Tuition and Fees

Duke Kunshan University offers a world-class education for highly qualified students from all backgrounds. The cost of attending Duke Kunshan reflects the university’s commitment to providing an outstanding educational experience and is comparable to that of other leading private universities.

Duke Kunshan is committed to enrolling a highly talented, diverse and international student body. Scholarship support is available to support these goals. All applicants will automatically be considered for available scholarships, up to and including full scholarships.

Special financial aid will be offered to all Chinese students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to lower the tuition standard to RMB 180,000 per year. Additional scholarships of varying amounts will be available based on academic achievement and family financial circumstances. Admitted students will be given an opportunity to submit supplemental financial information.

Tuition and Fees for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Academic Year *

Cost of Attendance for International Students

Figures are in USD

MEP- Year 1

MEP-Year 2

 

Fall 2017 (Kunshan)

Spring 2018 (Kunshan)

Fall 2018(Duke)

Spring 2019 (Kunshan)

Tuition

$19,000

$19,000

$19,000

$19,000

Health Insurance

$1,159

 

$1,146

$696

Student Fees (Health Fee,  Recreation Fee, etc.)

 

 

$608

 

Books & Supplies

$620

$620

$620

$620

Housing

$1,230

$1,230

$3,872

$1,230

Board

$1,370

$1,370

$2,080

$1,370

Domestic/Int'l Travel

$2,250

 

 

$2,250

Local Transportation

 

 

$780

 

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses

$920

$1,150

$1,532

$1,150

Total Cost of Attendance

$26,549

$23,370

$29,638

$26,315

Cost of Attendance for Domestic Students

Figures are in RMB

MEP

MEP

 

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Tuition

¥90,000

¥90,000

¥90,000

¥90,000

Health Insurance

¥8,000

 

¥7,907

¥4,800

Student Fees (Health Fee,  Recreation Fee, etc.)

 

 

¥4,195

 

Books & Supplies

¥4,278

¥4,278

¥4,278

¥4,278

Housing

¥8,500

¥8,500

¥26,717

¥8,500

Board

¥9,450

¥9,450

¥14,352

¥9,450

Domestic/Int'l Travel

 

 

¥15,500

 

Local Transportation

 

 

¥5,382

 

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses

¥6,000

¥7,500

¥10,571

¥7,500

Total Cost of Attendance

¥126,228

¥119,728

¥183,097

¥124,528

*All figures are estimates only 

Cost of Attendance (COA) Notes:                   

  • All fees and rates provided at this time are estimates; 
  • All tuition will be invoiced by and paid to Duke Kunshan University. Other fees and charges will be invoiced and paid in either China or the U.S..
  • Duke Kunshan student residence and dinning facilities are closed during the winter break between the fall and spring semesters and for seven days during the Chinese New Year Holiday. Students should arrange the accommodation during the campus closing periods. The costs are not included in the above estimated costs of attendance. Students need to pay the costs by their own.
  • International Travel includes an estimate of the cost of one roundtrip to the U.S. for Chinese students or from an international destination to Shanghai for international students, typical visa costs, and in the case of additional health check and registration costs associated with establishing legal residence in China for non-Chinese students.  Students wishing to return to their home countries during breaks in their study before the end of the year should budget additional funds for these trips.
  • U.S. based and international students from outside U.S. (i.e. India, Africa, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan) who do not apply through Duke’s GEO (Study Abroad) application system are required to enroll in the Global Health Insurance Plan .
  • Insurance plan year is Aug 1-July 31;Insurance will be charged at the actual approved rate regardless of prior estimates.