Duke Kunshan University


Duke Kunshan University

Located just outside of Shanghai, Duke Kunshan University offers students a world-class education culminating in a US degree from Duke University and a Chinese degree from Duke Kunshan University. With students and faculty from around the world, Duke Kunshan offers a uniquely global academic experience. Students enjoy the benefit of studying on both the Duke Kunshan campus in China and the Duke University campus in the US. Courses are taught in English and are primarily conducted in small-sized, discussion-based classes.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Multicultural

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Like Duke University in the United States, we consider academic excellence and accomplishments to be important factors for admissions. In line with our own unique institutional identity, we also place a very high value on qualities such as perseverance, global-mindedness, entrepreneurialism and desire to make an impact. The Duke Kunshan Admissions team takes a holistic approach when reviewing applications. This means that all application requirements are taken into consideration, ensuring the most suitable candidates are admitted on the strength of their application as a whole.


Due to the unique nature of our interdisciplinary curriculum, all students are required to enter Duke Kunshan University as freshmen. We do not accept transfer students.

Visit us

Visiting the Duke Kunshan campus is an excellent way to see our incredible facilities and to get a feel for undergraduate life here. We are always willing to accommodate visitors on campus. We can offer advice on travel to and from Kunshan, as well as accommodation options in the area. Please email us to schedule an appointment. In addition to regular tours, we also host all admitted international students for a weekend in April, giving them the chance to live the ‘Duke Kunshan Experience’ while meeting their potential classmates.

Nothing could really compare to DKU -- a Duke education, a small class size, get to establish the culture of the school and being with students who were really adventurous. It checked all of the boxes, even those I didn't know I was interested in.

Peter Ballentine, Undergrad Student, Class of 2022
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

8 Duke Avenue
Kunshan 215316, China

Phone number

(+86) 512 3665 7675