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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 2019-2020 Academic Year *

iMEP 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for International Students

Figures are in USD

1st Year Students

2nd Year Students

 

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Total

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Total
 

at DKU 

at DKU 

 

at Duke

at DKU 

 

Tuition

$20,500

$20,500

$41,000

$20,500

$20,500

$41,000

Health Insurance 

$1,194

-

$1,194

$1,314

$597

$1,911

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

-

-

-

$643

-

$643

Transcript Fee

- - -  $40 -  $40

Health Fee

- - - $417 -

$417

Activity Fee

- - - $18 - $18

Graduate Student Serv Fee

- - - $10 - $10

Recreation Fee

- - - $158  -  $158 

Total -  Tuition/Fees

$21,694 $20,500 $42,194 $22,457 $21,097 $43,554
 

Books & Supplies

$100

$100

$200

$333 $100 $433
 

Housing

$1,343

$1,343

$2,687

$4,380

$1,343

$5,723

Board

 

$1,410

$1,763

$3,174

$1,520

$1,763

$3,283

Domestic/Int'l Travel

$2,250

 

$2,250

 

$2,250

$2,250

Local Transportation

 

 

 

$824

-

$824

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses

 

$896 $1,119 $2,015 $1,588 $1,119 $2,707

Total - Living Expense

$5,899 $4,226 $10,125 $8,312 $6,476 $14,788
 

Summary

           

T/F/Insurance

 

$21,694

$20,500

$42,194

$22,457

$21,097

$43,554

Supplies

 

$100

$100

$200

$333

$100

$433

Living Expense

 

$5,899

$4,226

$10,125

$8,312

$6,476

$14,788

Total Cost of Attendance

 

$27,693

$24,826

$52,519

$31,102

$27,673

$58,775

 

iMEP 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for PRC Students

 

Figures are in RMB

1st Year Students

2nd Year Students

 

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Total

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Total
 

at DKU 

at DKU 

 

at Duke

at DKU 

 

Tuition

¥90,000

¥90,000

¥180,000

¥90,000

¥90,000

¥180,000

Health Insurance *

 ¥200

 -

¥200 ¥8,804

¥200

¥9,004

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

 

 

   ¥ 4,308

 

 ¥ 4,308

Transcript Fee

 

 

 

 

¥ 268

 

¥ 268

Health Fee

 

 

 

 

¥2,794

 

¥2,794

Activity Fee

 

 

 

 

¥121

 

¥121

Graduate Student Serv Fee

 

 

 

 

¥67

 

¥67

Recreation Fee

 

 

 

 

¥1,089

 

¥1,089

Total -  Tuition/Fees

 

¥90,200

¥90,000

¥180,200

¥103,112

¥90,200

¥193,312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books & Supplies

¥670

¥670

¥1,340

¥2,231

¥670

¥2,901
 

Housing

¥9,000 ¥9,000 ¥18,000 ¥29,346 ¥9,000 ¥38,346

Board

¥9,450 ¥11,813 ¥21,263 ¥10,184 ¥11,813 ¥21,997

Domestic/Int'l Travel

¥ 1,000

¥ 1,000

¥ 2,000

-

¥1,000 ¥1,000

Local Transportation

 

 

 

¥ 5,521

-

¥ 5,521

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses

¥6,000

¥7,500

¥13,500 ¥10,640 ¥7,500 ¥18,140

Total - Living Expense

¥25,450 ¥29,313 ¥54,763 ¥55,690 ¥29,313 ¥85,003
 

Summary

           

T/F/Insurance

 

¥90,200 ¥90,000 ¥180,200 ¥103,112 ¥90,200 ¥193,312

Supplies

 

¥670 ¥67 ¥1,340 ¥2,231 ¥670 ¥2,901

Living Expense

 

¥25,450 ¥29,313 ¥54,763 ¥55,690 ¥29,313 ¥85,003

Total Cost of Attendance

 

¥116,320 ¥119,983 ¥236,303 ¥161,033 ¥120,183 ¥281,216

*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 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 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,  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.