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Yenching Academy of Peking University, Master of China Studies Program for 2018 Entry

Publish:2017-10-28 17:20:00

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary English-taught master’s program in China Studies. It enrolls outstanding graduates from all over the globe, bringing together young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields in an intensive learning environment where they can explore China and its role in the world—past, present, and future.
The Yenching Academy is a fully-funded residential program offering a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within the Humanities and Social Sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars have the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six research areas and a variety of extracurricular activities. Studying at the Academy represents a unique opportunity not only for intercultural and academic exchange, but also for personal and professional development. 
Scholarshave much flexibility to customize their research. They complete three required courses, along with electives offered by the Yenching Academy and/or Peking University.Graduation requires successful completion of at least 30 academic credits, as well as writing and orally defending a master’s thesis. Chinese language study is compulsory for international students.
Scholars participate infield studies to culturally, economically, or socio-politically significant regions within Mainland China. Each Scholar chooses one of six research areas corresponding to thesis topic. (The research area does not affect course selection options or requirements.)
Research Areas:
•  Economics & Management
•  History & Archaeology
•   Law & Society
•  Literature & Culture
•   Philosophy & Religion
•   Politics & International Relations
Yenching Academy provides a generous postgraduate fellowshipcovering tuition fees, a travel stipend for one round-trip journey between each Scholar’s base city and Beijing, accommodations, and a monthly living stipend.
Fellowships for international scholars are for 12 months, with the option to extend for a second year in Beijing. Mainland Chinese, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan students remain on campus for two years, covered by the fellowship. During the second year in Beijing, students may apply for a limited number or Teaching, Research, or Administrative Assistantships. In addition, scholars may apply for grants to help fund research projects related to China Studies. 
All students complete coursework during their first year. The second year is for completing thesis writing and defense (international students who choose to leave Beijing after the first year may complete thesis defense remotely). Degrees are granted upon the completion of all coursework and satisfactory defense of the thesis, and are awarded in January and July of each year.
The Academy also offers a limited number of doctoral scholarships to selected Yenching Scholars who would like to pursue doctoral degrees in other Peking University departments.
Yenching Academyannually enrolls approximately 125 new students from both China and abroad, to study, live, and learn together. It is currently accepting onlineapplications for the 2018 cohort from International, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan candidates.
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 show 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.
International candidates and those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may begin applying August 15, 2017. There are two deadlines, associated with candidates’ universities:
· Dec. 11, 2017: Universities in the United States and Canada;
· Jan. 15, 2018: Universities in all other countries.
Applicants must submit all materials before 12:00 noon (Beijing time) on the relevant deadlines.
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. 
The Yenching Academy works with Partner Universities that conduct internal application processes and nominate outstanding candidates for consideration. Applicants enrolled at Partner Universities are required to apply through both their universities' internal processes and the Yenching Academy admissions portal. 
For detailed application procedures, please visit the website: