TUITION AND COST OF ATTENDANCE | Duke Kunshan University

TUITION AND COST OF ATTENDANCE

Tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

UG 2019-2020 cost of attendance for international students

Figures in USD ($)

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Tuition

27,940

27,940

Health insurance

1,104

 

Books and supplies

650

650

Housing

1,343

1,343

Board

1,505

1,505

International travel

2,250

 

Miscellaneous/personal expenses

896

896

Total cost of attendance

35,689

32,334

 

UG 2019-2020 cost of attendance for Chinese students

 Figures in RMB  (¥)

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020*

Tuition

85,000

85,000

 

Social insurance

220

   

Books and supplies

4,355

4,355

200

Housing

9,000

9,000

-

Board

10,080

10,080

4,410

Domestic travel

1,000

1,000

 

Miscellaneous/personal expenses

6,000

6,000

2,625

Total cost of attendance

115,655

115,435

7,235

* For students who will take two Chinese Society and Cultural courses in Summer 2020.

Cost of attendance notes for all students:

  • All fees and rates provided at this time are estimates and are subject to change.
  • All students must pay a refundable campus deposit of RMB 2,000 or $300. The deposit will be used to cover costs incurred such as: Replacement of lost DKU cards; repairs to residence damage; excessive cleaning; refrigerator rental; library fines; damage or loss of books; replacement processing fees; and other losses of or damage to university property.
  • Duke Kunshan’s student residences and dining facilities are closed in the winter break between the fall and spring semesters.
  • Study Away Costs: Due to our agreement with Duke University, there is no change to tuition, scholarship, or financial aid for students who participate in a semester of study at Duke University.
    •  However, students should be aware that the cost of living (housing, food, etc) and other fees are greater at Duke University than at Duke Kunshan University and students will be responsible for covering those costs.  Currently we calculate these incremental costs to be approximately USD 7,500 for international students and RMB 54,000 for Chinese students, excluding flights.
    • Students will also have to cover the full cost of any summer programs in which they participate, including at Duke.  The cost of a summer term at Duke including tuition is currently calculated to be approximately USD 9,500 for international students and RMB 63,000 for Chinese students (students who choose courses with science labs will pay approximately USD 1,000 more for one science course).
    • Students who pursue independent study abroad programs outside of Duke University may not be able to transfer scholarships and aid. Costs for other study abroad programs vary greatly and generally may be found on program provider websites. Please consult the Study Abroad office for further details by writing to dku-studyabroad@dukekunshan.edu.cn.

Notes for international students only:

  • Regarding figures in USD: Assuming the exchange rate is RMB 6.7 to $1, tuition per year is about RMB 374,396. The housing fee per semester is RMB 9,000 for a single room and RMB 7,000 for a double room. The exchange rate will be reassessed each semester by taking into account market fluctuations and will be fixed in advance for students who prefer to pay tuition and fees in RMB.
  • International travel includes an estimate of the cost of one roundtrip from an international destination to Shanghai, typical visa costs, and the 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.
  • International students are required to purchase and enroll in the Health Insurance Plan (including SOS) from the university.

Notes for Chinese students only:

  • No additional housing fee is charged for those students who are required to take the two Chinese Society and Culture courses in the summer.
  • Domestic travel includes two return trips (RMB 1,000 each) for students from the People’s Republic of China to return to their hometowns during school breaks.