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Exchange Students

Exchange Students

  • For students from any of our partner universities around the world and wish to attend Duquesne for a semester or an academic year

Each year Duquesne hosts several students from cooperating institutions from around the world as "exchange students."  If you are a student from one of our cooperating "exchange" universities, you are able to study at Duquesne for one semester or one year. The length of time depends on the specific exchange agreement.

We encourage you to meet with the offices of overseas studies at your institution for guidance regarding the admission process.  We work closely with representatives from these offices to assist you with the process. 

We have exchange agreements with the following overseas institutions:

  • Beijing Jiaotong University - China
  • University of Cologne - Germany
  • Catholic University of Louvain - Belgium
  • Sophia University - Japan
  • University of Nancy (ICN) - France
  • Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) - Mexico
  • University of East London (UEL) - United Kingdom
  • ESSCA - School of Management - Angers, France
  • Athlone Institute of Technology - Athlone, Ireland
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) - São Paulo, Brazil

Instructions for Exchange Applicants

Exchange students must follow a certain set of procedures in order to be admitted and to properly enroll for your semester(s) of choice. Please read the Instructions for Exchange Applicants.

Applying to the University

Use the Exchange Student Application Form to apply. We must receive all of the necessary documentation to make an informed decision about your admission.

Immigration Documents

If accepted, we will process your immigration documents. To do this, you will need to provide us with financial information that shows you can provide the funding for your living expenses while here at Duquesne by filling out and returning the Affidavit of Support form.

Since tuition costs are covered through our exchange agreement, you need only provide proof of funding for living expenses.  Please consult the Tuition Cost Sheet for information on living costs.

Once you have provided the necessary information for immigration, we will issue you an I-20 document and information for your arrival to Duquesne. Details will be provided in your acceptance letter and subsequent communication. 

Housing

All undergraduate exchange students must live on campus during your exchange. Housing contracts are submitted through DORI after you are accepted - further instructions are on Next Steps For Accepted Students.  Often housing is in high demand so we recommend that you apply for housing as soon as you have made your decidion to attend Duquesne.  Please consult the Residence Life Website for details.

As a graduate exchange student, you are not required to live on campus; however, you may consult the Residence Life website about living on campus if you are interested. You may also consult our website about living in the City of Pittsburgh and off-campus.

Please consult our page for Accepted Students for information on arrival, deposits, and other useful tips.

Course Selection 

Once admitted, received your acceptance letter, and have informed us that you plan to attend Duquesne, you are required to fill out a Course Selection Form as part of the arrival process.  Academic advisors must know what classes you plan to take prior to your arrival. The Office of International Programs will let you know when you have access to the university's online portal to look for available courses for your particular semester. 

Health Insurance Waiver Policy

Exchange students must also fill out our Exchange Student Health insurance Waiver and submit it to the Office of International Programs before their arrival. 

We are pleased that you have chosen Duquesne and look forward to having you here as an international student.  Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about the exchange process.