Yunnan Normal University

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Located in Kunming which is called “City of Perennial Spring” and conceived in the Teachers College of the National Southwest Associated University which was established in 1938, Yunnan Normal University is a provincial key university that has a long and fine tradition. A large number of well-know scholars, including Nobel Prize winner Dr. Yang Zhenning and Dr. Li Zhengdao, used to work or study on campus.


The university covers a total area of 3,330 Mu (about 543 acres). It consists of 28 schools plus two independent schools and more than 40 research institutes. It has now over 33,000 full-time students including Ph.D., postgraduates and undergraduates, with over 18,000 students in the School of Continuing Education. Its library is the provincial center of the data resources of Chinese higher education and houses more than 3,200,000 copies of books of various kinds with a new-generation digitalized service system. It offers 87 bachelor’s programs,2 postdoctoral research programs, 1 doctoral program in a first-class discipline, 7 doctoral programs in second-class disciplines, 26 master’s programs in first-class disciplines, 130 master’s programs in second-class disciplines, and 13 professional master’s programs, such as MBA and M.Ed. It is one of the first 24 universities in China that offer the Master’s Program for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.


Yunnan Normal University, as the English Teacher Training center in southwest China established by UNESCO, is one of the two universities in Yunnan that is eligible to enroll Hong Kong, Macao students. The university has also established inter-school exchanges with more than 100 foreign universities and research institutions, such as the United States, Germany, the UK, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. By more than 10 years hard working. Yunnan Normal University is now:

● One of the Bases for Chinese Language and Culture Education of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China.

● One of Hanban’s Teacher Training Bases for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (Kunming).

● One of the Ministry of Education of China Demonstrative Bases for International Admission and Education.


As the institution that is responsible for the admission and education of international students of Yunnan Normal University, the School of International Chinese Studies (SICS) has achieved a rapid increase in international admission and enrollment, with an accumulative international enrollment of over 16,000 during the past ten years. More than 63 countries and regions all over the world are represented.


Yunnan Normal University Homepage: http://www.ynnu.edu.cn