Accepted International Student Requirements

Once an international student is accepted to Naropa University, they will be required to provide the following documents. Our International Student Advising staff will assist students with these procedures.

Immigration Documents

To study at Naropa, international students will need to complete several immigration documents after they are accepted. For more information, please visit our International Students Immigration Information page.

Financial Documentation

International students who are accepted academically to Naropa and need Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa must submit documentation of financial resources for the first academic year (nine months), in English. Documentation must show the ability to pay both tuition and living expenses as estimated by Naropa University. This can be in the form of:

  • A personal bank statement in the student's name
  • Personal sponsorship documentation, including a letter of support accompanied by the sponsor's bank statement
  • Government or private foundation sponsorship documentation, including a letter from the sponsor confirming support and stating the amount of aid

For residential students, the required amount of support for the 2018-2019 school year is $46,195.  

Exceptions requiring different amounts of support are listed below:
Residential Creative Writing and Poetics: $46,038
Low-Residency Creative Writing: $23,494
Low-Residency Ecopsychology: $14,859

Please complete the source of funds statement and return this with your official bank statement.


If you have dependents, you'll need to document an additional amount of funding:

  • $8,319 for a spouse
  • $7,944 for each dependent

In addition, the Admissions Office will need the following information on each dependent:

  • First and last name
  • Birth date
  • Country of birth
  • Country of citizenship