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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.


  • Professor Davy Cheng Talks to Yenching Sc...

    On March 15, Professor Davy Cheng, Founding Dean and Presidential Chair Professor at the School of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen (CUHK-SZ), delivered a lecture titled “New Era in Medical Education Health System: East Meets West”. The session is part of Yenching Academy’s Topics in China Studies Lecture Series for the 2022/2023 spring semester.

    March 23, 2023
  • China Daily | Building Bridges

    Ekaterina Kaligaeva (2022 cohort, Belarus) recently accepted an interview with China Daily, sharing her story about "building bridges" between China and Belarus.Building Bridges“Language barrier is one of the obstacles that hamper the development of cooperation... and there is a shortage of specialists,” said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who just completed his official state vis...

    March 16, 2023
  • YCA Organizes Welcome Reception 4.0

    On Friday, March 10, Yenching Academy organized a fourth welcome reception for its 7th and 8th cohort Scholars who recently arrived on the Peking University campus to continue their studies. Several YCA top team members attended the event to welcome the new Scholars.

    March 14, 2023
  • Dr. Zhao Hao Delivers Lecture at Yenching...

    On February 22, Dr. Zhao Hao from the Peking University School of Archaeology and Museology and Peking University Sanxingdui Archaeology Team delivered a lecture at Yenching Academy’s fifth class of the 2022-20223 China Studies Lecture Series titled “Archaeological Discoveries at Sanxingdui and the Bronze Age of Sichuan Basin”.

    March 8, 2023
  • Alumni | Dickson David Agbaji: From Yench...

    The cold breeze of the winter night in Beijing blows across his cheeks, and a big smile is on the corner of his mouth. He heard roaring cheers from the crowd in the distance, and eye-catching lights flickered before him. In an instant, countless fireworks bloomed in the sky, and the sound was like thunder. Standing on the stage at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Dickson David...

    March 1, 2023
  • Yenching Academy Hosts the French Ambassa...

    On the afternoon of February 14, 2023, Yenching Academy of Peking University hosted the Ambassador of France to China, H.E. Laurent Bili, and other French Embassy officials for its first Ambassador Speaker Series of 2023.

    February 16, 2023



Applications from international candidates and candidates from the Chinese regions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan for the 2023 cohort are now open!

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