Northwestern Polytechnical University: A World-Class University Looking into the Future
Located in the historical and ancient city of Xi'an, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) ranks as a Category A university, as it evolves rapidly with state-of-the-art innovative technologies.
With NPU's remarkable history that dates as far back as 1938, the university was designated as a national key university and among the selected few universities that were firstly classified into the "211 Project" in 1995 and later also became a part of the "985 Project" in 2001.
NPU has always adhered to the philosophy of "students as root, education as foundation, scholars as priority, academics as soul and responsibility as core," and it insists on the "three-in-one cultivation approach of value shaping, ability training, and knowledge imparting."
Duration of Offered Program:
Duration: 4 years
Method of study: Full-time
Fall Semester Intake Only.
Major List for Master programs:
2023 PhD Major list: https://studyat.nwpu.edu.cn/info/1203/2140.htm
The first batch: November 15, 2022 - February 15, 2023
The second batch: February 16, 2023 - March 15, 2023
The third batch: March 16, 2023 - April 15, 2023
The fourth batch: April 16, 2023 - May 15, 2023
CSC Scholarship application deadline is March 15th, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to have a higher chance of receiving a scholarship.
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 doctoral program should be under 40 by September 1st, 2023.
3．Academic Requirement: As of September 1st, 2023, applicants for doctoral program must hold a master's degree.
Applicants should have good learning ability and academic performance. The requirement for previous academic grade level is an average score of 75% and above.
Applicants may provide other evidence of academic ability, such as the GRE and GMAT scores.
Applicants should have Chinese or English language proficiency that meets the requirement.
HSK Level 5 (180 or above)
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)
PTE Academic Test (55 or above)
Duolingo English Test (105 or above)
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.
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 both undergraduate and master 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 both undergraduate and master periods. GRE, GMAT and other international standardized test scores are accepted.
4．Recommendation letters from two professors ( associate professor or level above). For the template, please refer to 西北工业大学国际学生研究生推荐信模板 The template for recommendation letter (2023).docx
5．Study and research plan in China (the given template are required to use and do not delect the any parts in 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 (2023).docx
6．Chinese/English language certificate.
Under these circumstance, Language Certificate is not needed:
lApplicants who are Chinese native speakers and applying for Chinese medium courses.
lApplicants 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. For the template, please refer to: 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 (2023).docx
Acceptance letter is not a must for master applicants and will be a bonus point. But for doctoral applicants, the acceptance letter is a must.
9．Officially recognized awards, scientific research achievements (if any).
10．A copy of "Physical Examination Form for Foreigners" (valid for six months). For the template, please refer to
11．Other supplementary materials required.
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) 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．Applicants need to pay attention to the review status on the application system, and their e-mail promptly as well for process and feedback.
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 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, 2023. Specific date will be subject to the admission notice. 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 applicants’ passport numbers on the receipts.
3．Details of Bank account information:
For domestic Remittance
For overseas Remittance (only accept USD)
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
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
*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.
Health Insurance Fee
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.
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
Admissions Office,International College,Northwestern Polytechnical University
Address: Office 715, Yi Zi Building,No.127,Youyi West Road,Beilin District, Xi’an,Shaanxi Province
Facebook: NPU Admissions
Linkedin: npu Internatonal College
*All dates mentioned above are Beijing Time；
All information is correct at the time of printing in November 2022 and shall be interpreted by the Admissions Office of NPU.