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The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master's program in China Studies. This initiative brings together young people who have demonstrated a talent for leadership and innovation. At Yenching, they are immersed in an intensive learning environment where they can explore China and its role in the world—past, present, and future. The Academy's goal is to shape new generations of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China.

The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars create their own study paths by choosing courses from six research areas. They participate in a variety of extracurricular activities and field studies, organized by the Yenching Academy, and designed by scholars themselves. Studying at the Academy is an exceptional opportunity to take part in intercultural exchanges and interdisciplinary learning, developing both personally and professionally.


  • An Interview with Yenching Academy Reside...

    We had a chat with two Yenching Scholars Yoneda Akihiro (Japan) and Song Ankang (China) to learn more about their stories of being a residential advisor during the pandemic.

    April 9, 2021
  • My YCA Story | Wei Yuhuai: My Coordinates...

    Wei Yuhuai insisted that she is only an ordinary student with little extraordinary traits to boast. But in our interview, we felt her earnest efforts and academic passion. Also, we saw what she has gained over her years at the Yenching Academy of Peking University (YCA-PKU).

    March 30, 2021
  • Yenching Academy Welcomes Students Back t...

    On Friday, March 12, 2021, several staff of the Yenching Academy of Peking University visited YCA scholars at their dormitory on the PKU campus. The team was led by Yenching Academy’s Associate Deans Prof. Fan Shiming and Prof. Brent Haas. Zuo Jing laoshi, Dang Ke laoshi, An Qi laoshi, Yang Jingru laoshi, among others joined them to Shaoyuan. The event was aimed at welcoming scholars of the 5t...

    March 18, 2021
  • Kaori Kohyama: An Advocate of Youth Dialo...

    Kaori Kohyama, currently enrolled in the Master's program at Peking University's Yenching Academy, is also one of the graduates in the 2020 Batch of Double Degree Program between PKU and Waseda University. She was a major in Political Science at Waseda and in International Relations at PKU.

    March 15, 2021
  • My YCA Story | Zuhal Fidan (Turkey)

    Recently, we have interviewed Zuhal Fidan, 2019 Cohort Scholar from Turkey, to share her YCA stories with us.

    March 11, 2021
  • My YCA Story | Sylvie Ramakers (Netherlan...

    Recently, we have interviewed Sylvie Ramakers, 2020 Cohort Scholar from Netherlands, to share her YCA stories with us.

    March 9, 2021



Recruitment for the 2022 cohort of Mainland Chinese candidates is now open, and we will accept applications until May 14, 2021 (12:00 noon Beijing time).


Application for the 2022 cohort of international, Chinese Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan candidates will be opened in the summer of 2021.

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