Tuition and Fees

We are committed to making the Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University program accessible to all qualified and committed candidates. Here, you will find basic information about the program’s tuition and additional fees.

The “cost of attendance” (COA) is used to calculate your maximum financial aid eligibility. Certain expenses or situations—such as having a spouse, child(ren), computer expenses—may allow you to increase this total COA budget. Many students are able to work out financing arrangements up to the full cost of attendance, but each individual student must apply for financial aid to determine his or her own eligibility.

2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance

For Non-Chinese Students

TuitionUSD 62,200 
Health Insurance (including enrollment fee) and Health FeeUSD 3,669
Student Fees (MMS Association Fee, Graduate Student Activities Fee, Student Recreation Fee, Graduate Student Services Fee, Transcript Fee)USD 780
Books & Course PacksUSD 800 
Estimated Living Expenses (housing, food, travel)USD 22,418 
Estimated Total Cost of AttendanceUSD 89,867


For Chinese Students

Special financial aid is offered to all Chinese students from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to lower the tuition standard.

TuitionRMB 200,000 
Health Insurance (including enrollment fee) and Health FeeRMB 20,482
Student Fees (MMS Association Fee, Graduate Student Activities Fee, Student Recreation Fee, Graduate Student Services Fee, Transcript Fee)RMB 5,421
Books & Course PacksRMB 5,560
Estimated Living Expenses (housing, food, travel)RMB 156,803
Estimated Total Cost of AttendanceRMB 388,266


If you have received an offer of admission and decided to accept the offer, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit (2000 USD for international students or RMB 14,000 for Chinese students) before the deadline specified in the admission letter. Please submit your non-refundable tuition deposit, net of all bank fees, to reserve your seat in the class. 

Tuition Payment Schedule

Tuition is billed by and paid to Duke Kunshan University, except for students with US citizenship or permanent residence. For the latter, tuition is billed by and paid to Duke University. For all students, other charges including health insurance, course packs, dues, and fees are billed by and paid to Duke University.

Please refer to the Duke Kunshan University tuition payment schedule for the 2023-2024 Academic Year listed below. For information about the Duke University billing schedule, please visit the Duke University Bursar Office website.

Tuition Payment Schedule for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Bill Date
Due Date
USD 12,440
RMB 40,000
June 12, 2023
July 10, 2023
USD 24,880
RMB 80,000
June 19, 2023
July 10, 2023
USD 24,880
RMB 80,000
November 15, 2023
December 14, 2023
  • All fees and rates provided at this time are estimates.
  • Duke Kunshan student residence and dining facilities are closed during winter break between the fall and spring semesters and for seven days during the Chinese New Year Holiday.
  • International Travel includes an estimate of the cost of one roundtrip (to the U.S. for Chinese students or from an international destination to Shanghai for international students), typical visa costs, and, in the case of non-Chinese students, additional health check and registration costs associated with establishing legal residence in China. 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.
  • All Duke Kunshan students will be responsible for paying $75 for the MBA course, via credit card, at the time of matriculation. This fee has been included in the Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses.
  •  For detailed information about insurance while in Durham, please click here. While in Kunshan, non-Chinese students are required to purchase and enroll in the university’s Health Insurance Plan (including SOS). For detailed information, please click here. While in Kunshan, Chinese students can elect to purchase a commercial medical insurance.
  • International students may be recommended or required to participate in the International Student Bootcamp. This is a program for non-native speakers of English. The cost of the week long program is $2,000 and includes instruction and materials. More information on this program is available here.
  • All on-campus residents must pay a refundable Campus Deposit of RMB 2,000/USD300. The deposit will be used to pay for the cost of replacing lost DKU cards, repairing damages to the residence, excessive cleaning, refrigerator rental, library overdue charges, damaged or lost books, replacement processing fees, and other similar losses and damages caused to university property.

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