Yenching Global Symposium 2021 in Beijing


Applications are open for the  Fully Funded Yenching Global Symposium 2021 in Beijing. The symposium will be held from 16th to 18th April 2021 and the deadline for the application is 13th February 2021.

Yenching Global Symposium welcomes applications from applicants with strong leadership potential and a readiness to participate in nuanced, interdisciplinary discussions on questions surrounding China and ‘Shared Renewal: Recoupling East with West’.

The Yenching Academy’s flagship event, the Yenching Global Symposium (YGS), is a continuation of this mission. Hosted at Peking University every spring, the symposium comprises engaging lectures, panel discussions, and interactive sessions addressing both China’s impact on the world and the influence that the world has on China. Each year, the symposium features prominent Chinese and international speakers across a wide range of fields, including both scholars and leading professionals. These leaders of today will share their insights with their potential counterparts: 200 students and young professionals from around the world with a noted passion for China in their work and research.

YGS 2019 received over 6,000 applications, making YGS one of the most competitive academic conferences in Asia. The 98 selected delegates, hailing from 47 countries, joined 83 Yenching Scholars to create a cross-disciplinary gathering of rising global leaders.

The Yenching Global Symposium (YGS) provides a platform for emerging leaders, established practitioners, and Yenching Scholars around the globe to engage in interdisciplinary dialogues on China through the unique lens of the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

Eligibility Criteria for Yenching Global Symposium 2021

  • Born after January 1, 1991.
  • Possesses a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field at the time of application
  • Will commit themselves for the entirety of the symposium, April 16-18, 2021
  • Is proficient in English
  • Has never attended any of the previous Yenching Global Symposiums or Yenching Social Innovation Forums
  • Involvement in China-related activities: academic, voluntary, professional, or extra-curricular will be considered a plus point.
  • While past YGS delegates are ineligible to becoming delegates again

Tips for Application for Yenching Global Symposium 2021 in Beijing

Essay responses should be a maximum of 250 words or 1-minute video responses to EACH essay question. Please note that responses with less than 50 words or those that have been plagiarized will not be considered.

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.

Type of Opportunity Conferences Exchange Programs Scholarships and Fellowships
Event Date 16 April 2021 to 18 April 2021
Deadline 13 February 2021
Country China
City Beijing
Open to All Nationalities
Organizer Yenching Academy of Peking University
Contact the organizer [email protected]

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