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Application Process

Stage 1 – Start application by filling the online application form

Stage 2 – Submit all the supplementary materials

Stage 3 – Departmental Review and Admissions Decision

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Please Contact Admissions if you have any question about the application.

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Applicants to Duke Kunshan University’s graduate programs must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. If the degree was granted by an institution outside of the U.S., the institution must be accredited by the governing educational body of the country (such as the ministry of education). 

  • Complete online application form
  • Resume / CV
  • Statement of Purpose (500 - 1,000 words)
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • GRE is optional (only apply to fall 2021 application)
  • Official TOEFL score (minimum score of 90 required) or IELTS score (minimum score of 7.0 required)* or Duolingo English Test score (minimum score of 115 required)
  • We recommend students complete both basic statistics and microeconomics courses prior to enrollment

*The program’s language of instruction is English, and written and spoken English proficiency is required. Students who are not native English speakers must provide language evaluation test scores with their application materials.

Application Deadline

Online application for fall 2021 is open. Please follow the below deadlines to prepare your application.

Round Application Deadline Program Decision Release
Round 0 Aug. 31, 2020 Sep. 7, 2020
 Round 1 Oct. 31, 2020 Nov. 15, 2020
Round 2 Jan. 15, 2021 Feb. 10, 2021
Round 3 Mar. 15, 2021 Mar. 31, 2021
Round 4 Apr. 15, 2021 Apr. 30, 2021
Round 5 May 31, 2021 Jun. 15, 2021