Application Details

Thursday, October 15, 2020 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Endorsement application deadline (optional, guarantees feedback and evaluation; can apply independently by final deadline): Oct. 15, 2020 (5:00 pm ET); Final Application Deadline: Early Dec., 2020
Scholarship covers tuition, fees, a travel stipend, living costs (on campus) and accomodations.

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- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field, awarded no later than August 31 of the year in which they wish to enroll
- An outstanding academic record
- Strong interest in interdisciplinary study of China
- A record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement and social responsibility
- Leadership potential
- English proficiency

**Preference is given to candidates age 25 or younger as of August 31 of the year they wish to enroll.


The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. The Yenching Academy is a fully funded residential program offering 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 are granted the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six academic concentrations and a variety of extracurricular activities.Academic concentrations include 1) politics and international relations, 2) philosophy and religion, 3) literature and culture, 4) law and society, 5) history and archaeology, and 6) economics and management.

Enrolled international students spend 12 months in residence at the Yenching Academy. Coursework is completed during the fall and spring semesters, and it is supplemented by additional study during the summer. Upon completion of their year in residence, students have up to one more year to finalize projects and defend their thesis.

Award: The Yenching Academy provides a generous postgraduate scholarship that covers tuition fees, a travel stipend for one round-trip journey between each Scholar’s base city and Beijing, accommodations, and living costs on Peking University’s campus.

Criteria: Evaluation criteria include (1) academic merit, (2) leadership potential, (3) international experience, and (4) long-term aspirations.

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Office of Distinguished Scholarships

Inger Brodey
Tuesday, August 25, 2020