Yale (English) Fellows: Application and Selection Process

To Apply:

  1. Attend an info session in person or online.
  2. Read the Handbook for Applicants.
  3. Read the Application Instructions.
  4. Submit an application (see below).

Each applicant is considered on the basis of his or her academic record, character, recommendations, interest in and capacity for teaching, and ability to make a meaningful contribution to Yale-China and the Chinese host institution. Because of the number of applications, Yale-China’s selection committee may not be able to interview every applicant. The committee reserves the right to make a decision on the basis of the written application alone.

Any questions may be directed to Yale-China's education staff at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Application Components

The selection of the 2019-2021 fellows will be conducted in two rounds.

    Round 1 Deadline December 3, 2018 at 11:59 pm:
  • Completed application form (Form 1: [PDF] [DOCX])
  • One-page résumé
  • Passport data page scan (color, high resolution)
  • Official college transcript
  • Signed Residential College Dean's form (Form 2: [PDF])
  • Round 1 Recommendation Letter Deadline December 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm:
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from a Yale faculty member and one assessing your ability to learn a foreign language (Form 3: [PDF])
  • Full details on these requirements will be included in the application instructions.

    Round 2 Deadline March 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm:
  • Completed application form (Form 1: [PDF] [DOCX])
  • One-page résumé
  • Passport data page scan (color, high resolution)
  • Official college transcript
  • Signed Residential College Dean's form (Form 2: [PDF])
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from a Yale faculty member and one assessing your ability to learn a foreign language (Form 3: [PDF])
  • Full details on these requirements will be included in the application instructions.

    For full details on these requirements and related deadlines, please review the Application Instructions.

    Prospective applicants should also carefully review the Handbook for Applicants.

    Selection Process

    It is strongly recommended that each applicant review our Virtual Info Session along with the Handbook for Applicants and the Application Instructions. Written applications and all accompanying materials must be received at the Yale-China office by midnight on March 23, 2018. Select applicants will be offered an interview during the week of March 26th. Alumni who are applying for the fellowship from outside New Haven may opt for a telephone interview instead. Finalists will be offered an in-person interview with the selection committee in late January in New Haven. Outstanding candidates for whom no positions are available at the time of our initial offers may be awarded alternate status. Appointed Fellows require mandatory orientation in May and attend a training conference in August before the school term begins.

    Teahouse and Information Sessions

    The Yale-China Association will host the following informational sessions below as well as a teahouse for prospective Fellowship applicants on November 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the offices of Yale-China at 442 Temple Street (at Trumbull Street). This special event will feature former Fellows, who will share their experiences and answer questions. Chinese tea and dumplings will be provided. RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by November 6 if you plan to attend.

    Lunch Info Sessions
    Fri, Oct 26 | 12-1PM | Stiles Fellows Lounge
    Fri, 31 | 12-1PM | Yale-China, 442 Temple Street

    Fellowship Teahouse
    Fri, Nov. 9 | 4-6PM | 442 Temple Street

    Fri, Nov 30 | 12-1PM | Davenport, Seminar Room 204
    Fri, Feb. 1 | 12-1 PM | Silliman, Dining Hall Annex Room

    Fri,Feb 22 | 12-1PM | TD Common Room

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    Register to attend the above info sessions at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).