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Tuition Fees and Majors for B.A. Candidates (Degree Program)

Department/School Field of Study Year Fees (RMB)
School of Music Music Performance(singing, Chinese folk musical instrument performing, keyboard instrument performing, stringed instrument performing, modern music) 4 The B.A. Candidates should pay 20,000RMB as the tuition fee every academic year before enrolling.
Music composition and Composition Theory 4
Education of Musicology 4
School of Fine Art Education of Fine Art Study 4
Fine Art Study 4
Painting 4
Sculpture 5
School of Art and Design Art Design (including: environmental design, visual arts, public art design) 4
Study of Art Design 4
Art Design (including: ethnic folk arts and design) 4
Animation 4
Photography (for commercial and advertisement) 4
Drama School Acting 4
Acting (Modeling and Design) 4
Directing 4
Literature of Drama, Film and TV 4
Broadcasting and Anchoring 4
Study of Theater 4
Design for Drama, Film and TV 4
Dance School Study of Dance 4
Choreography 4
Dance Performance 4
Dance Education 4
Department of Film and TV Broadcast and TV Directing 4
Film and TV Photography 4
Department of Art and Culture Management of Art and Culture Industry 4

Tuition Fees and majors for M.A. Candidates (Degree Program)

Department/ School Subject Field of study Fees(RMB)
Ethnic art Research Center Study of
Art
Research of art education The M.A. Candidates should pay 25,000RMB as the tuition fee every academic year before enrolling.
Research of ethnic art
Research of art theory
Art administration
Art of anthropology
Ethnic music(included south-east Asia music)
Music School Musicology Composition
Composition theory of musicology
Research of Yunnan ethnic musical theory
Research of music education theory
Musical culture
Chinese and Foreign musical theory
Vocal
Music Performing
Musical anthropology
Foreign musical history
Fine Art School Study of
Fine Art
Research of flower and bird painting in free style
Research of Chinese figure painting
Research of Chinese oil painting and landscape
Research of illustration pictures
Research of image painting
Research of contemporary art history and theory
Research of oil painting language
Contemporary fresco design and research
Research of modern watercolor
Research of wood carving
Art and Information Technology
Art and Design
School
Study of
Art Design
Research of environmental design
Research of visual arts
Ethnic and folk art and design research
Field of public art and design research
Research of cartoon and digital media
Drama School Study of
Opera and Drama
Research of Chinese stage play
Research of Euro-American Drama History and Theory
Research of drama anthropology
Scenarist of television or film
Playwright of drama
The theory and practice of stage art language
The theory and practice of drama director
Audio-visual language
Dance School Study of
Dance
Research of ethnic dance education
Research of ethnic dance history
Research of Dance Education and multiple-abilities training mode
Choreographer
Research of ethnic dance culture  

Applicants for degree programs shall provide:

  1. A satisfactory HSK report, both the original one and the copy.
  2. Take part in the entrance examinations given by the school he or she applies for (The exams will be given when the students arrive in YNAI). Candidate will be enrolled for degree programs only when he/she passes the entrance examinations.
  3. Applicants for degrees shall also provide the following documents:
    a.A copy of your Graduation Certificate of your highest education and a Chinese or English translation, both of which should be signed by an authorized officer.
    b.A School Report from a high school or a university sealed or signed by an authorized officer. If the report is not in Chinese or English, a notarized translation is required.
    c.A Health Certificate for Foreigners (contact the COIAE for more information).
    d.Pictures of your previous artworks or records, or videos are not required but recommended in your application.
    e.A letter of recommendation by an expert in the specific field you apply for.
    f.A study plan of all the academic years.
  4. The COIAE will submit all your documents to Yunnan Provincial Bureau of Education for permission. We will inform you to register in once we receive the response.

Application Condition

  1. Degree Program:
    a. A satisfactory HSK report, both the original one and the copy.
    b. Take part in the entrance examinations given by the school he or she applies for.
  2. Non-Degree Program
    Candidates can apply around the year, no special requirements.

Non-degree Programs and Tuition Fees:

YNAI offers non-degree programs, which include long-term and short term Chinese language courses and art courses of all subjects.

As to the Chinese language courses, experienced teachers can offer individualized teaching according to each student's need. Lessons are given in small class of no more than 10 students. If you want, a one-on-one program is always available for both the language and art courses. We can offer interpreters for art courses, too. The minimum time of study in a week for both long-term and short-term Chinese lessons is 8 class-hours, while 4 class-hours is the minimum requirement for art lessons.

There are all kinds of extracurricular activities in YNAI and they are very interesting. They vary from in-province culture tour and study, school visits to academic internship and language exchange programs, etc.

Tuitions

Courses Tuition
One-on-one Chinese Language Course 60RMB per class hour
or 9000RMB per term per person (15weeks*15 class hours)
Small Class Chinese Language Course 30RMB per class hour per person (more than 3 persons, less than 1 term) or 4800RMB per term per person
(15weeks*15 class hours)
One-on-one Art Course 100RMB per class hour
Small Class Art Course 50RMB per class hour per person (more than 3 persons)
Art Course with Chinese students 50RMB per class hour per person

Tuition Fees for International Student

Degree Program
Tuition Fees for B.A. Candidates 20,000RMB for every academic year
Tuition Fees for M.A. Candidates 25,000RMB for every academic year
Non-Degree Program
One-on-one Chinese Language Course 60RMB per class hour or 9000RMB per term per person (15weeks×15 class hours)
Small Class Chinese Language Course 30RMB per class hour per person (more than 3 persons, less than 1 term) or 4800RMB per term per person (15weeks×15 class hours)
One-on-one Art Course 100RMB per class hour
Small Class Art Course 50RMB per class hour per person (more than 3 persons)
Art Course with Chinese students 50RMB per class hour per person

Accommodation and Other Expenses

Catalogue Item Fee Remark
Visa Residence Permit 400RMB (less than one year) 1-3 year: 800RMB
Physical Examination (in China) Reference price: 233RMB For those who study longer than 6 months
Study Application Fee 300RMB For all the new applicants
Tuition See above  
Textbook 100-300RMB  
Study tools   According to the
Certain subject requirement
Lodging Guest House
(Single-bed)
40RMB per day;
600RMB per month
3000RMB for half year
5500RMB per year
Bed, desk, closet, chair, Internet, Toilet
Guest House
(Double-bed)
25RMB per day per person 400RMB per month per person
1500RMB for half year per person
3000RMB per year per person
Bed, Desk, Closet, Chair, Internet, Toilet
Guest House
(Four-bed)
15RMB per day per person 200RMB per month per person
750RMB for half year per person
1500RMB per person per year
Bed, Desk, Closet, Chair, Internet, Toilet
Hotels 100RMB per day for double room Bed, Desk, Closet, Chair, Telephone, TV, Toilet
House Rental 500-1000RMB per month Fee differs in accord with the size and location
Others Internet 1RMB per hour Institute electronic reading-room on campus
Student canteen 5-10RMB per meal Require a Campus Smart Card
Library 200RMB Reading, borrowing and Deposit

The prices may change from what is designated in this table. YNAI is not going to issue any complementary notice of such change.

How to apply

  1. Candidates for degree programs shall apply to the COIAE three months before the beginning of each semester (1st of March for the spring semester and 1st of September for the fall semester). Candidates for non-degree programs can apply around the year. To start with, an applicant can download the Application Form for International Applicants for Yunnan Arts Institute from, and then, email the completed form to the COIAE of YNAI at You will also have to remit the300RMB registration fee to the school's bank account (please contact us for more information). You may, and we also recommend you, come to hand in all application form and pay the fee to the Office directly, during the working period. We will process the application as soon as we receive all the documents and the registration fee. You are responsible for the authenticity and accuracy of all the information provided in your documents.
  2. The COIAE will examine your eligibility by your application form. Once the application is accepted, you will receive a JW202 form and an Admission Letter. Please finish the form and mail it back to the COIAE for permission by Yunnan Provincial Educational Bureau and Yunnan Foreign Affairs office. We will return the sealed form back to you for your application for an X Visa to a Chinese embassy or Consulate. A clean physical exam report may also be required. For more information about the Student Visa please log on the Chinese embassy or Consulate in your local area.
  3. Of course, you can also come to us with an L Visa of 15 days before your Visa expires and we will help you apply for a Student Resident Permit, which allows a multiple entry off and into China.
    To transit an L Visa to a Student Resident Permit, you need to provides:
    a. Valid passport and an L Visa,
    b. 4 visa photos,
    c. A physical exam report (for more than half-year application only),
    d. Residence Registration Certificate (issued by the local security bureau).

Registration Steps

Come to the COIAE----check the Passport, the Offer of Enrolment,and the validity of your visa----submit your residence at a hotel certified to host foreign visitors or at the public security office of the region you stay----sign a student agreement----pay registration fee (if you come with an L visa) and tuitions----provide the COIAE with your passport, four visa photos, Residence Registration Certificate by the Public Security Bureau, a clean physical examination report----prepare study tools and buy textbooks----register for the library, internet card and Campus Smart Card---- map out your study schedule.

Relevant Information

  1. Yunnan Arts Institute is about 13km from Kunming International Airport. It takes about 40min and costs about 40RMB by taxi. The COIAE (Center of International Art Exchange) is in the main campus. If you cannot find the office, please call at 6249126. The Hotel around the campus is about 5 to 15 minutes by walk (a preceding reservation is recommended).
  2. If this is your first time to come to Kunming, you need to register at least 20 days before your study begins.
  3. We suggest the international student to buy a traveling insurance and health insurance during the time of study in China.
  4. Please bring your Passport, the Admission Letter, Visa Application Form (JW202 Form), four passport photos, Residence Registration Certificate,and Physical Examination Report when you register at the Center of International Art Exchange of Yunnan Arts Institute.
  5. For those who are to work for a diploma of B.A., a certificate of HSK Band 6 is required; for those who want to work for a M.A. a certificate of HSK Band 8 is required.
  6. The minimum time of study in a week for both long-term and short-term Chinese lessons is 8 class-hours, while 4 class-hours is the minimum requirement for art lessons.