Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Yenching Academy Scholarship

About the Yenching Academy Scholarship

The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a Master’s degree in China Studies. This specially designed, English-taught program aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. It creates space to incorporate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of program participants into the study of ancient, modern, and contemporary China, effectively acting as an incubator for innovative approaches to past, present, and future Chinese transformations. At the core of the program lies its emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China’s development from both Chinese and international perspectives.
Fellowships for international Yenching Scholars are for twelve months, during the course of which they complete their coursework and may complete the thesis. A limited number of financial aid packages are available for those who wish to remain on campus for a second year. 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.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Yenching Academy, China

Eligible applicants:

– must hold a bachelors degree
– must be 25 years of age or younger as of August 31 of the year they wish to enroll
– must have an outstanding academic record
– should demonstrate a strong interest in interdisciplinary study of China
– should have a record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement and social responsibility
– should demonstrate leadership potential

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Yenching Academy Scholarship application process:


Start by reviewing the scholarship website for information on eligibility and other requirements, and to determine if the scholarship is a good fit for your academic background and career goals.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply.

Applications open in mid August

Application components include:
– A completed online application form
– A personal statement (750 words or less)
– Curriculum Vitae
– Official transcript(s)
– Diploma(s) or Certificate(s) of Enrollment
– Two letters of recommendation
– International English Proficiency test score (only non-native English speakers)

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  http://yenchingacademy.org/scholarship

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