Duke Kunshan University



Duke Kunshan helps students understand the broader context of their fields and prepare them for challenging careers on an international level.

  • A dynamic, innovative & global institution in Kunshan, China
  • Partners with Duke University, USA + Wuhan University, China
  • Modern, state-of-the-art residential campus
  • On graduation, students receive Duke University degrees

As told by the university

  • This is Duke Kunshan University
  • A Superb Location
  • Global Learning Semester
  • Masters Degrees
  • Top-Notch Facilities
  • What it’s like at Duke Kunshan University
  • Student Housing
This is Duke Kunshan University

Innovative Education for the Future… Now at Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-American partnership between Duke University, which consistently ranks in the top ten of all American universities, and Wuhan University, named among China’s ten best universities by the Chinese University Alumni Association. Through Duke’s singular commitment to bring its best resources and culture of excellence, Duke Kunshan delivers a Duke education in the global center-that is China today.

What Students Say…

“Duke Kunshan is a place that encompasses all aspects of learning, from wonderful professors and passionate students, to field trips and the study of real-life examples. And one of the best aspects is the great mix of students, which brought out empathy, reflection and personal growth.” Emaline Laney ‘14

“Choosing Duke Kunshan was definitely one of my best decisions. The courses are intense and enlightening, and the student life is colorful with festivals, parties, outings, you name it. During those fascinating four months, Duke Kunshan offered me something that will last a lifetime: a global perspective, multidisciplinary academic experiences, and true friendships.” Ni Bingxin ‘14

Study Experience

Mastering academic material is the beginning, not the end point, of a Duke Kunshan University education. Keep reading the profile for more on study options.

Global Learning Semester

Study abroad—there is perhaps no better way to build upon the learning that takes place in a classroom than to spend a semester abroad. Imagine academic study in a completely new setting, surrounded by fellow students from around the globe, exploring and sharing cultural insights as knowledge, confidence and preparation for the workplace or graduate school grow exponentially. And there is no more exciting a location to study in than China, one of the most successful and dynamic countries in an increasingly connected world. Interested? Spend a transformative fall or spring in the Undergraduate Global Learning Semester at Duke.

Student Support

Academic and career counseling is an important component of the Duke Kunshan experience. Students will receive one-on-one guidance to help develop and refine their plans for academic and career success. Information for international students…

Where is Duke Kunshan University?

Students who live and learn at the beautiful campus in Kunshan, China, won’t be able to help but marvel at Duke Kunshan’s unparalleled location in the world’s fastest growing economic power.

A free shuttle bus runs regularly between campus and downtown Kunshan, offering students easy access to off campus dining, local shopping, parks and the train station. Students will enjoy the university’s close proximity to Shanghai and Suzhou, both accessible by frequent high-speed bullet train service.

Student Housing

All students live on the modern, state-of-the-art residential campus. Residences feature independent and double-occupancy bedrooms arranged in three- or four person suites with a common living space, a plan that builds community yet ensures privacy for study.

Graduating Ready

At Duke Kunshan University, students will cultivate critical thinking skills, acquire deep insights about China, and develop global leadership capabilities that will boost their educational and career opportunities. They will experience cross-cultural, peer-to-peer learning and be guided by faculty experts in their fields, to help them explore the paths to internships, jobs, graduate school programs, and more. Students will emerge an international citizen with broad perspectives.

Intellectually curious, globally minded, ambitious students—this is who Duke Kunshan University is looking for.

Interested? Begin the Duke Kunshan Journey here

A Superb Location
Global Learning Semester
Masters Degrees
Top-Notch Facilities
What it’s like at Duke Kunshan University
Student Housing

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