Yenching Academy Graduate Program at Peking University

About the program

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. This initiative brings young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields together in an intensive learning environment where they can explore China and its role in the world - past, present, and future. The Academy aims to thereby shape a new generation of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China.

As a fully funded residential program, the Yenching Academy offers a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars are granted the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six academic concentrations and participating in 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. For more information, please download this brochure:

Eligibility

As Peking University is a valued partner of UBC, they have offered to fully fund 1 – 2 UBC students or recent alumni for this experience. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A 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;

  • English proficiency demonstrated through one of the following scores*:

    • TOEFL: 100; IELTS: 7; Cambridge: 180; CEFR: C1;

  • A record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement and social responsibility;

  • Indications of leadership potential.

Preference is given to candidates who are 25 years old or younger on August 31 in the year in which they wish to commence study. For students from countries where military service is mandatory, the age preference is 27 years old or younger.

*Native English speakers and those enrolled in or graduated from a primarily English-taught degree program are not required to provide this documentation.

How to apply

  Complete the application found here:

Application Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Please submit all documents to go.global@ubc.ca. If you prefer to submit the application in person, please submit all documents to the I. House front counter by the above deadline.