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International Students

Welcome, International Students!

We are glad that you are considering Davenport University. We are here to help you through the admission process. Not sure what to do? First, submit your application. When we receive it, one of our international admissions representatives will contact you to help with the rest.


Apply and have your official transcripts sent to enroll. No student VISA necessary!


Use the applicable admissions checklist (undergraduate or graduate), which goes through the steps to apply in detail. Upon completion of the checklist you will receive an F1 Eligibility form I-20

Students transferring from another U.S. institution please also complete the SEVIS Transfer Form.

Juan-Philip van Antwerpen

Juan-Philip van Antwerpen '17

| South Africa | Management

I chose Davenport University for its great sports program, while majoring in business. The recruiting process was easy and all my advisors made an effort to help me with all my paperwork. The dorms were also a big attraction for me. Best choice I have ever made!

Shangmeng Xie

Shangmeng Xie '16

| China | International Business

I decided to study in Davenport, because I wanted to study in the USA. DU has a good education for me to learn more about business and will give me a good competitive advantage.

Emmerence Niyodusaba

Emmerence Niyodusaba '20

| Rwanda | Health Services Administration

I chose Davenport University because it has a good reputation, good health programs, on campus activities and also near my family.

Tianna Hughes

Tianna Hughes '15

| Canada | HR

I chose Davenport because of the partnership they had with my college which made my credits transferrable. I will graduate with an advanced degree, which would have taken me much longer in Canada. I will have a competitive advantage, because I’ll be knowledgeable in both American and Canadian HR practices.

Montserrat Elizondo

Montserrat Elizondo '15

| Mexico | Marketing

I’m confident in my decision because Davenport understands the challenges international students may face, support and programs. I chose Davenport because of their successful athletic program. I played on the tennis team and will cherish my experience, the team has become family. I was fortunate to be a student here.

Kedong Dai

Kedong Dai ’16

| China | Finance

The reason why I choose Davenport University is because DU has a lot of program connections around the world. I transferred from two other colleges and Davenport University has allowed me the opportunity to meet people all over the world.

Robin Davies

Robin Davies ’15

| Wales | Finance

I decided to enroll at Davenport because I wanted to experience education and life in the United States. It was a great opportunity for me and Davenport has a great reputation for business courses, so it was an easy choice.

Bikky Thakuri

Bikky Thakuri '15

| Nepal | Finance

I have already studied in several other countries and wanted to increase that experience by studying in the USA. The well-known and high reputation of US education system and the teaching methodology made me to decide to attend Davenport University.



Undergraduate Admission Forms Graduate Admissions Forms
Admissions Checklist (PDF) Admissions Checklist (PDF)
Financial Support Form (PDF)  Financial Support Form (PDF) 

Upon acceptance you will receive a log-in and password to apply for housing*. (*On-campus housing is only offered at the Lettinga/Grand Rapids campus). Complete the Housing Scholarship form to submit to our Financial Aid team.  You could receive up to $2,000 towards the cost of residence.

Once admitted, Davenport will provide international students with:

  • Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility)
  • Official letter of acceptance
  • Instructions to apply for F-1 student visa.  Check EducationUSA, a great resource to help you get your visa.

You will be required to present the I-20 form when you apply for an F-1 student visa and again at the port of entry into the United States.

If you have any questions, please email or call toll free 011-800-686-1600.

For VISA application requirements in your country:

  • Contact  your local U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consulate, or Office of Public Affairs
  • Request a referral to an overseas educational advising center near you

Mail documents to:

Davenport University
International Admissions Office
6191 Kraft Ave. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI. 49512

Note:  Incomplete files or files not submitted by the deadlines will be reviewed as time permits or considered for the next available semester.

*Students will be required to show original financial support documents during visa processing.

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Related Documents

 16-17 International Housing Application.pdf

 International Undergraduate Admissions Checklist.pdf

 International Graduate Admissions Checklist.pdf

 Financial Support 2016.pdf

 International SEVIS Transfer Form.pdf

 Wire Transfer Instructions.pdf