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Cost of Attendance

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 2018-2019 Academic Year *

iMEP 2018-2019 Cost of Attendance for International Students

Figures are in USD

1st Year Students

2nd Year Students

 

Fall 2018 (Kunshan)

Spring 2019 (Kunshan)

Fall 2018(Kunshan)

Spring 2019 (Duke)

Tuition

$19,988

$19,987

$19,988

$19,987

Health Insurance 

$1,165

 

$583

$1,246

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

 

 

 

$587

Books & Supplies

$620

$620

$620

$324

Housing

$1,340

$1,340

$1,340

$5,325

Board

$1,490

$1,490

$1,490

$1,850

Domestic/Int'l Travel

$2,250

 

 

 

Local Transportation

 

 

 

$1,000

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses

$920

$1,150

$920

$1,930

Total Cost of Attendance

$27,773

$24,587

$24,941

$32,249

Note: Assuming the exchange rate is 6.35, the Tuition per year is about RMB253,841.  The Housing fee per semester at Duke Kunshan University is RMB8,500 for single room and RMB6,500 for double room.

iMEP 2018-2019 Cost of Attendance for Chinese Students

Figures are in RMB

1st Year Students

2nd Year Students

 

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Tuition

¥90,000

¥90,000

¥90,000

¥ 90,000

Health Insurance *

 ¥220

 

¥220

¥8,236

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

 

 

 

¥3,880

Books & Supplies

¥4,098

¥4,098

¥4,098

¥2,142

Housing

¥8,500

¥8,500

¥8,500

¥35,198

Board

¥9,450

¥9,450

¥9,450

¥12,229

Domestic/Int'l Travel

 

 

 

¥14,873

Local Transportation

 

 

 

¥6,610

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses

¥6,000

¥7,500

¥6,000

¥12,757

Total Cost of Attendance

¥118,268

¥119,548

¥118,268

¥185,924

*Health Insurance: optional but strongly recommended.

*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.
  • For detailed information about insurance, please click here: https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/en/student-life/pre-arrival#medical-insurance. International students are requird 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, refrigerator rental, library overdue, damaged or lost books, replacement processing fees and other similar losses and damages caused to university properties.