2021 Northwestern Polytechnical University Postgraduate Program for International Students

Date of issue:2020-12-18 10:06:56 Article source:国际教育学院 Article source:韩振 Hits:

Welcome to NPU

In this rapidly innovating era, only those with a thirst for knowledge and seek for excellence can lead the trend of the times. Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) provides world-class education and research platform for all motivated young people. Located in Xi’an, Shaanxi, NPU is a multidisciplinary and research-oriented university with 82 years of glorious history. As one of the leading research institutes

of P.R China, NPU offers wide range of high-quality disciplines and spares no effort to help students get the best overall development. With NPU’s recurrent progress in global rankings, vast faculty consisting of highly sought professors and Alumnus in over 100 countries; NPU is on the path to become a globally leading research-oriented university of future.

We are committed to provide innovative education to train broad-minded and responsible professional elites. As an NPUer, you’ll be part of a dynamic community composed of outstanding peers and top-class faculty. You will be constantly inspired by this community and enjoy a challenging and rewarding college life. I would like to welcome you all to NPU. By choosing to study with us, you will give yourself a solid foundation for a brilliant future.

Dean of International College

Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an China

Spellbinding Xi’an: Where Ancient & Modern Collide

Xi’an, a city that holds the origin of Chinese nation and oriental civilization; is one of three international metropolises in China with refreshing & mountainous country side and high-life of metro city. A hospitable multicultural place that offers diversity of culture, religion and appetite. With its substantial industrial system, mature urban growth and scenic tourism based on tradition, science and technological strength; Xi’an has become a key research, education, technology, industrial and tourism base of China.

Xi’an experiences year round pleasant weather ranging from a blooming spring, a bright summer, a crisp autumn to a shivery winter with moderate rainfalls and occasional snowfall. With its massive shopping centers, delicious food streets, spacious parks, historical monuments and colossal mountain ranges; the exquisiteness of Xi’an will mesmerize you to build memories of a lifetime.  

Admission Requirements:

Must hold valid foreign (outside P.R. China) citizenship. Emmigrants must hold passport / citizenship certificate of their current country from at least 4 years in addition to 2-year“proof of residence”in recent 4 years.

Possess good physical and mental health.

Aged under 35 years for Master’s application; Aged under 40 years for Ph.D. application (Cut-off date: 1st September 2021).

Have either completed or will complete their bachelor’s degree (16-year Education) for admission in master’s and master’s degree (at least 18-year Education) for admission in Ph.D. before registration at NPU.

Have strong capacity of scientific research and possess good academic results.

Application Documents:

Mandatory Documents

1. Filled application form (finish in NPU application portal).

2. First page of passport.

3. Notarized highest diploma or hope certificate.

4. Academic transcripts.

5. Two ‘Recommendation Letters’ by Professors or associate Professors. The Recommendation Letters must have title, email address and institution name of the recommending person.

6. The applicant’s study / research plan.

7. Certificate of language proficiency as per above requirement.

8. Non-criminal record certificate (produced within the last 5 months).

9. Physical Examination Certificate on prescribed format.

Optional Documents

1. Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) Application Form – CSC Applicants only. CSC Scholarship applicants should fill the CSC Application form at https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login and upload the same on NPU Application Portal.

2. Acceptance letter from prospective supervisor at NPU. Applicants having supervisor acceptance certificate will be given priority during selection process.

3. Notarized copies of research and academic achievements.


Documents should be in English / Chinese OR supplemented by notarized English / Chinese translations.

Language Requirements:

Applicant meeting following criteria does not need to fulfill language requirements:

Native Chinese speakers applying for Programs offered in Chinese Language.

Native English speakers applying for Programs offered in English Language. (Native English speaking countries: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/english-speaking-countries)

For other applicants, specific language proficiency requirements are as follows:

Medium of Instructions


Chinese Language

HSK Level-4 (above 200 points) and HSKK (above Intermediate)

English Language

IELTS ≥ 6.0 Overall score (Minimum individual band scores ≥ 5.5)

or TOEFL ≥ 80 (TOEFL Mybest Scores are accepted, DI code: C317)

or GRE 310+3.0

or PTE Academic 55

or Duolingo ≥ 95

or Cambridge international Advanced level (A for English subject)

GPA Requirements:

Cut-off requirement of Academic results for different grading systems is:









Application and Selection Procedure:

Step-1:  Complete online application at NPU Admission Portal before deadline: http://admission.nwpu.edu.cn/.

Online application portal is the only acceptable method for applying at NPU. All the correspondence between NPU and candidate will be done through email address used for portal registration. Applicants should upload all the documents carefully and submit application form before deadline. Please refer to Application Period for specific deadlines. (Nov 2020-Jun 2021)

Step-2: Review of application documents by Admission Committee. (Nov 2020-Jun 2021)

Step-3: Interviews and / or qualifying tests will be conducted by schools. Special dates will be notified through email. Students will be notified for missing documents and will be required to submit before shortlisting. Only shortlisted applications will be forwarded to academic schools. (Mar 2021-Jun 2021)

Step-4: Admission Notice and other relevant documents will be dispatched to selected candidates. (Jul 2021-Aug 2021)

Step-5: Registration of selected candidates at Admission Office before deadline. Those who fail to register before prescribed deadline in Admission Notice without prior approval from admission office will be considered to forfeiting the admission. (Aug 2021-Sept 2021)

Application Period:

CSC Scholarship Applicants:

1st Batch: 15th November 2020 - 28th February 2021

2nd Batch: 1st March 2021 - 31st March 2021

NPU President Scholarship and Xi’an City “The Belt and Road” International Student Scholarship Applicants:

15th November 2020 – 15th May 2021

Self-supported Applicants:

15th November 2020 – 30th May 2021

Notice: Early applications will be given merit-based priority for scholarship.

Duration of Offered Program:

  Master: 2.4 Years

  Ph.D.: 4 Years

Scholarships Opportunities:




Freshmen Scholarships

Chinese Government





Living Allowance

Master: 3000 CNY / month

Ph.D: 3500 CNY / month

NPU President Scholarship (Excellence scholarship)



On-campus accommodation

Living Allowance

Master: 2000 CNY / month

Ph.D: 3500 CNY / month

Xi’an City “The Belt and Road” International Student Scholarship


Master: 20,000 CNY / Year

Ph.D: 25,000 CNY / Year

On-campus Scholarships

Shaanxi Provincial Government Scholarship

Alumna Wu Yajun Scholarship

Notice: On-campus scholarships are offered to self-supported students based on their on-campus performance in academia and extra-curricular activities.

Fee Structure:

Application fee

600 CNY(non-refundable)

Tuition fee

30,000 CNY / Year for Master

38,000 CNY / Year for Ph.D.

Insurance fee

800 CNY / Year (Mandatory)

Dormitory fee

7200 CNY / Year

Double Room

10,800 CNY / Year

Single Room OR T3 Hostel room

Major List:

Contact us:

Admissions Office

International College

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Office 715, Yizi Building, No. 127 Youyi Xilu, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710072 China

Email: internationalcollege@nwpu.edu.cn

Tel: +86-29-88494381

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