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Undergraduate 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. 

UD is one of the 50 best schools in the U.S. for undergraduate academics and experiential learning that lead to great careers, according to The Princeton Review’s "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom."

UD offers a wide array of opportunities for international students, earning the University the distinction of being named a leading university worldwide in learning, living and support services, according to the International Student Barometer.

Apply for free using the University of Dayton Application, the Common Application or the Coalition ApplicationAt this time, we will accept documents through email.  Please send to for processing.  Please review more information under 'How to Apply'.

Already applied and looking to confirm enrollment and/or check on your application status? Log into your application portal here

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 Weibo, WeChat (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

International students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton must submit the following documents:

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.

  • Application, including the essay. Student may apply through the University of Dayton Application, the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Regardless of which application you submit, there is no application fee.

  • Letter of recommendation (optional). Letters may be sent to directly from the recommender.

  • Official secondary transcripts (in language of original issue). Transcripts of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations; any transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation. Proof of completion must also be provided in the form of a graduation date listed on the transcript, a diploma, or a certificate of completion. If secondary schooling is still in progress, this must be submitted as soon as completed and prior to enrollment at the University of Dayton.

    These may be sent from the secondary school directly to the University of Dayton via mail service to the address in the contact section on this page. 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.

  • Proof of English Proficiency. If your native language is not English, you are required to submit proof of English proficiency by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT or ACT scores. Your scores should be sent to the University of Dayton directly from the testing center using code 1834.

  • Financial documentation. F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study. These may be emailed to OR sent through the mail to the address in the contact section on this page.

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How to apply

How to check the status of your application

How to confirm your enrollment

The University of Dayton's calendar year is divided into three terms. Application 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, 2021  for consideration for the spring 2022 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 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.

  • Once your application is complete, the evaluation and review process takes approximately three days (certain programs may have a longer evaluation and review process).
  • Official decision letters, immigration documents, and instructions for confirming your enrollment will be sent via United Parcel Service (UPS)  to your mailing address on record (please do not list a friend or relative’s address in the United States).
  • You can check your status at any time in your application portal to see what documents we have received and what is still needed to complete your application.

Dayton is an affordable city — housing, food, transportation and entertainment cost considerably less in Dayton than in other U.S. cities.

Undergraduate costs for international students for the 2020-21 academic year are:

  • Tuition: $44,890 (fall and spring terms only)
  • Living expenses: $15,945 (includes UD housing and meal plan for 12 months)
  • Insurance and other costs: $4,750 (includes mandatory health and accident insurance, transportation, books, etc. estimated for 12 months)

Students must submit an official bank statement and letter of financial support showing a minimum of $65,585 US Dollars. The name on the bank statement and letter of financial support must match.

  • Financial Documents must be less than six months old.
  • Financial documents may be submitted in your country's home currency equaling the necessary amount in USD.
  • Students who are being sponsored by their home country's government or embassy must submit the official financial guarantee letter.
  • These documents can be emailed to OR sent through the mail to the address in the contact section on this page.

Merit Scholarship

The University of Dayton awards international merit scholarships to selected first-year and transfer undergraduate international applicants. These scholarships are worth up to $25,000 per year toward your tuition. Students are automatically considered for an international merit scholarship upon applying for admission. Simply complete the admission application for consideration.

Textbook Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn up to $4,000 over four years to cover the cost of your textbooks. A campus visit or video visit is required to be awarded this scholarship. 


Office of International Admission

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