Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University

Located just outside of Shanghai, Duke Kunshan University offers students a world-class education culminating in a U.S. 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 U.S. Courses are taught in English and are primarily conducted in small-sized, discussion-based classes.

Academic Programs

  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology

Student experience

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

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.

Additional Information

We are committed to supporting talented international students who have a demonstrated desire to make a positive impact in the world around them.

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.

If you are in the US, you can visit with DKU admissions reps based at Duke University. Click here to register.

There are also weekly online info sessions. Click here to register.

Nothing compares to DKU -- a Duke education and a small class size, where you get to establish the culture of the school and be with students who are 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


8 Duke Avenue
Kunshan 215316, China

Phone number

(+86) 512 3665 7675