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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.

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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 reviews for the University of Colorado Denver

Overall rating
4.41818182 stars
Based on 22 reviews
Overall experience
4.6364 stars
4.2273 stars
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University facilities
4.5 stars
University social
4.4091 stars
  • Vinesh Reddy Kankanalapally
    Overall experience 4 stars
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    University of Colorado Denver Computer Science
    Tell us about the University of Colorado Denver
    The transportation to our college is excellent as it is south to downtown we have various ways of transportation. Accommodation is also up to the mark and social life is not that good they can improve it a lot.
  • Salha Abdulate
    Overall experience 5 stars
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    University of Colorado Denver English
    Tell us about the University of Colorado Denver
    High quality of the all most important things for the students
  • Ayah Soboh
    Palestine, State of
    Overall experience 5 stars
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    University of Colorado Denver Accounting
    Tell us about the University of Colorado Denver
    It is a very professional university and truly amazing. The facilities are helpful the students very well. The university located in downtown, which is a perfect location. Probably the parking is the only issue. The social life is definitely amazing since Colorado people are nice.
  • Keerthana Ravichandran
    Overall experience 5 stars
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    University of Colorado Denver Computer Information Systems
    Tell us about the University of Colorado Denver
    My university is one of the best university for providing good professors for teaching, and encouraging research activities. And all my professor were highly knowledgeable. Coming to transportation, I have never faced an issue with RTD I will always be on time for my class or other activities due to best transportation I got in my university.
  • Shreya Reddy Dachepally
    Overall experience 3 stars
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    University of Colorado Denver Computer Science
    Tell us about the University of Colorado Denver
    The facilities in the university were good but there is problem with transportation sometimes because the trains do not come on time

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Museum
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Fitness Classes
    • Free Weights
    • Machines
    • Climbing Walls
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Dance Studio
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Spin Studio
    • Personal Trainers
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    • No. of volleyball courts
    • No. of Climbing Wall
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Baseball Pitches
    • No. of Basketball Courts
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Minor Surgery
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Physiotherapy
    • Maternity Care
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Doctor
  • Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Workshops
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 50

Fees and funding


Undergraduate Scholarships:

Automatic Merit Scholarship

  • Amount: From $2,500-$10,000 per year
  • Requirement: Based on High School GPA or transfer GPA 2.85-2.99 = $2,500 per year automatically awarded with admission 3.0-3.49 = $5,000 per year 3.5-3.74 = $7,500 per year 3.75+ = $10,000 per year

Additional Merit Scholarship

  • Amount

    up to $5,000 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 $10,000 per academic year

  • Requirements

    Financial Need and submission of application

ESL Academy Graduate Scholarship

  • Amount

    From $1,000 to USD5000 per academic year

  • Requirement

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

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: From $30,482 to $33,468 per year
  • Graduate tuition: From $18,279 to $53,510 per year


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