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
  3. Medical History form (NOT required for a student who will be on campus fewer than 90 days)

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 ability to cover all reasonable expenses associated with living and studying at Dallas International.

  1. Read the Instructions for Financial Statement and Certificate of Sponsorship.
  2. Complete and submit the International Student Financial Statement, listing all sources of funds expected to cover your expenses while studying at Dallas International. Be sure the total is greater than or equal to your expected expenses.
  3. Submit proof from all sources listed in your International Student Financial Statement:
    1. Personal funds (yours or a family member’s): three consecutive months’ bank statements; or
    2. Funds from an organization which intends to contribute toward your expenses: official minutes (a copy of notes from board or committee meeting) or a financial statement from the organization’s treasurer or other officer; or
    3. Scholarship funds or grant money: an award letter from the institution/organization (including Dallas International!) stating the amount and timing of scholarships or grants awarded to you.
  4. If extended family members, other individuals, or organizations (excluding scholarship-awarding agencies) are contributing to your financial support, request that each one complete and submit a Certificate of Sponsorship, agreeing to provide you with $x,xxx amount of funds per month or per year during your time at Dallas International. Proof of the existence of these funds should accompany each Certificate, unless such proof has already been provided.


Estimating costs

The following table should assist you in estimating your Dallas International costs. If you have any questions, please contact International Student Center at or +01-1-972-708-7340 extension 2478.

Dallas International Costs (2018-2019)

Cost Estimates

Per Student

Certificate in Applied Linguistics* BA Program (per year) MA Program (per year) 3-credit Online Graduate-level Class** 3-credit Online Undergraduate-level Class
Tuition and Fees $11,200 $11,500 $13,300 $2,000 $1,500
Living Expenses $12,200  $12,200  $12,200
Transportation*** (one-way return air fare) $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Subtotal $24,400 $24,700 $26,500 $2,000 $1,500
Plus spouse $8,700 $8,700 $8,700
Plus each dependent $5,300 $5,300 $5,300

*The Certificate in Applied Linguistics can be completed in 1 year, the BA degree can be completed in 4 years, and the MA degree can be completed in 1 1/2 years.

**International students studying in the U.S. on a student visa are permitted to count one online class each term toward their “full-time enrolled” status.

***International students are required to include the estimated cost of their return air fare in their living expense calculation.

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.