International Admissions

Students at the weekly international coffee gathering

CU-Boulder's Students and World-class Faculty

More than 1,300 international students representing more than 85 countries are currently enrolled at CU-Boulder, a number the university hopes to increase significantly in the years ahead. Sixty-three percent of international students study at the graduate level; 37 percent study at the undergraduate level. As one of the leading comprehensive research universities in the Rocky Mountain region, CU-Boulder has an established reputation for world-class teaching, research and service to society.

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate international students are students who have completed secondary school and are pursuing a bachelor's degree, and who have or will be applying for a temporary U.S. Visa, such as an F-1 or J-1. All non-United States citizens who are not permanent residents of the U.S., asylees, refugees, or who have not submitted the form I-485 for permanent residency status and have received a receipt for the form, are international students.

For information on how to apply as an undergraduate international student, go to for details on:

Graduate Admissions

You are a graduate student if you have completed or will complete a four-year bachelor's degree program or its equivalent at a college or university.

For information on how to apply as a graduate international student, go to for details on:

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