Cost of Attendance | Duke Kunshan University

Cost of Attendance

Duke Kunshan University offers a world-class education for highly qualified students of all backgrounds. The cost of attendance reflects our university’s commitment to providing an outstanding educational experience. It is comparable to the cost of other leading private universities, and limited scholarship support is available to bring students closer to their goals. All applicants will be automatically considered for all available scholarships based on their academic achievement.

Students will spend their first year at Duke Kunshan University. With few exceptions, second-year MEng candidates will study abroad at Duke, where they will have the opportunity to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services at the end of the year. If a student attends Duke, his/her tuition and fees will be paid directly to Duke for that year. A student may choose to remain at Duke Kunshan University for the second year, but that student will not be eligible for OPT. OPT eligibility requires a student to study in the United States for two consecutive semesters.

The total estimated cost of attendance is expected to be ¥763,675 for domestic students and $141,750 for international students, assuming that students will spend their second year at Duke in US. The following table summarizes the details of estimated tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Estimated Tuition and Fees for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for International Students
  Year 1 (Duke Kunshan University) Year 2 (Duke Kunshan University) Year 2 (Duke)
  Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2019 Spring 2020  
Tuition $ 27,970 $ 27,970 $ 27,970 $ 27,970 $54,000
Health Insurance $ 1,194 $ - $ 1,194 $ - $3,500
Student Fee -   -   $650
Books and Supplies $ 620 $ 620 $ 620 $ 620 $800
Housing $ 1,343 $ 1,343 $ 1,343 $ 1,343 $10,000
Board $ 1,410 $ 1,763 $ 1,410 $ 1,763 $3,500
Domestic/Int'l Travel $ 2,250   $ 2,250   $2,000
Local Transportation $ - $ - $ - $ - $800
Personal & Misc. $ 896 $ 1,119 $ 896 $ 1,119 $2,000
Total Cost of Attendance $ 35,683 $ 32,816 $ 35,683 $ 32,816 $77,250
2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for PRC Students
  Year 1 (Duke Kunshan University) Year 2 (Duke Kunshan University) Year 2 (Duke)
  Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2019 Spring 2020  
Tuition ¥ 90,000 ¥ 90,000 ¥ 90,000 ¥ 90,000 $54,000
Health Insurance ¥ 200   ¥ 200   $3,500
Student Fee   -   - $650
Books and Supplies ¥ 4,154 ¥ 4,154 ¥ 4,154 ¥ 4,154 $800
Housing ¥ 9,000 ¥ 9,000 ¥ 9,000 ¥ 9,000 $10,000
Board ¥ 9,450 ¥ 11,813 ¥ 9,450 ¥ 11,813 $3,500
Domestic/Int'l Travel ¥ 1,000 ¥ 1,000 ¥ 1,000 ¥ 1,000 $2,000
Local Transportation ¥ - ¥ - ¥ - ¥ - $800
Personal & Misc. ¥ 6,000 ¥ 7,500 ¥ 6,000 ¥ 7,500 $2,000
Total Cost of Attendance ¥ 119,804 ¥ 123,467 ¥ 119,804 ¥ 123,467 $77,250

Cost of Attendance Notes

  • All fees and rates provided at this time are estimates and are subject to change.
  • Duke Kunshan student residence and dining facilities are closed during the winter break between the fall and spring semesters and for seven days during the Chinese New Year Holiday.
  • International Travel includes an estimate of the cost of one roundtrip 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.
  • Domestic Travel includes two return trips (RMB1,000 each) for PRC students to go back hometown during Chinese vacation.
  • For detailed information about insurance, please click here: https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/en/student-life/pre-arrival#medical-insurance. International students are required to purchase and enroll in the Health Insurance Plan(including SOS) from the university.
  • All the students must pay a refundable Campus Deposit of RMB 2,000/USD300. The deposit would be used to pay for the costs of replacement of lost DKU cards, repairs of residence damages, excessive cleaning, library overdue, damaged or lost books, replacement processing fees, other similar losses and damages caused to university properties, transcript processing fee, refrigerator rental, and other miscellaneous charges.