Fully-funded Yenching Academy Scholarship for Local and International Students at Yenching Academy of Peking University, China 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on August 17, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Travel and visa costs, Insurance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Address: Jingyuan Courtyard 3, Peking University, 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100871 Tel?010-6275 3625 [email protected]

The application for Yenching Academy Scholarship is now open and offered for both local and international students for the academic year of 2024.  The scholarship encourages outstanding local and international students to submit their applications and pursue their master’s degrees in relevant fields offered by Peking University in China.

Peking University provides a fully-funded scholarship that can help the students achieve their academic and career goals. Yenching Academy Peking University annually admits around 120 fresh scholars hailing from both China’s mainland and various international destinations. These students come together to engage in a shared journey of education, coexistence, and enrichment. A significant majority, roughly 80%, of the academy’s student populace represents the international community.

Source: Peking University

The scholars are granted the flexibility in structuring their academic pursuits, enabling them to handpick courses from a selection of six distinct research domains. Among those areas, they will choose one to focus on their thesis work. The curriculum will be supplemented by a diverse assortment of elective courses provided not only by the Academy itself but also by various other schools and departments within Peking University.

The Peking University 

Situated in the heart of Beijing, China, Peking University stands as a venerable and time-honored seat of higher learning within the nation. Established in 1898, the university has earned widespread acclaim as a prominent force in the global academic arena, fostering groundbreaking research and fostering intellectual curiosity. Distinguished for its unwavering dedication to scholarly eminence, Peking University presents an extensive array of academic offerings spanning various fields of knowledge, tailored to the educational pursuits of both undergraduates and postgraduates.

The university is well-known for its blended traditional Chinese architectural elements, creating an environment that pulsates with energy and creativity, fostering both learning and synergistic efforts. The university’s commendable feats in research, its extensive repertoire of scholarly assets, and its resolute commitment to nurturing a worldwide outlook through international partnerships collectively underpin its stature as one of China’s foremost educational establishments. Combining a storied legacy with a progressive educational outlook, Peking University serves as a guiding light of academic ingenuity and prominence, both within the nation and on the global front.

The Yenching Academy presents an extensively adaptable Master’s program focused on China studies, tailored for English-speaking individuals possessing diverse ranges of proficiency in the Chinese language. At the program’s heart lies a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity and a profound recognition of the significance of comprehending China’s historical, contemporary, and future dimensions, drawing from both domestic and global viewpoints. This initiative also aspires to transcend the conventional confines of humanities and social sciences in the study of China. It has been meticulously crafted to assimilate the array of backgrounds and intellectual foundations of its heterogeneous student community.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: Local and International
  • Degree Level: Master’s Degree
  • Fields: Any eligible fields offered by the University
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: NA
  • Scholarship Country: China
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Scholarship Awards: Fully-funded

Scholarship Eligibility 

Before proceeding with the application the students must meet the eligibility criteria of the scholarship.

  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with an expected graduation date no later than August 31, 2024.
  • Exceptional academic performance and achievements.
  • Demonstrated keen enthusiasm for delving into an interdisciplinary exploration of China.
  • Impressive history of extracurricular accomplishments, active community involvement, social commitment, and evident leadership qualities.
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • Note: Enrollment in additional degree programs alongside studies at Peking University is not permitted according to the university’s policy

Language Requirements 

  • International candidates who are native English speakers or have completed a degree program (undergraduate or higher) in English are exempt from submitting an English proficiency test report.
  • Candidates from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan (HMT) are obligated to provide an English proficiency test report, regardless of their attendance or graduation from an English-taught program. Failure to do so will necessitate undertaking an English as a Second Language course post-enrollment at Peking University.
  • IELTS score of 7.0
  • TOEFL iBT score of 100
  • Cambridge English Scale Advance overall score of 185
  • CET 6 overall score of 600
  • TEM 4 Pass level or above

Keep in mind that when scheduling the English Language test, ensure to select “Yenching Academy of Peking University” as the designated recipient of your scores. When taking the TOEFL, input the institution code: C488.

Application Process

The application can be accessed in an online portal provided by the university, Each applicant is required to create an account at the Yenching Academic Admission portal and submit the required documents needed to support the application.

Required Documents 

As part of the application process, the students must submit the following:

  • Complete application form
  • Personal Statement must be 750 words or less
  • Statement of research interest maximum of 1500 words
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript of records
  • Diploma
  • Certificates
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Language scores

Scholarship Benefits 

The Yenching Academy is dedicated to supporting scholars by providing a comprehensive and substantial fellowship package. This encompassing fellowship covers various critical aspects of a scholar’s academic journey, including:

  • Covering the full tuition fee
  • Accommodation
  • Scholars receive a monthly stipend, which aids in covering day-to-day living expenses
  • A round-trip air-fare ticket
  • Field study cost

In providing this comprehensive fellowship, the Yenching Academy ensures that scholars can fully immerse themselves in their academic pursuits, engage in interdisciplinary dialogues, and contribute to meaningful cross-cultural exchanges.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application for the academic year of 2024 is until December 3, 2023. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered, the university encourages al eligible students to apply as early as possible to better complete all the necessary documents needed for the application.

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