International Students

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

Gustavo Silveira

Gustavo Silveira

Class of 2021, chemical engineering major, from Brazil

Gustavo didn’t want to put his ambition on hold. When he arrived on campus, he made an impression on his academic advisor. A few months later, Gustavo was offered a position in his lab, researching CO2 sensors with the ultimate goal of advancing fuel cell technology.

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Gustavo’s connection with his advisor allowed him the experience of working toward renewable energy, making possible fuels that emit an exhaust of only water vapor—work that could make great strides toward alleviating climate change.

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. 

Non-Resident Tuition (12-17 credits) $34,160
Health Services Fees $454
Comprehensive Student Fee $858
Student Center Fee $238
International Service Fee+ $320
Living Expenses $16,008
Medical Insurance $2,508
Total $54,546
*New rates are released every July. See www.udel.edu/rates 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 Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS). 

 

Cost of Attendance

The University of Delaware awards merit scholarships* to outstanding students. All international students who apply for admission are automatically considered. There is no separate scholarship application. Awards range from $2,000 - $30,000 per year. Most scholarships are awarded for four years, given the student  maintains a 3.0 grade point average at the University of Delaware.

To qualify for a merit scholarship, students must demonstrate a strong history of academic achievement. SAT or ACT scores are not required, although strong scores may qualify students for additional awards.

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

 

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