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Exchange and Visiting 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 students from cooperating institutions from around the world as "exchange students."  If you are a student from one of our cooperating "exchange" universities, you can study at Duquesne for one semester or one year. 

We encourage you to meet with your institution's offices of overseas studies for guidance about the admission process.  We work with representatives from these offices to help you with the process. 

We have exchange agreements with the following 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 and Visiting Applicants

Exchange and Visiting students must follow a certain set of procedures to be admitted and enrolled at Duquesne. Please read the 

Please read the Instructions for Exchange and Visiting Applicants here.


Applying to the University

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


Immigration Documents

If accepted, we will process your immigration documents. You will need to give us your financial information that shows you can provide the funding for your living expenses while you are at Duquesne. You will need to fill out and return Affidavit of Support form to prove your funding.

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

FOR VISITING STUDENTS: As part of our agreement with your university, tuition costs, housing, and other living expenses are required to attend Duquesne.  Please provide proof of funding for these expenses for the period of time you wish to attend Duquesne.  Please consult the Tuition Cost Sheet for more information on all these 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 decision 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 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.