International Students

UD President Dennis Assanis:

University President, Dennis Assanis, welcomes newly admitted students to our campus community and shares wishes of good health to all. 

Global Education Starts Here


At the University of Delaware, our doors are open to you. Our international students bring their culture, language and history to a University that encourages them to voice their unique perspective. We recognize the benefit of including voices from all over the world. It’s part of our strength. And it allows our students to broaden their worldview while working toward a better future.


UD students achieve success by encountering faculty that encourage and challenge them, preparing them to make their ideas a reality. We know the next big idea could be yours.

Graduating to Greatness

International students at UD are idea giants. Our student outcomes prove it. Graduates include the founder of China’s first social-media network, innovators in touch-screen technology and the 47th vice president of the United States, Joe Biden.

Success After UD

Ranked among the world’s top universities by Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)

Student Stories

Victor Ramirez Delgado

Victor Ramirez Delgado

Class of 2021, physics major, from Venezuela

Before Victor had ever heard of the U.S. state of Delaware, he met with a University of Delaware (UD) representative in Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, where he lived. At UD, Victor realized, he could investigate a curiosity he’d had since he was a child.

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“When we look up at the sky,” Victor said, “we see where we came from.” He wanted to investigate the mystery of the stars.

While only a sophomore, he got a chance to examine of outer space, working in a faculty lab analyzing data from a radio antenna pointed at Jupiter. The team of faculty and students compare the data their antenna receives to those of NASA, looking for unique events, hoping for a discovery. The experience has only increased his passion. When he graduates, he is considering applying for a Ph.D. program in astrophysics. 

Financing Your Degree

The following chart represents the costs of attendance for one academic year at the University of Delaware. 

Tuition & Fees

Non-Resident Tuition (12-17 credits) $35,890
Student Wellbeing Fee $704
Student Center Fee $238
International Service Fee+ $360
Comprehensive Student Fee $1,098

Other Expenses

Living Expenses $17,304
Medical Insurance $2,968
Total $58,292
*New rates are released every July. See for the most up-to-date costs. Optional Winter & Summer Sessions are charged separately. Actual rates for room vary for different housing arrangements. Amount shown is standard rate for first-year double room.
+Includes fees in support of services provided by the Center for Global Programs and Services. 


Cost of Attendance

At the University of Delaware, we believe in bringing ideas and perspectives from all over the world onto our campus. That's what drives innovation. That's why we're proud to support international students with scholarships.* Awards range from $5,000 - $18,000 per year. 

We also offer a handful of exceptional international students an opportunity to compete for our most prestigious scholarships as a Distinguished Scholar. Scholarships are awarded for four years, provided the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average at the University of Delaware. 

All first-year international students who apply are automatically considered for all possible scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application.

*Scholarships are subject to availability. As a state-funded, public university we cannot offer need-based financial aid to international students.


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Agency Partners

The University of Delaware Office of Undergraduate Admissions partners with commissioned recruitment agencies.

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Next Steps For Admitted Students


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