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.
2019-2020 Estimated Cost of Attendance
For Non-Chinese Students
|Health Insurance (including enrollment fee) and Health Fee||3,115 USD|
|Student Fees (MMS Association Fee, Graduate Student Activities Fee, Student Recreation Fee, Graduate Student Services Fee, Transcript Fee)||677 USD|
|Books & Course Packs||800 USD|
|Estimated Living Expenses (housing, food, travel)||18,943 USD|
|Estimated Total Cost of Attendance||77,535 USD|
|Note: The housing fee per semester at Duke Kunshan University is RMB 8,500 for a single room and RMB 6,500 for a double room.|
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||17,071 RMB|
|Student Fees (MMS Association Fee, Graduate Student Activities Fee, Student Recreation Fee, Graduate Student Services Fee, Transcript Fee)||4,529 RMB|
|Books & Course Packs||5,360 RMB|
|Estimated Living Expenses (housing, food, travel)||128,348 RMB|
|Estimated Total Cost of Attendance||355,308 RMB|
Tuition Payment Schedule
Tuition is billed by and paid to Duke Kunshan University. Please refer to the payment schedule for the 2019-2020 Academic Year listed below.
Other charges including health insurance, course packs, dues, and fees are billed by and paid to Duke University. For information about the billing schedule, please visit the Duke University Bursar Office website.
Tuition Payment Schedule for 2019-2020 Academic Year
|USD||RMB||Bill Date||Due Date|
|10,800 USD||40,000 RMB||June 6, 2019||July 4, 2019|
|21,600 USD||80,000 RMB||July 22, 2019||August 24, 2019|
|21,600 USD||80,000 RMB||December 2, 2019||January 2, 2020|
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.