Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

Province: ShaanxiXi’an                               University Ranking: 5761

About University

Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts(西安美术学院) was founded in 1949. Its predecessor was the Second Division of the Northwest People’s Art College. In July 1949, it was moved from Linfen, Shanxi to Xingguo Temple, Chang’an County, Xi’an. The Northwest Academy of Fine Arts and other stages were officially named Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in May 1960. In 1994, the college was moved to the southern section of Hanguang Road, Yanta District, Xi’an.

Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts currently has three campuses: the school headquarters, the Lintong campus, and the Chang’an new campus under construction. The total area is about 1213139.76 square meters including 154285.50 square meters of the school headquarters, 46849.20 square meters of Lintong campus, and 1012005.06 square meters of land in Chang’an new campus. The college has 27 undergraduate majors & 15 undergraduate teaching departments with 50 professional work (teaching and research) rooms.

Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts has 7013 full-time students, including 6105 full-time undergraduates, 22 general college students, 66 full-time doctoral students, 473 full-time master students, 5 international students, and 306 adult graduate students. There are 36 advanced students, equivalent to 7325.5 students in school according to the relevant proportion of the Ministry of Education.

Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts has 744 faculty members, including nearly 506 full-time teachers, 59 professors, 164 associate professors, 14 government special allowances, 7 “Outstanding Contribution Experts” titles, 1 outstanding returnee, and the country’s “three”. There are 4 “Five” talents, 1 top talent in key areas of Shaanxi Province, 1 “Sanqin Talent” subsidy, 2 Shaanxi youth science and technology stars, and the ninth batch of “six batch” talents in the cultural system. The college also hires many famous scholars and experts at home and abroad as visiting professors or part-time professors.

In recent years, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts has insisted on connotative development and attached importance to improving the quality of education and teaching. Through unremitting efforts, it has won more than 300 national and provincial and ministerial awards in the construction of the quality project of the Ministry of Education: the college won 2-second prizes in national teaching achievements, A national teaching team, has 2 national teaching teachers, 15 provincial teaching teachers, of which Liu Wenxi won the first national”Hundred Famous Teacher Award”. The college has 3 national-level quality courses, 5 national-level specialties, and also has 2 national-level talent training model innovation experimental areas, national-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, national-level teaching research bases, and national-level demonstration education bases (national Red Classic Art Education Demonstration Base), National College Students Off-campus Practice Education Base, Northwest Animation Education Base of the Ministry of Radio, Film, and Television, etc.

Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts has undertaken 77 national-level, Ministry of Education and other research topics, compiled 12 “Tenth Five-Year”, “Eleventh Five-Year”, “Twelfth Five-Year” planning textbooks, 16 national and provincial excellent textbooks. It has gained 3 National Social Science Funds, 39 National Art Funds, and 186 National Awards. It has won 2 Outstanding Achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education, 11 Outstanding Achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences in Shaanxi Province, and 3 Outstanding Achievements in Philosophy and Social Sciences in Shaanxi Province. The college publishes 219 academic works and publishes more than 2,844 papers, which fully reflects the important achievements of the college in recent years in the development of scientific research in the field of fine arts.

The library of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts had more than 500,000 documents (pieces), 1,266 paintings from the past, 800 portrait stone extensions, 21,000 volumes of ancient books, and more than 210,000 electronic documents. There have been 100,000 pieces of stone carving artworks of cultural relics, folk arts and crafts, tied horse piles, and stone lions. In 2007, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts was awarded “Excellent” in the National Undergraduate Teaching Evaluation of the Ministry of Education. In 2011, the college was included in the ranks of eleven high-level and characteristic universities in Shaanxi Province. In 2014, the college was awarded a post-doctoral research mobile station in fine arts.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 537 and the world rank is 5761.

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:

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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
Art History Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Music and Dance Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Theatre Film and Television Art Design Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Animation Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Film and Television Photography and Production Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Fine Arts Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Painting Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Sculpture Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Photography Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Calligraphy Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Chinese Painting Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Experimental Art Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art Design Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Visual Communication Design Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Environmental Design Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Product Design Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Clothing and Apparel Design Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Public Art Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art and Craft Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Digital Media Art Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Arts and Technology Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Landscape Garden Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art Education Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Preschool Education Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Cultural Industry Management Bachelor 4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Master’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Fine Arts Master 3 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art History Master 3 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Design Master 3 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Fine Arts Education Master 3 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Film and Television Animation Master 3 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Architectural Environmental Arts Master 3 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Arts and Crafts Master 3 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Fashion Design Master 3 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Doctoral Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Fine Arts Doctoral 3-4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Design Art Doctoral 3-4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Art Review Doctoral 3-4 Years 23,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Fees Details

Expenses in Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts(西安美术学院)

  1. Tuition fee: 
  • Bachelor Degree: 23,000 RMB Per Year
  • Master Degree: 23,000 RMB Per Year
  • Doctoral Degree: 23,000 RMB Per Year
  1. Accommodation Fee:
  • Approximately 5000 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 Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts(西安美术学院) 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: admission@digiedupro.com.

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

Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts(西安美术学院) 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?

Since its establishment, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts(西安美术学院) has recruited talents and gathered famous teachers, based on the outstanding Yan’an spirit and a thick historical and cultural tradition, has formed a unique art education concept, and cultivated a large number of outstanding artistic talents for the construction and development of the country. It has created many works with far-reaching influence in the history of Chinese contemporary art, made important contributions to the prosperity of socialist arts, and produced a good social reputation and influence.

There are a total of 13 research institutions in the Contemporary Art Education Research Center, Silk Road Art Research Center, and Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts Liu Wenxi Art Research Center. The college has built libraries, western art galleries, art museums, and other institutions. It now has the right to grant doctoral degrees in three first-level disciplines of art theory, fine arts and design, as well as the right to grant master’s degrees in first-level disciplines, as well as the cultivation qualifications of master of arts (MFA) and university teachers to study for master degree graduates and The right to apply for the grant of a master’s degree with an equivalent degree, is the first batch of master authorization units (1981) and the ninth batch of doctor authorization units (2003) approved by the Degree Committee of the State Council.

The exhibition of college graduates’ works is branded “Leave a trace of time and space”. Since 2015, it has been upgraded to a series of “open West America”   graduation season activities to create a platform for graduates to show their talents, wisdom, and creativity; People from all walks of life, art institutions, art education departments, and employers are the main participants, comprehensively improving the opening and integration of the school’s art to the society, focusing on opening to the society, and reporting on the teaching achievements and characteristics of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. At the same time, in order to enrich the teaching links, the college has organized a series of brand lectures such as “Graduate Academic Month”, “College Lecture Hall”, and “Cultural Lecture Hall”, which has become an effective supplement to the first classroom.

The college’s international exchange work has made great progress in such areas as international cooperation projects, foreign experts teaching, international cooperation sharing courses, student dispatch, teaching, and academic exchanges, and teacher dispatch for further studies. At present, the college has established formal relations with 26 foreign art colleges and art institutions with the French National Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium, the University of Arts in London, the University of Fine Arts in Quebec, Canada, and the Taiwan University of the Arts. Inter-school cooperation.

At the same time, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts invites outside and overseas artists to conduct short-term or long-term art creation teaching and exchange activities, such as: “Xi’an-International Printmaking Studio”, “Chinese and Foreign Academy of Fine Arts Deans Forum”, “Xi’an International Digital Art Week”, “Xi’an” “Asian Folk Image Annual Exhibition”, and other rich and diverse international and domestic large-scale exhibitions and events have played a great role in promoting our institute’s “internationalization”.

Since the reform and opening up, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts has taken education as the foundation, teaching as the center, teachers as the main body, quality as the life, prosperous culture as its own responsibility, adhering to the spirit of “hard work and pursuit of excellence”, and abiding by “promoting beauty and virtue” & “Take advantage of the ancient and modern” which is the school motto. It gives full play to regional advantages, highlight the characteristics of the west, take the lead in incorporating calligraphy and folk art into classroom teaching, and long-term adherence to and emphasis on the history and culture of Zhou Qin and Han and Tang Dynasties, Yan’an revolutionary literature and art, northwest folk art, contemporary Chang’an painting school and The “four major traditions” of the Loess Painting School and the “four basics” teaching of painting, calligraphy, art history, and Chinese folk art have gradually formed an art education system with a strong foundation, reasonable structure, and distinctive characteristics.