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.

Program Costs

  Fall Semester 2019 Full Academic Year 2019-2020
Tuition $27,940 $55,880
Housing $4,462 $8,924
Meal Plan $2,346-$3,107 $4,692-$6,214
Books and Personal Expenses $1,733 $3,466
Health Fee (mandatory) $417 $834
Health Insurance (mandatory) $1,460 $3,535
Student Activity Fee $137.75 $275.50
Student Services Fee $312.50 $625
Recreation Fee $158 $316
Residential Programming Fee $52 $104

Additional Expenses

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.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

No financial aid or scholarships are available for the Undergraduate Visiting International Student Program.

Financial arrangements with our Global Partners vary. Please see your home institution or contact the VIS Program Coordinator for details.