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 2023-2024 Academic Year *
iMEP 2023-2024 Cost of Attendance for International Students
iMEP 2023-2024Cost of Attendance for International Students
Figures are in USD1st Year Students2nd Year Students
Fall 2023Spring 2024TotalFall 2023Spring 2024Total
at DKU at DKU at DKUat Duke
Health Insurance $1,434$1,434$598$1,738$2,336
Student Fees (Health Fee,  Recreation Fee, etc.)$742$742
Transcript Fee –$60$60
Health Fee$473$473
Activity Fee$18$18
Graduate Student Serv Fee$12$12
Recreation Fee$180$180
Total –  Tuition/Fees$23,009$21,375$44,384$22,056$24,710$47,538
Books & Supplies$100$100$200$100$310$410
Domestic/Int’l Travel$3,000$3,000$3,000$3,000
Local Transportation$1,090$990
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses$863$863$1,727$863$2,290$3,153
Total – Living Expense$6,950$3,950$10,899$6,950$12,890$19,840
Living Expense$6,950$3,950$10,899$6,950$12,890$19,840
Total Cost of Attendance$30,714$26,280$56,994$29,877$37,910$67,788
iMEP 2023-2024 Cost of Attendance for PRC Students
Figures are in RMB1st Year Students2nd Year Students
Fall 2023Spring 2024TotalFall 2023Spring 2024Total
at DKU at DKU at DKUat Duke 
Health Insurance *¥800 –¥800¥800¥12,537¥13,337
Student Fees (Health Fee,  Recreation Fee, etc.)¥5,354¥5,354
Transcript Fee¥3408¥3408
Health Fee¥433¥433
Activity Fee¥132¥132
Graduate Student Serv Fee¥83¥83
Recreation Fee¥1298¥1298
Total –  Tuition/Fees¥90,800¥90,000¥180,800¥90,800¥107,891¥198,691
Books & Supplies¥695¥695¥1,390¥695¥2,155¥2,850
Domestic/Int’l Travel¥ 1,000¥ 1,000¥ 2,000¥1,000¥20,850¥21,850
Local Transportation¥7,576¥7,576
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses¥6,000¥6,000¥12,000¥6,000¥15,916¥21,916
Total – Living Expense¥28,450¥28,450¥56,900¥28,450¥110,436¥138,886
Living Expense¥28,450¥28,450¥56,900¥28,450¥110,436¥138,886
Total Cost of Attendance¥119,945¥119,945¥239,090¥119,945¥220,482¥340,427
*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 RMB12,000 per semester, double room is RMB10,000 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 health 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