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 2022-2023 Academic Year *
iMEP 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance for International Students
iMEP 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance for International Students       
Figures are in USD1st Year Students2nd Year Students
Fall 2022Spring 2023TotalFall 2022Spring 2023Total
at DKU at DKU at DKUat Duke
Health Insurance 1634163468122342915
Student Fees (Health Fee,  Recreation Fee, etc.)770770
Transcript Fee –120 $120
Health Fee450450
Activity Fee1818
Graduate Student Serv Fee1111
Recreation Fee171 $171
Total –  Tuition/Fees230092137544384220562437946435
Books & Supplies100100200100334434
Domestic/Int’l Travel3000300030003000
Local Transportation990 990
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses940940188094021403080
Total – Living Expense691139111082269111090517816
Living Expense691139111082269111090517816
Total Cost of Attendance300202538655406290673561864685
iMEP 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance for PRC Students
Figures are in RMB 1st Year Students  2nd Year Students  
Fall 2022Spring 2023TotalFall 2022Spring 2023Total
at DKU at DKU at DKUat Duke 
Health Insurance *¥793 –¥793¥793¥14,253¥15,046
Student Fees (Health Fee,  Recreation Fee, etc.)¥4,913¥4,913
Transcript Fee
Health Fee
Activity Fee
Graduate Student Serv Fee
Recreation Fee
Total –  Tuition/Fees¥90,793¥90,000¥180,793¥90,793¥109,166¥199,959
Books & Supplies¥638¥638¥1,276¥638¥2,131¥2,769
Domestic/Int’l Travel¥ 1,000¥ 1,000¥ 2,000¥1,000¥19,140¥20,140
Local Transportation¥ 6,316¥ 6,316
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses¥6,000¥6,000¥12,000¥6,000¥13,653¥19,653
Total – Living Expense¥25,950¥25,950¥51,900¥25,950¥88,714¥114,664
Living Expense¥25,950¥25,950¥51,900¥25,950¥88,714¥114,664
Total Cost of Attendance¥117,381¥116,588¥233,969¥117,381¥200,011¥317,392
*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 RMB7,500 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