Admitted Students

Welcome to Duke!

Congratulations on your admission to the Duke Master of Engineering (MEng) program!

Whether you have submitted your intent to enroll or are still considering your options, you can learn more about taking the next steps in the enrollment process by reviewing the resources on this page. We are excited for you to join the Duke Engineering Masters Programs community and look forward to assisting you in the transition.

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Let Us Know Your Decision

Confirm your place by informing us of your enrollment decision, paying your deposit, sending your final transcript, and exploring options to fund your education. Consider visiting for a day to get a first-hand look at student life:

Admitted MEng students may request to defer admission for up to one year for any reason. Submit your request here »

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After Receiving Your Admission Offer Letter

By Enrollment Decision Deadline

See the deadline in your admission letter

Within 2-3 Weeks of Accepting Your Admission Offer

  • Request official transcripts from your college or university if you have already completed your degree. If you are still enrolled, please wait until your degree has been issued before sending official transcripts - it's fine if they arrive by July 15 for Fall enrollment.
  • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • For further information on FAFSA and the U.S. Department of Education’s student aid programs, visit When completing the online form, students will be asked for Duke's school code; it is 002920. Once you have received confirmation that your forms are complete and have been forwarded to the University, a financial aid officer will complete your aid award. If you have any questions during this process, you may contact Graduate Financial Aid at 919-681-3247 or

New Student Orientation

Campus Programs only

Orientation is required for all new students and is an opportunity to introduce you to the Duke Master of Engineering program. Look for a detailed orientation schedule that will be sent to you prior to your arrival. It will also be posted here.

Fall 2022 Orientation

All students starting in Fall 2022 will participate in a mandatory orientation in August. Importantly, students should aim to be in Durham, North Carolina, at least a few days before orientation. Please keep this timeline in mind as you start to plan your journey to Duke. Arriving a few days early will give you time to adjust and get settled in Durham before orientation begins.

The dates for Fall 2022 Orientation have not yet been set.

English Placement Exams: All international students may be required to take oral and written English placement exams administered at Duke prior to the start of classes. These exams are independent of the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo score submission requirement. Depending on placement results, students are either exempt from, or placed into, English course(s). Students with English course requirements must make satisfactory progress toward completing these requirements while in the program.

Stanback Internship Program

An overview of the Stanback Internship Program »

Discover Duke and Durham

As you prepare to make the move to Durham, North Carolina, use the resources on this page to learn more about the city and the Duke, find housing, plan for parking and transportation, find banking and local resources, and arrange for health care.

Durham, North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina, also known as the “Bull City” and the "City of Medicine", has been named a Top 10 place to live by U.S. News and World Report. When you consider the temperate climate, affordable cost of living, and a culture that combines world-class research and learning institutions, and flourishing art and restaurant scenes it’s clear why life is great in Durham.

Duke University

As a Duke Engineering student, you can also take advantage of everything that Duke has to offer—including a library system with more than 6.8 million volumes, a full calendar of lectures, access to premier performance arts at a subsidized cost, recreational facilities, a network of campus organizations and student services, and tickets to exciting collegiate athletic events. In addition, you’ll have access to course offerings in nine other graduate and professional schools and inter-institutional registration opportunities.


The Office of Student Affairs lists some housing tips, resource links, and suggestions for you.

Parking and Transportation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is less than a half-hour from Duke's campus; see for transportation options on getting to Duke.

See for Duke Parking & Transportation. If you plan to bring a car to campus, you can sign up for a parking permit, but there are many other options if you do not have a car or do not choose to use it.

Regional Resources

You need to call home once in a while. You'll need to hit the ATM for weekend cash. And after weeks of eating campus food, you might want to venture out for sustenance from an area grocery store.  Duke's International House has a lot of useful information on getting settled into the Research Triangle Region whether you're an international student or not. 

Health and Wellness

Take care of yourself! And be sure that you meet North Carolina's immunization requirement!

Pay the Deposit

Officially reserve your place for 2023 by submitting your non-refundable $600 Enrollment Deposit. This enrollment deposit is for students who have been accepted into a MEng or MEM program (online or on-campus) in the Institute for Enterprise Engineering at Pratt School of Engineering.  

  • Make a secure payment via Cybersource for your Duke enrollment deposit. Only credit card payments are accepted.  
  • For those deferring to another semester, you must pay your deposit first. 
  • Enrollment deposit and application decisions are due April 15 via the Admitted Students Portal. 

Duke University does not accept credit card or debit card payments for tuition and fees, only your application fee and enrollment deposit. Please review the Duke Payment Policy for future tuition payments to the Bursar’s Office.  

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit Now 

Connect with Us

Contact our admissions team with any questions!