Scholarship and Financial Aid 

With a highly integrated, interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum that builds on the core concepts and philosophy that define a 21st Century liberal arts and sciences education, Duke Kunshan University is bringing a unique model of global higher education to China. As an education innovator, Duke Kunshan University understands the importance of attracting the right students to join its inaugural undergraduate class. The fall 2018 cohort of students will be our first group of undergraduate students; this group will be special not only in terms of their global diversity, but also in terms of their contributions to the future development and success of the overall academic program. We are focused on finding students that exhibit the key qualities on which this school is founded; namely, the ability to think critically, creatively and globally. Our primary mission, after all, is to provide the highest quality undergraduate education and student experience, thus enabling our students from around the world to lead purposeful, productive and meaningful lives.

To attract the highest caliber students, we are offering generous scholarship and financial aid packages to ensure that top-tier candidates from around the world will get the opportunity to study with us. The majority of our enrolled students in the inaugural undergraduate class will receive substantial scholarship support. Scholarships are awarded for the entirety of the 4-year program, on the condition that all academic requirements are met. The highest amount awarded will provide funds to cover a full tuition scholarship for the duration of the 4 year program.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is reserved for students with a strong academic record but may lack the financial ability to attend our university. We are seeking a globally diverse cohort of students and encouraging all academically qualified students to apply, irrespective of their family financial situation. Interested applicants will need to provide documentation to prove that their current financial situation is a direct barrier to affording Duke Kunshan’s tuition fees. When applying to Duke Kunshan via the Common App website, applicants must indicate a “yes” in the financial aid interest box in order to be considered for need-based financial aid. All applicants from outside the Chinese mainland must submit the CSS Profile online by February 1, 2018. The CSS code for Duke Kunshan University is 7059.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Duke Kunshan University offers a number of merit-based scholarships. All applicants for admission are automatically considered for all available merit scholarships. Separate applications are not required. In addition to the University’s central scholarship fund, the leadership of Duke Kunshan University is dedicated to finding new sources of scholarship funding to support undergraduate students.

Below is a list of current merit-based scholarships for 2018:

  • Bond Scholarship

    The scholarship awarded by Bond Education will fund a pioneering cohort of top students with outstanding records in leadership, service and academics. The selected students would be offered significant scholarship support based on both merit and need.

    Amount

    Full or partial scholarship for the undergraduate program. The scholarship covers tuition only.

    Eligibility

    All students who are applying to the undergraduate program will be considered.

  • The Richard H. Brodhead Global Scholars

    Initiated by the inaugural Advisory Board of Duke Kunshan University in recognition of Duke’s 13th President, The Richard H. Brodhead Global Scholars will be selected from among the very best Chinese and international applicants. The scholarship fund will allow students with exceptional academic talent and demonstrated character and leadership ability to “take the leap,” with confidence, to join and help shape this new university.

    Amount

    Full or partial scholarship for the undergraduate program. The scholarship covers tuition only.

    Eligibility

    All students who are applying to the undergraduate program will be considered.

  • Yinghui Scholarship

    Established in honor of the ancient Chinese tradition of benevolence and care for others, the Yinghui scholarship is awarded to incoming undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to the principles of community service and social progress.

    Amount

    Full or partial scholarship for the undergraduate program. The scholarship covers tuition only.

    Eligibility

    All students who are applying to the undergraduate program will be considered.

  • Fubon Scholarship

    Fubon scholarship was created by Fubon Group to inspire and support Students from Taiwan and other international students to attend Duke Kunshan’s undergraduate program, regardless of family means.

    Amount

    Full or partial scholarship for the undergraduate program. The scholarship covers tuition only.

    Eligibility

    Taiwan students and international students

  • Kunshan Global Scholars and Kunshan Chinese Scholars Scholarship

    The City of Kunshan will fund 5 International students and 5 Chinese students as part of the launch of the DKU undergraduate degree program.

    Amount

    Full or partial scholarship for the undergraduate program. The scholarship covers tuition only.

    Eligibility

    All students who are applying to the undergraduate program will be considered.

    For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid