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Five UCL students awarded Yenching Academy of PKU scholarships

14 May 2021

The fully funded Master’s programme from the Yenching Academy of Peking University (PKU) will give students the opportunity to study in Beijing

Yenching Academy entrance archways

Five UCL students and alumni have been accepted to the 2021 cohort of the Yenching Academy of PKU’s fully funded China Studies Master’s programme.

The two UCL students are Alex Bee and Jue Yu Jade Phua, and the three alumni are Pierre Lack, Joel Christoph and Lukas Benjamin Wahden.

In September 2021, they will join more than 100 scholars from 37 countries and regions on the programme; a total of 90 international students and 27 Chinese students will be coming together on PKU’s campus in Beijing.

The incoming cohort of scholars have attended 91 universities and UCL is among the most highly represented, along with University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard University and Sciences Po Paris.

The interdisciplinary programme will give scholars the opportunity to examine China’s past, present and future, with particular emphasis on China’s development and role in the world, through coursework, independent research and field studies.

The programme is highly customisable with courses from six research areas and a wide range of electives offered by the Yenching Academy as well as other PKU schools and departments.

UCL and PKU have worked in close partnership for several years. A jointly delivered MBA programme was launched in 2016 and earlier this year, the two institutions awarded four projects up to £10,000 each in their fourth annual joint seed funding call.

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