Graduate Admissions | Duke Kunshan University

Graduate Admissions

Welcome to Duke Kunshan graduate admissions. Our university offers you a truly unique opportunity for graduate studies in China. 

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Duke Kunshan University is a joint venture between Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, and China's renowned Wuhan University. Our institution combines a curriculum designed by Duke University, one of the world’s most reputable schools, with the innovative and global approach of Duke Kunshan University. 

Our graduate programs are designed to address society’s future needs through the pursuit of academic excellence. If you are a bright student with a drive to succeed, we warmly invite you to apply for graduate studies at our campus in Kunshan, China.

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Advantages of Taking Your Graduate Studies at Duke Kunshan in China

By choosing to study at Duke Kunshan University, you will be receiving a world-class education and opening doors for future career opportunities anywhere in the world. Our cutting-edge graduate courses are designed to provide in-depth, specialized teaching in your chosen field of study.

Duke Kunshan University is proud of the accomplishments of its alumni. We aim to attract the best minds and give them the experience they need to succeed in life and become outstanding contributors to society.

At Duke Kunshan University, you will live and study on a new state-of-the-art campus where you will find a motivating and secure learning environment equipped with the most advanced educational technology. Each semester, acclaimed professors from Duke University will come to Duke Kunshan to conduct research, teach and connect with students.

As a Duke Kunshan student, you will have the opportunity to spend a semester at Duke University or conduct research in a different country. The global nature of our program will allow you to develop valuable intercultural and interpersonal skills, enhancing your leadership potential and bringing a wide variety of career opportunities.

Since 2008 the Chinese government has been heavily investing into the education sector and today, more international students are flocking to China than ever before. According to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there were over 440,000 foreigners studying in China in 2016. While studying in China, you will witness firsthand the country’s fast-paced and dynamic economy and make invaluable networks for your future career.

Who Can Apply

Duke Kunshan University welcomes applicants from all over the world. We are looking for the brightest minds, regardless of country of origin, culture, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

By applying for graduate admission, you will have the opportunity to become part of an international community that encourages creative learning. Our graduate students are well-rounded and adaptable, and will have daily opportunities to challenge themselves and step outside their comfort zone.  They will develop cultural understanding and tolerance and broadly expand their horizons.

Entry Requirements

All applicants to our graduate program in China must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Although each graduate course of study may have additional requirements, the following materials are required for every application:

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume / CV
  • Statement of purpose. The statement should be one to two pages long and briefly explain your reason for applying to Duke Kunshan. It must also provide some background information about your goals, skills, and past achievements, and offer any additional information to explain why you qualify for Duke Kunshan’s graduate program in China.
  • Letters of recommendation. You must submit one to three letters of recommendation. Please check each program's website for more details.
  • Transcript. Your application must include a transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended.
  • Other specific requirements for each individual program.

In line with Duke Kunshan’s philosophy to provide educational opportunities to talented students from various backgrounds, every student is automatically considered for a merit scholarship based on their graduate school application.

How to Apply for Graduate Admissions in China

Please visit each program’s admission page for more details on the application process.

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