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.

Applying to UD

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

  • Graduate application (for master's degree programs and graduate certificates). If you have applied before November 2, 2017, you will be sent new log in information to access our new system.
  • Doctoral application (for Ph.D. and D.E. programs)

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, such as physical therapy.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, repeated inquiries regarding your application status may cause delays. You can check your status at any time, without causing delay, by using our online status check. If it is necessary to contact our office regarding the status of your application, please allow one week for a response. Please use for all email correspondence.


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

  • Application (Submit either the graduate application or doctoral application, based on the degree program you plan to pursue)
  • A graduate entrance examination. Scores should be sent directly to the University of Dayton from the testing center using code 1834. 
  • Letters of recommendation. Letters may be sent to directly from the recommender.
  • A personal statement / writing sample. This may be submitted on the online application. 
  • Transcripts from previously attended institutions. These should be sent from each previous institution the student has attended via mail service. If you have completed your degree please note we will also need proof of degree conferred and dates attended. This may be on your final transcript or an attested degree certificate. If your institution provides individual marks sheets we require those in addition to consolidated mark sheets. Please be aware, we do not accept scanned, photocopied, or emailed documents. 
  • 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 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. 

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. Documents must be sent directly from the institution to the address below:
Office of International Admission
University of Dayton 
300 College Park 
Dayton, OH 45469-1604

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

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