Graduate Admissions

International Students

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business values the perspectives and experiences that international students bring to our community. We’re here to support our international students throughout the entire admissions process, from before you apply all the way through your experience as a student.

If you have questions regarding academic programs, the application process, financial aid or anything else that may affect your time at Daniels, please reach out to us at or +1 303-871-3416. See our frequently asked questions page for more information specific to international students.

See our tips from international students for advice on how to thrive at Daniels.


To be eligible for graduate programs at the University of Denver, candidates must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree and must submit transcripts and mark sheets from each post-secondary institution attended along with a proof of degree, degree certificate or diploma. If academic transcripts were issued in a language other than English, both the original documents and certified English translations are required.

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you will need to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or CAE scores unless you earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a formally-recognized/accredited university where the institution’s sole language of instruction and examination was English. Test scores should be submitted with your application; the University of Denver TOEFL score code is 4842.

We require a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80, IELTS score of 6.5, CAE score of 185 or Duolingo score of 115. The Daniels College of Business does not offer conditional admission.

Visa Information

International applicants are required to provide additional documents in order to receive immigration materials from the University of Denver. These items are not required until after an applicant is offered admission but submitting them with your application can expedite the visa process.  Visa documents will not be processed until an enrollment deposit is received after the time of admission.

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Campus Resources

We know that acclimating to life in another country requires thorough preparation. International Student and Scholar Services—also known as I-House or ISSS—serves as an important resource for our community of international graduate students. The mission of ISSS is to assist international students and scholars to succeed academically, personally and professionally during their time at DU, and to provide advice and support to help them remain in legal immigration status.

Contact ISSS | +1 303.871.4912
International House (ISSS)
2200 S Josephine St.
Denver, CO 80208

Other resources for international students include:

  • Our international graduate student ambassadors are happy to share their personal experiences with Daniels and Denver with you. Feel free to email an ambassador from a program of your interest with your questions or to arrange a time to chat virtually.
  • Our DU Global Friends Program promotes friendship across cultures within the DU community by matching international students with domestic students.
  • Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) provides students with the support and skills they need to become empowered citizens who positively impact their communities, now and in the future.
  • DU’s Housing and Residential Education department does not provide off-campus housing, however they are happy to help connect you to resources for living off campus.

External Resources

International Student and Scholar Services recommends the following links as resources for general questions about studying in the United States as an international student.


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