2016-17 Campus Application Instructions available here
2016-17 Partner University Application available here
2016-17 Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet available here
The Yenching Academy offers an intensive program 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.
The Yenching Academy offers students a Master of China Studies degree program in the following concentrations: Politics and International Relations; Economics and Management; Law and Society; Philosophy and Religion; Literature and Culture; History and Archeology. Academy courses will be available in both English and Chinese. It will be possible for international students to complete their degrees with courses taught in English. Chinese language study will be required for all international students; those with an advanced level of Chinese will be encouraged to take courses taught in Chinese. For Chinese students, a minimum of 75% of their credits must be from courses offered in English.
Yenching Scholars receive a fellowship that covers tuition and fees, accommodation and living costs. Students will complete their coursework during the fall and spring semesters, supplemented with additional study during the summer. The fellowship for international students ends after twelve months; they may complete and defend their thesis any time up to two years after they have completed their Yenching Academy residence.
Currently enrolled students and eligible U.C. Berkeley alumni MUST submit applications to Alicia Hayes, the campus representative.