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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.


  • Connect with the Library: 2022 Yenching S...

    On 15th September, the newly arrived Eighth Cohort of Yenching Scholars toured the Peking University Library, learning about book reservation, the check-in and check-out process, and exploring the Library’s archived resources built over one century ago in 1898.The event consisted of three sections: a library tour and lecture, a library quiz sessi...

    September 28, 2022
  • My YCA Stories | SIMON BÜSCHGES (2021 Coh...

    I love the sense of community at YCA. Even though I haven’t set foot on campus due to the pandemic restrictions, I have always felt very welcome. Some of that is due to the effort the office and students in Beijing put into hosting online events for everyone, and a lot comes from YCA being a great connector.

    September 20, 2022
  • Back-to-School | With Love, Here We Go!

    When summer heat clears, everything under the sky glistens.Our newly enrolled Scholars kick-started their academic activities at Yenching Academy. They set sail for the new journey on the Academy’s wings of interdisciplinary studies and warmth.

    September 14, 2022
  • The First Class——Dean Dong Qiang's Spee...

    On September 3, the Yenching Academy of Peking University held the opening ceremony of 2022. At the ceremony, Dean Dong shared his experience of studying aboard and his thoughts on cross-cultural exchanges, and delivered the "the First Class" for new scholars on campus. Dean Dong advised scholars to be down to earth and to explore their interests slowly and gradually. He encouraged everyone to ...

    September 9, 2022
  • Yenching Academy of Peking University Hol...

    On September 3, Yenching Academy of Peking University held the 2022 Opening Ceremony for the 8th Cohort of Yenching Scholars.

    September 3, 2022
  • My YCA Story | Milind Taneja (India)

    Why did you choose to study at YCA?I took several China-themed courses related to my majors to enhance my understanding of the country while studying for my bachelor’s degree in economics and finance at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). By the end of my undergraduate studies, I had developed a passion for studying the Chinese economy and wanted to continue my explorations of China by pursuing...

    July 8, 2022



Recruitment for the 2023 cohort of Mainland Chinese candidates is currently ongoing. 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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