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The Yenching Academy

Yenching Academy DB August 2019

The Yenching Academy offers a fully funded Master's program in China studies for English speakers with varied levels of Chinese language competency. At the core of the program lies its emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China; past, present and future - from both Chinese and international perspectives. It also aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined humanities and social science disciplines, and is designed to incorporate the experiences and intellectual training of its diverse student body. 

Scholars are allowed flexibility in the design of their study programs and can choose courses from any of six research areas, one of which they will choose for their theses. A wide range of electives offered by the Academy and other Peking University schools and departments supplements core courses.

Applications for the 2023 cohort of Yenching Scholars will open in August so in the meantime, check their website for more information as well their admission criteria.

Read about one of our alumni who got selected here.