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Yenching Academy

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. The Academy offers a residential program aimed at creating a community of enthusiastic, globally oriented young innovators in the heart of China’s top university. Such close proximity to the academic infrastructure of Peking University provides a unique opportunity to participate and fully immerse oneself in the life of the university.

Yenching Academy Website

National Deadline: Early December


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field, awarded no later than August of the year the award would begin;
  • An outstanding academic record;
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary study of issues facing China;
  • A record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement and social responsibility;
  • Leadership potential;
  • English proficiency.

Application Procedure
Applicants will be asked to create an account on the Yenching Academy admissions portal and submit the following materials in English:

  • Completed online application;
  • Personal statement (in English; 750 words or less);
  • English Curriculum Vitae;
  • Most recent official transcript;
  • Two letters of recommendation;