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About YNNU

elcome to study at Yunnan Normal University. The Institute of Chinese and International Studies (ICIS) of YNNU is responsible for the recruiting, teaching, management and service for the university's international students.

ICIS has a first-class team, including 30 faculty members, 10 staff members, and 60 part-time teachers. After many years' development, YNNU has been proved to be one of the best universities in China in the field of teaching Chinese as a second language, hence is famed as one of the 10 key universities in China in support of Chinese language teaching for neighboring countries, one of the 4 bases in China in training of Chinese language teachers for Southeast Asian countries, one of the first 16 Chinese universities in undertaking of overseas Confucius Institute, and one of the key Chinese universities responsible for training overseas Chinese language teaching volunteers.

Since we first started to enroll international students in the 1990s, more than 3,000 students have studied here. Our current education includes Non-degree Chinese Language Training, Undergraduate, and Master Graduate. In 2004, around 800 international students studied in our university, and the total number of students in our 5 overseas Chinese Language Centers reached over 1,000.


To assure high teaching quality, our institute limits the size of each class to 10 students. In addition, we also offer individualized teaching. We design our one-on-one program (i.e. one teacher teaching one student) to meet each student's needs and interests. We offer various elective courses as well as special courses on technical ability. Furthermore, we can help our international students find Chinese counterpart, homestay families, and arrange fieldwork. Our high teaching quality, detailed service, strong supervisory system, and scientific management have not only earned a good reputation for our institute, but also increased the number of international students has increased by 30% per year during the past 4 years.

The choice to study at ICIS of Yunnan Normal University will rapidly improve your abilities in the Chinese language, and in your major field of study. Studying at YNNU will also offer you opportunities to experience the gorgeous scenery and diverse cultures of the many ethnic groups in Yunnan province, and make it very convenient for you to travel in Southeast Asian countries.  It will be a wise choice for you to study at ICIS of YNNU, and we will also be proud to have you as our student!