Studying Away on a Duke Program as a Non-Duke Student

We at the Global Education Office are pleased you are interested in studying away on one of our Duke-In programs! In order to serve you better, we have summarized important steps and procedures that pertain specifically to you as a “non-Duke student” – that is, someone who is matriculated at an accredited college or university other than Duke.


Programs Open to Non-Duke Students

Many of our Duke-In summer and semester programs are open to non-Duke students. Once you find a Duke-In program of interest, look in the ‘Program Fast Facts’ for information about whether non-Duke students are welcome to apply to that program.

In general, you must be in good standing at an accredited college or university, provide a transcript of all coursework taken, and be accepted into the program by the applicable Duke program director.

Logging in to MyExperientialEd

When accessing the MyExperientialEd application system, choose ‘Non-Duke Login.’ The system will prompt you to create an account. You will continue to use the ‘Non-Duke Login’ and your original username and password to access your application and post-acceptance materials, even if you later receive a Duke NetID.


Tuition & Fees

Program costs are based on standard Duke tuition for the number of credits issued by the program, plus a program fee specific to each program. Check the “Costs” section of your program’s page on this site for details.

You will also be billed a $120 one-time transcript fee to cover the cost of all future requests for Duke transcripts.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Non-Duke students are not eligible to receive financial aid at Duke. Contact your home institution for financial aid information. 

Select programs offer non-Duke students the opportunity to apply for scholarships. For more information see: ICCS Rome, Duke Kunshan University.


As a non-Duke student on a Duke study away program, you have access to the following services during the term you are enrolled:


Your Duke NetID & Email Account

Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) will issue you a NetID and password upon enrollment in your study away program. NetID activation instructions will be sent via email; please keep the information in a secure place so it can be retrieved and used later as needed.

You will be required to use the Duke-issued NetID and password for various functions including:

  • Your Duke email account
  • DukeHub portal where you’ll manage your Duke bursar account and bill
    Registration on Duke’s International Travel Registry
  • Orientation materials for certain programs
    Duke Libraries resources
  • Duke Sakai websites
    Online program and course evaluations
  • Transcript requests

Your Duke email is the primary way Duke will contact you. It's up to you to monitor your Duke email account regularly. If you choose, you can designate a different primary email address; you must set this up in the DukeHub system.

For questions about your NetID or Duke email account, please contact the OIT Service Desk at (919) 684-2200 or visit


Please note that Duke does not issue paper bills. All billing notification is sent by email to your Duke email address. Use your Duke NetID and password issued upon enrollment to access your online accounts at the DukeHub student portal.

Bills will be issued by the Duke University Bursar per the following timetable, repeating on a monthly basis until paid in full:

  • Fall semester: late June, due 1st business day in August
  • Spring semester: late November, due 4th business day in January
  • Summer 1: mid-April, due May 12
  • Summer 2: mid-May, due June 12

Late penalties will apply to outstanding amounts past the initial due date.

Third-Party Billing Form

Upon acceptance to a program, you'll need to ensure your home university provides Duke with a "Third-Party Billing Form" on your behalf. This form lets Duke know how to prepare the bill for your program, and clarifies whether your home university will be paying all, some, or none of the program charges on your behalf.

The Third-Party Billing Form is required of all non-Duke students, regardless of how payment for your program will be handled. It is your responsibility to initiate the process by sending a blank form to your home university's study abroad office.

Download Third-Party Billing Form


How credit transfers from Duke is determined by each student's home institution.

According to the Duke University Registrar, one semester-course credit unit at Duke has a suggested value of 4 semester credit hours on the more commonly used U.S. semester credit hour scale.

For more information, consult the Duke University Transcript Guide.

Requesting Your Transcript

Transcripts will not be sent automatically by any of the Duke-In programs. It is your responsibility to request transcripts from the Duke University Registrar.

Request a Transcript


Communication with the Global Education Office

If you are experiencing any difficulties or issues while on your program, please remember to communicate with our office so we can assist you:, 919-684-2174.

In case of emergency, GEO can be reached through the Office of Undergraduate Health and Safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 919-452-9546.