Candidates must meet the following requirements for admission. Proof will be required as part of the application process.
Students from abroad who do not use English as their primary language must demonstrate the ability to deal with idiomatic English as spoken in an academic setting. The students must have the ability to express thoughts quickly and clearly in both spoken and written English. Candidates for the Undergraduate Visiting International Student and Exchange Programs, therefore, must be completely fluent at the time the application is submitted.
Accepted English proficiency tests are as follows:
Please submit a scanned copy of your test results with your application.
Please begin the application process by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top this page. You will need to establish a "login" to start the application. The program is listed as "Visiting International Student" (incoming program). If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, please choose "Other" from the institution menu.
After you have begun an application, you can access the MyGlobalEd online application system by clicking on the Log In link on the bottom of our homepage.
Non-partner student deadline: February 1
Complete the application and submit it and other required materials by the appropriate deadline above for academic year and fall semester admissions. Spring semester only applications will not be considered due to housing limitations on the Duke campus.
If necessary, paper materials may be mailed to Undergraduate Visiting International Student Program, Global Education Office for Undergraduates, 114 S. Buchanan St., Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, 2nd Floor, Box 90057, Durham, NC 27708-0057, U.S.A. (Tel. 919-684-2174; Fax 919-684-3083).
Where necessary, please obtain and submit official translations of all documents (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) which are not in English.
For applications completed by February 1st, notification of a final decision will take place by March 15. For applications submitted later, final decisions will depend on the availability of the selections committee.
NOTE: Under the Campus Security Act (20 U.S.C. 1092f), prospective students may obtain a copy of the University's annual security report by visiting the Duke University Police Department at 502 Oregon Street, Durham, NC 27708 or by calling 919-684-4602. This report includes campus crime statistics and the University's safety and security policies.
Last revised: 27 June 2012