Admission into Duke’s Intensive STEM Academy is competitive; however, there are no minimum grade requirements. Instead, we carefully consider each component of your application in our review. We look for students who have strong character, a commitment to service, and a history of academic excellence. Students who are currently enrolled in grades 9 to 12 grade are eligible to apply.
There is no English language exam requirement for Duke’s Intensive STEM Academy. You should, however, be proficient in listening, reading, and speaking English, as we will not provide English as a Second Language (ESL) support.
International participants (i.e., non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents) will not need and will not be eligible for a student visa. They will instead need a B-1/B-2 visa. Speak with a representative from your local embassy to determine the proper documentation and steps to obtain this visa. We encourage you to apply for your visitor visa early as it can be a time-consuming and lengthy process.
|December 4, 2017||Applications Open|
|April 16, 2018||Final Application Deadline|
|July 8, 2018||Program Start (Arrival)|
|July 13, 2018||Program End (Departure)|
We review applications on a rolling basis. Your application will be reviewed as soon as you have submitted all of your supplementary materials (see Application Directions for more information). You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete. Applicants typically receive an admissions decision within three weeks of submitting a complete application.