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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.


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    According to a recent IMF report, the global economy will shrink by three percent this year due to COVID-19. The lingering China-U.S. trade war will likely make the situation worse. With all the uncertainties, where is the international community heading?In this video, three international students –Daniel Quirk, Natasha Lock and Sandile Dlamini who study at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in China share their insights.

    May 27, 2020
  • Alumnus Quoc Anh Tran Speaks about His Ex...

    Following the experiences of the Yenching community around the world as they confront the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Academy interviewed Quoc Anh Tran, alumnus from the 2nd cohort, about his work as a Communications Officer for the WHO in Vietnam and how his time at Yenching shaped his views and career.

    May 14, 2020
  • Happy Birthday, Yenching Academy!

    It’s Yenching Academy’s 6th anniversary today! Although we are not able to celebrate together at Peking University’s beautiful campus, our Yenching Scholars and staff sent their heart-warming wishes from around the world. We miss you all here in Beijing. Happy birthday Yenching Academy!

    May 5, 2020
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    From Jingyuan to São Paulo:Lessons in Empathy and the Role of Knowledge in Overcoming COVID-19 and Other Maladies

    April 13, 2020
  • Presidents Dialogue | Peking University s...

    On April 8, Professor Hao Ping, president of Peking University, attended the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum through a video conference where he, on behalf of universities in China, talked about the role and responsibilities universities should take amidst the COVID-19 epidemic. PKU Executive Vice President Zhan Qimin and Vice President ...

    April 10, 2020
  • The Community Off-Campus——Yenching Scho...

    Instead of coming back to Peking University after the Chinese New Year, Yenching Scholars continue their academic adventure at home and in new settings, all the while finding new ways to keep themselves creative and occupied.

    March 30, 2020



The Yenching Academy is currently recruiting Mainland Chinese Scholars for the 2021 Cohort. The deadline for online application is May 18, 2020 (12:00 noon Beijing time).


We will begin accepting applications from international, Chinese Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan candidates for the 2021 Cohort in the summer of 2020.

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