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Tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

UG 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance for International Students

Figures are in USD ($) 1st Year Students

 

Fall 2020 (Kunshan)

Spring 2021 (Kunshan)

Tuition

$27,940

$27,940

Health insurance

$1,057

 

Student Fees (Health Fee, Recreation Fee, etc.)

   

Books and supplies

$650

$650

Residence

$1,286

$1,286

Board

$1,350

$1,350

International travel

$2,250

 

Miscellaneous/personal expenses

$858

$858

Total cost of attendance

$35,391

$32,084

Note: Assuming the exchange rate is 7, the Tuition per year is about RMB391,106. The Residence charge 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 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance for Chinese Students

Figures are in RMB (¥) 1st Year Students

 

Fall 2020 (Kunshan)

Spring 2021 (Kunshan)

Summer 2021 (Kunshan)*

Tuition

¥ 85,000

¥ 85,000

 

Social insurance

¥ 300

   

Student Fees (Health Fee, Recreation Fee, etc.)

     

Books and supplies

¥ 4,550

¥ 4,550

¥ 200

Residence

¥ 9,000

¥ 9,000

-

Board

¥ 9,450

¥ 9,450

¥ 4,410

Domestic travel

¥ 1,000

¥ 1,000

 

Miscellaneous/personal expenses

¥ 6,000

¥ 6,000

¥ 2,625

Total cost of attendance

¥ 115,300

¥ 115,000

¥ 7,235

* For students who will take the Chinese Society and Cultural courses in the summer of 2021.

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.
  • Residence charge of single room is RMB9,000 per semester, double room is RMB7,000 per semester . There is no additional Residence charge for students taking the required Chinese Society and Cultural 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 losses and damages caused to university properties and some miscellaneous charges such as residence damages, excessive cleaning, refrigerator rental, library overdue fines, damaged or lost books, replacement processing fees, etc.
  • Textbook fee will be charged based on actual costs.
  • 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.