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Study abroad at DePaul University

DePaul University is a private Roman Catholic university, based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is the largest catholic university in the US, and offers more than 300 undergraduate majors and graduate programs.

DePaul also offers the Global Gateway Program (GGP), which is designed for international students who need to enhance their English proficiency before they start their program. GGP students take a combination of academic and English courses, and you will be granted acceptance into DePaul University once you’ve successfully complete the GGP.

You’ll have access to all the University’s facilities from your first day, including the Rey Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, which includes a swimming pool, racquetball courts, fitness classes and a gymnasium. The University also offers 350 student organizations on campus you can join, which is a great way to settle into university life and make new friends.

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Why study at DePaul University?

  • Good value

    DePaul was ranked 54th best value school in the US (US News & World Report 2019)

  • Great location

    DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago, one of the most exciting cities in the US

  • Student staff ratio

    The University has a student-staff ratio of just 15:1

Life as an international student

Students from 114 different countries call DePaul home, giving the University a truly international and diverse student population.

When you start your studies at DePaul, you’ll be assigned to a Student Services Advisor who will provide you with additional help and support. Your advisor will meet with you regularly to discuss things like academic issues, tutoring support, health and wellness and involvement on campus.

You will be able to take part in a range of social and cultural programs, trips and events designed to support learning, help you make new friends and get you involved in life on campus.

Living at the University is required for all international students, as it’s a great way to fully embrace life on campus. The University Center of Chicago (UCC) is a large housing and dining complex that acts as a residence for students from four local universities, including DePaul University.

Student life & facilities

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  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Dance Studio
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
    • Swimming Pool
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Language Center
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • Bike Rental
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s 4
    • Restaurants 8
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Badminton Courts
    • No. of Athletics Track
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of volleyball courts
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  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 300
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from US$43,665 to $45,030 per year
  • Graduate tuition: from US$16,680 to $34,380 per year


Global Gateway Program Scholarships

Undergraduates are eligible for multiple scholarships when they apply to DePaul University’s Global Gateway Program.

For level GGP (3-, 4-, or 5-Quarter)

  • Amount: US$5,000 to US$15,000 per year
  • Requirements: $9,000 for 3.0 to 3.49 GPA / $12,000 for 3.5 to 4.0 GPA. Scholarships automatically renewable for 3 years, provided student maintains good academic standing (2.0 GPA).

For Direct Admission

  • Amount: US$15,000 to US$24,000 per year
  • Requirements: Scholarships automatically renewable for 3 years, provided student maintains good academic standing (2.0 GPA).


DePaul University

Chicago, IL 60614, United States

Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the U.S., is home to attractions of every sort: from music to comedy to museums. For those who prefer a less lively scene, Chicago also offers over 25 miles of beautiful lakefront, boat cruises, hiking trails and spacious public gardens.

Visa requirements for DePaul University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements