Estimated costs associated with being a visiting international student at Duke
Overall expenses will vary and depend somewhat upon a student's individual needs, but all VIS students pay standard Duke tuition and fees. Below are the most recent cost estimates available. You can use these figures as a guide; and, as Duke releases updates to tuition and fees, this information will be updated accordingly.
|Fall Semester 2020||Full Academic Year 2020-2021|
|Housing (double room)||$4,582||$9,164|
|Books and Personal Expenses||$1,705||$3,410|
|Health Fee (mandatory)||$429||$858|
|Health Insurance (mandatory)||$1,460||$3,535|
|Student Activity Fee||$139.25||$278.50|
|Student Services Fee||$348.50||$697|
|Residential Programming Fee||$52||$104|
Cost estimates above do not include housing and meals during vacation periods. Housing is available at Duke only during the academic semesters and is not available during the summers and vacations.
Personal living expenses are not included in these estimates.
Duke Student Mandatory Health Insurance
All international students are required to purchase the Duke Student Mandatory Insurance Plan (SMIP), regardless of coverage by other insurance plans.
*Health insurance plans are priced for the full academic year; students attending Duke for the fall semester only may request a prorated refund for the spring portion of the premium.