Duke Kunshan University

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Duke Kunshan University
by Ella Mitchell - Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:18 PM

Dear Old Boys,

Re: Exclusive scholarship opportunity for a Palmerston North based kiwi student to study at Duke Kunshan University

We have been made aware of this opportunity earlier today: Palmerston North’s Friendship City, Kunshan (near Shanghai) has generously offered a full scholarship to one student from Palmerston North to study a 4 year undergraduate programme at Duke Kunshan University from August next year. Duke is one of the most prestigious universities in the US and this is their first China-based partnership campus, established in 2013. 

The ideal candidate would be someone who:

·       has keen interest in studying in China and would commit to a 4 year undergraduate programme (NB: They don’t need to speak Chinese – because it’s a Duke university campus the courses are taught in English, though the student will be learning Chinese as part of their studies).

·       Has achieved (or is likely to achieve) university entrance and can get their school to write a letter of support.

·       Is interested in a liberal arts or science degree – they will have the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects and build a broad base of knowledge before selecting a major in one of the following interdisciplinary majors: Environmental Science/Chemistry, Environmental Science/Public Policy, Global China Studies/History, Political Economy/Political Science, Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences/Math, Material Science/Physics, Global Health/Biology or Global Health/Public Policy. 

Duke Kunshan fact-sheet:

Scholarship information page:  (The scholarship covers tuition only.)

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Toni Grace, International Relations Manager at the Palmerston North City Council (, before 21 December, 2017.

Yours faithfully,

D M Bovey