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Yenching Global Symposium for Young Professionals and Graduate students to Beijing, China (Fully-funded)

Deadline : December 1, 2019

Apply for the Yenching Global Symposium 2020. They welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, educational backgrounds, ability or disability. This year, the three-day event will take place in March 2020 and will comprise engaging speakers and interactive events on the topic of Sino-Sustainability: Reimagining Global Solutions.

This conference will feature prominent international scholars and leading young professionals from a wide range of fields and will provide a highly focused, application-based experiential learning platform. The Yenching Global Symposium is hosted by the Yenching Academy at Peking University, Beijing, China.


  • Delegates selected to attend the Yenching Global Symposium will receive fully-funded travel, accommodation, and meals in Beijing for the duration of the conference.


Anyone with strong leadership potential ready to participate in nuanced interdisciplinary discussions on questions surrounding China and global sustainability who meets the following criteria:

  • Born after January 1, 1990

  • Possesses, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in any field, at the time of application

  • Is available for the entirety of the conference, March 27 – 29, 2020 (and any required travel time to and from Beijing)

  • Has not participated in a previous Yenching Global Symposium or Yenching Social Innovation Forum

  • Is proficient in English

  • Holds a valid passport which does not expire within 6 months from February 2020

  • Bonus: Has participated in China-related activities – academic, voluntary, professional, or extracurricular


  • Please save your responses on a word document for your reference. Drafts will not be saved. Please submit the full application when all responses are filled.
  • 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.

  • Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.

  • 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 (examples: standardized tests).

  • YGS is fully funded (your airfare, accommodation and meals are covered by the conference organizers). If you receive any emails or communications asking for payment following your application, it is a scam.

To apply,  Click here

For more information, visit YENCHING GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM 2020

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