Intellectually curious, globally minded, ambitious students—this is who we are looking for at Duke Kunshan University. We are a community of exceptionally talented learners, and we are looking for students who can challenge us as much as we can challenge them.

Prospective Duke Kunshan students should apply directly to their preferred academic program. For more information about the application process and admissions requirements for each program, please refer to the menu at right.

We also invite you to learn more about Duke Kunshan University by contacting an admissions representative or attending a campus visit or information session. 

Tuition & Fees

Information about tuition, fees and cost of attendance.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

With both merit- and need-based financial aid available, see how we can help finance your education at Duke Kunshan University. Learn how to apply for scholarships and more.

International Students

Find information for international students applying to Duke Kunshan University, including requirements and available services. 

Admitted Students

Now that you've been admitted, find all the information you will need to prepare to attend Duke Kunshan University.

Information Sessions

Check our calendar to see if there are any upcoming information sessions in your area.

Campus Life

There is always something happening on campus. Find out what the Duke Kunshan campus has to offer.

Explore Duke Kunshan

Welcome to Duke Kunshan’s Virtual Campus Tour! Take our online guided tour to see the Duke Kunshan University campus at any time, from any location.

  • A record of outstanding academic achievement and a passion for learning;
  • Strong English language proficiency
  • Strong interest in Duke Kunshan’s innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum
  • An adventurous spirit and global orientation
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated ability to contribute to campus and community life
  • The ability to overcome obstacles in various forms 
Yes. Students who are non-native Chinese speakers are required to take two years of Mandarin. For those who have taken Mandarin Chinese in high school, language proficiency will be assessed upon entrance, and a sequence of required courses will be assigned according to their particular needs.
The ability to communicate in English at a high level is necessary for success in the program. The admissions committee will be able to assess an applicant’s writing abilities through their academic achievement, standardized test results and written essay.