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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.


  • Peking University Celebrates a Decade of ...

    We are thrilled to share that Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!  Since its inception in 2014, BXAI has supported over 650 scholars through the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP), which provides scholarships for Asian students to study abroad in Asia and creates intercultural opportunities for young aspiring leaders to learn from and enga...

    June 4, 2024
  • YCA Holds a Forum on China Studies

    On May 18, Yenching Academy organized a forum on China Studies at Jingyuan Courtyard 3. As part of the celebration series for YCA’s 10th anniversary, the forum, titled “Globalizing China Studies: From Theory to Practice,” featured eminent experts and scholars from China and abroad to join YCA faculty and students in discussions on China Studies and talent development-related topics. YCA facu...

    May 22, 2024
  • China Studies for the World | YCA Celebra...

    Yenching Academy celebrated its 10th birthday in May 2024.On May 16 and 17, Vice Presidents Wang Bo and Fang Fang, along with Vice Chair Jiang Guohua of PKU Council, joined PKU Council Chair Hao Ping and President Gong Qihuang in visiting the Academy’s 10th-anniversary photo exhibition at the B1 atrium of Second Gymnasium. Dong Qiang, Dean of Yenching Academy, introduced the Academy’s develop...

    May 18, 2024
  • The Yenching Academy Holds the Yenching G...

    The 8th annual Yenching Global Symposium officially kicked off on April 12, 2024 on the historic grounds of Peking University in Beijing. Since its establishment in 2016, the Yenching Global Symposium has established itself as one of the most competitive and influential conferences for diving into China-related topics in the world. Organized by students from the Yenching Academy of Peking Unive...

    April 22, 2024
  • Equilibrium: Our World in Balance | YGS 2...

    On April 12, the Eighth Yenching Global Symposium (YGS 2024) commenced at the Qiulin Auditorium, Peking University. YGS 2024 received over 10,000 applications from around the world.A YCA flagship event established and organized by Yenching Scholars, the Yenching Global Symposium (YGS) provides a platform for emerging leaders, established practitioners, and China scholars around the globe to eng...

    April 12, 2024
  • Dean Dong Qiang Attends 2024 NYC&BOS WDF

    On April 5, Professor Dong Qiang, Dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University, attended the opening ceremony of the 2024 Harvard-Columbia World Development Forum (WDF) at Harvard Memorial Church. He delivered a keynote speech titled “International Education as an Essential Vector of World Development.”Dean Dong began by highlighting the nuanced difference between the Chinese terms “发展” ...

    April 8, 2024



We are currently accepting application for the 2024 Yenching Academy Summer Experience for Mainland Chinese candidates, and the application deadline is at 12:00 noon on May 26, 2024 (Beijing time).

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 cohort from international applicants, or applicants from the Chinese regions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. More information about recruitment for September 2025 intake will become available in August.

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