Cost of Attendance

The following tables summarize the details of estimated tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

AY23/24 Estimated Cost of Attendance for PRC Students

 1st Year at DKU  (RMB)2nd Year at Duke (USD)
 Fall 2023Spring 2024Fall 2023Spring 2024
Health Insurance¥800$3,510
Transcript Fee$120
Health Fee$468$468
Activity Fee$19$18
Graduate Student Serv. Fee$12$12
Recreation Fee$179$179
Books & Course Packs¥2,196¥2,196$310$310
Living Expense¥28,450¥28,450$13,312$12,890
Domestic-Int’l Travel¥1,000¥1,000$3,000
Local Transportation$872$1,090
Personal & Misc.¥6,000¥6,000$1,832$2,290
Total Cost of Attendance (per semester)¥121,446¥120,646$49,692.5$45,639.5
Total Cost of Attendance (per academic year)¥242,092$95,332

AY23/24 Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Students

  1st Year at DKU  (USD) 2nd Year at Duke (USD)
  Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
Tuition/Fees $33,196.5 $31,762.5 $36,070.5 $32,439.5
Tuition $31,762.5 $31,762.5 $31,762.5 $31,762.5
Health Insurance $1,434 $3,510
Transcript Fee $120
Health Fee $468 $468
Activity Fee $19 $18
Graduate Student Serv. Fee $12 $12
Recreation Fee $179 $179
Books & Course Packs $316 $316 $310 $310
Living Expense $6,950 $3,950 $13,312 $12,890
Residence $1,727 $1,727 $5,792 $7,240
Board $1,360 $1,359 $1,816 $2,270
Domestic-Int’l Travel $3,000 $3,000
Local Transportation $872 $1,090
Personal & Misc. $863 $864 $1,832 $2,290
Total Cost of Attendance (per semester) $40,462.5 $36,028.5 $49,692.5 $45,639.5
Total Cost of Attendance (per academic year) $76,491 $95,332
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.
  • DKU residence charge of single room is 12,000 RMB/1,727 USD or 10,000 RMB/1,438 USD per semester, double room is 8,250 RMB/1,187 USD 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 studies before the end of the year should budget additional funds for these trips.
  • Domestic Travel includes two return trips (1,000 RMB each) for PRC students to go back hometowns during Chinese vacation.
  • International students are required to purchase and enroll in the Health Insurance Plan (including SOS) from the university. For detailed information about insurance, please click here.
  • All the students must pay a refundable Campus Deposit of 2,000 RMB/300 USD. 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.

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