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Fees listed below are from 2020 and are subject to change for the 2021 program.

Tuition Fee – U.S. $4,880

Tuition for the full four-week program is U.S. $4,880. 

Activities Fee – U.S $300

Accommodations Fee – U.S. $2,584

The student accommodation and activities fee will be $2884. This includes accommodation, along with select out-of-class activities and both a welcome dinner and farewell event. Participants who wish to bring along an accompanying person should make such reservations in consultation with Meaghan Kelly.

Students are expected to live at the hotel unless they meet one or more of the criteria for non-resident status (see below). Such students should consult Meaghan Kelly and submit their requests to live elsewhere in writing along with their applications.

Non-Resident's Fee – U.S. $500

Non-residents will be required to make a payment of U.S. $500. The fee will cover special events, such as Institute dinners. 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 The Netherlands;
  2. The student has a family member residing in The Hague with whom he/she will live;
  3. The student has been working in The Netherlands 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.

Registration Fee – U.S. $350

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

Transcript Fee – U.S. $120

This fee covers the cost of the transcript for the program.

Financial Aid

Duke students should apply for loans through Duke Law's Office of Financial Aid. 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.

Health Insurance

Students are required to provide their own health insurance. The Institute is not responsible for medical or dental expenses incurred by the students during the operation of the program. Be sure to include health insurance information on the application, if available; otherwise, submit information to Meaghan Kelly by June 5, 2020.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Duke Law School complies with the "Cancellation, Change, or Termination of Programs" as set forth in the American Bar Association's Criteria for Approval of Foreign Summer Programs.



Non-Duke and Duke Law School students may request official transcripts from Duke University at no extra charge by completing a transcript request form after grades have been reported (usually around mid-September). The grading system will be the same as that regularly used at Duke Law School. (Although no grade and no academic credit will be awarded for any course in which the participant has not taken the written examination, the notation "Audit" will be recorded for any course regularly attended by the participant.) Students who do not wish to receive academic credit for their courses are not required to take final examinations, but all students are encouraged to sit for at least two examinations.

Transfer Credits

American law students who achieve appropriate final examination results normally will be able to receive academic credit from their home institutions, and students from other institutions might also be able to obtain academic credit depending on the policies of their institution. Students are responsible for obtaining approval from their own law schools to transfer credit.