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Tuition and Funding


Tuition for open-enrollment programs includes housing, emergency medical insurance, course materials, use of a laptop computer for the duration of the program, and access to the Duke University libraries and computer facilities. Tuition does not cover airfare to and from Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU), meals, or incidental expenses, which vary for each participant.

Expenses for meals and incidentals are estimated at $50 per day. Additional expenses that may be incurred can include: taxis, other local transportation costs, and excess baggage and/or shipping charges.

Discounts are available for organizations sponsoring three or more participants in the program. Please contact DCID for more information regarding group discounts.

Funding Opportunities

The majority of people who attend our programs are funded by their employers. Of those who are funded from outside sources, some find funding through the local projects of development organizations. Examples of the types of organizations which may be operating in your city include USAID, the World Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency and the United Nations Development Program. Your local EducationUSA advising center, which is supported by the U.S. Department of State, may be able to provide you with additional information on funding available in your city or country.

Generally it is advised that applicants seek funding locally, as very few have had success petitioning the central offices and headquarters of large development agencies.

Candidates should approach their current employer or other funding organizations as soon as possible in order to arrange financial support.