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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.


  • YCA Holds the 2024 Graduation Ceremony

    We bid farewell as we leave the campus in drizzles, our tears dampening our lapels.On July 2nd, 2024, the Yenching Academy held its Graduation and Degree Awarding Ceremony at the Qiulin Auditorium, Peking University. At the event, our graduating students were joined by guests from within and outside the university, as well as their families.    The graduation ceremony commenced with an opening ...

    July 5, 2024
  • Scott Rozelle | Why Common Prosperity is ...

    On May 29, Scott Rozelle, the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and Professor at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies and co-director of the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI), gave a lecture themed “Why Common Prosperity is Needed More than Ever: How the Rural-Urban Divide Threatens China’s Rise”. This was the 11th lecture ...

    June 11, 2024
  • Jean Oi | The Fate of China’s Developmen...

    On May 15, Jean Oi, the William Haas Professor of Chinese Politics in the Political Science Department at Stanford University, gave a lecture themed “The Fate of China’s Development Model.” This was the 10th talk under the China Studies Lecture Series in the 2023-2024 academic year. The event was co-hosted by Brent Haas, Associate Dean of Yenching Academy, and Frank Hawke, Director of the St...

    June 7, 2024
  • 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
  • John Alekna | Seeking News, Making China

    On May 8, John Alekna, Assistant Professor in the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Department at Peking University, delivered a lecture themed “Seeking News, Making China: Reimagining Chinese History through Information Technology”. Hosted by Yenching Academy Associate Dean Brent Haas, this was the ninth lecture in the China Studies Lecture Series for the 2023‒2024 academic year.Int...

    May 24, 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



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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