Welcome to Duke!
Congratulations on your admission to the 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.
Use these quick links to find information on this page.
- Let us know your decision
- New Student Checklist
- New Student Orientation (Campus Programs only)
- Discover Duke and Durham
- Parking and Transportation
- Area Resources
- Health and Wellness
- Admitted Student Events
- Connect with us
Confirm your place in the 2019 entering class by informing us of your enrollment decision, sending your final transcript, and exploring options to fund your education. Consider visiting for a day to get an first-hand look at student life:
- Notify us of your enrollment decision
- Submit your final transcript
- Explore funding options
- Visit Duke on campus or online!
Admitted MEng students may request to defer admission for up to one year for any reason; please submit your request here.
After receiving your admission offer letter
- Print and download a copy of your admission offer letter for your records.
- Review the overall curriculum and discipline-specific information
By enrollment decision deadline (see deadline in your admission letter)
- Submit your enrollment decision via Duke's Graduate and Professional Schools Application System
Within 2 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.
- US 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 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/contact. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
After April 10 (for Fall 2019)
- International students will begin working with the Admissions team in mid April on completing the F-1 Visa Application Process through Duke Visa Services. Read more about the visa process and funding guidelines.
- For all students: Once your enrollment decision is submited, we will matriculate you. This means you will receive your Duke NetID credential from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) within one business week.
Orientation is required for all new students and is an opportunity to introduce you to the MEng program. A detailed orientation schedule for your program will be sent to you in the months prior to your arrival and will be posted here.
Fall 2019 Orientation
When to Arrive – International Students
All international students should aim to be here by August 12. Some international students may be asked to arrive one week prior (by August 5) to attend a language boot camp. Please keep this timeline in mind as you start to plan your journey to Duke, so that you have time to adjust to the United States and get settled in Durham before Orientation begins.
You may arrive in the United States up to 30 days before the first day of classes (July 28). Classes start August 26.
When to Arrive – Domestic Students
Domestic students should arrive by August 19 for Pratt Master's Student Orientation. Classes start August 26.
Distance students do not follow this schedule. Read more on distance dates.
Stanback Internship Program
View an overview of the Stanback Internship Program.
Discover Duke and Durham
As you prepare to make the move to Durham, NC, use the resources on this page to learn more about the city and the University, find housing, plan for parking and transportation, find banking and local resources, and arrange for health care.
Durham, North Carolina, also known as the “Bull City” and the "City of Medicine", has been named one of the top 10 places 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 a flourishing arts and restaurant scene, it’s clear why life is great in Durham.
As a MEng student, you can also take advantage of everything that Duke University 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.
- Duke Athletics
- Duke Student Affairs
- Duke Off-Campus Housing Services
- Duke University Libraries
- Events @ Duke
- Duke University website
On-campus housing for graduate students is limited due to Duke's commitment to providing undergraduates with three years of on-campus housing. Most graduate students live off campus. When contemplating complexes, be sure to check apartment locations against Duke's bus routes and note that some complexes are served by Duke's Van Service from dusk to dawn.
- 2018-2019 Housing Guide, by Students for Students
- Housing and Roommate Finder
- DukeList's Roommate Wanted Section (NetID required)
- Housing and Residence Life Graduate Resident positions
- Housing and Residence Life Resident Assistant positions
- iHouse Local Resources page
See parking.duke.edu for Duke’s Parking & Transportation department. 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.
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 area whether you're an international student or not.
Take care of yourself! And be sure that you meet North Carolina's immunization requirement!
- Student Health
- Student Health Insurance Requirements
- Immunization Requirements
- Student Disability Access Office
Connecting with us as an admitted student is a great way to envision your life at Duke. You can visit with us on campus in Durham, NC, or virtually through our webinar events. We look forward to meeting you!
Come experience campus on Admitted Students Day to decide whether Duke is the best fit for you. At this event, you will learn more about what makes the Duke experience unique by connecting with program faculty and staff, participating in a mock class, having lunch with current students and faculty, learning about our robust professional development, student, and career services, as well as touring campus.
The 2019 date is Friday, March 29!
Can’t attend a campus visit? We’ll bring campus to you! Learn more about what makes the Duke experience unique by participating in one of our admitted student webinars. The live webinars will be hosted by current students and the admissions team.
Contact our admissions team with any questions!