Yenching Academy

Deadline: November 15 2022

Yenching Academy

Functioning as an independent college at Peking University, Beijing, the Academy offers students a Master of Arts in China Studies with a curriculum that covers six broad categories: Literature and Culture; History and Archaeology; Philosophy and Religion; Politics and International Relations; Economics and Management; and Law and Society.  Academy courses will be available in both English and Chinese.

Fellowships for international Yenching Scholars are for twelve months, during the course of which they complete their coursework and may complete the thesis.  A limited number of financial aid packages are available for those who wish to remain on campus for a second year.  Degrees are granted upon the completion of all coursework and satisfactory defense of the thesis, and are awarded in January and July of each year.

Yenching Academy of Peking University is hosting a series of virtual open sessions for prospective students on Yenching's strongest research areas from mid-October through late November. Current and past students of the Academy and Yenching Associate Dean, Dr. Brent Haas, will host. View Yenching's research areas and register here.

http://yenchingacademy.org/

Penn Deadline for currently enrolled Penn students: November 15, 2022, 4:00pm

NOTE:  Alumni who are citizens of nations other than the US or Canada must also apply for Penn endorsement by November 15, 2022, in order to meet Yenching's non-US and Canada application deadline.  If you are uncertain whether you fall under the non-US and Canada deadline, please contact Yenching Academy's Admissions Team at yca-admissions@pku.edu.cn

Penn’s Application Process

The Yenching Academy program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of November 15, 2022, 4:00pm.

  • Applicants must complete and submit this Yenching application form and submit it as part of your application to Penn.
  • This year, Yenching Academy has announced that Peking University will only accept recommendation letters written by full professors or associate professors. Please check each potential recommender's webpage to ascertain their academic rank. If you are uncertain about their rank, please email Dr. Genser at genser@upenn.edu.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, complete and submit this Yenching recommendation form, which you must send to each of your recommenders and which must be submitted by recommenders to CURF along with their Yenching recommendation letter for you.
  • Complete Penn’s CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Yenching Academy.  Here, you will upload a single PDF which combines your completed Yenching application form, your personal statement, CV/resume, and unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant).  If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions. 
  • After being nominated by Penn, applicants must also complete and submit the Yenching application. Applicants should NOT complete the “Recommenders” section of the online application. Since Penn submits each candidate’s two letters of recommendation by email, nominees should simply enter their recommenders’ information (name, title, etc.) in the Yenching application system, but enter yca-submissions@pku.edu.cn and noreply-yca-admissions@pku.edu.cn instead of the recommenders’ email addresses, then click “send request.” This will prevent unnecessary work for recommenders.

 

Thouron Award (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: October 15 2022

Thouron Award

The Thouron Award is tenable at any university in the United Kingdom, and covers tuition and fees for a single one- or two-year graduate degree program, plus a living allowance and generous travel stipend.  Applicants will be selected on the basis of scholarship, as well as clarity of purpose, contribution to community, and other intangible aspects of person.

The Thouron-University of Pennsylvania Fund for British-American Student Exchange exists for the promotion of better understanding and closer friendship between the people of the United Kingdom and the United States of America. This academic exchange and experience in international friendship was conceived by and is supported by gifts from Sir John Thouron and the late Esther du Pont, Lady Thouron, of Unionville, Pennsylvania.

Fall 2022 applicants must have completed their most recent degree from Penn (or be in the process of completing their Penn degree) no earlier than Spring 2020.

Potential applicants should view this video to learn more about the Thouron Award: 2021 Thouron Award Information session with Thouron Award staff and 2021 recipient

https://www.thouronaward.org/apply-from-penn/

Penn Deadline: October 15, 2022 (Tentative Deadline)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • Submit your application materials and register your recommenders directly through the Thouron Award website by October 15, 2022 (Tentative Deadline).
  • Candidates are also expected to be in touch with at least one faculty member at their first choice UK institution. These individuals need not ultimately supervise candidates' dissertation work, but should serve as a contact for applicants to become familiar with their intended departments.
  • After applications are received, the Thouron faculty committee will screen the applications. A set of finalists will then be invited in December to attend interviews, almost always held in late January or early February in Philadelphia. 

 

Michel David Weill Scholarship

Deadline: October 31 2022

Michel David Weill Scholarship

This scholarship funds tuition and living expenses for a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po in Paris for one American student who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, tolerance, and high achievement. A minimum GPA of 3.70 is required to apply for the Michel David Weill Scholarship.

http://www.americas.sciences-po.fr/en/content/michel-david-weill-scholarship

Penn Deadline: October 31, 2022, 11:59pm US Eastern Time

 

Penn’s Application Process

The Michel David Weill Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be Penn’s nominee, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 31, 2022, 11:59pm US Eastern Time.

  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Michel David Weill Scholarship, where you will be able to request letters of recommendation.
  • Additionally, you will upload a single PDF which combines the Michel David Weill Candidate Information Form, personal statement, recent graded research paper (8-10 pages with professor comments), and your unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant). Please also include in this pdf a copy of your CV or resume. If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Candidates must also apply directly to a master’s program at Sciences Po by the relevant institutional application deadline, which in 2021 was November 30 (TENTATIVE)
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

Churchill Scholarship

Deadline: October 4 2022

Churchill Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to enable outstanding American students (generally with a GPA of 3.90 or higher) to complete one year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, and science at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.  The Scholarship covers all fees and provides a living stipend, a transportation allowance for travel to the UK, and travel and research grants.

https://www.churchillscholarship.org/

Penn Deadline:  October 4, 2022

  • Churchill applicants must also separately apply to Cambridge no later than the US Gates Cambridge Deadline, which is October 12, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

Churchill applicants must list Churchill College as their first choice college on their Cambridge application in order to be considered for the Churchill)

Penn’s Application Process

The Churchill Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees (Penn may nominate up to 2 candidates each year), you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 4, 2022.

  • Carefully review the instructions at https://churchillscholarship.org/apply.html, then register and login to the Churchill application at https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/churchillscholarship. Complete the application, and submit it through the Churchill application system by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 4, 2022.
  • Recommendations must be requested and submitted through the Churchill application system no later than Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 4, 2022.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.

 

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