Northwestern Polytechnical University 2022 Master Program Application Guide for International Students

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Located in the ancient capital city - Xi’an, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), the powerhouse of western China, is entering a new phase of growth by taking opportunities to develop original and cutting-edge innovations.

The history of NPU can be traced back to 1938. The university was designated as one of the National Key Universities of China in 1960. It was among the first batch of universities selected for Project 211 in 1995 and became part of Project 985 in 2001. In 2021, NPU ranks among the top 200 according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In recent years, NPU had set various records in China and produced many leading figures in all aspects of society and industries contributing to the world’s science, technology, and social-economic developments.

The degree programs offered at NPU cover various disciplines in fundamental science, engineering, humanities, management, social sciences, and many more. The material science discipline at NPU ranks among the top 0.1% globally, and the chemistry, engineering, and computer science disciplines are also among the top 1% globally according to the latest ESI subject area ranking. With these distinctive strengths, NPU has built a solid foundation for providing world-class education in all disciplines.

Seeing educating students as the core mission, NPU takes talent fostering as the essential task. NPU provides platforms and facilities to attract graduates, researchers, and scholars from all over the world to join NPU and supports overseas exchange programs. NPU continues to develop students to become innovative, well-rounded, and talented individuals with global perspectives, strong senses of social responsibility, and in-depth professional expertise.



Globalization of NPU

At NPU, we actively recruit outstanding international students and cultivate them in all aspects to become future scholars, entrepreneurs, and global leaders. Supported by the copious scholarships from NPU, our international family currently has 1300 students from 107 different nationalities, and we are planning to enroll more than 600 outstanding students and scholars in 2022.

NPU’s commitment to innovation & excellence brings promising prospects for its future development. We are growing unprecedentedly on the path to becoming a leading world-class university with globally recognized & accredited disciplines. NPU continues to expand our horizon towards life-changing discoveries in science & technology and makes positive contributions to this rapidly changing and globalizing world.


Duration of Offered Program:


Master program: 2.5 Years

Fall Semester Intake Only.


For the Major list, please click here: List of Offered Master Program for 2022 Intake.pdf


Application Period:


1. CSC - Chinese University Program

1st Batch: November 15th, 2021-February 28th, 2022

Admission results will be announced at the end of March.

2nd Batch: March 1st, 2022 - March 31st, 2022

Admission results will be announced at the end of April 2022.


2. Xi’an“ Belt and Road” International Student Scholarship and NPU President Scholarship Applicants:

November 15th, 2021 - May 30th, 2022

Admission results will be announced at the end of June 2022.


3. Self-supported Applicants:

November 15th, 2021 – June 15th, 2022

Admission results will be announced at the end of June 2022.


The application system will still be available during the winter vacation. Due to the limited quota available for NPU, applicants are strongly advised to apply early. Early applicants will be given merit-based priority for the scholarship.



Admission Requirements:


1.Good physical and mental health (no infectious diseases and no physical or mental diseases affecting normal study).

2.Applicants applying for the Master program admissions should hold a bachelor's degree certificate and be under the age of 35 before September 1st, 2022.

3.Applicants should be competent in performing scientific research works and maintain a good academic grade level.

    The cut-off requirement of academic grade level for an applicant's previous degree is 75%. Applicants may provide other certificates as proof of academic competency.

4.Language Proficiency Requirements.

    Applicants should have Chinese/English language proficiency that meets the application and admission criteria.

5.The applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens with valid passports.

    For the applicants who used to be Chinese citizens but later immigrated to other countries, these applicants must hold the passports or citizenship certificates of their current countries for at least 4 years in addition to the 2-year “proof of residence” in recent 4 years.

    Applicants whose one or both parents are Chinese citizens must provide one of the following supporting documents:

(1) The certificate proving that the applicant obtained the foreign nationality at birth;

(2) For applicants who used to be Chinese citizens but later immigrated to other countries, these applicants shall provide the certificates of cancellation of Chinese nationality.  



Application and Selection Procedure:


Step-1: Application Documents Preparation

1.A clearly scanned copy of the personal information page on the valid passport;

    The passport should be valid till October 30, 2022. Applicants currently living in mainland China are also required to provide a scanned copy of their current valid visa page or residence permit page.

    If a passport is not available at the time of application, the personal information page of the national ID card can temporarily be used for the application. Please note that a valid passport is one of the necessary materials for admission, and applicants should provide it as soon as possible.  

2.A clearly scanned copy of the Bachelor's degree certificates.

    A scanned copy of the graduation certificate is required if the applicant completed the Bachelor's or Master's degree study in China.

    A scanned copy of the pre-graduation certificate is required if the applicant has not yet earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree certificate. The original degree certificate should be re-submitted prior to registration.

3.A scanned copy of the academic transcript for the Bachelor degree during the entire study period.

    If the applicant has not yet completed the required Bachelor's degree study, the applicant should provide the transcript of all semesters up to the time of application.  

4.Two ‘Recommendation Letters’ from Professors or Associate Professors (Click here for the template: 西北工业大学国际学生研究生推荐信模板 The template for recommendation letter (2022).docx).

5.Study plan for Master degree program based on prescribed form (Click here for the template:西北工业大学国际学生研究生个人陈述及学习计划模版 The template for study plan and research proposal (2022).docx).

6.Proof of Chinese or English proficiency;

    Applicants who have met the following criteria are not required to fulfill language requirements:

    Native Chinese speakers applying for programs offered in the Chinese Language.

    Native English speakers applying for programs offered in the English Language.


    For all other applicants, specific language proficiency requirements are shown in the following table:

Medium of Instructions

Requirements

Chinese Language

HSK Level 5 above 180 points

English Language

IELTS≥ 6.0 (Academic) Overall score 

(Minimum individual band scores ≥ 5.5)

TOEFL ≥ 80 

(TOEFL Mybest Scores, iBT home edition, Essentials are accepted, DI code: C317)

PTE Academic ≥ 55

Duolingo ≥ 100

Cambridge International Advanced Level

(A for English subject)

GRE ≥ 320+3.5

Note: Applicants who have not achieved a minimum HSK requirement can take the NPU foundation program. The language requirement will be waived once applicants pass the foundation program.


7.Non-criminal record certificate (issued within last 5 months).

    Applicants who currently live in China should provide non-criminal records from both the home country and China.

    If the non-criminal record could not be provided temporarily due to any special circumstances, please submit a "Non Criminal Commitment" (Click here for the template: 西北工业大学国际学生无犯罪承诺书模版 The Template for Non criminal commitment letter (2022).docx). Applicants should provide the formal non-criminal record as soon as possible.

8.Supervisor Acceptance Letter (Click here for the template: 西北工业大学国际学生研究生导师接收函模版 The template for acceptance letter (2022).docx)

    Applicants having supervisor acceptance letters will be given priority during the selection process for Master program application.

9.Notarized copies of other awards or academic achievements (if any).

10.Physical Examination Certificate based on the prescribed format which should be produced within the last 6 months (Click here for the template: 健康体检表 Physical Examination Form.pdf).

    Applicants who are currently in China and have a “Residence Permit” or a “Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card”, can use either of these two documents to substitute the Physical Examination Certificate.


Note:

1.Native English speaking countries: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-b-english-language

2.Special requirements of some academic schools. Click here for the details: 部分学院对国际学生成绩其他要求 Special academic requirement of some schools.pdf

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



Step-2: Complete online application

Log in the NPU Application Portal at http://admission.nwpu.edu.cn/ and complete the online application.

1.The NPU online application portal is the only acceptable method for applying at NPU. A 600 RMB application fee is mandatory to complete the application. Failure to pay the application fee will be deemed as an invalid application. The application fee is non-refundable. (Due to the current COVID pandemic situation, applicants may apply for an exemption from the application fee. Please refer to the official notice for details: Link)

2.A valid email address should be used to register for the online application system. All the communications between NPU and the applicants will be done through the email addresses used for the portal registration.

3.Applicants should carefully review and upload all the documents and submit the applications before the deadline.


Step-3: Review of application documents

1.The Admissions Office will review the authenticity and integrity of the application documents.

2.The specific NPU academic schools will review the applicant's academic competency. The review process will take approximately 10 working days. If passed, qualified applicants will attend the follow-on examination/interview.

3.The applicants shall pay close attention to the online application status and the NPU email notifications. Admissions Office may inform the applicants to provide additional relevant information or supplement documents based on the feedback of the application review.  


Step-4: Examination/Interview

1.Applicants who qualified for the examination/interview will receive email notifications in regards to the examination/interview method, content, time and etc. Applicants should attend the examination/interview according to the instruction.

2.The Admissions Office will announce the results via email two weeks after the examination/interview.  



Step-5: Initial Fee Payment

Pre-admitted students need to pay a 2000 RMB initial fee to secure the admission seats. The initial fee will be refunded once the students complete the registration on time.

Applicants should choose one of the following payment methods for the application fee and initial fee:

1.Online Payment: applicants will pay the fees via the online application system.

2.Local Bank or Online Bank Wire Transfer: After paying the initial fee via the bank wire transfer method, the applicants shall upload the wire transfer receipts in the application system. Please note the applicants’ passport numbers on the receipts.  

Bank account information refer to Payment method. 


Step-6: Mailing the Admission Documents

Applicants are required to provide valid address information. The Admissions Office will re-confirm the address information with the admitted students and then mail the admission documents to the addresses provided.


Step-7: Registration

Admitted students should complete the registration at Admissions Office prior to the registration deadline. Failure to register before the deadline according to the Admission Notice (without prior approval from the admission office) will be considered as forfeiting the admission opportunity. Attempts to register early will not be accepted.


Any dishonesty that happened during the selection and admission process will lead to admission or studentship cancellation.


Fee Structure


Program

Tuition fee

Application fee

Insurance

Accommodation

Master

30,000

 CNY/Year

600 CNY 

(Non-refundable)

800 

CNY/Year

7200 CNY/Year 

(Double Room)




Scholarship Opportunities


NPU provides multi-type scholarships which covers all levels in different perspectives.We wish to improve students life and support more youth to strive for excellence and explore their potential.


1. Scholarship details


Scholarship Name

Coverage









For freshman

(Scholarship can be rewarded after passing the annual review)

Chinese Government Scholarship

Agency No. 10699

Tuition

Insurance

Accommodation

Living allowance:

Master: 3000 CNY/month

NPU President Scholarship

First prize

Tuition

Dormitory

Living allowance:

Master: 2000 CNY/month

Second prize

100% Tuition

Third prize

50% Tuition

 Xi’an Belt and Road Scholarship

First prize

100% Tuition

Living allowance:

Master: 20,000 CNY/Year

Second prize

50% Tuition

Living allowance:

Master: 20,000 CNY/Year

Third prize

Living allowance:

Master: 20,000 CNY/Year

For current students

1.Chinese Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship

2.NPU President Scholarship

3.Shaanxi Government Scholarship

4.Wu Yajun Alumna Scholarship

5.Guangdong,Hong Kong,Macao Scholarship

Note: Xi’an Belt and Road Scholarship Living allowance can only support the first year.



2. Scholarship application

Applicants should choose one of the following two methods to apply for the scholarship.


Path I - Via University.

Step 1, complete the CSC application form at https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login

Step 2, Download CSC application after completion and upload it to the NPU application portal http://admission.nwpu.edu.cn/ as an attachment.


Path II - Via Local Chinese Embassy.

Applicants who meet the requirements are recommended to apply to the local government or Chinese Embassy first. Please contact the local relevant institutes or Chinese Embassy to confirm the eligibility requirements, agency number, and program type for applying for the scholarship.

Additional contact information can be found on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China at https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/web/.


3. Scholarship Result Announcement

(1) University will process about three batches of applicant selections based on the application order. Applicants will receive the result announcement via registered email. Early applicants will be given merit-based priority.

(2) If awarded, applicants will receive only one scholarship funded by either the Chinese government or NPU.

(3) After being admitted by NPU, applicants will not be able to change their programs, majors, learning language, or study period. Consideration for any special circumstances may require additional approvals from the university.



Payment method


For the application stage: fees can be paid in the application portal or to be processed by wire transfer.

The transfer receipt is absolutely required and needs to be uploaded to the application portal. The verification usually takes 1 or 2 working days.


For the registration stage: tuition fees and accommodation fees can be received by wire transfer or on-site payment.


Details of official accounts:

For domestic Remittance

NAME: NORTHWESTERN POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

ADDRESS: 127 YOUYI XILU, XI’AN SHAANXI, P.R. CHINA

BANK NAME: THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA SHAANXI BRANCH

BANK ACCOUNT: 3700117319200004172

BANK ADDRESS: NO.1 GAOXIN ROAD XI’AN CHINA


For overseas Remittance (only accept USD)

Name: NORTHWESTERN POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Account Number : 102010169938

Address: 127 YOUYI XILU, XI’AN 710072 SHAANXI PROVINCE P.R.CHINA

Beneficiary Bank : NPU SUB-BRANCH BANK OF CHINA

Bank address:First Floor, Innovation And Technology Building ,No.127 You Yi Road, Xi’an China

SWIFTCODE: BKCHCNBJ620


*If you wish to do a wire transfer, please note that we do not take responsibility for any delays or transactions in the remittance.

Any wrong inputs may lead to the failure of the transaction. We request that you take special attention to our account details.



Registration process


1. Registration date usually will be at the end of August to the beginning of September, 2022. Specific date will be subject to the admission notice. Please attention early registration is not recommended; For those who do not register as requested without reason, both admission and scholarship will be canceled.

2. Admitted applicants need to apply for the ‘X1’ study visa with the holding of valid passport, admission notice and JW201/202 visa application form.

3. Admitted applicants need to provide following documents in original while registration:

 - Valid Passport  

 - JW201/202  

 - Bachelor’s degree certificate and its notarization

(Graduation certificate is also required if applicants obtain any degree in China)  

 - Language certificate  

- Full Transcripts of undergraduate level


Please note all the documents should be in English/Chinese or supplemented by notarized English/Chinese translations.

Original documents missing or information inconsistent will lead to admission cancellation.

Any dishonesty of physical examination report will lead to admission cancellation.



Process supervision

1. The whole process of selection and admission will be strictly regulated by the university and follows the principle of openness, fairness, and academic integrity.

2. Any dishonesty that happened during the selection and admission process will lead to admission or studentship cancellation.

3. Disposition of other violations will be per the relevant provisions issued by the Ministry of Education of China.

4. Supervision contact: 86-29-88492964



Contacts

Admissions Office,International College,Northwestern Polytechnical University

Address: Office 715, Yi Zi Building,No.127,Youyi West Road,Beilin District, Xi’an,Shaanxi Province

Postcode: 710072

Tel:86-29-88494381

Email:admission@nwpu.edu.cn (UG program)

internationalcollege@nwpu.edu.cn (PG program)



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All information is correct at the time of printing in November 2022 and shall be interpreted by the Admissions Office of NPU.









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