Tuition for International Students - Duke Kunshan University
 Tuition and Cost of Attendance 

Tuition and Fees for 2019-2020 Academic Year

UG 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for International Students

Figures are in USD 1st Year Students
  Fall 2019 (Kunshan) Spring 2020 (Kunshan)
Tuition $27,940 $27,940
Health Insurance $1,104   
Student Fees (Health Fee, Recreation Fee, etc.)    
Books & Supplies $650 $650
Housing $1,343 $1,343
Board $1,505 $1,505
International Travel $2,250  
Local Transportation    
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses $896 $896
Total Cost of Attendance $35,689  $32,334 

Note: Assuming the exchange rate is 6.7, the Tuition per year is about RMB374,396. The Housing fee per semester at Duke Kunshan University is RMB9,000 for single room and RMB7,000 for double room. The exchange rate will be reassessed each semester by taking into account market fluctuations, and will then be fixed in advance for students who prefer to pay tuition and fees in RMB. Please contact the Office of Finance and Budget by email at dku-bursar-ug@dukekunshan.edu.cn to learn about the current semester exchange rate

UG 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for Chinese Students

Figures are in RMB 1st Year Students
  Fall 2019 (Kunshan) Spring 2020 (Kunshan) Summer 2020 (Kunshan) *
Tuition ¥85,000 ¥85,000  
Social Insurance ¥220    
Student Fees (Health Fee, Recreation Fee, etc.)      
Books & Supplies ¥4,355 ¥4,355 ¥200
Housing ¥9,000 ¥9,000 -
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 ¥115,655 ¥115,435 ¥7,235

* For students who will take 2 Chinese Society and Cultural courses in the summer of 2020.

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 RMB9,000 (USD1,343) per semester, double room is RMB7,000 (USD1,045) 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.