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International Student Admissions

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.

Next Steps for International Students

Congratulations and welcome to Dallas International! We look forward to meeting you. Please read the International Student Handbook and complete all post-admission requirements. If you have any questions, contact Admissions.


International students must attend the general Orientation program for new students as well as International Student Orientation, which immediately follows the general Orientation program. When you arrive on campus, stop by the Admissions office in Pike 113. We would love to meet you!


Copies of the following immigration documents are needed:

  • Visa: Your visa should be stamped inside your passport.
  • Signed, stamped I-20 (DS-2019): The International Student Coordinator will keep a copy of each I-20 (DS-2019) issued to you. Be sure to keep all I-20s (DS-2019s) issued to you over the duration of your studies in the US. (They are proof of your continual valid enrollment as a student in the US.)
  • I-94: Go to the US I-94 website and download your I-94 document.

You must bring your immigration documents to the Admissions Office (Pike 113) prior to International Student Orientation.


Please see our Next Steps page for information on more steps you need to complete before starting classes.


For information about employment visit the Employment for Internationals page.

For information about tax requirements visit the US Tax Law for Internationals page.

Visit the Admissions FAQ page if you have more questions!

International Student Forms

The forms below may be submitted to the International Student Office in Pike 113 or emailed to

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact

Note: Fillable forms (those with form numbers ending in “c”) must be opened, filled out, and saved in Adobe Acrobat Reader to preserve content. The saved copy may then be submitted to as an email attachment.




International Student Transfer In Request





International Student Transfer Out Request





International Student Request





International Student Information Update






Instructions for Work Authorization





International Student Dependent Work Authorization





Non DIU Employer’s Letter–Invitation to Work





DIU Supervisor’s Letter for Social Security Card Application




(part of application for admission process)



Supplement to International Student Application





Certificate of Sponsorship





Housing Sponsorship





International Student Medical History






English Evaluation



Contact the International Student Office

Our International Student Office is always ready to answer your questions and help walk you through the admissions process. Please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop by for a visit!

  • (972) 708-7340 ext. 2478
  • (972) 708-7464
  • Admissions Office, Pike 113
    DIU Admissions Office, DIU-100
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75116

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