Current Time 0:22
Duration Time 0:30
Remaining Time -0:07
Loaded: 0%
Progress: 0%

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.


  • Bathed in the Same Moonlight | Mid-Autumn...

    On the evening of September 21, the Youth League Branch of the Yenching Academy held a gala at Jingyuan Courtyard 3 to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with our Yenching Scholars in a simultaneous in-person and online event to enjoy the festive evening.Hui Xin Wong from Malaysia and Zhang Jiayu from China chaired the event, which featured several performances, speeches, and games to entertain ...

    September 24, 2021
  • Hello, 2021 Cohort. Let’s Go Hand in Han...

    The new academic year started at Peking University as the autumn breeze blew across campus. The Yenching Academy warmly received 25 Yenching Scholars of its 2021 Cohort on campus and extended warm greetings virtually to the other Scholars who could not enter campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Scholars participated in YCA’s Orientation Week events, becoming knowledgeable about the PKU...

    September 15, 2021
  • Yenching Academy Holds its 2021 Opening C...

    On September 11, the Yenching Academy of Peking University hosted the 2021 Opening Ceremony online and onsite at the PKU campus, welcoming its latest seventh cohort of Yenching Scholars. The event featured several guests, including Peking University Vice President Wang Bo, City University of Hong Kong President-Emeritus Chang Hsin Kang, YCA Dean Yuan Ming, YCA Associate Deans Brent Haas and Fan...

    September 13, 2021
  • Hello, PKU!

    As Beijing welcomes autumn after a long summer holiday, Yenching Academy’s 2021 Cohort moved into their dormitory on the PKU campus, livening the campus mood upon their arrival and registration at the Shaoyuan Courtyard on September 6.On September 6, YCA hosted an Orientation Party to enable the new seventh cohort of Yenching Scholars to meet themselves and their teachers at YCA.YCA Associate ...

    September 8, 2021
  • My China story | Bella Tseeva (Russia/Por...

    How it started: “Hi Bella, China chose you!”How it’s going: “Hi China, I choose you!”When people ask me “why China?” I do not have a concrete answer. It’s a combination of so many memories, experiences, people, and feelings. Back in 2015, I was studying in Portugal and finishing 11th grade. At that time, I applied to United World Colleges (UWC – international boarding schools around th...

    August 30, 2021
  • My China story | Daniel Tafelski (Germany...

    China has always been a big part of my life. For starters, I was born and raised there. My 外公外婆 (grandparents) make it a point to remind me whenever we speak that I am Shanghainese and that it will always be important to my identity. My father is German and was an expatriate at the time, one of the first to make the trip to China to set up and manage a joint-venture almost 30 years ago. My ...

    August 25, 2021



Recruitment for the 2022 cohort of Mainland Chinese candidates is currently ongoing. Yenching Academy of Peking University is also accepting applications from international, Chinese Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan candidates for the 2022 cohort, and will accept applications until December 3, 2021 (12:00 noon Beijing time).

  • Address: Jingyuan Courtyard 3, Peking University, 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100871

    Tel:010-6275 3625

  • Admissions

    Tel: 86-10-6274 4510 (Domestic)

    86-10-6276 6358 (International)

  • Media

    Tel:010-6276 8317

  • Alumni

    Tel:010-6276 8302

Copyright  © 2018 Yenching Academy of Peking University