International Student Admission

An international student may apply for GatewayUndergraduate, or Graduate admission, whichever is most appropriate for his/her intended program at Dallas International. Scroll to the bottom of each Admissions page to find a numbered checklist for next steps for admission. Information on Dallas International’s English language proficiency requirements and foreign academic credential requirements can be found in these checklists.


Please apply at least 6 months before your intended date of entry. Click here to learn more about Dallas International’s schedule.

Applicants with legal permanent resident status in the U.S. and those who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant work visa must provide proof of current immigration status before applying for admission. For more information and to apply, click here.


If you are unsure whether you will need a student visa, read through the introductory information at If you still have questions, please contact the International Student Center office at Dallas International at +1-972-708-7340 extension 2478 or

Decide which admission status (Gateway, Undergraduate, or Graduate) is right for you and complete the appropriate application here. Be sure to view and follow all of the instructions on the application page.

For non-native speakers of English, part of the application process will include proof of English language proficiency. Information about the English language proficiency requirement can be found here.

The U.S. government requires additional forms for international students classified as non-immigrant students.

Please submit the following:

  1. Copy of the identification page of your passport
  2. Supplement to Application for an International Student

All forms should be submitted to the International Student Office (ISC) at Dallas International. Forms may be submitted by email, fax, or mail.


FAX: +01-1-972-708-7484

Mailing address:

Dallas International University

Attn: International Student Office
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX  75236

International students must verify their ability to cover all reasonable expenses associated with living and studying at Dallas International University.

  1. The International Student Coordinator will provide the student with a reasonable estimate of expected tuition and fees; expected costs of living for themself and for any dependents who will accompany them to the U.S..
  2. The Student will provide proof of funds/income available throughout his intended program and/or visa period.
    • Bank statements, “cash on hand” (3 recent, consecutive months checking or at least two consecutive savings/other) from student
    • Letter of support from sponsoring organization may stand alone (without other proof)
      1. Should include specific amount(s) pledged
      2. Should include time period for which pledge is intended
    • Award letter for any Scholarship funds or grant money (including DIU!)
      1. Should include the amount of scholarship or grant awarded
      2. Should include time period for which scholarship or award was given
    • Certificate of Sponsorship (See instructions below.)
      1. Required for anyone else who intends to provide funding to the student
      2. Certificate of Sponsorship should be accompanied by proof:
        • 3 recent, consecutive months checking or at least two consecutive savings/other bank statements, or
        • official minutes from board or committee meeting where decision to provide ____ level of support was decided, or
        • financial statement from the organization’s treasurer or other officer showing adequate finances are available for org to provide stated level of support.
  3. CERTIFICATE OF SPONSORSHIP (proof of funding) should be filled out for each individual who plans to fund at least part of student’s studies and living expenses while you are at DIU
    • Sponsor’s Statement: The individual sponsor or a designated officer of the sponsoring organization fills in and signs Section A. and attaches proof of intent and ability to provide the promised funds to you. Typical verification (proof) includes official letters, treasurer’s reports, and bank statements.
    • Bank or Organization Statement: This section does not need to be filled in–unless DIU specifically requests it for a particular individual/funding source.
    • Recipient’s Statement: You fill in and sign Section C.
  4. Final Steps(collecting documents):
    • Be sure any forms are completely filled out and signed, and that all necessary proof documents have been collected.
    • Be sure to keep copies of all completed forms and proof documents for your records.
    • Email forms and proof documents to

International students with a DIU-sponsored visa are required to carry health insurance for themselves and for their immediate families during their time of study at DIU and must provide proof of coverage before arriving in the United States. See our International Student Health Insurance page for more information.

Visit our Student Health Insurance page for a list of some reasonably-priced U.S.-based student health insurance policy providers. International students should identify themselves as international students when signing up for a U.S.-based health insurance policy online.