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 Application.

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


Applying to UD

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

  • 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. Letters may be sent to goglobal@udayton.edu 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. Please note: If your institution is able to provide an e-transcript, please direct them to send the official link to: transcripts@udayton.edu. 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 must be official documents (no scans, copies, or emailed documents allowed) mailed from the bank and sponsor. We do not accept emailed, scanned, or photocopied documents.

  • Interview (optional). While not required for admission, international students may submit a third-party unscripted interview, in collaboration with a company such as InitialView or Fanping (Chinese students). The interview allows applicants to discuss their unique background and goals that can differentiate an applicant from their peers. These websites are not a part of the official application process; however, it can be used to evaluate a potential applicant to UD. Applicants are responsible for scheduling this optional interview and paying any associated fees. Additionally, in order for University of Dayton admissions team to get to know our international applicants better, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in their home city. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. Although the Vericant interview is not mandatory, we highly recommend you sit the Vericant interview, as it will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality, skills and professionalism to our admissions team. The Vericant interview will form part of your application package if you opt to sit the interview. To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit   https://registration.vericant.cn/#/.


All application materials should be sent to:

Office of International Admission
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1604 U.S.A.


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How to apply

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How to confirm your enrollment

UD Application

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
  • 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 take approximately four to six weeks. You may check your status at any time to see what documents we have received and what is still needed to complete your file. Official decision letters and immigration documents will be sent via DHL to your mailing address on record. Your mailing address should be the current location where you are residing. Please do not list a friend or relative’s United States address.

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

Costs for international students for the 2018-19 academic year are:

  • Tuition: $42,900 (fall and spring terms only)
  • Living expenses: $15,555
  • Insurance and other costs: $4,750 (includes mandatory health and accident insurance, transportation, books, etc.)

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 $87,400 over four years. 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