Yenching Academy of Peking University

Provides full support for at least the first year of a two-year Master’s in China Studies issued by Peking University.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Application Components:

  • Personal statement (750 words or less);
  • Statement of Research Interest (maximum 1500 words, excluding citations):
    • 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 students formulate and write about academic topics.
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages);
  • Official transcript(s);
  • Diploma(s) or Certificate(s) of Enrollment;
  • 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).

Selection Criteria:

  • Evident commitment to and preparation for rigorous graduate studies
  • Strong interest in the interdisciplinary study of China at the graduate level
  • A record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement, social responsibility, and leadership potential

Deadline for Internal Nomination:

  • November 15, 2022
  • Submit all materials to Kevin Doherty (kevdoh@uchicago.edu)

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