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 site available at this time is Xiuning Middle School. The application consists of the following components:

    Due May 29, 2017 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

Interviews for the spring selection process will take place the week of May 31-June 2, 2017. In-person interviews in New Haven are strongly recommended, though the selection committee can accommodate out-of-town applicants with a Skype video interview. Decisions will be announced the first week of June. It is strongly recommended that each applicant review our Virtual Info Session along with the Handbook for Applicants and the Application Instructions. The selection process then consists of a written application with the possibility of a preliminary interview and a final interview. Appointments to fellowship positions will be offered in early February. Full details of the selection process are included in the Application Instructions, available for download above.

Outstanding candidates for whom no positions are available at the time of our initial offers may be awarded alternate status. Appointed Fellows require visa work in June and attend a mandatory training conference in August before the school term begins.

Teahouse and Information Sessions

The Yale-China Association will host an informational teahouse for prospective applicants on November 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the offices of Yale-China at 442 Temple Street (at Trumbull Street). This 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 2 if you plan to attend.

Yale-China Teahouse for prospective applicants
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 4:00PM @ 442 Temple Street
RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by November 2

Info Sessions for Yale-China Fellowships
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM @ Mendenhall Room, Berkeley College
Lunch provided

To continue exploring your fellowship possibilities, view our Virtual Info Session.


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