About Duke Kunshan

    DKU Events for Prospective International Students

    Note: To register for any of these events, scroll to the bottom and select an available date from the calendar on the right

    We are pleased to offer the following ways you can connect with the DKU Community:

    Just Added! LIVE Application Advice from our Director: What We Look for in Great Applications

    We are very pleased to release our schedule of Application Advice sessions for the coming year! Outstanding applicants to Duke Kunshan University demonstrate several key qualities that we look for, and reflect a deep understanding of our unique culture and learning community. In this session, Director of International Student Enrollment, Russell Davis, will share his perspective on what those qualities are, and provide guidance on how to put together your strongest Duke Kunshan application. Topics covered include:

    • How to write your Duke Kunshan University-specific essay.
    • When should you use the supplemental essay, and why.
    • What are those qualities most valued by the Admissions Committee and why.
    • How do you weave the qualitative elements of the Common Application together to tell your most compelling story.
    • When to apply in Early Decision vs. Regular decision and why.
    • Review Duke Kunshan’s Financial Aid policy and process, covering both merit-based scholarships and need-based aid.

    The session will be interactive, so bring your questions!

    These sessions are scheduled for 9/3010/8, 10/22, 11/1812/23, and 12/27.

    LIVE Virtual Campus Visits

    Like a campus tour, but conducted online! Hosted by one of our engaging student ambassadors, this 45-minute live presentation will help you get a feel for the campus and student life at DKU as an international student. You will be encouraged to ask questions and interact with other attendees. The student ambassador will share their perspectives and experiences using visual aids and anecdotes, giving you the opportunity to:

    • See and hear about our amazing facilities on campus
    • Learn about life as a student at DKU
    • Learn about what our students do outside of campus, including their travels around China and beyond

    LIVE Virtual Information Sessions

    Would you like to learn details about the undergraduate program's unique curriculum? Wondering about admissions requirements and financial aid? Hosted by a DKU admissions officer, these live info sessions will help you gain in-depth insight into: 

    • Our unique academic model
    • The connection to Duke University
    • Our interdisciplinary majors
    • Costs and financial aid
    • How to apply
    Student Experience Panel (Recorded)

    You are invited to a special virtual panel of Duke Kunshan University students from around the world. During this session, you will have an opportunity to hear their experiences and what it's like being a student at DKU! 
    At this live interactive panel, you will:
    • Gain first-hand insight into what it is like to live and study in China
    • Hear about various clubs and organizations students can get involved in
    • Learn about research and other cool experiential off-campus opportunity
    • Hear why they chose to attend DKU
    • Ask questions to current DKU students

    If you are working on your application to DKU, this panel is highly recommended. You will not only learn more about our unique student community and culture, but it can help with your 'Why DKU' essay.

    While this live event has passed, you can access the recording here.

    Alumni Panel (Recorded)

    Interested in hearing from recent alumni share their insights into how DKU prepared them for their post-graduate journeys? You are invited to a special session of Duke Kunshan University recent graduates from around the world.

    At this live interactive panel, you will:

    • Discover how DKU's unique interdisciplinary liberal arts and science curriculum prepares you for a wide range of career paths
    • Learn about the collaborative community, various resources, and interactive academic experiences offered to help students find their passion
    • Hear from Alumni on how they've taken the next step in their career journey

    Whether it’s working in industries around the world or entering elite graduate programs, you will learn how DKU had prepared them for success as global leaders. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from DKU's Class of 2022. 

    While this live event has passed, you can access the recording here

    Not available for any of the scheduled virtual campus visits? Check out our 360 tour at any time!

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