Student Admission to Duke

Our current international student population is over 3000 students and Duke has received national recognition for our internationalization efforts. Each school has an Admissions Office dedicated to admitting new students.

Visa Application & Entry to the U.S.

All non-immigrants traveling to the U.S. must request a visa, which reflects their planned activities in the U.S.

Register with Duke Visa Services

Immigration regulations require all students/scholars in F-1 and J-1 status to register with the host institution. Duke requires that all other new international students in different visa classes register as well.

Maintaining Status

It is the responsibility of each international visitor to the United States to maintain proper immigration status, to refrain from unauthorized work, and to file for an extension of stay in a timely manner. Our Maintaining Status webpage will help you understand how to meet those responsibilities so that you can qualify for and take advantage of the options that your temporary status in the United States offers.  

Residential Address Policies

Local Residence Address for F-1 & J-1 Students

All F-1 and J-1 students are required to list a local residential address in DukeHub (formally ACES/STORM), for it must be reported to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the SEVIS system. 

Change of Residential Address Instructions

U.S. law requires all aliens to report their physical home addresses (not an office address or a post office box) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) within 10 days of any move. How you report depends on your visa classification in the U.S.