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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.


  • The Yenching Academy Holds the Yenching G...

    The 8th annual Yenching Global Symposium officially kicked off on April 12, 2024 on the historic grounds of Peking University in Beijing. Since its establishment in 2016, the Yenching Global Symposium has established itself as one of the most competitive and influential conferences for diving into China-related topics in the world. Organized by students from the Yenching Academy of Peking Unive...

    April 22, 2024
  • Equilibrium: Our World in Balance | YGS 2...

    On April 12, the Eighth Yenching Global Symposium (YGS 2024) commenced at the Qiulin Auditorium, Peking University. YGS 2024 received over 10,000 applications from around the world.A YCA flagship event established and organized by Yenching Scholars, the Yenching Global Symposium (YGS) provides a platform for emerging leaders, established practitioners, and China scholars around the globe to eng...

    April 12, 2024
  • Dean Dong Qiang Attends 2024 NYC&BOS WDF

    On April 5, Professor Dong Qiang, Dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University, attended the opening ceremony of the 2024 Harvard-Columbia World Development Forum (WDF) at Harvard Memorial Church. He delivered a keynote speech titled “International Education as an Essential Vector of World Development.”Dean Dong began by highlighting the nuanced difference between the Chinese terms “发展” ...

    April 8, 2024
  • Peng Feng | The Aesthetics and Arts of Ch...

    On March 20, Professor Peng Feng, Dean of the School of Arts, Peking University, gave a lecture themed “The Aesthetics and Arts of China”. This lecture, the seventh in the China Studies Lecture Series for the 2023‒2024 academic year, was hosted by Lu Yang, Director of Graduate Studies at Yenching Academy and Professor of the Department of History, Peking University.Interview NotesProf. Peng ...

    March 27, 2024
  • William Lindesay | The Great Wall from Di...

    On March 6, William Lindesay, a British researcher of the Great Wall and founder of International Friends of the Great Wall, gave a lecture themed “The Great Wall, from Different Directions.” Hosted by YCA Associate Dean Brent Haas, this marked the sixth lecture in the China Studies Lecture Series for the 2023‒2024 academic year.Interview NotesMr. Lindesay sat for an interview before the lec...

    March 15, 2024
  • Jean-Pierre Raffarin | The Role of Sino-F...

    On February 27, 2024, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister of the French Republic and Shuhsi Hsü Chair Professor, visited Yenching Academy at the invitation of Dean Dong Qiang. He delivered a lecture titled “The Role of Sino-French Relations on Global Governance: Insights from Personal Experience.” Yenching Academy Dean Dong Qiang hosted the event. Former Chinese Ambassador to France, ...

    March 4, 2024



We are currently accepting application for the 2024 Yenching Academy Summer Experience for Mainland Chinese candidates, and the application deadline is at 12:00 noon on May 26, 2024 (Beijing time).

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 cohort from international applicants, or applicants from the Chinese regions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. More information about recruitment for September 2025 intake will become available in August.

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