Frequently Asked Questions

As a prospective student or parent, you probably have lots of questions about Duke Kunshan University and the DKU Global Learning Semester.  Please review our information on this website and the summary of frequently asked questions below.  If you have additional questions, please click here for Admissions Representative contact details.

How do I apply to the DKU Global Learning Semester? 
All prospective undergraduate students must apply through the Duke Kunshan University online application for the DKU Global Learning Semester. Students from partner universities must follow your home university procedure before you apply online.

How will I know if I have been accepted?
Once you successfully submit your application online, you will receive an automated message indicating that it was received. Your application will then go through a thorough review process, and you will be notified through email once a decision has been made.

Is there a full-time four-year undergraduate degree program at Duke Kunshan University?
The DKU Global Learning Semester program is a full-time study experience for one semester only. It is not currently a degree-granting program.

Will I receive academic credit for courses taken at Duke Kunshan University?
All students who successfully complete the DKU Global Learning Semester will receive Duke University course credit that can be transferred to other degree-granting institutions.

Are there graduate degree programs at Duke Kunshan University?
Yes, there are several graduate level programs. The details about these programs can be found in the Program section of our website.

Will both undergraduate and graduate students live on the DKU campus?
Yes, all Duke Kunshan University students are expected to live on the DKU campus. Students of all nationalities will live together in the modern residence building that features suites of three or four single bedrooms and a common living space.