All applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents should apply as early as possible to ensure sufficient time to submit and receive an F1 Student Visa, required to attend their first residency in Durham, NC, USA, in March. International applicants should apply by October 16, 2013, to ensure sufficient time for visa processing. Contact our office if you plan to apply later.
All applicants are required to complete the core set of application materials; however, non-US applicants have additional application requirements and instructions, which are described below.
If you have any questions about the application, contact Admissions Counselor Connie Swarts at 1.919.660-8069 or email@example.com. She's here to guide you through the admissions process.
- Transcripts/academic records must be in English.
- If your materials are not in English, you must submit both original and translated documents.
- Transcripts/academic records must include:
- Course names
- Grades received
- Degree name
- Degree date
- All records must be certified by an appropriate university official.
If you did not earn an undergraduate degree from a school in which the primary language of instruction is English, you must have a valid TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS score directly submitted to the admissions office. This language proficiency requirement is waived for international applicants holding non-technical, two-year master's degrees or non-technical doctorates from colleges or universities where the primary language of instruction is English.
- Scores are valid for 2 years.
- The test must be taken well in advance of your application round deadline, as it may take up to four weeks for scores to reach Fuqua.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Use Duke program code 5156.
- For information on registering and requesting test scores, visit the TOEFL website.
Pearson Test of English (PTE)
- Use Fuqua program code Q13-N5-18.
- For information on registering and requesting test scores, visit the PTE website.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Fuqua accepts the academic modules of the IELTS.
- More information about the test is available on the IELTS website.
When requesting that your score be sent to Fuqua, use the following mailing address:
Office of Admissions
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120
- All applicants are eligible for scholarships; however, scholarship funds are limited and do not cover the full cost of tuition and expenses.
- Applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships must submit the Scholarship Essay found in the Applicant Essay section of the online application.
- For International Students: An international student loan program is available that does NOT require a U.S. cosigner.
- More information available in the financial aid website.
If you are offered admission to the Global Executive MBA program, you must submit your 7,500 USD tuition deposit to begin the visa application process. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will email you a link to a visa web form. You must complete the form and submit all required documentation by the visa deadline that corresponds to your deposit date.
Visa Tips and Guidelines
- Review the visa checklist, which will be included in your admission packet, to learn what documentation is required for your visa application.
- Once Duke Visa Services receives from Fuqua your completed web form and its supporting documentation, your visa documents (including your I-20) will be issued by Duke Visa Services within 2 calendar weeks.
- Upon receipt of your Duke-issued I-20, you will receive instructions about paying your mandatory Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee and how to schedule your visa stamp interview with a US Embassy.
Review the core application instructions for all applicants, domestic and international, here.