We are committed to making the Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University program accessible to all qualified and committed candidates. Here, you will find basic information about the program’s tuition and additional fees.
The “cost of attendance” (COA) is used to calculate your maximum financial aid eligibility. Certain expenses or situations—such as having a spouse, child(ren), computer expenses—may allow you to increase this total COA budget. Many students are able to work out financing arrangements up to the full cost of attendance, but each individual student must apply for financial aid to determine his or her own eligibility.
2021-2022 Estimated Cost of Attendance
For Non-Chinese Students
|Health Insurance (including enrollment fee) and Health Fee||3,067 USD|
|Student Fees (MMS Association Fee, Graduate Student Activities Fee, Student Recreation Fee, Graduate Student Services Fee, Transcript Fee)||769 USD|
|Books & Course Packs||800 USD|
|Estimated Living Expenses (housing, food, travel)||19,603 USD|
|Estimated Total Cost of Attendance||81,739 USD|
For Chinese Students
Special financial aid is offered to all Chinese students from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to lower the tuition standard.
|Health Insurance (including enrollment fee) and Health Fee||16,798RMB|
|Student Fees (MMS Association Fee, Graduate Student Activities Fee, Student Recreation Fee, Graduate Student Services Fee, Transcript Fee)||5,098 RMB|
|Books & Course Packs||5,304 RMB|
|Estimated Living Expenses (housing, food, travel)||111,079 RMB|
|Estimated Total Cost of Attendance||338,279 RMB|
*The 2022-2023 tuition for Chinese students is expected to be 230,000 RMB. The tuition information for the next class will be finalized and updated in the spring of 2022.
Tuition Payment Schedule
Tuition is billed by and paid to Duke Kunshan University, except for students with US citizenship or permanent residence. For the latter, tuition is billed by and paid to Duke University. For all students, other charges including health insurance, course packs, dues, and fees are billed by and paid to Duke University.
Please refer to the Duke Kunshan University tuition payment schedule for the 2021-2022 Academic Year listed below. For information about the Duke University billing schedule, please visit the Duke University Bursar Office website.
Tuition Payment Schedule for 2021-2022 Academic Year
|USD||RMB||Bill Date||Due Date|
|11,500 USD||40,000 RMB||June 4, 2021||July 5, 2021|
|23,000 USD||80,000 RMB||July 30, 2021||August 25, 2021|
|23,000 USD||80,000 RMB||November 15, 2021||December 14, 2021|
Cost of Attendance Notes
- All fees and rates provided at this time are estimates.
- All tuition will be billed 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 dining facilities are closed during 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 (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 non-Chinese students, additional health check and registration costs associated with establishing legal residence in China. 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.
- All Duke Kunshan students will be responsible for paying $75 for the MBA Math.com course, via credit card, at the time of matriculation. This fee has been included in the Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses.
- For detailed information about insurance, please click here. International students are required to purchase and enroll in the university’s Health Insurance Plan (including SOS).
- International students may be recommended or required to participate in the International Student Bootcamp. This is a program for non-native speakers of English. The cost of the week long program is $2,000 and includes instruction and materials. More information on this program is available here.
- All on-campus residents must pay a refundable Campus Deposit of RMB 2,000/USD300. The deposit will be used to pay for the cost of replacing lost DKU cards, repairing damages to the residence, excessive cleaning, refrigerator rental, library overdue charges, damaged or lost books, replacement processing fees, and other similar losses and damages caused to university property.