Yenching Academy Open Information Session – Sept 28 PM, Beijing Time

Candidates interested in learning more about the Yenching Academy’s competitive, full fellowship Master’s Program in China Studies are invited to attend this information session.

By attending this information session, you will learn about our curriculum and admissions process, and have opportunities to ask questions to our Associate Dean, Dr. Brent Haas, as well as current and past Yenching Scholars!

► Date: September 28, 2023

► Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, GMT +8

► Language: English

► Session will be held via Teams, please register here

  (Meeting ID: 460 164 458 352; passcode: e7XEju)

About the Yenching Academy:

Yenching Academy of Peking University offers an elite, interdisciplinary Master's program in China Studies. This specially designed, English-taught degree program aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. All Yenching Scholars receive a full fellowship that covers tuition, accommodation in the Yenching Academy House, a travel stipend for one round-trip journey between your base city and Beijing (the base city must be a city within the country of your nationality; cost of this round-trip will be estimated and calculated by YCA), basic medical insurance, a monthly stipend, and expenses related to research.

Each year the Yenching Academy admits around 120 scholars from 40+ countries and regions. In addition to coursework, scholars participate in field studies and self-designed research trips, taking advantage of opportunities to customize and maximize their experiences in Beijing, and within China’s leading university.


Dr. Brent Haas

Associate Dean

Director of Admission Affairs

Distinguished Associate Professor

Yenching Academy of Peking University

Student Speakers:

Itunu Grace Ishola (2022 Cohort)

Born and raised in Nigeria, Grace earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and International Education at the Capital Normal University, China. She served as the Liaison officer of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Beijing to Nigerian students in China. She is a member of the Academic Committee of Africa Diaspora In China Network, Beijing, and an executive assistant for Africa Youth Diaspora Organization, USA. Her interests revolve around Foreign Diplomacy and Education Advocacy. At the Yenching Academy, with research interests in Politics and International Relations, she anticipates learning more about China’s role in multilateral organizations and global politics. Also, she hopes to gain more insights into the reforms surrounding China’s economic development, the dynamics of China’s foreign diplomacy, and Chinese education cooperation with Africa.


Raunab Singh Khatri (2019 Cohort)

Raunab Singh Khatri represents the 5th batch of Yenching Academy scholars from 2019 - 2021. He is a current Ph.D. student at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, and also the co-founder of The Araniko Project, a research advisory based in Kathmandu that looks into history, culture, society, economics, and politics surrounding Nepal-China relations. He has co-authored numerous reports and publications from institutions in Nepal, India, and China and continues to engage in research activities throughout his Ph.D. and with The Araniko Project.

Dickson Agbaji (2019 Cohort)

Dickson is a Doctoral student in the International Education Development program at the Peking University Graduate School of Education (PKU-GSE). He earned a Master’s degree at Yenching Academy of Peking University, majoring in Politics and International Relations, and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He has held several placements, including internships at UNICEF China, IDEAS Education, APCO Worldwide, and a Management Traineeship at Champion Breweries PLC, Nigeria, a Heineken International-affiliated firm. Dickson enjoys writing and researching. He has worked as a teaching assistant to Yenching Academy's professors, and taught in elementary and secondary schools during his national service in Nigeria. Likewise, he has presented papers at academic conferences and co-authored several articles on China-Africa cooperation, education development, corruption, human security, and foreign policy. He is currently based in Beijing, studying the political economy of China's economic and educational transformation.


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