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Yenching Scholarship--Yenching Academy of Peking University

Deadline 12/06/2021
Website http://yenchingacademy.org/


The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. Founded on the ideal of fostering global connections and dialogue, this initiative brings together young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields in an intensive learning environment where they can explore China and its role in the world—past, present, and future. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars are
granted the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six academic concentrations and a variety of extracurricular activities. The Academy aims to thereby shape a new generation of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China and its role in the world.


The Yenching Academy annually enrolls approximately 125 new students from mainland China and abroad to study, live, and learn together. International students comprise roughly 80% of the student body.

Applicants should have:
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in any field, awarded no later than August 31 of the year in which they wish to enroll
  • An outstanding academic record
  • A strong interest in interdisciplinary study of China
  • A record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement, and social responsibility
  • An ability to demonstrate leadership potential
Successful applicants will demonstrate how the Yenching Academy program is relevant and valuable to their career plans. Preference is given to candidates aged 25 or younger as of August 31 of the year in which they wish to enroll. For students from countries with mandatory military service, the age preference is 27 years of age or younger.


The Yenching Academy provides a generous postgraduate scholarship that covers tuition, fees, housing accommodations and living costs on Peking University's campus, and a travel stipend for one round-trip ticket between the Scholar's home city and Beijing. The Academy offers an immersive residential program aimed at creating a community of enthusiastic, globally oriented young innovators in the heart of one of China's top universities.


Candidates may apply through Yenching's online application portal and must submit the following materials in English:

  • Completed online application form
  • Personal statement (750 words or less)
  • CV
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Diploma(s) or Certificate(s) of Enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation


Blake Mandell, '17