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Yenching Academy of Peking University, Master of China Studies Program for 2019 Entry

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Yenching Academy of Peking University

Master of China Studies Program for 2019 Entry

 

Background

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary, full-fellowship 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. 

 
Curriculum
Scholarshave much flexibility to customize their research. They complete required courses and 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, but should correspond to thesis topic.)

Research Areas:

  Economics & Management

  History & Archaeology

  Law & Society

  Literature & Culture

  Philosophy & Religion

  Politics & International Relations

Fellowships& Study Timeframe
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 thefellowship. 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.
 
Admission

ELIGIBILITY

Yenching Academyannually enrolls approximately 125 new students from both China and abroad, to study, live, and learn together.It opens its application system to International, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan candidates for the 2019 cohort on August 15, and will accept applications until December 7, 2018.

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.

 

PROCEDURES

International candidates and those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may begin applying August 15, 2018.Applicants must submit all materials before December 7, 2018 (12:00 noon Beijing time).

The Yenching Academy works with Partner Universitiesthat conduct internal application processes and nominate outstanding candidates for consideration. All students and alumni of 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: http://yenchingacademy.org/application

 

 

 

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