Yenching Academy of Peking University Full Fellowship Master's Program 2023



Application for the 2023 cohort of Yenching Scholars will be opened till December 4, 2022.



How to Apply

  • There will be an internal application and selection process at Boğaziçi University for this program.



• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field, or currently enrolled on a degree program 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, social responsibility, and leadership potential;

• English proficiency. We do not have a strict age cut-off for applicants, but in general, no person over the age of 28 has been admitted to the program. The average age of students entering the program is 23.


Application Components

•Yenching Academy online application (note that all students and alumni of Partner Universities are required to apply through their universities);

• Personal statement (750 words or less); • Statement of Research Interest (maximum 1500 words, excluding citations): o Should include key research question(s), background to study and/or summary of literature, and study design that could reflect the applicant’s academic training. Please note that applicants are not committed to making this proposed project their Master’s thesis topic. The Admissions Committee wants to judge how they formulate and write about academic topics.

• Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages); • Official transcript(s)1 ;

• Diploma(s) or Certificate(s) of Enrollment1 ;

• Two academic letters of recommendation (English or Chinese): o Peking University will only accept recommendation letters written by full professors or associate professors (or equivalent titles). o For applicants from the HMT regions, letters must be from professors teaching in the field in which you are applying for (e.g. an economics professor for students applying for Economics and Management). Please use the "专家推荐 信" template available here.

• English proficiency demonstrated through one of the following scores2: Page 3 of 8 o IELTS (Academic): Overall 7.0 o TOEFL (iBT): Overall 100 o Cambridge English Scale (Advanced): Overall 185 o Submission of English scores: For IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge tests, we will only accept scores sent directly to us from these organizations. Please choose “Yenching Academy of Peking University” as the designated recipient of the scores. For TOEFL, use the institution code: C488. o TOEFL and IELTS English proficiency tests must be taken after September 1, 2021. Currently, we do not accept TOEFL MyBest Scores, TOEFL iBT Home Edition, or IELTS Indicator test. 1 Candidates whose official university documents are in languages other than English or Chinese must submit copies of both the original documents and certified English translations. This requirement also applies to diplomas issued in Latin. Please ensure that the translation indicates the degree type (e.g. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree). Native English speakers and students or alumni of an English-taught Bachelor’s degree program are not required to provide English proficiency test scores.

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