2020-2021 Academic Year
Estimated costs for first year of study, rounded to nearest U.S. dollar (costs for second year of study may be based on a 3-5% percent increase of the figures below).
|2020-2021 Academic Year|
|Educational Expenses||MIDP 2 year program||MIDP 1 year program|
|Student Health Fee (living inside NC)||$858||$858|
|Student Health Fee (living outside NC)||$200||$200|
|Student Health Fee (living outside US)||$0||$0|
|Student Medical Insurance Program (SMIP)||$3,605||$3,605|
|Graduate Student Activity Fee (GPSC)||$0||$0|
|Sanford Student Activity Fee||$75||$75|
|Graduate Recreation Facilities Fee||$0||$0|
|Graduate Student Services Fee (living inside NC)||$15||$15|
|Graduate Student Services Fee (living outside NC)||$0||$0|
|Transcript Fee (one-time fee in 1st year)||$120||$120|
|Summer Tuition ($1661 per credit hour)||—||$9,966|
|Summer Health Fee||—||$143|
|Total (living inside NC)||$51,847.00||$61,956.00|
|Total (living outside NC)||$51,174.00||$61,283.00|
|Total (living outside US)||$50,974.00||$61,083.00|
Before visa documents will be issued, international students must show proof of adequate funding for living expenses that will be incurred during the first year of study.
Estimated living expenses for 2018-2019 are US $1,600/month for a single person. International students entering the program must prove possession of the first twelve months of living expenses ($1,600/month x 12 months), for a total of $19,200.
Additional proof of funding is required if students will be accompanied by a spouse and/or children. The amount of funding that must be demonstrated for a spouse is $750/month and the amount for each child is $350/month. So as an example, if an international student wishes to bring a spouse and two children with them, they would need to prove an additional $17,400 of funding ($750/month x 12 months + $700/month x 12 months).
To add a spouse to the health insurance for the 2018-2019 academic year, the annual charge is $6,490. To add a child, the annual charge is $3,685. To add a family (spouse and children), the annual charge is $10,175.
* All graduate students are required to have health insurance. International students are required to use the Duke student health insurance and will be enrolled automatically during the fall semester. Coverage is provided for the entire academic year.
** Students enrolled in the one-year degree program are required to attend a summer session and will incur these additional tuition and university fees. Additional living expenses will also be incurred.
Duke Center for International Development
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke Box 90237
201 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708