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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.


  • Yenching Academy Scholars Explore the His...

    Between the 21st and 27th of June, Scholars and staff of the Yenching Academy of Peking University went on a week-long study trip to Chengdu and Chongqing, located in southwestern China. This trip, combined with lectures and online resources, is part of the YCA 2021 compulsory course titled "Field Study" to facilitate students' acquisition of first-hand experiences of China – its history, cult...

    July 16, 2021
  • Yenching Academy Holds its Fifth Commence...

    On July 12, the Yenching Academy of Peking University held its fifth commencement ceremony to celebrate and award academic degrees to its graduating fifth cohort scholars. Over 100 guests attended the simultaneous onsite and online event, including Yenching Academy Dean Yuan Ming, Associate Deans Fan Shiming and Brent Haas, professors from PKU, the graduating class of 2021 and their families an...

    July 15, 2021
  • Yenching Academy of Peking University Int...

    The Yenching Academy of Peking University introduces its seventh cohort: 104 outstanding young scholars who will enroll in the interdisciplinary China Studies Master's program this September. The scholars hail from 35 countries and regions; 79 international students will come together with 25 Chinese students. Through coursework, independent research, and field studies, they will examine China...

    July 13, 2021
  • Yenching Academy Scholars Met with China ...

    On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the Yenching Academy of Peking University hosted a delegation of Embassy diplomats from Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia. The delegation from Central and Eastern European countries met with several Yenching Scholars to learn about their studies at the Academy.Associate Dean Brent Haas delivered a brief introduction to the Academy. He detailed the...

    May 28, 2021
  • Yenching Academy Organizes Bai Xian Alumn...

    On the 9th of May 2021, the Yenching Academy of Peking University held a Bai Xian Alumni Talk: From Jingyuan to the World. The session featured three guest speakers talking about their unique stories. They include Ng Junyang from Singapore, Kazuki Miyazaki from Japan, and Pham Thi Thuy Duong (Han Young) from Vietnam, constituting Bai Xian and Yenching scholars from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 cohor...

    May 10, 2021
  • Through Our Door | Culture · Memories

    Through Our Door, a Yenching Scholar-led multidisciplinary cultural exhibition, will open on May 5, 2021 at Jingyuan Courtyard 4, Peking University. Our exhibition has three parts: Culture · Memories, History · Her/histories, and Art · Conversations. Culture part focuses on the people of Jingyuan, the subjects, and how they interact with the buildings. The exhibition team has interviewed more t...

    May 3, 2021



Recruitment for the 2022 cohort of Mainland Chinese candidates is currently ongoing. Yenching Academy will open its application portal to international, Chinese Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan candidates for the 2022 cohort on August 15, and will accept applications until December 3, 2021 (12:00 noon Beijing time).

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