International Graduate Student Admission

International students can visit online for information and to submit an on-line application.

International students should apply by May 1 if enrolling for the fall term and by November 1 if enrolling for the spring term. Permanent residents and Asylees/Refugees may complete the same on-line application.

Applicants with international credits seeking admission to graduate programs at the University must have completed a minimum of sixteen years of education, including the earned equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must also present evidence of outstanding success in the chosen field of study.

Program-specific admission requirements are listed on the graduate admission website.
International students who wish to attend the University of Dayton while on a student visa should apply for admission to an appropriate master's or doctoral degree program; admission to a free-standing certificate program alone is generally not sufficient for the issuance of a student visa.  
In general, all international applicants are required to provide the following items:

  1. A submitted on-line application completed here.
  2. A complete official academic record of all previous schooling. This record must include dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned, marks achieved on all examinations, graduation date and conferral of degree. Documents must be sent directly from the institutions attended to the University of Dayton. These credentials must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  3. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from professors at the undergraduate school(s) attended. Letters should be original, on official stationery and include complete contact information.
  4. A personal vita or statement including work experience, research study or experience and professional development objectives.
  5. Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT), or 80 on the internet-based test (IBT) is required for full admission. An applicant who is academically qualified but who has submitted a score of 500-527 (PBT) or 70 or below (IBT) may be conditionally admitted to the University with the agreement that he or she will attend, full-time, UD's Intensive English Program (IEP). An applicant with a TOEFL score between 530-547 (PBT) or 71-79 (IBT) may be admitted with the condition that he or she will attend the IEP part-time and register for a part-time academic load. Upon successful completion of the IEP and achievement of an institutional TOEFL score of 550 or the equivalent, full admission will be granted. In lieu of the TOEFL, an applicant may submit official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum Band 6.5 score is required for full admission. An applicant who submits a score of 6.0 may be conditionally admitted and attend the IEP part-time. Applicants with scores below 6.0 will be required to attend our IEP program full-time. 
  6. Master of Business Administration (MBA) applicants must furnish official scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  Several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Health Sciences may require the GRE. The BioEngineering program is the only program in the School of Engineering that requires the GRE.  Please review the website for additional requirements for your intended program.
  7. Evidence of financial support to cover all tuition and living costs in the United States. An original bank statement, with account number and cash balance, indicating sufficient liquid funds for the first year's expenses. A letter from the sponsor indicating the extent of financial support to be provided for each year of study. The approval of currency exchange and export of funds (if applicable) must be obtained. Government-sponsored students should send a letter from the government indicating support and billing information.

Requests for hard copy information and a paper application for graduate study should be made to:
Office of International Admission
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45429-1671
Toll Free phone:  855-644-5623
within US:  937-229-1850
fax:  937-229-4729

 A $50 non-refundable application fee will be charged for processing all paper applications.