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

International students are required to show proof of the following amounts:

Undergraduate BA $53,444
Graduate MA Programs  
        Eco-Psychology $49,448
        Creative Writing and Poetics $47,542
        Master of Divinity $40,544
        Religous Studies $39,044
        Religious Studies w/ Language $45,044
        Resilient Leadership $39,074
        Creative Writing (Low-Residency) $23,716
        Transpersonal Art Therapy $44,144
        Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology $51,999
        Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy $48,344
        Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy $48,344
        Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling $44,144
        Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy $49,244


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:

  • $8,996 for a spouse
  • $6,747 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