The Yenching Academy is currently accepting applications for up to 125 postgraduate scholarships to study in China. Chinese, as well as international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
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.
Since its founding in 1898, Peking University has played a central role in China’s modern history. With its innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum and rigorously selected cohort of young scholars from around the world, the Yenching Academy is serving to enhance the educational excellence at Peking University.
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue postgraduate programme.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
Scholarship 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.
Number of Scholarships: The Yenching Academy annually enrolls approximately 125 new students from both China and abroad, to study, live, and learn together.
Scholarship can be taken in China
Eligibility: Applicants should have:
- 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.
Successful applicants will demonstrate how the Yenching Academy program is relevant and valuable for their career plans.
Preference is given to candidates age 25 or younger as of August 31 of the year they wish to enroll. For students from countries with mandatory military service, the age preference is 27 years old or younger.
Nationality: Chinese, as well as international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Graduate from a Mainland Chinese university in 2018 (any major).
How to Apply: Candidates may apply through Yenching Academy’s online application portal. Please note that those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan will also need to apply through the Peking University Graduate Admissions website.
Each applicant will create an account on the Yenching Academy admissions portal and submit the following materials in English:
Completed online application form;
Personal statement (750 words or less);
Diploma(s) or Certificate(s) of Enrollment;*
Two letters of recommendation;
International English proficiency test score (at least IELTS 7/TOEFL 100/Cambridge 180/CEFR C1).**
*If official university documents are in languages other than English or Chinese, both copies of the original documents and certified English translations must be uploaded. This requirement includes diplomas issued in Latin.
** Native English speakers and students/alumni of primarily English-taught degree programs are not required to provide English proficiency test scores.
More details about required documents are available through the admissions portal after creating an account.
Application Deadline: International candidates and those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may begin applying August 15, 2017. There are two deadlines, associated with candidates’ universities:
- December 11, 2017: Universities in the United States and Canada;
- January 15, 2018: Universities in all other countries.
Applicants must submit all materials before 12:00 noon (Beijing time) on the relevant deadlines.
Note: All candidates should apply by the deadlines corresponding to their universities or alma maters. There may be rare exceptions; for example, an alumna of a U.S. university learns about our program after returning to her home country, and wishes to apply by the later deadline.