Yenching Academy Graduate Fellowship

At a Glance

National Deadline
August 1, 2022
Term of Award
Requires Princeton Nomination
Field of Study
Humanities, Social Sciences
Length of Fellowship
One year
Citizenship Status
Non-U.S. citizens are eligible, U.S. citizens are eligible


The Yenching Academy at Peking University offers an intensive program—in English—of interdisciplinary classroom and field study of Chinese history and culture, as well as real-time issues in China’s development. As a college integrated within China’s leading university, the Yenching Academy prepares a diverse group of exceptional international and Chinese students with the knowledge of China that they need to fulfill their potential as global citizens and leaders.

All Yenching Scholars receive full funding for their studies.


Dr. Deirdre Moloney, [email protected], 609-258-1998


  • Undergraduate seniors and recent alumni. (The Yenching Academy does not have a strict age limit for applicants, but the average age of students entering the program is 23.)
  • Note that applicants from Mainland China follow a different application timeline than do applicants from all other countries and territories.

Criteria for Selection

  • Outstanding academic merit
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and potential
  • International experience
  • Long-term aspirations
  • Strong interest in exploring diverse cultures, particularly China and the Asia-Pacific region

Application Procedure

The online application is available on the Yenching Academy website. Students and recent alumni wishing to receive advising should make an appointment and plan to meet with the Princeton Yenching Academy adviser by December 1 with a draft of the application. Applicants who wish to be considered for early admission to Yenching Academy should also contact the Princeton Yenching Academy adviser. 

Additional Information

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