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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.


  • CHINANEWS.COM | Dong Qiang: Translators a...

    On the evening of December 8, the three winners of the 14th Prix Fu Lei (Fu Lei Translation and Publishing Award) were unveiled. Professor Dong Qiang, President of the 2022 Prix Fu Lei Organizing Committee and Dean of Yenching Academy, sat for an interview with, discussing how the Prix Fu Lei was initiated and his experiences organizing the awards.

    December 12, 2022
  • CHINANEWS.COM | China in the Eyes of YCA ...

    Editor’s note: Ekaterina Kaligaeva (Belarus), Matthew Aaron Kelly (Ireland), and Ann Hermann (USA) from the 2022 Cohort of Yenching Academy sat in an interview with on their life and study in China. They had an animated talk about China in their eyes.

    December 2, 2022
  • YCA Olympics | Building A Solid Physique ...

    This year’s YCA Olympics, one of Yenching Academy’s student-initiated feature events, kicked off as scheduled from November 7 to 11 as the winter season tiptoed in.

    November 22, 2022
  • YCA Dean Dong Qiang Attends the Symposium...

    The 18th Summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) congregated in Djerba, Tunisia, November 19–20. More than 30 heads of state and government joined discussions on several issues, including digital development and youth employment.

    November 21, 2022
  • 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



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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