Cost of Attendance

Duke Kunshan University offers a world-class education for highly qualified students from all backgrounds. The cost of attending Duke Kunshan reflects the university’s commitment to providing an outstanding educational experience and is comparable to that of other leading private universities.

Duke Kunshan is committed to enrolling a highly talented, diverse and international student body. Scholarship support is available to support these goals. All applicants will automatically be considered for available scholarships, up to and including full scholarships.

Special financial aid will be offered to all Chinese students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to lower the tuition standard to RMB 180,000 per year. Additional scholarships of varying amounts will be available based on academic achievement and family financial circumstances. Admitted students will be given an opportunity to submit supplemental financial information.

Tuition and Fees for 2021-2022 Academic Year *
iMEP 2021-2022 Cost of Attendance for International Students
iMEP 2021-2022 Cost of Attendance for International Students       
Figures are in USD1st Year Students2nd Year Students
Fall 2021Spring 2022TotalFall 2021Spring 2022Total
at DKU at DKU at DKUat Duke
Health Insurance 1116111646522342699
Student Fees (Health Fee,  Recreation Fee, etc.)896896
Transcript Fee –120 $120
Health Fee576576
Activity Fee1919
Graduate Student Serv Fee1010
Recreation Fee171 $171
Total –  Tuition/Fees218662075042616212152388045095
Books & Supplies100100200100316416
Domestic/Int’l Travel3000300030003000
Local Transportation935935
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses905905181090520302935
Total – Living Expense676337631052667631070017463
Living Expense676337631052664631070017463
Total Cost of Attendance287292461353343280783489662974
iMEP 2021-2022 Cost of Attendance for PRC Students
Figures are in RMB 1st Year Students  2nd Year Students  
Fall 2021Spring 2022TotalFall 2021Spring 2022Total
at DKU at DKU at DKUat Duke 
Health Insurance * ¥780 –¥780¥780¥14,811¥15,591
Student Fees (Health Fee,  Recreation Fee, etc.) –
Transcript Fee
Health Fee
Activity Fee
Graduate Student Serv Fee
Recreation Fee
Total –  Tuition/Fees¥90,780¥90,000¥180,780¥90,780¥104,811¥195,591
Books & Supplies¥663¥663¥1,326¥663¥2,095¥2,758
Domestic/Int’l Travel¥ 1,000¥ 1,000¥ 2,000¥1,000¥19,890¥20,890
Local Transportation¥ 6,199¥ 6,199
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses¥6,000¥6,000¥12,000¥6,000¥13,459¥19,459
Total – Living Expense¥25,950¥25,950¥51,900¥25,950¥90,831¥116,781
Living Expense¥25,950¥25,950¥51,900¥25,950¥90,831¥116,781
Total Cost of Attendance¥117,393¥116,613¥234,006¥117,393¥197,738¥315,131
*Health Insurance: optional but strongly recommended.
*All figures are estimates only
Cost of Attendance (COA) 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.
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: 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 or repairs of 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.