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International Admissions

At Duquesne University, we believe it is important to assist and reach out to international students who are considering coming to Duquesne for their education. Ours is a community where people from around the world are welcomed, adding to the diversity and richness of the student experience. As a Duquesne student, you will learn with students from all cultural, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds from more than 80 countries.If you are interested in attending Duquesne and are a non-US citizen, make the Office of International Programs your first point of contact!

Making You Feel at Home:  International Life at Duquesne

At Duquesne, we offer a welcoming environment to help you grow academically, socially and spiritually. We look forward to serving you as you explore your opportunities at Duquesne!

Other Information

Study Guide to the States Website - The U.S.Goverment has created a helpful website about studying in the United States

English as a Second Language - Please visit their page for more information. 

  • The program is intended for students interested in improving English language skills in preparation for a university degree without applying for an academic acceptance. 

Duquesne University International Student Fund


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.

Videos about the International Student Experience at Duquesne:

Videos can be found at our Youtube page - find out more here

    Why Duquesne?
    • A unique undergraduate admission policy that allows students to apply without TOEFL scores. Students are evaluated for admissions based on their academic merit, not on their English ability. Upon arrival on campus, all students must be cleared by our ESL department. If you need additional English Language support, you will enrolled in our ESL program before beginning your academic coursework.
    • Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is set overlooking the city - campus is completely self-contained, but is only a five minute walk from all downtown Pittsburgh has to offer, including food, entertainment, and shopping. Pittsburgh is an ideal student city - large, yet accessible and friendly.
    • Dedicated Office of International Programs to assist students through the application and new student process.
    • International students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships and do not need to submit a separate scholarship application. International students are considered for scholarships of up to $14,000/year, and are renewable for four years.
    • Ranked #119 among National Universities (US News), the #43 Best Value School in the nation (US News), and is among the "The Best 376 Colleges" in the nation (US News - Duquesne University is a religious institution, though there are no requirements placed on students.