Yenching Academy of Peking University-Full Scholarship 2022 for Master’s Study at China [120 Seats]: Apply by Dec 3

Applications are open from eligible Master Students for the Yenching Academy of Peking University-Full Scholarship 2022 at China.

About the Scholarship

The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies.

This initiative brings together young people who have demonstrated a talent for leadership and innovation. At Yenching, they are immersed in an intensive learning environment where they can explore China and its role in the world—past, present, and future. The Academy’s goal is to shape new generations of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China.

The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them 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 create their own study paths by choosing courses from six research areas. They participate in a variety of extracurricular activities and field studies, organized by the Yenching Academy, and designed by scholars themselves. 

Studying at the Academy is an exceptional opportunity to take part in intercultural exchanges and interdisciplinary learning, developing both personally and professionally.

Each Yenching Scholar selects one of six research areas in the field of China Studies, and writes a thesis with guidance from a faculty advisor. A scholar’s choice of research area does not affect course selection requirements, but will determine the type of Master’s diploma issued upon graduation.

No. of Scholarships

The Yenching Academy annually enrolls approximately 120 new students from both the Chinese Mainland and abroad, to study, live, and learn together. International students comprise roughly 80% of the student body. 

Research Areas

Research areas are as follows:

  • Economics and Management
  • History and Archaeology
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Law and Society
  • Literature and Culture


Applicants should have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field or currently enrolled in a degree program awarded no later than August 31, 2022;
  • An outstanding academic record;
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary study of China;
  • A record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement, social responsibility, and leadership potential;
  • English proficiency.

Note: Peking University does not allow students to be enrolled in other degree programs whilst studying at the university.

Selection Process

Mainland Chinese finalists will be interviewed in the summer or in September. International finalists, as well as finalists from the Chinese regions of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, will be interviewed in the winter or early spring.

All Chinese candidates, including those from the Chinese regions of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, must attend interviews in person at Peking University. International candidates can attend interviews online or in person. Finalists will be contacted approximately one week in advance of the interview date.

Candidates from the Chinese Mainland will receive admission decisions no later than October. Admission decisions for international candidates, as well as candidates from the Chinese regions of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, will be made around April.

Those who accept our offers will then be approved through an internal process at Peking University, and receive their official acceptance letters in the summer before enrollment.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the scholarship through this link.

Application Deadline

December 3, 2021



Click here to view the official notification for the Yenching Academy of Peking University-Full Scholarship 2022.

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