Admitted Students

Welcome to Duke Kunshan University! We are extremely excited to have you with us. On this page you will find all the information that you will need to be prepared for attending Duke Kunshan this fall. Below, you can find forms and information pertinent to all admitted students. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Information for Admitted Students

While applicants are strongly encouraged to enroll at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in the year for which they apply, there are sometimes compelling reasons to delay enrollment. These reasons could include a military obligation, a family or health issue, an opportunity for public service, or a cultural experience. Applicants seeking an enrollment deferral should make the request in writing. The admissions committee evaluates each deferral request carefully, taking into consideration the reason for deferral and the timeliness of the request. Upon approval, a deferred student maintains their admitted student status at DKU during the deferred year (also known as “gap year”). Therefore, when considering a deferral request, it is important for the applicant to keep the following in mind:

  • The Deferral Request should include the reason for deferring enrollment and details about how the time will be spent during the gap year.
  • Deferrals are valid for one academic year only. Semester deferrals are not possible.
  • Students may not matriculate in another full-time degree-granting program during the deferral period. However, a student may elect to take courses at another academic institution as a temporary or visiting student. Note: DKU cannot guarantee the transfer of credit for any external courses.
  • Financial awards, both merit scholarships and need-based aid, are not guaranteed to remain the same and will be reevaluated upon reconfirmation of admission the following year.
  • The applicant is required to formally accept the offer of admission and submit the non-refundable deposit to secure their seat in the following year’s class.