Applying to DukeEngage

All DukeEngage students apply online through the DukeEngage site in the fall once new group programs for the following summer are announced September 30, 2016. Look for the "Apply" button in the upper right part of the site near the search field.  

Note: The Apply button is only active when DukeEngage is accepting applications.


Any Duke undergraduate who has completed at least two semesters of classes is eligible for participation. DukeEngage will cover expenses (travel and living) associated with the immersive experience (a minimum of eight weeks is required). For students on need-based financial aid, Duke will also assume responsibility for the “summer earnings” requirement.

The DukeEngage Online Application

  • Includes a series of questions that focus on learning why you're interested in a particular program or project;
  • Seeks to determine why you consider yourself a compatible fit for your prospective program / project;
  • Explores how you feel you have prepared to participate in an immersive, challenging DukeEngage program or independent project.

Questions about the application process?  .

  • 2017 DukeEngage Application Questions
  • Please use this document to help you prepare your answers before you begin the online application.

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All program participants are subject to the provisions of the DukeEngage Travel Policy.  Students are advised to review the DukeEngage Travel FAQs before selecting a program and to read the travel policy in its entirely before applying.