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University of Colorado Denver

Check whether the University of Colorado Denver is right for you as an international student.

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Denver, USA
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Study abroad at the University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) is a fully accredited institution that offers academic excellence and unparalleled career outcomes in Denver, one of America's greatest cities. There are sister campuses in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Aurora.

Whether you’re interested in 3D graphics and animation, urban design, business, engineering, pre-med, pharmacy, or a degree you’ve customized from one of the University’s 150 undergraduate or graduate degree choices, your educational experience will be wholeheartedly supported by the University.

International students enrolled at CU Denver have a wealth of on-campus facilities and services at their disposal. Students have access to a brilliant student wellness center, a great library, and spacious classrooms to name a few.

Why study at University of Colorado Denver

  • Financial aid packages

    CU Denver offers great scholarships

  • Alumni network

    Network with CU Denver graduates all over the world

  • Popular location

    The US is the top study abroad destination

Life as an international student

CU Denver’s student population hails from all four corners of the world. There are over 1300 international students from 68 countries currently pursuing their education dreams at the University - you’ll meet great people from all walks of life.

The University offers a range of excellent accommodation options. Students can live on CU Denver’s downtown campus or look for alternative residences elsewhere in the city. The University can help you find the right place to live.

Staff at CU Denver’s international office understand how difficult moving to a new country can be, which is why they provide outstanding support to international students. There’s always someone to help with anything you need.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
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    • Maternity Care
    • Physiotherapy
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Minor Surgery
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
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  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - From USD27,823 to USD29,379 per year
  • Graduate tuition

    From USD16,436 to USD48,019 per year

Undergraduate Scholarships:

Automatic Merit Scholarship

  • Amount

    From USD2,500-USD10,000 per year

  • Requirement

    Based on High School GPA or transfer GPA

  • 2.85-2.99 = USD2,500 per year automatically awarded with admission 3.0-3.49 = USD5,000 per year 3.5-3.74 = USD7,500 per year 3.75+ = USD10,000 per year

Additional Merit Scholarship

  • Amount

    up to USD5,000 per year

  • Requirement

    Based on GPA & submission of application. Available to students admitted in fall and spring terms only, as long as funding is available. Application required. Applications reviewed monthly following the priority consideration date

Need-Based Grants

  • Amount

    Up to USD10,000 per academic year

  • Requirements

    Financial Need and submission of application

ESL Academy Graduate Scholarship

  • Amount

    From USD1,000 to USD5000 per academic year

  • Requirement

    Completion of 1 to 5 levels of the ESL academy before admission to CU Denver


University of Colorado Denver

1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204, USA

Denver is a delightful place to be an international student. It’s a cosmopolitan city with lots for overseas students to see and explore. It’s packed with popular restaurants, parks, shops, tourist spots, and nightlife venues.

Visa requirements for the University of Colorado Denver

Many international students will require a visa to study in the USA, 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