The students are the religious commonalties who come from all the national and regional temples. The students should be between the age of 18 and 30, and must be provided with the level of senior high school or equal certificate. They are enrolled at the basis of uniform competitive examination.
The students are divided into two parts, the male students are studying in Nanputuo Temple while the female students are in Zizhulin Temple of beautiful Jin Bang Mountain.
Minnan Buddhist Institute has 79 preparatory religious and 214 undergraduate students at present. Totally 859 undergraduate students graduated in past 22 years from 1987 to 2009. They committed themselves to teaching in Buddhist colleges, managing temples or holding a position in Buddhist Associations. Also many first-class monks promoted the ideas of Buddhist doctrines and continued further study abroad in Occident and Southeast countries.