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International Admission

Graduate International Admission

Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University of Dayton is a top-tier, doctoral-level university located in the Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio. 

An international student seeking admission to any graduate program must have completed a minimum of 16 years of education, including the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Coursework taken at technical or non-university affiliated institutions may not be considered for academic credit. The education ministry in the applicant's home country must officially recognize each school as a degree-granting institution.

Application Tips

  • Review admission requirements for your program at least 4 months prior to the application deadline
  • Send all documents in a single email message to for processing. 
  • Log into your application portal to confirm enrollment and check on your application status.
  • Contact your academic department regarding program information, transfer credits, curriculum, and graduate assistantships.

Applying to UD

To apply, submit the application for your desired degree program:


Once your application is complete, the admission evaluation and review process takes approximately 6-8 weeks for most programs. However, the process may take longer in certain programs.

When completing your address on your application, your permanent address must be your home country address, even if you are currently residing in the United States. Your mailing address should be the current location where you are residing. Do not list the United States address of a friend or relative.

You can check your application status at any time by visiting your application portal. You may also contact our office with questions at

Video guide to the application:

 Video guide to confirm your enrollment:

Application requirements, entry terms and deadlines vary by program. To find specific information on application requirements please review the details of your chosen program.

We will accept admission documents through email. Please email your documents as .pdf attachments in a single email message to  

Most programs will require:

  • Letters of recommendation - A recommendation form will be sent directly to the individual(s) listed on the application. Alternatively, letters may be sent to directly from the recommender.
  • A personal statement / writing sample - uploaded to the application.
  • Transcripts from previously attended institutions. The record must include dates of attendance, all subjects studied, and grades earned or marks achieved on examinations. These credentials must be in the original language (as issued) and accompanied by a certified English translation if the documents are not in English. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency - Scores should be sent directly to the University of Dayton from the testing center using code 1834. 
  • F-1 and J-1 students - You must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study.
    •  If you have dependents, a copy of their passport(s) and additional proof of funding of $6,000 USD per dependent.
  • A graduate entrance examination - Certain programs may require a graduate entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT. Scores should be sent directly to the University of Dayton from the testing center using code 1834.

Documents must be sent directly from the institution to the address below:
Office of International Admission
University of Dayton 
300 College Park 
Dayton, OH 45469-2713

Please note: If your institution is able to provide an e-transcript, please direct them to send the official link to Please be aware, this does not include scanned, photocopied or emailed documents.

The University of Dayton's calendar is divided into three terms. Your program may have specific application deadlines, so please review the details of your chosen program. If a specific date is not provided, the follow deadlines for international students are:

  • Fall term (August through December) — May 1  
  • Spring term (January through April) — November 1
  • Summer term (May through July) — Case-by-case basis, no later than March 1

Should you be unable to attend a specific term, please return to your admission portal to submit a new application for a future term.  Any submitted application documents will be moved to the new term application. Updated financial documentation may be required. 

Costs for international graduate students vary. You can find detailed cost information by program here. The amount that financial documents for graduate programs are required to show typically range between $27,000 - $51,000.

  • Students interested in graduate assistantships need approval from their academic department prior to issuing immigration documents. 


Office of Recruitment and Admission

Albert Emanuel Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2713