DePaul University, Global Gateway Program


DePaul University is a well-respected and academically challenging university with a focus on inclusivity, personalism, and professionalism. Students live and study in Chicago, the third largest city in the USA and learn from experienced instructors who support students throughout their studies. There are internships and real-world training opportunities available in Chicago and more than 450 organizations actively recruit DePaul students on campus each year.

DePaul University is ranked #124 in the USA (US News and World Report, 2021) with programs holding top national rankings in several fields.

Designed for international students who are academically qualified but need to enhance their English proficiency, the Global Gateway Program (GGP) provides students with a combination of academic and English courses. Students who successfully complete the GGP can matriculate into DePaul University.

Students will also have the chance to be involved with organized activities for international students and join the societies and clubs at the University and will meet other students, both American and international. Once students successfully complete the Global Gateway Program they will matriculate into the undergraduate or graduate DePaul program to continue studying their chosen major.



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Anh from Vietnam
Anh from Vietnam
GGP and progressing to BSc Biochemistry at DePaul University
“My big tips for learning how to speak English well enough is to speak to native speakers because that's how you learn sayings and then how they use words in certain ways. You just have to try; you just can't be content where you are with a small group of friends, because that's not how it's going to be in real life.”
Freya from China
Freya from China
GGP and progressing to MS Finance at DePaul University
“Classes are relatively small. You can talk to a professor freely, and every professor is really friendly and you can ask whatever question you have. I think the study atmosphere is really good at DePaul.”


Art, Design & Media

Global Gateway Program to College of Computing and Digital Media

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Global Gateway Program to College of Education

Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

Global Gateway Program to College of Science and Health

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
$ 72,500 Average cost per year
$ 42,500Tuition
$ 17,000Housing
$ 13,000Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

Fall 2022
Application Deadline:July 15, 2022
Program Start:August 22, 2022