The Yenching Academy of Peking University is a one year Master of Arts in Chinese Studies program (in English) that is recruiting its second cohort of 100 students for the 2016-2017 academic year. It is designed to prepare an elite class of future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century global landscape. The Yenching Academy provides an extraordinary education experience that draws from western and eastern perspectives; cultivates leaders who will advocate for global progress and cultural understanding.
All students of the Yenching Academy will be Yenching Scholars. Students admitted to the program will be fully funded - tuition, fees, housing and a stipend for living costs. The program is taught in English although some classes will be taught in Chinese, with Chinese language instruction provided at varied levels.
Yenching Scholars will receive Chinese language instruction tailored to their needs, and will study a core curriculum on their way to a one-year Master’s in Chinese Studies. Academy students with advanced Chinese are able to take courses in that language, in addition to the language tutorials they might have.
They may elect one of the following areas of concentration:
• Literature and Culture
• History and Archaeology
• Philosophy and Religion
• Politics and International Relations
• Economics and Management
• Law and Society
Built on the intention to bring our students the rich Chinese culture and civilization and the real-time development in China, Yenching Academy prepares its students to take leading roles to tackle the world’ s most challenging issues. The Yenching Academy is a residential college within Peking University. Scholars share classroom learning experience, engage in informal dialogues through extra-curricular activities, student-initiated seminars and field studies in different parts of China.
Awards are open to recent university graduates from China and around the world. The program is looking for students with outstanding scholarship and leadership talent, regardless of their field of study, who will have graduated next year and wish to dive deeply into the study of China on the campus of China's leading university. Strong preference will be given to those who are 25 years old or younger on August 31, 2016.
Yenching Application Requirements
1. To apply through Stanford University, candidates need to submit via email their Yenching application to the Overseas Resource Center, attention email@example.com by our campus deadline by 5:00pm on November 11, 2015.
2. References need to email Diane Murk their signed recommendation letter and form by campus deadline.
3. Please do not submit your Yenching online application for the campus level.
Stanford University will review and evaluate applications and then decide on our nominations. Nominees will then complete and submit the online application. Our office will forward the application materials including the letters of recommendation to Yenching Academy for further selection. At the moment, we do not have a maximum number of nominees to forward to the Yenching Academy. As a participating university, there will be two fellowships offered to Stanford students to participate in the Yenching Academy of Peking University.