International Students

As a globally-renowned university, Duke attracts students from around the world to its graduate degree programs. We are committed to making the transition to living, studying and working at Duke as smooth as possible.

The information and links below will help you understand how Duke makes international students welcome.

Application & Fees

  • International students apply through the same admissions process as U.S. students
  • Application fees are the same for international and U.S. students
  • Unlike many schools, Duke does not require financial support documents as part of the application; instead, students submit this information after they have been admitted and are enrolled in the program

Duke Resources

International House

Duke’s International House serves Duke's global community on campus.

During the summer, International hosts virtual online sessions to help new students plan their transitions. Closer to the beginning of the academic year, International House holds a Resource Fair and Orientation for international students, which includes an especially helpful session on academic integrity and differences in the style of courses in American universities. Throughout the year, the house provides advice and support to international students and offers extensive cross-cultural information and training to enhance the mission of the university.

International House is located at 300 Alexander Avenue on Duke's Central Campus.

English for International Students

The mission of Duke's English for International Students program is to provide English-language instruction and support to international graduate students at Duke.

Through offering courses and other resources in writing, oral communication, presentations, pronunciation, and grammar as well as training for new international teaching assistants, the program prepares students for success in social, professional, and academic settings.

Wellness Services & Medical Insurance

Duke Student Health Services provides information on adequate medical insurance plans that international students should obtain, as well as details on the services and facilities available to all Duke students at the state-of-the-art Student Wellness Center