's the first "dreamer" to graduate from law school and gain admission to the Colorado Bar Association.

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University of Denver student Sneha Sawlani landed an internship at Amazon.
Success at Amazon

Computer science master's student Sneha Sawlani used the experience she gained from her work at DU to land an internship with Amazon. She later turned that internship into a full-time position.

External Resources for International Graduate Students

In preparation for your relocation, we recommend referencing these government resources to learn more about important steps you need to take to live and study in the U.S.

Meet Some of Our International Students

Ali Mollahosseini
Meet Ali Mollahosseini

As part of his PhD project, Ali Mollahosseini aims to develop use of socially assistive robots for natural and robust emotive interaction and intervention with humans. He’s also a data scientist at Twitter.

Mostafa Abbasi
Heart Valve Engineering

Since he joined the DU Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab in 2014, Mostafa Abbasi has focused his research on design optimization of transcatheter heart valves to improve their structural and thermodynamic performance.