Information for Entering First-Year Students | Duke Kunshan University

Information for Entering First-Year Students

Welcome to Duke Kunshan University from Undergraduate Advising! Below you may find useful information to get ready for your academic journey at Duke Kunshan University.

Click here to view an Undergraduate Advising brochure to learn more about academic advising and support resources!

What are Duke Kunshan’s Degree Requirements?


You can find information on the degree requirements here.

What are Duke Kunshan’s General Education Requirements?


You can find information on the General Education requirements here.

What classes will I take in the first year?


Student will explore the Liberal Arts curriculum by taking courses across the academic divisions of Natural and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities. Students should consult their advisors in selecting courses during New Student Orientation.

Note: In review of the Undergraduate Bulletin, students should consider both their academic and career path as they make decisions related to course selection in consultation with advisors to ensure you stay on track to degree completion and graduation.

What will my class schedule look like?


Outside of 14-weeks language courses, you will have two intensive 7-week sessions. Consult the academic bulletin for sample schedules.

When will I enroll in fall classes?


There will be group and one-on-one advising and registration sessions during orientation. You will enroll yourself in DKU Hub in the early half of the second week of orientation.

Who will be my Academic Advisor?


Student will be assigned their academic advisor in August prior to New Student Orientation. Several factors (e.g., advisor load, interest, region) will be considered when assigning a student to an advisor. In the interim, students can contact the Office of Undergraduate Advising at for further questions related to majors and course offerings.