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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.


  • Yenchingers Tell Us How They Felt About t...

    Last week, Yenching Academy organized a field study of several sites in Beijing as part of the Academy’s multidisciplinary study and exploration of Chinese society and civilization and China’s place in the rapidly transforming contemporary international system.

    November 18, 2022
  • Yenching Academy Held the Annual Meeting ...

    On November 11, Yenching Academy Teaching and Steering Committee members gathered for an annual meeting at the Jingyuan Courtyard 4. The conference aimed to keep YCA staff and advisors up to date and involved in the developments happening and discuss new ideas to advance the quality of the Academy.

    November 17, 2022
  • YCA Honorary Dean Yuan Ming Visits Shangh...

    On November 11, Yuan Ming, Honorary Dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University, joined a seminar with students and teachers at the Songjiang Campus of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU).

    November 16, 2022
  • 11·11 Encore: Welcome Party

    Our newly-enrolled Scholars arrived at Peking University and embraced their new life at Yenching Academy. The Scholars were warmly welcomed by our YCA family members, enabling them to settle down in the campus filled with a burst of alluring golden-yellow-hued trees, showers of falling leaves, and the cold wintery breeze of late November.

    November 15, 2022
  • Field Trips | Savoring Beijing’s Beauty ...

    In early November 2022, Yenching Academy of Peking University organized several field trips to sites in Beijing: the Ming Tombs, the Palace Museum, the Ancient Architecture Museum, and the Temple of Heaven.

    November 14, 2022
  • Yenching Scholars Visits Shijing Mountain...

    On November 3rd, YCA Scholars visited Shijing Mountain and the Yunju Temple. In the morning, our Scholars hiked Shijing Mountain, two miles east of the Yunju Temple.

    November 14, 2022



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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