Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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International Student Services

Video about International Studies at Dakota State University

DSU has students from over 52 countries that bring their experiences, talents, and individual perspectives to create a rich, diverse community at DSU, both in and out of the classroom.

“Coming to DSU was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. We have a very large and united international community, we’re always getting together and planning events. Between all the universities I looked at, DSU was one with the best benefits: the program, teachers, teaching method, size, community and cost.”

Vinicius Freitas, Brazil, Digital Arts and Design - Computer Graphics major
Student working on laptop


As an F-1 student, you can work on campus up to 20 hours a week during the academic year. During summer and breaks, you can work up to 40 hours per week. Our staff can help you find a job opportunity that fits your skills and interests.

Student getting a flu shot

Health insurance and immunizations

As a foreign national student, state policy requires that you carry health insurance and provide proof of immunizations. Two state and federal-compliant plans are available for purchase.

Learn more about preparing for DSU