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Northwestern Polytechnical University

127127# West Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an,
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China (Mainland)
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Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is located in Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province of Mainland China. Xi’an is:

An international metropolis

Cultural center of China

Technological innovation center of China

One of China’s happiest city

City of Gastronomy

Picturesque landscape

Multicultural location boasting diverse cultures and religion

NPU provides world-class education and research platforms for students. NPU is committed to providing innovative education to train broad-minded and responsible professional.

Northwestern Polytechnical University is 82 years old and offers students a multidisciplinary and research-oriented university.

NPU offers a wide range of disciplines and puts all its efforts into ensuring students get the best overall development.

The main strengths of the university include:

Six undergraduate programs accredited by Washington Accord

Leading education in Aerospace Engineering

Lots of scholarship opportunities for international student

International and Chinese students attend class together

Innovation Center for Aerospace Engineering

Alumni in over 100 countries

NPU boasts a distinctive English-taught Education System. NPU offers programs taught in both English and Chinese:

13 English-taught UG programs designed for international students

77 English-taught PG programs designed for international students

To find out more about NPU, visit its social media platforms: Instagram; Facebook; LinkedIn; YouTube ([email protected]); Wechat (studyatnpu)

NPU has three campuses:

Youyi campus

Chang’ an campus

Taicang campus 

There are a number of great facilities at NPU: 

Research Platform: 8 National Kay Labs and 122 research platforms of provincial and ministerial level

Floating library: The biggest floating library in Asian which has a collection of 1.6 million volumes. The architecture draws inspiration from the design of a soaring sail

Accommodation: Chang’an campus’s brand new dormitory was completed in 2019 can accommodate more than 3,000 students

Canteens: Every campus has 3-4 canteens with a rich variety of food (including Muslim food) to meet the needs of students from different regions

Stadium: NPU has professional training stadiums 

NPU also offers a number of services to students which are essential to daily life:

Financial service (ICBC, BOC Bank)

Medical service (university hospital)

University shuttle bus between Youyi and Chang’an campuses

NPU has a number of support systems available for prospective and current students: 

Before registration: Application system

After registration: e-campus system (‘one-stop’ service system supports study and daily life)

Class selection

Online courses

Online library

Self-study room

Campus Wifi

About seven percent of students are international, with more than 80 nationalities represented on campus.

There are a number of popular extracurricular activities at NPU, including:

•International Student Association (ISA): The ISA team actively carries out various work that contributes to the internationalization of universities in western China. ISA hosts and undertakes all kinds of high level cultural activities, organize events related to student learning and cultural exchanges, and cooperates with other colleges and universities

•Sports games: Each year, NPU sports stadium (which can hold 5000 people) is the prime location for all kinds of events, such as Chinese University Basketball Association (CUBA) and the National Games of China

NPU provides cozy, convenient and safe accommodation to all students. Usually, undergraduate students live on campus, whereas master’s or PhD students are permitted to live off campus. The dormitory at Chang’an campus is brand new and is thought of as the best accommodation out of all the universities in Shaanxi province. 

To find out more about the admissions and application process at NPU, visit this link.

There are a number of scholarships available to students. Find out more here.

Over 95 percent of NPU graduates find a job within six months of graduation.

There are a number of career services available at NPU, including: 

NPU Career Guidance Center: provide complete information and guidance services for all the graduates

NPU Entrepreneurial Practice Base: Professional Entrepreneurial training project for university students; start-up platform for university students; benefit policy of angel Investments and capital funds

Alumni association: NPU alumni association has notable alumni in more than 100 countries. More than 20 alumni association branches overseas.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

School of Ecology and Environment

School of Foreign Language

School of Humanities, Economics and Law

School of Life Sciences

School of Software

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Institute of Flexible Electronics

Institute of Medical Research

School of Cybersecurity

School of Ecology and Environment

School of Materials Science and Engineering

School of Software

University Highlights

Northwestern Polytechnical University is one of the top Public universities in Xi'an, China Mainland. It is ranked #531-540 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 29,057


International students - 1,423


Total faculty staff - 3,378


Total students - 29,057


International students - 1,423


Total faculty staff - 3,378

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