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International students who are non-native English speakers are typically required to provide evidence of their English abilities before they are admitted into a US college or university. «IELTS» provides a fair, accurate and reliable measure of language skills, and is trusted by organizations worldwide as a proof of English proficiency.


About The University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver is one of the nation’s top public urban research universities. Our impact—on individuals, on Colorado and on the world—is profound, whether we’re conducting game-changing research or helping students excel.

Students can expect a high standard at CU Denver:

  • 9 graduate programs ranked in TOP 100 for U.S. (5 are ranked in the TOP 50)
  • #1 Best city for business and careers
  • Internships available with 180+ employers
  • 55 STEM OPT-eligible degree programs
  • Conditional admission for ALL undergraduate majors
  • Freshman scholarships up to 50% off tuition

Degrees & Programs

Programs offered at The University of Colorado Denver



Study in Denver, Colorado, a thriving city centrally located in the United States. Home to one of the nation’s best international airports and one of its strongest city economies, Denver is a great place to gain an exceptional education.

Denver is known as a friendly, livable city. The University of Colorado Denver is committed to the safety and security of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Emergency-related information is provided on toll free phone lines and through regularly updated websites and free online notifications. Campus police provide escorts to vehicles, crime prevention information, teach personal safety classes, and dispatchers provide coverage 24-hours a day.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

To find the best estimate of your tuition, find the cost for your specific major here:

CU Denver offers up to half-off tuition in scholarship funds for international freshmen. Graduate students should check with their individual programs regarding scholarship opportunities

ESL Academy

The ESL Academy at the University of Colorado Denver prepares you for English language proficiency, and it also supports your complete success as a University of Colorado Denver student.

Your classes are in the garden level of the Auraria Library, which is steps away from downtown Denver. You are also nearby museums, libraries, shops, restaurants and sports venues.

International student clubs and cultural activities enrich your campus life experience. The university has welcomed students from more than 130 countries. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and academic support. With more than 140 degree programs to choose from and extensive support services for international students, the university is a great place to call home.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Click Here to view Academic English Preparation for Degree Programs at CU Denver

College of Arts & Media (CAM)

For driven creators and innovators committed to having a successful career doing what they love, the College of Arts & Media is the only college leveraging the influence of CU Denver in the heart of Denver’s thriving arts industry to produce graduates who are ready to inspire, lead and thrive. CAM offers degrees and programs in Film & Television, Media Forensics, Music & Entertainment, and Visual Arts.

CAM Graduates

Students succeed through creative exchange and engagement in a community of diverse voices. CAM graduates are handpicked by leading firms like Apple, Pixar, AEG Live, Google, Comcast, Rolling Stone, HBO, NBCUniversal, and Disney. Our alumni are rising to the international stage as part of acts like Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and The Fray, producing albums for the hottest acts, and winning Emmys for audio engineering in The Game of Thrones.

CAM Faculty

College of Arts & Media faculty is made up of accomplished leaders in their fields and train students with the same cutting-edge technologies and techniques used by other professionals. They are passionate about helping students forge success, because honing a talent is only part of creative achievement. Professors also teach the business, networking, broad perspective, and critical thinking skills that help graduates thrive in the international creative economy.



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