Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Province: SichuanChongqing                               University Ranking: 5556

About University

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute(四川美术学院) is the only higher art academy in the southwestern region. It has Huangjiuping Campus in Jiulongpo District and Huxi Campus in University City in Shapingba District, covering a total area of 198 acres. In November 2018, the school selected 150 acres in the Liangjiang New District of Chongqing City to establish the International Design Institute (Western China Art Port).

The college was founded in 1940 as the Sichuan Provincial Academy of Art. At the end of 1950, it was renamed as Chengdu Academy of Art, merged with Southwest People’s Art College in 1953, and changed to the Southwestern Academy of Fine Arts. In 1959 it was renamed as Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute now has Chinese painting and calligraphy art college, plastic art college, art and humanities college, art education college, film, and television animation college, architecture and environmental art college, design college, experimental art college, public art college. Since the beginning of the new century, school education has achieved rapid development. It has built a first-class professional art gallery and library, a first-class art creation community, a first-class art teaching demonstration center, a first-class innovation and entrepreneurship “creative space”, and professional art in the country.

The college has good conditions for running schools. In recent years, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute has more than 100,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students. It now has 628 full-time teachers, 7550 full-time undergraduates, postgraduates and international students.

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute has 22 undergraduate admissions majors, among which painting, sculpture, animation, art design, and industrial design are the national specialty construction sites, and art, design, drama, and film and television are the specialty groups of Chongqing Municipality. Painting, sculpture, Product design, environmental design, visual communication design, costume design, animation, drama, film and television art, architecture, art theory are included in Chongqing’s “Three Special” action plan for support and construction.

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute has four first-level disciplines of art, design, drama and film, and art theory under the arts category, all of which enroll master students. During the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” period, all four first-level disciplines are listed as key disciplines in Chongqing for support and construction, of which art and design are listed as first-class disciplines in Chongqing for support and construction. In the fourth round of national disciplinary assessments, four first-level disciplines were on the list, among which arts were rated A- and design was rated B+, and the strength of the disciplines was at the forefront in Chongqing and similar universities across the country.

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute has 765,600 books in the library, and 1,107 kinds of Chinese and foreign language newspapers and periodicals have been subscribed, including more than 120 foreign language periodicals. More than 200 original large-scale copies of ancient calligraphy and paintings produced by Tang, Beijing Oriental Bogu, and other institutions, including “Siku Quanshu”, “Sikumumu Series”, “Siku Banrui Book Series”, “World Art” “Encyclopedia”, “Forbidden City Collection of Paintings”, “Integrated Oracle Documents”, photocopying “Dunhuang Documents” and other large-scale literature books in the world. The library has superstar e-books, e-books of scholars’ homes, Tsinghua Tongfang CNKI and doctoral and master thesis, full-text periodical databases, and audiovisual materials such as doctoral, master thesis databases, thematic databases, magnetic tapes, and CD-ROMs.

In the 2017-2018 school year, a total of 7 activities in the school won the municipal first prize and were recommended to participate in the national exhibition. The final art practice workshop “Redesign of Traditional Plant Dyeing Technology” won the first prize of the fifth national college student art exhibition, and won another prize. 2 Principal Awards; organized to participate in the 37th Campus Spring event and won the Excellent Organization Award, 3 Excellent Awards, 4 Second Prizes, and 2 Second Prizes.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 523 and the world rank is 5556.

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities.

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

No, Students don’t need IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted to this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents for applying to this University are Notary stamped scanned copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks for an offer letter to come from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March/September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and the Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

China: +8613632437050 (Whatsapp/Wechat/Viber/IMO)


Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs

Bachelor’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Fine Arts Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art History Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art Design Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Arts and Crafts Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Visual Communication Design Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Product Design Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Clothing and Apparel Design Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Digital Media Art  Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Industrial Design Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Calligraphy Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Chinese Painting Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Painting Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Sculpture Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art Education Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Animation Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Drama Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Film and Television Art Design Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Film and Television Photography and Production Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Photography Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Experimental Art Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Environmental Design Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Public Art Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art and Technology Bachelor 4 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Master’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Art Theory Master 3 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art Master 3 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Design Master 3 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Drama and Film Science Master 3 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Master of Arts Master 3 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Landscape Architecture Master 3 Years 15,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Fees Details

Expenses in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute(四川美术学院)

  1. Tuition fee: 
  • Bachelor Degree: 15,000 RMB Per Year
  • Master Degree: 15,000 RMB Per Year
  1. Accommodation Fee:
  • Approximately 6000 RMB – 9000 RMB Per Year
  1. Food cost: 1,000 RMB – 2,000 RMB
  2. Application Fee: 500 RMB
  3. Living expanse: 2200 RMB – 2800 RMB
  4. Medical checkup: 600 RMB
  5. Insurance: 800 RMB per year
  6. Residence permit: 800 RMB per year

After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report. 

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Applying for any course at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute(四川美术学院) is very easy. Following some easy steps, you can easily apply for your desired course. You can complete your application online by following some simple steps. 

Here is the detailed information about the required admission documents. International applicants are highly recommended to provide the following documents.

1. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan Copy)


First of all, you must have a passport. As we know passport is a very essential document and without this, we can not leave our country. So if you don’t have it yet, we advise you to make it from your home country as soon as possible. Moreover, if you already have your passport, then make sure that it is not expired. If your passport already expired then you need to renew it. Please note, your passport must have to be ready before your visa processing. See a sample of passport.

Passport Size Photo

The general size of the passport size photo is (50mm x 40mm). For applying in china universities, your passport size photo has to be clear and the background must be plain, white or off-white in colour. The height of the head is between 28mm – 33mm and head width 21mm–24mm. Advice to submit a colour photo which is taken 6 months before. Use a clear picture of your face. Do not use any filters and take off your eyeglasses for passport size photos, selfies or pictures with someone do not use as a passport size photo. Here is a sample of a Passport Size Photo.

2. Academic Transcript and Certificate (must be notarized copy)

Submit your immediate academic transcripts & certificate for applying. For example, if you are applying for bachelor submit your school transcripts and certificates. For Master’s Degree provide your undergraduate transcripts and certificates. When you are applying for Ph.D, you have to provide your both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. Transcript And Certificate are important, it help universities to decide if you have the necessary background and skills for the major. All Transcripts and Certificates must have to be notarized. You can notarize your document from an advocate who is authorized by the government.

Note: All the applicant’s transcripts and certificates must be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

3. CV/Resume

You must prepare a CV or resume for applying in abroad country. CV acts as your business profile, though universities are not interested in detailed descriptions of your jobs or experience, but you have to add this. You should focus on your published academic papers, describe academic group works or extracurricular activities, relevant think-thanks, etc. Add your academic qualifications with results, personal details, personal achievement these are must for a perfect CV. Here is a sample of the CV/resume.

4. Physical Examination

Aspiring overseas students are required to take a medical examination to ensure that you are in a good physical condition. The medical examination must include all the items which are listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. The medical examination result will be declared as invalid without the signature of the attending doctor and hospital stamp or seal. You must bring the original medical documents when you come to arrive in China. The Medical certificate will be carried out on behalf of The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Public Security. Here get a sample of physical examination.

5. Police Clearance

The police clearance certificate is known as “No Criminal Record Certificate” and also known as a good citizen certificate. Police clearance is very important for going to abroad because a foreign country does not allow any criminal records. Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies to prove that you have no criminal offense like arrest, conviction. Additionally, a police clearance certificate is valid for the next 6 months, After 6 months of issue, it will be declared as invalid. See the sample of the Police Clearance Certificate.

6. Bank Statement

A bank statement is mandatory when we go foreign for different purposes like a visitor, a business or immigrants. These rules are not changeable for study. So, students also have to show a bank statement. China has no strict rules that only your parents have to be your sponsor. Anyone can be your sponsor. See the sample of a bank statement.

7. English Proficiency Certificate

For studying in China you must have to submit your English proficient certificate to prove your English skills. It is not mandatory that you must have IELTS, you can take English Proficiency Certificate from your school or university. Additionally, If you have done IELTS or TOFEL you can submit it. See the sample of English proficient certificate.

8. HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese (if you have)

If you want to study in Chinese taught and want to get CSC scholarship then you must have to submit HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese. HSK is not mandatory for English taught, but if you have it will be beneficial for you. HSK supervised by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to judge the Chinese language skill of non-native speakers. See the sample of HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese.

9. 2 Recommendation Letter (Ms/Ph.D.)

Students of masters & Ph.D. have to submit two recommendation letters. A recommendation letter is usually written by a supervisor, colleague, and teacher. Two recommendation letters have to be written by two-person. Make sure that the writer knows you very well and you have completed any course with them or work with them.  In the letter mention about your academic and personal traits and emphasize the strengths that are relevant to the major or university where you are applying. Have to maintain a positive and enthusiastic tone about you and include professor’s phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of the Recommendation Letter.

10. Study Plan/ Research Proposal (Ms/PhD)

If you want to apply for MS/Ph.D you must need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or English (no less than 800 words). A study plan describes in detail what you are going to do with the scholarship. Explain your main educational goal, and how you want to achieve this. And keep in mind that it is very important, that helps in an excellent organization as well as creating a sense of liability in your learning process. This document is needed only for Ms or Ph.D applicants, so please make sure that your study plan or research proposal states that information as specific as possible. See the sample of Study Plan.

11. Study Gap Certificates

Study gap certificate is an affidavit that is used to show a gap in education or further study. Gap certificate provides your statement on the non-judicial stamp paper stating the reason for taking the gap and claim that you did not take admission to any other college, university or courses during the gap year. You can get this stamp paper from any notary, sub-registry office or court and contact with an advocate they will prepare your gap certificate.

12. Application Form

Fills this form in Chinese or English language. It is essential to fill all the information that should be very authentic. Click here to get the Application Form sample.

Please send us all these documents through our E-Mail:

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock our consultants. Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.

Scholarship Information

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute(四川美术学院) is setting up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants should have to be non-Chinese or foreigners, hold a valid foreign passport and meet the appropriate requirements of studying abroad in China. 
  2. Applicants should be  friendly to China and be in good health
  3. Applicants should have received an undergraduate program or long term language must have a senior high school diploma and are under the age of 30.
  4. Applicants should have excellent academic performance and have a good command of English
  5. Law-abiding, diligent and studious, good grades and good conduct.

Application Materials   

  1. Application Form.
  2. Scan copy of notarized highest diploma and transcripts.
  3. San copy of Study Plan or Research Proposal (800 words or above).
  4. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English) signed by a professor or an associate professor who knows you.
  5. Scan copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form or Blood Examination Report or notarized photocopy.
  6. Students under 18 should have to submit relevant legal documents from their guardians.

The final information is subject to the University If there is any inconsistency!

Why choose us?

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute(四川美术学院) is a provincial undergraduate institutions, has a master’s degree awarded. The college is one of the 31 ordinary higher art colleges independently established in China, one of the eight major academies of art in China, and a national model university for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform.

In recent years, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute has adhered to the ideas of art creation serving political construction and design practice serving local development, vigorously consolidating six provincial and ministerial-level scientific research platforms such as the Chongqing Contemporary Humanities and Social Sciences Key Base Contemporary Visual Art Research Center, and adding major art creation research centers He Design Innovation Research Center, Art, and Rural Research Institute, etc. have made great achievements in the creation of major themes, urban cultural quality improvement and art intervention in rural revitalization.

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute is determined to build a characteristic campus, strengthening the environment to educate people, and good talent training conditions have won the community Widely praised. In 2018, the college received excellent results from the undergraduate teaching review and evaluation of the expert group of the Ministry of Education. The expert group unanimously affirmed: Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts has a splendid history, outstanding achievements, outstanding artistic talent, wide social influence, and is a distinctive and first-class art school It is a higher art school that can represent Chongqing and even Chinese art to the world stage.

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute has 5 national-level specialty construction sites, 1 national-level college students’ off-campus practice education base; 3 specialty subject groups in Chongqing, 5 specialty specialties in Chongqing, and 10 special programs with special features. Since the 13th Five-Year Plan, the college has received 43 national-level projects, 119 provincial and ministerial-level projects, 56 horizontal topics, contract funds of 17.07 million yuan, and 28 patents. Published 163 academic monographs and 135 high-level papers in C journals and above.

In 2017, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute held the “Texture of the Times-Works Exhibition of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts” in the National Art Museum of China; co-sponsored the “Era of Situation-An Art Theme of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts with the Propaganda Department of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, the Chongqing Municipal Federation of Literature and Art, and the Chongqing Artists Association” Invitation Exhibition”. As of November 2018, since the 13th Five-Year Plan, the works of teachers and students have been selected in 48 national exhibitions organized by the China Artists Association.

The Chongqing Art Museum is located in the Sichuan Fine Arts Academy in Huangjueping District, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing City, adjacent to the Yangtze River, surrounded by green mountains, and dotted with green trees and sculptures. Chongqing Art Museum covers an area of   1500 square meters, with a construction area of   7000 square meters and an exhibition line of more than 500 meters. There are 7 exhibition halls and outdoor sculpture display areas that can hold exhibitions at the same time or separately. The 180-person academic lecture hall is used for international academic exchanges and film and television screenings.

The central position within the gate of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts stands in the middle, where the largest alumni wall in China with the largest number of students is recorded. On this wall, the names of more than 35,000 students who studied in Chuanmei from 1954 to 2010 were recorded.