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Information for Applicants from China

Duquesne University welcomes applicants from China

Over the last several years, Duquesne has forged productive relationships with many universities and other educational partners in China. The Office of International Programs at Duquesne regularly visits China to meet with prospective students, families, and institutions. As a result, our Chinese student population has grown considerably and has become an important group of students at Duquesne.  We welcome you to explore what it means to be a Duquesne student and to become a part of our community.  

Chinese Partnerships with Duquesne

Duquesne has established partnerships with several Chinese institutions for student who wish to transfer, participate in an exchange agreement, obtain a Master's degree.  

We also partner with Zinch.cn to provide helpful information to Chinese students.  


In order to provide an in-person interview opportunity for all Chinese applicants interested in Duquesne University and to process your application faster, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. The Vericant interview will form part of your application package if you opt to sit the interview.

Although the Vericant interview is not mandatory, we highly recommend you sit the Vericant interview, as it will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and professionalism to our admissions team. To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website.


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    Our academics have earned highly regarded accolades, including:

    U.S. News & World Report

    • Ranked us as a first-tier national university: 120th out of 1,400 schools.
    • Placed Duquesne among the top 100 undergraduate schools according to guidance counselors from the 1,700 best high schools.
    • Listed Duquesne in the 100 "Most Popular" colleges and universities according to the students themselves.

    The Princeton Review

    • Ranked Duquesne's undergraduate programs in the top 373 out of more than 2,500 colleges and universities. They called us "cosmopolitan yet caring."

    Washington Monthly

    • Listed Duquesne among its top 75 universities nationwide, based on our contributions to the public good.

    Read more about our rankings & recognitions here.


    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

    Videos & Student Experiences

    Chinese student introduces advantages at Duquesne University. 中国学生介绍迪尤肯大学就读的诸多优势。

    Duquesne University City Tour. 带您走入迪尤肯大学所在城市。

    Professors and students give a brief introduction of Duquesne University. 迪尤肯大学师生介绍迪尤肯大学的诸多优势。

    A Chinese Student from Jinlin makes an overall introduction of her life at Duquesne University. 来自中国吉林的国际学生感言。

    Shanghai student testimonial from Duquesne University. 来自中国上海的学生感言。