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Duquesne University

Check whether Duquesne University is right for you as an international student.

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Pittsburgh, USA
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Study abroad at Duquesne University

Duquesne University (DSU) is one of the best Catholic universities in the US, located in the city of Pittsburgh.

DSU is made up of nine schools that combine to offer 165 undergraduate and postgraduate programs. These programs are led by passionate and award-winning faculty who have been ranked amongst the most productive in the nation (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2019).

DSU is a picturesque campus with plenty of green space, fantastic views, and excellent facilities. The University has an active student population that runs over 250 organizations, ranging from sport to volunteering. Exploring these clubs is a great way to meet people with similar interests.

At DSU, you’ll undertake both an academic and ethical education. You’ll emerge as an employable, well-rounded, and empathetic individual.

Why study at DSU?

  • One of the nation’s best Catholic universities

    DSU is in the nation’s top 20 Catholic universities (U.S. News and World Report, 2019)

  • Student-to-faculty ratio

    The University’s 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students receive tailored academic support

  • Great value

    DSU is listed amongst the nation’s best value schools (U.S. News and World Report, 2019)

  • Super location

    Pittsburgh has consistently ranked among the US’s best and most liveable cities thanks to its beautiful surroundings, accessible amenities, and welcoming feel

  • Scholarship programs

    The University offers annual merit scholarship programs ranging from $5,000 to $18,000

Life as an international student

Diversity is at the heart of DSU. The University draws students from over 85 countries, making for a vibrant, dynamic and inclusive learning environment.

The University’s center for global engagement works closely with all international students. You’ll be supported through your entire DSU journey by professional staff who can help with visa concerns, housing, educational assistance, and cultural adjustment.

As well as the plentiful recreational clubs on offer, you’ll be invited to join over 25 cultural and religious student organizations. The University also has an international events and activities calendar.

All first-year and second-year DSU students live on campus in the University’s halls of residence. If you decide to live off-campus after two years, you’ll find that housing is relatively inexpensive compared to other major US cities.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
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    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Diving Pools 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 3
    • No. of Athletics Track 2
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 10
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 180
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition from US$38,178 - $45474 per year
  • Graduate tuition from US$23,112 - $29,124 per year

Duquesne Merit-Based Scholarship

Accepted students are automatically considered for the scholarship and do not need to apply for it. This is a merit-based scholarship. The scholarship committee will look at your entire application and supporting documents to determine your award amount.

Students who receive the scholarship usually get between $5,000 to $18,000 per academic year. It is renewable for four years of study.

Duquesne Supplemental Scholarship

Available to all admitted students. This scholarship is based on academic merit The average amount received is $4,000 per academic year

Graduate Tuition Award

Duquesne University is offering a 25% tuition award for select graduate degrees. If you are interested, you must apply and be accepted to one of the eligible programs


Duquesne University

600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, United States

Duquesne University is situated in the heart of Pittsburgh, a vibrant and safe city that has been recognized worldwide for its livability, welcoming atmosphere and professional opportunities.

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Visa requirements for Duquesne University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements