Tuition & Fees

Duke Kunshan University offers a world-class education for highly qualified students from all backgrounds. The cost of attending Duke Kunshan reflects the university’s commitment to providing an outstanding educational experience and is comparable to that of other leading private universities.

Duke Kunshan is committed to enrolling a highly talented, diverse and international student body. Scholarship support is available to support these goals. All applicants will automatically be considered for available scholarships, up to and including full scholarships.

Special financial aid will be offered to all Chinese students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to lower the tuition standard to RMB 180,000 per year. Additional scholarships of varying amounts will be available based on academic achievement and family financial circumstances. Admitted students will be given an opportunity to submit supplemental financial information.

Tuition and Fees for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Cost of Attendance for International Students (non-Chinese citizens) 

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT

SECOND-YEAR STUDENT

Fall 2022 (Kunshan)

Spring 2023 (Kunshan)

Fall 2023 (Kunshan)

Spring 2024 (Duke)

Tuition

$21,375

$21,375

$21,375

$21,375

Health Insurance

$100

-

$100

$2,234

Student Fees

-

-

-

$771

  • Health Fee

-

-

-

$450

  • Transcript Fee

-

-

-

$120

  • Activity Fee

-

-

-

$19

  • Graduate Student Service Fee

-

-

-

$11

  • Recreation Fee

-

-

-

$171

Total Tuition and Fees

$21,475

$21,375

$21,475

$25,151

Books & Supplies

$100

$100

$100

$316

Housing

$1,286

$1,286

$1,286

$5,860

Board

$1,350

$1,350

$1,350

$1,875

Domestic/International Travel

$2,250

-

$2,250

-

Local Transportation

-

-

-

$935

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses

$857

-

$1,071

$2,030

Total Living Expenses

$5,743

$2,636

$5,957

$10,700

Total Cost of Attendance

$27,318

$24,111

$27,532

$36,416

Cost of Attendance for Domestic Students (Chinese Citizens)

Figures are in RMB.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT

SECOND-YEAR STUDENT

Fall 2022 (Kunshan)

Spring 2023 (Kunshan)

Fall 2023 (Kunshan)

Spring 2024 (Duke)

Tuition

¥90,000

¥90,000

¥90,000

¥90,000

Health Insurance

¥,800

-

¥,800

¥15,638

Student Fees

-

-

-

¥5,179

  • Health Fee

-

-

-

¥3,023

  • Transcript Fee

-

-

-

¥806

  • Activity Fee

-

-

-

¥127

  • Graduate Student Service Fee

-

-

-

¥74

  • Recreation Fee

-

-

-

¥1,148

Total Tuition and Fees

¥90,800

¥90,000

¥90,800

¥116,432

Books & Supplies

¥700

¥700

¥700

¥2,212

Housing

¥9,000

¥9,000

¥9,000

¥41,020

Board

¥9,450

¥9,450

¥9,450

¥13,125

Domestic/International Travel

¥1,000

¥1,000

¥1,000

¥15,750

Local Transportation

-

-

¥5,677

¥6,545

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses

¥6,000

¥7,500

¥7, 500

¥14,210

Total Living Expenses

¥25,950

¥26,950

¥26,950

¥90,650

Total Cost of Attendance

¥116,950

¥117,650

¥118,450

¥202,647

All figures are estimates only.

Cost of Attendance (COA) Notes

  • All fees and rates provided at this time are estimates.

  • All tuition will be invoiced by and paid to Duke Kunshan University. Other fees and charges will be invoiced and paid in either China or the United States.

  • Duke Kunshan student residence and dining facilities are closed during the winter break between the fall and spring semesters and for seven days during the Chinese New Year Holiday. Students should arrange the accommodation during the campus closing periods. The costs are not included in the above estimated costs of attendance. Students need to pay the costs by their own.

  • International travel includes an estimate of the cost of one round-trip flight to the United States for Chinese students or from an international destination to Shanghai for international students, typical visa costs, and, for 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. For detailed information about insurance, click here: dukekunshan.edu.cn/clinic/health-insurance.

  • US based and international students from outside the United States (i.e., India, Africa, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan) who do not apply through Duke’s GEO (Study Abroad) application system are required to enroll in the Global Health Insurance Plan.

  • Insurance plan year is August 1-July 31; insurance will be charged at the actual approved rate regardless of prior estimates. International students are required to purchase and enroll in the Health Insurance Plan (including SOS) from the university. For detailed information about insurance, click here: dukekunshan.edu.cn/clinic/health-insurance.

  • All students must pay a refundable Campus Deposit of RMB 2,000/USD $300. The deposit would be used to pay for the costs of replacement of lost DKU cards; repairs of residence damages; excessive cleaning; refrigerator rental; library overdue, damaged, or lost books; replacement processing fees; and other similar losses and damages caused to university properties