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International students add a special kind of energy to Colorado State University. We welcome your application and recognize the unique needs you have when considering studying and living abroad. We have a dedicated team ready to guide you through the application and enrollment process and answer your questions

International applicants for CSU’s undergraduate degrees should follow the international freshmen and international transfer applicant application guides. 

Who's an international freshman?

Apply as an international freshman if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you’ve never attended college or all your college credits were earned prior to high school graduation.

Who's an international transfer?

Apply as an international transfer student if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you've enrolled in university credits since completing secondary school (high school).

Why CSU?

Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities and an institution on the rise. In the past decade, CSU has produced record enrollment and built on all-time highs in student diversity and student success. And let’s not forget our amazing location. Fort Collins, Colorado, offers a mix of innovation, creativity, and adventure that you just can’t find anywhere else.

Sign up for more information or reach out to our dedicated International Enrollment Center to get started.


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A respected university

Colorado State is a Carnegie Class I research institution and regularly rates among the nation’s top universities.

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Dedicated international staff

Our staff is here to make sure your transition to Colorado State is as smooth as possible. Have a question? Ask the International Enrollment Center.

Our incredible location

Denver and the Denver International Airport are just an hour away, providing quick access to anywhere in the world. But after you get to know Fort Collins, you may not want to leave.

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Over 250 programs of study

You have your choice of hundreds of quality programs at Colorado State, giving you the ability to specialize in the field you want.

Ready to apply?

Learn when to apply, what we need, and what you can expect during the process.