Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) is a university in Kunming, the capital city of China’s Yunnan Province. It was established as a department of economics at National Southwestern Associated University in 1978, as an institute named as Economic Management Institute of Southwest Associated University with the help from World Bank. In 1986, it became a subordinate institution named as Southwest Associated University -Yunnan Institute of Finance and Economics.

In 2000 ,it changed its name into Yunnan Institute of Finance and Economics then become Yunnan College of Finance and Economics in 2005 after it changed associated status to unclassified level.. Established by Ministry of Education through amalgamation on July 30th 2009 under the jurisdiction of Yunna province government , it was officially named as ” Yunnan University of Finance and Economics” after Ministry of Education approved.

The university is organized into 4 bureaus:the College of International Economy, the College of Management, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences,and the Bureau of Continuing Education. There are 28 departments under them: 1 department for undergraduate studies (Economics), 16 Master’s degree programs (12 specialty Master’s degree programs in finance & economics, international economy & trade , human resource management) and 11 Doctoral degree programs (international economy ™ finance; accounting; law; business administration; English language& literature; information science& technology ; computer science& technology ;chemistry ;material science& engineering). 95% of the faculty members hold Master’s or Doctoral degrees.

Currently, YUFE has 979 full-time teachers, among whom there are 70 professors and 336 associate professors (including visiting academicians, clinical professors and part-time chair professors). The university has 6 state key disciplines, 6 ministerial key disciplines , 2 ministerial key laboratories . There are 3 research institutes affiliated to University: Yunnan Province Institute of Economic Research, Southwest Associated University Common Weal Research Center & Law School.

There are over 11 thousand students in the university. Among the total number,there are 4 thousand undergraduates,more than 2400 Master degree candidates and 2600 postgraduate students. There are also doctoral for students enrolled,including 259 doctoral students, 171 Master degree candidates of doctorate.

There are 40 discipline master’s degree programs including 1 state-level specialty master’s degree program of finance(key discipline), 3 ministerial-level specialty master’s degree programs in finance & economics, international economy™ human resource management; accounting (key disciplines), 4 provincial-level key disciplines with humanities and social sciences (business administration; information science, information technology ; English Language & Literature ; Law) , 2 provincial-level key disciplines in chemistry and material science engineering.

Currently there are 7 national or provincial research centers in YUFE: Yunnan Province Center for Economics Research; Yunnan Province Center for Information Industry Development (the Information Economy Innovation and Development Research Center of Yunnan Province); Yunnan Province Law School Foundation; Southwest Associated University Common Weal Research Center (the Development and Policy Research Center in SWAU) ; Policy and Management Laboratory (Under the Institute of Strategic Studies, CPC Central Committee ) ;

The Key laboratory of Public Policy Evaluation and Management Science; College of International Economy& Commerce.

YUFE has highly qualified teaching faculty with advanced research platforms and infrastructures: the library has a collection of over 1.9 million volumes (including e books and audio-visual materials), with an annual addition rate reaching 70 thousand; there are 5 computer laboratories in College of International Economy&Commerce;there is one key laboratory i n information technology which was built in 2008.there are over 500 computers in total, with broadband campus network covering all teaching and research areas where the high speed internet access is available.

YUFE has good social collaboration resources: YUFE participants successfully in provincial level entrepreneurship contests annually; There are more than 20 student start-up teams registered in the University’s “start-ups” platform . The students have established Peking Opera Troupe, art studio , dance groups,a school of foreign languages … which has a reputation for discipline and high quality performance.

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics Scholarship aims at encouraging excellent students to undertake graduate research studies. The scholarship is offered to international students who have been admitted to a full-time master or doctoral degree program at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE).

The number of awards: 20 each year for master programs, 10 each year for doctoral programs

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics Scholarship Application documents required:

“Application Form for Foreign Students” + Application Essay + Study Plan

How to apply for Yunnan University of Finance and Economics Scholarship:

download the Application Form, fill it out according to requirements listed in “Instructions for Applicants”, prepare the other attached application materials. Applicants are suggested not to use express mail service but regular ones instead. Reference letters shall be sent directly by recommenders. However, we suggest that applicants send the application materials by themselves to avoid any possible loss during transportation.

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics Scholarship Application Deadline:

April 1, 2012

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics Scholarship Financial aid:

Teaching and research assistantship: 8,000-10,000 yuan/month (Master), 10,000-15,000 yuan/month (Doctor) + Paid coverage of comprehensive medical insurance + Monthly living allowance upon enrollment or academic year after confirmed fulltime student status. Students are required to pay tuition fee based on their major. Financial support for housing is up to 800 yuan/month provided after confirmed full time student status. If you are awarded a scholarship within China please note that it will be sent directly to your bank account in local currency which cannot then be transferred into your home country.

YUFE scholarship usually covers tuition as well as living allowance for students.

Contact Yunnan University of Finance and Economics :

Office of International Affairs, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming, Yunnan Province 650219, China Email: [email protected] Website:

NOTE: This scholarship is only available to international students studying at YUFE! All information has been taken from the official webpage linked above on January 21, 2022 and could change without notice! Please refer to the official website before applying for this scholarship!