2024 NPU Master Program Guide

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2024 Northwestern Polytechnical University Master Program 

Application Guide for International Students

Duration of Offered Program:

Duration: 2.5 years

Method of study: Full-time

Fall Semester Intake Only.

Major List for Master programs:

2024 Master Major list: https://studyat.nwpu.edu.cn/info/1203/5331.htm

Application Period:

The first batch: November 15, 2023 - January 15, 2024, 17:00 (GMT+8). Application submission after 17:00 (GMT+8) is automatically regarded as 2 batch application.

The second batch: January 16, 2024 - February 15, 2024, 17:00 (GMT+8). Application submission after 17:00 (GMT+8) is automatically regarded as 3 batch application.

The third batch: February 16, 2024 - March 15, 2024, 17:00 (GMT+8). Application submission after 17:00 (GMT+8) is automatically regarded as 4 batch application.

The fourth batch: March 16, 2024 - April 15, 2024, 17:00 (GMT+8).

CSC Scholarship application deadline is February 15th, 2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to have a higher chance of receiving a scholarship.

Admission Requirements:

1.Good physical and mental health (no infectious or contagious diseases and no physical or mental disorders that could interfere with regular study).

2.Applicants for master's program should be under 30 by September 1st, 2024.

3.Academic Requirement: As of September 1st, 2023, applicants for master's program must hold a bachelor's degree.

4.Learning Ability

Applicants should have good learning ability and academic performance

The requirement for previous academic grade level is an average score of 75% and above. 

For CSC scholarship applicants, the requirement for previous academic grade level is an average score of 80% and above.

Applicants may provide other evidence of academic ability, such as the GRE and GMAT scores.

5.Language Requirement

Applicants should have Chinese or English language proficiency that meets the requirement.




HSK Level 5 (200 or above)


The English requirement for CSC scholarship applicants:

IELTS Academic Test overall 6.5 or above (no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL 85 or above (My best Scores, iBT home edition, Essentials, DI code C317 are accepted)

Duolingo English Test (125 or above)

The English requirement for other scholarships applicants:

IELTS Academic Test overall 6.0 or above (no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL 80 or above (My best Scores, iBT home edition, Essentials, DI code C317 are accepted)

Duolingo English Test (115 or above)

6.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 Documents

1.A copy of the personal information page of your valid passport. Applicants currently residing in mainland China must also provide a scanned copy of the currently valid visa page or residence permit page.

2.A copy of undergraduate diploma. Graduating student can provide pre-graduation certificate. All above mentioned documents must be original or notarized one.

3.Transcripts for each semester/academic year during undergraduate period. GRE, GMAT and other international standardized test scores are accepted.

4.Recommendation letters from two professors ( associate professor or level above).

5.Study and research plan in China (based on given template).

6.Chinese/English language certificate.

Under these circumstance, language certificate is not needed:

Applicants who are Chinese native speakers and applying for Chinese medium courses.

Applicants who are English native speakers and applying for English medium courses.

7.Non-criminal record (valid for six months).

8.Acceptance letter from a supervisor.

Acceptance letter is not a must for master applicants and will be a bonus point.

9.Officially recognized awards, scientific research achievements (if any).

10.A copy of "Physical Examination Form for Foreigners" (valid for six months).

11.Bank statement.

12Other supplementary materials required.

13.Students applying for architecture or design majors shall provide one’s own art/design portfolio.


1) For the list of English-speaking countries, please refer to  英语为母语的国家信息 English as Native Language List.pdf.

2) Some colleges have specific requirements on studentslanguage or Master program acceptance letter from professors:

l School of Management has extra requirements for GPA and language proficiency certificate for Master applicantsGPA of 80% and above is required; IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language certification is required.

l School of Public Policy and Administration has extra requirements for language proficiency certificate: for Chinese medium major applicants, HSK level 6 (180 or above) is required; for English medium major applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language certification is required.

l The School of Aeronautics, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Management, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and School of Life Science require that the Master Program Applicants have to have the acceptance letter from supervisors to complete the application.

3) All the above application materials must be in English or Chinese. Notarized English or Chinese translations is required if materials are in other languages.

Application and Selection Procedure:

Step 1 – Documents Preparation

Applicants must meet all requirements and prepare application materials accordingly.

Step 2 – Complete online application

Create an account and log into the NPU online application portal at (http://admission.nwpu.edu.cn/) to complete the application.

1.The NPU online application portal is the only acceptable application gate. After completing the application, a non-refundable fee (600 RMB/ about 100 USD) must be paid to validate the application.

2.A valid e-mail address should be used to register for the online application system. The Admissions Office will send application results and notifications to this e-mail address.

3.Applicants should upload required documents before deadline.

Step 3 - Application Materials Review

1.The Admissions Office will review the authenticity of materials.

2.Academic schools will review the applicants academic competency. The review process takes approximately ten working days. All qualified applicants will be invited for a follow-up interview or examination.

3.During application period, applicants need to pay attention to the review status on the application system and their e-mail promptly as well for process and feedback. Also applicants are asked to reply the related email on time. Applicants who fail to respond to the email in a timely manner or fail to submit supplementary materials as requirements will be regarded as forfeit.

Step 4 – Examination/ Interview

1.Qualified applicants will receive e-mail notifications regarding the examination and interview method, content and time. Applicants should attend the examination or interview according to specified instructions.

2.The Admissions office will announce the results via e-mail a week after the examination or interview.

Step 5 – Registration Deposit

Pre-admitted students must pay a 2000 RMB registration deposit to secure admission seats. This will be refunded after on-site registration (around the November-December of the academic year).

Step 6 - Mailing of Admission Documents

Applicants are required to provide valid addresses, and after confirmation, all required admission documents will be mailed to the provided addresses.

Step 7 - Registration

1.Registration date usually will be at the end of August to the beginning of September, 2024. Specific date will be subject to the admission notice and official notification email for registration. For those who do not register as requested without reason, both admission and scholarship will be canceled. Please attention early registration is not recommended.

2.Admitted candidates should go to Chinese embassies (consulates) abroad to apply for study (X1) visa with passport, Admission Notice and "Visa Application Form for Studying in China." Come to NPU for registration with the required documents on time.

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 applicantspassport numbers on the receipts.  

3.Details of Bank account information:

Details of official accounts:

For domestic Remittance

For overseas Remittance (only accept USD)




BANK ACCOUNT: 3700117319200004172



Account Number : 102010169938



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


*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.

Fee Structure



Application Fee

Health Insurance Fee



30000 RMB/Y



(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 and application method

CSC Scholarship: http://studyat.nwpu.edu.cn/SCHOLARSHIPS1/Chinese_Government_Scholarships.htm

NPU President Scholarship: http://studyat.nwpu.edu.cn/SCHOLARSHIPS1/NPU_President_Scholarship.htm

Xi’an Belt and Road Scholarship: http://studyat.nwpu.edu.cn/SCHOLARSHIPS1/Xi_an_City.htm

2. Scholarship Result Announcement

1) University will process about four 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.

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: 86-29-88492984


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



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All dates mentioned above are Beijing Time.

Any update will be posted at NPU International College website.

The Admissions Office of NPU International College reserves the right of final interpretation of this guide.

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