Admitted Student Experience (For International Undergraduate Students) | Duke Kunshan University

Admitted Student Experience (For International Undergraduate Students)

We are very excited to welcome all admitted international students to our Admitted Student Experience from April 26 to April 29. This campus event will provide an opportunity for international students to explore our campus, the city of Kunshan, and to meet faculty and some of your future classmates.

Students who decide to attend the Admitted Student Experience will be responsible for obtaining their own Chinese visa, which is necessary for all foreigners entering China. Parents who wish to accompany their son/daughter will also be responsible for their Chinese visa and the cost of the flight. Flight reimbursements are available for admitted students only (more details below). Please carefully follow the ‘To Do List’ below as soon as you can to ensure all travel arrangements can be made before the event. 

To do list (in order of priority)

  1. Make sure you have a passport with at least 6 months of validity and at least two blank pages. Scan the picture page of your passport in order to have a digital copy ready for use.

  2. Fill out the admitted student experience registration form (a survey link in your admittance email package).

  3. Find the link to your country’s Chinese embassy here.

  4. Read the visa application requirements and prepare all the required documents. Requirements differ between countries; you will be responsible for checking the requirements and providing the necessary documents. We will be providing an invitation letter for all registered visitors (students and accompanying parent or guardian) to obtain an ‘F’ Visa, which is designated for short-term visits. If you need assistance with certain documents, please contact us at

  5. Follow instructions on the Chinese embassy’s website to submit your documents, either in person at the embassy/consulate or through one of the suggested courier services. Be sure that the documents are complete in order to avoid any delays.

  6. Upon receiving confirmation of your visa by the Chinese embassy/consulate in your country, proceed to book your roundtrip economy airfare ticket to Shanghai Pudong airport (PVG). Please be sure to arrive in Shanghai on April 26, 2018, between 12:00 PM (noon) and 10: 00 PM CST time (China time). We suggest your return ticket home to be sometime in the afternoon/early evening on April 29 in order for us to coordinate transportation back to the airport.

    Duke Kunshan will provide economy airfare reimbursements, subject to the following limits:



    East Asia

    Southeast Asia

    Rest of Asia

    Africa, Oceania, Europe

    North America

    South America, Central America

    Maximum Reimbursement   (USD)







  7. Please fill out the following reimbursement form with your banking information. Please note that the form must be typed and signed. You will also need to provide the itinerary with the economy airfare amount and the boarding pass of the inbound journey. Submit these documents once you arrive on campus.

    Overseas Bank Account Information Form

    Mainland China Bank Account Information Form

  8. After you have completed your airfare booking, please send the arrival information to to coordinate airport pickup.

  9. See you in China!

Event Information

Registration survey: If you have been admitted to Duke Kunshan University but haven’t received an email with a link for registration, please contact

Airport Pickup in China: All flights must arrive in Shanghai Pudong airport (PVG) on Thursday, April 26, between 12:00 PM (noon) and 10:00 PM CST (China time).

Transportation to the campus from the airport will be provided to all students according to the following schedule: 

Bus Number

Bus #1

Bus #2

Bus #3

Bus #4


2:00 PM

4:00 PM

7:00 PM

10:00 PM

After proceeding through immigration and retrieving their luggage, students will be welcomed at the airport by Duke Kunshan representatives who will guide them to the next available bus. 

Please send flight info to in order to arrange pickup.

Visas: Please follow the instructions above to find your country’s Chinese embassy website. The website will provide the necessary requirements and instructions.

Letter of invitation: Once you have completed the online registration form for the Admitted Student Experience that was included in your admittance letter email, you will receive an invitation letter from Duke Kunshan University, which is necessary for your Chinese visa application.

Accommodation: All students will be staying on campus in our conference center. Each student will have a private room that can accommodate two people (either two beds or a king size bed). Please see this link for more information about the conference center:

Any additional accommodations for parents or other family members will not be covered by Duke Kunshan University. Information on the nearest hotel can be found here

Food Cost: All meal costs for admitted students will be covered by Duke Kunshan University. Parents or guardians will need to cover their own meal costs. Meal cards can be purchased on campus.

Program information: A detailed schedule of events will be posted here soon. Formal programming will take place from the morning of April 27 to the evening of April 28, however there will be optional acivities on April 26 when students arrive on campus. There will also be activities available on the morning of April 29 before students depart for the airport. We suggest booking the return flight sometime in the afternoon/early evening on Arpil 29.   

Airport of arrival in China: Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)

If you require any further assistance, please contact