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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.

Already applied and looking to confirm enrollment and/or check on your application status? Log into your application portal here.  At this time, we will accept documents through email.  Please send to for processing.  Please review more information under 'Admission Requirements'

Connect with our international admission team!  Our contact information is listed on this page which includes a direct link to our email.  We also have links through several social media sites.  In addition to the University of Dayton's Facebook, Instagram and YouTube links that are provided, you can contact our team through WeiboWeChat (search for DaytonFlyers). You can also contact our team on WhatsApp at +1-937-229-1850 Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 4:30PM EST.


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 four to six 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


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 understand you may not be able to obtain your official transcripts and financial documents due to the global issues surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  At this time, we will accept these documents through email.  Please email your documents to for processing.  When you are able, please send the official documents through a courier service such as DHL, FedEx etc. directly to our office.
Most programs will require:

  • Application - Submit either the graduate application or doctoral application, based on the degree program you plan to pursue.
  • Letters of recommendation - A recommendation form can be sent directly to the individual(s) who are writing your letters. Alternatively, letters may be sent to directly from the recommender.
  • A personal statement / writing sample - This is submitted on the online application. 
  • Transcripts from previously attended institutions - Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be submitted via postal mail. An official academic record issued directly by each attended institution must be received. 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. These must be official documents (no scans, copies, or emailed documents allowed) mailed from the bank and sponsor. 
  • A graduate entrance examination - Certain programs may require a graduate entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT. Please check your program requirements to confirm. 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.

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. 

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
    • Please submit application and all supporting documents by December 14, 2020  for consideration for the spring 2021 term.
  • Summer term (May through July) — Case-by-case basis

We will continue to process complete applications received after the deadline; however we cannot guarantee an admission decision will be reached in time to begin the desired term. Should you be unable to attend a specific term, please return to your admission portal to submit a new application for a future term.  

If you have questions, we invite you to contact our helpful counselors at If you are on campus, you can also meet with an admission counselor during walk-in hours:

  • Mondays: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Fridays: By appointment
  • Saturdays, Sundays & University Holidays: Closed


Office of International Admission

International and Graduate Admission House
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2713