International student education is an important part of the international exchange and cooperation work of YAU. She was formally permitted to enrol international students in 1996. In 2009, YAU became one of the Yunnan Government Scholarship universities which offers scholarship to some Asian countries. In 2013, YAU was formally qualified to enrol the students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and the overseas Chinese. In 2008, YAU became the Ethnic Art Training Base for International Talents. With her strong ethnic art features, advanced education ideas, great training resources and flexible training system, since 1996, YAU has attracted over 1000 international students from more than 20 countries to do degree or non-degree study, short-term training, professional internship, and creative research trip, etc. From their study and research trip in YAU, some of the international students won professional prizes of national or provincial levels.

How to Apply

Processes of Applying:
Please prepare all the following documents and send them to International Art Exchange Centre of Yunnan Arts University to
1. Filled form for Admission into Yunnan Arts University
2.Diplomas, transcripts and student status certificates
3.Professional art works that can represent the applicant’s art level (only electronic version)
4. Any award certificates or advanced study certificates
5.Photocopy of the passport


YAU could provide single and double student dorms on the campus.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: 20,000 CNY every academic year for undergraduate
              25,000 CNY every academic year for postgraduate
Dorm Fee: 4,800 CNY every dorm for every academic year
Insurance: 600 CNY every year
Registar Fee: 300 CNY
Residence Permit and Visa Application Fees: charged by Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration


1. Yunnan Government Scholarship for the Applicants who are from some Asian Countries
2. Yunnan Arts University Scholarship for the Internationale Students