Tuition and Cost of Attendance 

Duke Kunshan University is in the process of finalizing the undergraduate tuition fee for 2018-19. It is anticipated that the tuition fee will be finalized by April 2018. Undergraduate tuition at Duke Kunshan University is tied to tuition costs at Duke University. For reference only, the tuition fee for Duke University in 2017-2018 is US$51,720.

Tuition and Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

UG 2018-2019 Cost of Attendance for International Students

Figures are in USD 1st Year Students
Fall 2018 (Kunshan) Spring 2019 (Kunshan)
Tuition $26,880 $26,880
Health Insurance $1,165
Student Fees (Health Fee, Recreation Fee, etc.)
Books & Supplies $650 $650
Housing $1,340 $1,340
Board $1,505 $1,505
International Travel $2,250
Local Transportation
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses $920 $920
Total Cost of Attendance $34,710 $31,295

Note: Assuming the exchange rate is 6.35, the Tuition per year is about RMB341,376. The Housing fee per semester at Duke Kunshan University is RMB8,500 for single room and RMB6,500 for double room.

UG 2018-2019 Cost of Attendance for Chinese Students

Figures are in RMB 1st Year Students
Fall 2018 (Kunshan) Spring 2019 (Kunshan) Summer 2019 (Kunshan) *
Tuition ¥85,000 ¥85,000
Social Insurance ¥220
Student Fees (Health Fee, Recreation Fee, etc.)
Books & Supplies ¥4,278 ¥4,278 ¥200
Housing ¥8,500 ¥8,500 -
Board ¥10,080 ¥10,080 ¥4,410
Domestic Travel ¥1,000 ¥1,000
Local Transportation
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses ¥6,000 ¥6,000 ¥2,625
Total Cost of Attendance ¥115,078 ¥114,858 ¥7,235

* For students who will take 2 Chinese Society and Cultural courses in the summer of 2019.

Cost of Attendance Notes

  • All fees and rates provided at this time are estimates and are subject to change.
  • 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.
  • Housing fee of single room is RMB8,500 (USD1,340) per semester, double room is RMB6,500 (USD1,024) per semester . There is no additional housing fee for students taking the two required Chinese courses during the summer.
  • International Travel includes an estimate of the cost of one roundtrip from an international destination to Shanghai for international students, typical visa costs, and in the case of additional health check and registration costs associated with establishing legal residence in China for non-Chinese students. 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.
  • Domestic Travel includes two return trips (RMB1,000 each) for PRC students to go back hometown during Chinese vacation.
  • For detailed information about insurance, please click here: https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/en/student-life/pre-arrival#medical-insurance. International students are required to purchase and enroll in the Health Insurance Plan(including SOS) from the university.
  • All the students must pay a refundable Campus Deposit of RMB 2,000/USD300. 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.