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Dallas Baptist University

Check whether Dallas Baptist University is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University (DBU) is a comprehensive, global Christ-centered university, based in Dallas, USA. The University aims to produce future leaders through the integration of faith and learning. DBU was founded in 1898 and is set across a 368-acre campus in the rolling hills of southwestern Dallas.

At DBU you can study a wide range of degrees, with more than 80 majors and 30 minors available for you to choose from. Programs are available in a host of exciting subjects including business, communication, education, fine arts, maths and science, and social sciences.

The University’s awesome campus has everything you’ll need as an international student. Computer labs are available to use seven days a week, as is the fully-stocked library. DBU’s fitness center is also free to use for all students and includes gym facilities.

There are also a huge array of student clubs and organizations you can join to help you immerse yourself in life on campus. Events like Homecoming Week and Spring Sing mean there’s always something fun and exciting to look forward to.

Why study at Dallas Baptist University?

  • Student-faculty ratio

    DBU has a student to faculty ratio of just 13:1, meaning students can get individual attention and guidance

  • Beautiful campus

    The University is set in a 368 nature arboretum, and has been voted the most beautiful campus in the nation (Christianuniversitiesonline)

  • Faith integration

    Faith is integrated into every part of life at DBU

  • Qualified faculty

    82% of the DBU faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees

Life as an international student

DBU is a truly global university that serves hundreds of international students from over 50 different countries.

The University has a large International Center with staff from all over the world who are dedicated to meeting the needs of every international student. There is a range of support services available to help you, including tutoring that can help boost your writing, reading, and conversation skills.

There’s also a free shuttle service that will help you make trips to the grocery store, meet friends, or just get around campus. Airport pickup also means you’ll see a friendly face when you arrive at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Living on campus is a big part of the DBU experience, and there are several housing options for international students to choose from. In your first year, you’ll live in residence halls, where you can develop academically, socially, and spiritually. After this, more housing options are available including apartments and townhomes.

What Dallas Baptist University says

  • Harim Samuel Jung

    Harim Samuel Jung

    Dallas Baptist University Assistant Director of Global Recruitment, International Admissions and Immigration
    Harim Samuel Jung says

    Dallas Baptist University is an institution that values Christ-Centered Education. Over 10% of our student population are international students from all over the world. We value intercultural studies and culture exchanges here in DBU.

    We have a great International Student Services that guides and helps international students with all matters. We also have a great DSO immigration team that supports the international students with CPT and OPT.

    Not only that, we have great degree programs that will allow students to be successful in the future.

    Most students do Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduating from DBU. They are most likely able to find a job here in Dallas which is economically growing and seeking employees.

Student life & facilities

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    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
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    • Student Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - USD$31,940 per year
  • Graduate tuition - USD$16,560 to USD$23,184 per year

Church Matching Gift Program

  • Amount - USD$3,500 per year
  • Requirements - DBU will match up to $3,500 of the scholarship that the church provided to the student

Ministrial Grant

  • Amount - USD$50 to USD$70 per credit hour
  • Requirements - Major and minor has to be in Biblical study, Christian studies, Christian Ministries


Dallas Baptist University

3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211, USA

Dallas is a fantastically lively and diverse place. It’s home to a number of vibrant districts, each with its own unique charm and vibe. Whether you love the arts or enjoy history - Dallas has it all.

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