Fees, Travel, and Other Information

Activities, Meals and Accommodations Fee - U.S. $2,600

The student activities, meals, and accommodations fee is U.S. $2,600. The fee is payable directly to the program as indicated on the application form.  The fee will cover any service and registration charges. It will also include breakfast every day and lunch or dinner on class days, as well as refreshments at afternoon seminars, the welcome and farewell dinners, and a Duke Law School event. It is anticipated that participants who are not residing at the college will attend all special dinners and other events. Students are expected to live at the college unless they meet one or more of the criteria for non-resident status (see below under "Non-Resident's Fee"). Such students should consult Ms. Tonya Jacobs and submit their requests to live elsewhere in writing along with their applications.

Non-Resident's Fee - U.S. $325

Non-residents will be required to make a payment of U.S. $325. The fee will cover special events, including Institute dinners. The fee will not, however, cover daily breakfasts and class day lunches. In order to achieve non-resident status, a student must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. The student is a resident of Hong Kong;
  2. The student has a family member residing in Hong Kong with whom he/she will live;
  3. The student has been working in Hong Kong prior to the start of the program and already has his/her own apartment;
  4. The student is married and will be bringing his/her spouse (or SSSE) to the program.

Tuition Fee - U.S. $4,850

Tuition fees for the full four-week program are U.S. $4,850; tuition fees for a two-week period only are U.S. $2,425. Tuition for a single course is U.S. $1,617 for the four-week period and U.S. $809 for a two-week period. (Hong Kong attorneys may enroll for a single course only; other Institute participants do not have this option and are required to pay the full tuition regardless of the number of courses taken.)

Registration Fee - U.S. $350

The non-refundable registration fee of U.S. $350 covers the cost of administrative and related expenses.

Health Insurance

Students are required to provide their own health insurance. The Institute is not responsible for medical or dental expenses incurred by students during the operation of the program. Be sure to include health insurance information on the application, if available; otherwise, submit information to Ms. Tonya Jacobs by June 3, 2016. While at the Institute, students may use the convenient University Health Service for a reasonable charge.

Financial Aid

Duke students should apply for loans through the Financial Aid Office at the Law School. Students at other American law schools should consult the financial aid office at their own school. If a financial consortium agreement is required, financial aid officers are welcome to consult Duke Law School's Financial Aid Office for guidance. Non-American participants are encouraged to apply to foundations and other sources of funding in their home countries for scholarship assistance.

"I believe what makes the Hong Kong summer program really unique is the cultural education — having students from various parts of the world sharing their thoughts, ideas, and experiences. The truly international community of students made the Institute even more rich and, certainly, unforgettable."

—Rashid Aliyev, participant from Hungary