2,200 Applications, 3% Acceptance Rate for Yenching Global Symposium 2017

The Yenching Global Symposium, the Yenching Academy's flagship event, received over 2,200 applications this year, with an acceptance rate of approximately 3%.

The 75 delegates selected hail from 30 countries, speak 35 languages, and include representation from Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, Gates-Cambridge Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, and other major fellowships and leading institutions. As the map shows, the 2017 YGS Delegates, including the Yenching Scholars, represent 52 countries around the globe.

The delegates will be hosted on the Peking University campus from March 23-26 to participate in this year’s symposium on Chinese innovation.

Geographic distribution of 2017 YGS Delegates who hail from 52 countries around the globe.

Geographic distribution of 2017 YGS Delegates who hail from 52 countries around the globe.