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Undergraduate Applications

Bachelor's Degree or Undergraduate Degree

  • For students applying for the first time or
  • For students transferring from another university

The Office of International Programs receives and reviews hundreds of international undergraduate applications every year. We try to make the application process as straight-forward as possible, but be sure to contact us if you have questions about any aspect of the process. Once you apply, we will communicate with you frequently via email regarding the status of your application.

The majority of academic program deadlines are based on a rolling admission basis which means there is no set deadline and we can continue to admit students up until a reasonable date prior to the beginning of each semester. However, there is an application deadline of December 1 for Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician's Assistant, Forensics, and Biomedical Engineering.

All students whose native language is not English should visit our English Proficiency Requirement page and English as a Second Language page for important information about their particular admission situation. Undergraduate transfer students can consult the Transfer section of this website for a complete checklist of documents needed.  



Required Documents: 



  • Original or attested copies of official academic records from at least the last four years of education. Credentials should be submitted in the native language with certified English translations and sent directly from the school and/or university. Photocopies are not considered official. 
  • Scanned copies are accepted for evaluation of your application,  but originals must be received before you begin classes at Duquesne. Note: if you have finished an academic program and have enrolled in an ESL program in the United States,  you must also submit the ESL transcripts as well. 

Recommendation Letter

  • At least one (1) letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to both your academic and personal strengths

Personal Statement

  • personal statement of at least 300 words which answers the following questions and includes any examples of research, shadowing or volunteering experiences:  - What is unique about you? - Why have you chosen this major? - How will Duquesne help you to achieve your academic, personal and professional goals?


  • Application fee of USD $50 (waived if we receive your application before December 15)

 Immigration Information

  • Mandatory Information Form (click for PDF)
  • Financial Verification Forms:  These are not required for admission,  but many students prefer to send them with their application in order to expedite the process.  If you are accepted to Duquesne, you will need to provide financial verification documents.   Please visit our immigration page for more information. 

Standardized tests

  • You are not required to submit SAT scores, but it is highly recommended if you are a native English speaker and/or you have attended an American-style or international-style secondary school. Certain competitive programs, such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physicians Assistant, will require SAT scores.


Submit all documents to:

Office of International Programs
Duquesne University
601 Duquesne Union
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
United States of America


Extra-curricular activities and recommendations:

Duquesne is a holistic institution that takes into consideration other skills outside of academic life, such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Compassion

These are some of the character traits that we look for in an application. Be sure to include in your personal essay any relevant examples of how you have demonstrated such characteristics. Feel free to include extra documents if necessary.

To be considered for admission you must have graduated from a secondary school recognized as an acceptable equivalent to a U.S. high school and you must demonstrate a record of acceptable academic success.