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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.


  • Dean Luigi Miraglia of Accademia Vivarium...

    On the afternoon of September 20, the Academy hosted a visiting delegation of scholars from the Accademia Vivarium Novum, an institute of classical languages, literature, ph​ilosophy, and history in Rome. Dean Luigi Miraglia of the Accademia, accompanied by Vice Dean Ignacio Armella Chavez, Professor Giancarlo Rinaldi, and Professor Özséb Áron Tóth, met with Dean Yuan Ming of Yenching Academy,...

    September 20, 2019
  • Yenching Academy of Peking University Hol...

    On the morning of September 5, the 5th Annual Opening Ceremony of Yenching Academy commenced at Peking University's Qiulin auditorium to welcome the newest scholars of 2019 cohort and inaugurate the new academic year.  The program opened with the lyrical and soothing songs played by musicians on the trombone, piano, and traditional Chinese instruments. Following the uplifting performance, Z...

    September 6, 2019
  • My China Story | Zuhal Fidan (Turkey)

    My China story is a long-lasting one as it has been quite a long time since I first met with Chinese culture with very warm “Ni hao!” in Ankara Atatürk High School ten years ago. After then I never want to break up my ties with this language and culture as it amazed me with every piece of information I learned in time. I tried to do my best in learning Chinese, and this continual effort gave ...

    August 28, 2019
  • My China Story | Lukmon Akintola (Nigeria...

    As a student of International Relations, the first two sessions of my undergraduate studies were focused on learning the West: history, political-economic ideology as well as culture. For a Champ like me raised and trained in down town Lagos, it is a very good learning adventure. During these days, I had read a lot about Collins Powel for his great achievements in the United States military, I ...

    August 22, 2019
  • My China Story | Daniel Quirk (United Kin...

    ​ Over the past three years since my first internship in Beijing, I’ve developed an ever-growing interest on China through various academic and professional experiences which culminated in my application to the Yenching Academy.I first visited China in June 2016 on a university scholarship, where I began a month-long internship in Beijing with both public affairs and public relations organisa...

    August 22, 2019
  • My China Story | Marian Fila (Poland)

    As I am writing this, I am only a few weeks away from finally packing my bags and departing to study at the Yenching Academy for the upcoming two years. Although right now, it feels like my life practically revolves around China, I grew up relatively oblivious to its cultural and economic significance. Perhaps unsurprisingly, my exposure at the time was limited to the most potent type of soft p...

    August 22, 2019



Yenching Academy of Peking University is currently accepting applications from international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan candidates for the 2020 cohort, and will accept applications until December 06, 2019 (12:00 noon Beijing time). 

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