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. YGS is fully funded (your airfare, accommodation and meals are covered by the conference organizers).
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be born after January 1, 1990;
- Possess, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in any field, at the time of application;
- Be available for the entirety of the conference, March 27 – 29, 2020 (and any required travel time to and from Beijing);
- Have not participated in a previous Yenching Global Symposium or Yenching Social Innovation Forum;
- Be proficient in English;
- Hold a valid passport which does not expire within 6 months from February 2020.
Your responses should be a maximum of 1,500 characters (for each essay response) or 2 minutes (for each video response). Essay responses that are less than 500 characters will not be competitive.
If English is not your first language or you have not graduated from an English-taught program, please provide a description of your English proficiency.