Yale (English) Fellows


Since 1909, Yale-China has been awarding fellowships to recent Yale graduates to teach English at Chinese secondary schools and universities. Yale-China Teaching Fellows immerse themselves in a Chinese community for two years, joining Chinese colleagues in the endeavor of educating members of the country's next generation and forming lifetime bonds of friendship. Yale-China Fellows spend their time in China at one of four host institutions. They receive a salary from their host schools, free housing, basic medical insurance, and Chinese instruction.
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Information for Prospective Applicants

To become a Fellow is to join the ranks of the outstanding Yale graduates who have been engaging China for over a century, sharing culture, building trust, and forming friendships. To hear from current and recent Fellows themselves, watch the video to the left or read some reports from the field.

Resources for applicants to the 2015-2017 fellowship are currently being updated; they will be available on this site by September 2014, so check back for videos, forms, and info session details!

Fellowship Details

Applications for the 2015-2017 fellowship term are due on November 30, 2014. Download the 2014-2016 Handbook for Applicants to read about the details of the fellowship experience and our teaching sites (updated version will be available in September 2014), or read more about the application process…


Applicants to the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship must speak native or native-like English and have graduated from Yale University within five years of beginning the fellowship. No previous experience with China or Chinese language is required, and students of all disciplines are welcome to apply. Read more about eligibility and selection criteria…

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