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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.


  • A Letter from Sandile Dlamini

    This letter is focused on the COVID-19 situation in China and it is addressed to three groups of people: 1) a Chinese passenger who was passed over by a taxi driver, 2) the whole world, and 3) the Chinese people.

    February 26, 2020
  • A Letter from Dean Yuan Ming Concerning F...

    We shall get through this together.

    January 29, 2020
  • Yenching Academy of Peking University Con...

    On November 29 – December 1, 2019, Yenching Scholars visited Guangzhou in a trip led by Professor Liu Haifang of the School of International Studies, Peking University.

    December 13, 2019
  • Introducing the 2019-2020 Yenching Academ...

    Meet our 2019-2020 Yenching Academy's Graduate Student Union Executive Committee! The Yenching GSU operates in coordination with the Peking University Graduate Student Union. This year, the team consists of two fourth cohort Yenching Scholars Michael Lee (President, South Korea) and Hana Lord (Director of Sports, United States), along with five fifth cohort Yenching Scholars Matthew Coffin ( D...

    December 8, 2019
  • Yenching Academy of Peking University Und...

    On Saturday November 19 2019, Yenching Academy of Peking University embarked on its annual week-long field study to the historic cities of Chengdu and Chongqing.

    November 26, 2019
  • Visit of Delegation from the University o...

    On October 23, a delegation from the University of Notre Dame, led by Provost Thomas Burish, visited the Yenching Academy.

    October 24, 2019



Yenching Academy of Peking University is currently accepting applications from international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan candidates for the 2020 cohort, and will accept applications until December 06, 2019 (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)

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  • Alumni

    Tel:010-6276 8302

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