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Northwestern Polytechnical University

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Youyi Campus, Xi'an China (Mainland)

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# =547QS World University Rankings

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16Undergraduate programs

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10Postgraduate programs

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About Northwestern Polytechnical University

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 85 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:

•  Undergraduate programs accredited by Washington Accord

• Leading education in engineering and management

• 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-Innovations Transform the Future

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 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.

Globalization

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 1 6 00 students from more than 90  different nationalities, and we are planning to enroll 600 outstanding students and scholars in 202 4.

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.

STUDY@NPU

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.


10 Reasons to choose NPU

1 Splendid Academic Atmosphere

Bringing together talents from home and   abroad, NPU is an established international innovation base and has won more than   2200 awards for student projects. Here, you will learn and research with top young talents.

2 Wide Subject Choose

NPU has a formed discipline system leading   by Aviation, Aerospace and Navigation, with   3M   (Materials,Mechatronics,Mechanics),   3C   (Computer,Communication,Control),   Science, Humanities, Liberal Arts, and emerging fields like flexible electronics intertwined closely together. All of which help to create a solid foundation for building a world-class university.

3 Top Grade Staff and Faculty

Winning the National Teaching Achievement Award, which symbolizes the highest honor of education in China, NPU has reaped outstanding achievements. There are not only more than 300 national high-level talents, but also 180 international honorary professors including Nobel Prize winners among our teaching staffs.

4 State-of-the-art Research Platform

Focusing  on the national strategic needs and the   forefront of science and technology in the world, NPU has been deeply involved in the development of large aircraft, manned spaceflight and moon exploration,   Shenzhou series spacecraft, and pioneered the development of unmanned aircraft in China. You will appreciate and even participate in the most cutting-edge scientific and technological programs here!

5 Outstanding Campus

Here we have the only and the largest floating   library in Asia, Soaring Stadium that once held the 14th National Games, indoor/outdoor hot spring swimming pool,Chinese/Weste rn /Halal restaurants, campus shuttle buses, exclusive campus shared bikes... You can be fed, clothed, and housed here to all needs.

6 Colorful Extra-curricular Activities

NPU advocates innovation and   creativity. In addition to academics, you can also join ISA, Mine craft  creation, e-sports, martial arts and other club activities and extracurricular programs to enrich your experience.

7 Various Living Experience with Affordable Cost

Surrounded by numerous natural wonders and historical attractions, Xi'an has more than 70 intangible cultural heritages, which is the must visit traveling destination in China and the world. According to Mercer's 2023 Cost of Living Survey, Xi ’ an ranked 12th domestically and 108th internationally, which is highly cost-effective city. Whether living or studying here in Xi 'an, NPU is the best choice for international students who want to experience China.

8 Promising Career

Combining history and future,   NPU   maintains good cooperative relations with many world famous companies in the fields of aerospace, 3D printing, new concept vehicles, clean energy, electronic communication,e commerce and so on. You will have abundant social practice,internship and employment opportunities.

9 Numerous Scholarship Packages

The multi-level and comprehensive   scholarship system for international  students will give you confidence and motivation to pursue excellence, support you to maintain a good quality of life, therefore be able to devote yourself to study and research here.

10 Broad International Vision

As the initiator and general   coordinator of the European Union QB50 Project in Asia, NPU will help you grow and have a global perspective in this regard.

 

About Northwestern Polytechnical University

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 85 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:

•  Undergraduate programs accredited by Washington Accord

• Leading education in engineering and management

• 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-Innovations Transform the Future

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 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.

Globalization

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 1 6 00 students from more than 90  different nationalities, and we are planning to enroll 600 outstanding students and scholars in 202 4.

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.

STUDY@NPU

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.


10 Reasons to choose NPU

1 Splendid Academic Atmosphere

Bringing together talents from home and   abroad, NPU is an established international innovation base and has won more than   2200 awards for student projects. Here, you will learn and research with top young talents.

2 Wide Subject Choose

NPU has a formed discipline system leading   by Aviation, Aerospace and Navigation, with   3M   (Materials,Mechatronics,Mechanics),   3C   (Computer,Communication,Control),   Science, Humanities, Liberal Arts, and emerging fields like flexible electronics intertwined closely together. All of which help to create a solid foundation for building a world-class university.

3 Top Grade Staff and Faculty

Winning the National Teaching Achievement Award, which symbolizes the highest honor of education in China, NPU has reaped outstanding achievements. There are not only more than 300 national high-level talents, but also 180 international honorary professors including Nobel Prize winners among our teaching staffs.

4 State-of-the-art Research Platform

Focusing  on the national strategic needs and the   forefront of science and technology in the world, NPU has been deeply involved in the development of large aircraft, manned spaceflight and moon exploration,   Shenzhou series spacecraft, and pioneered the development of unmanned aircraft in China. You will appreciate and even participate in the most cutting-edge scientific and technological programs here!

5 Outstanding Campus

Here we have the only and the largest floating   library in Asia, Soaring Stadium that once held the 14th National Games, indoor/outdoor hot spring swimming pool,Chinese/Weste rn /Halal restaurants, campus shuttle buses, exclusive campus shared bikes... You can be fed, clothed, and housed here to all needs.

6 Colorful Extra-curricular Activities

NPU advocates innovation and   creativity. In addition to academics, you can also join ISA, Mine craft  creation, e-sports, martial arts and other club activities and extracurricular programs to enrich your experience.

7 Various Living Experience with Affordable Cost

Surrounded by numerous natural wonders and historical attractions, Xi'an has more than 70 intangible cultural heritages, which is the must visit traveling destination in China and the world. According to Mercer's 2023 Cost of Living Survey, Xi ’ an ranked 12th domestically and 108th internationally, which is highly cost-effective city. Whether living or studying here in Xi 'an, NPU is the best choice for international students who want to experience China.

8 Promising Career

Combining history and future,   NPU   maintains good cooperative relations with many world famous companies in the fields of aerospace, 3D printing, new concept vehicles, clean energy, electronic communication,e commerce and so on. You will have abundant social practice,internship and employment opportunities.

9 Numerous Scholarship Packages

The multi-level and comprehensive   scholarship system for international  students will give you confidence and motivation to pursue excellence, support you to maintain a good quality of life, therefore be able to devote yourself to study and research here.

10 Broad International Vision

As the initiator and general   coordinator of the European Union QB50 Project in Asia, NPU will help you grow and have a global perspective in this regard.

 

Available programs

There’s a wide variety of undergraduate programs available at Northwestern Polytechnical University.

For undergraduate programs at NPU,programs offered in Chinese are 20,000 CNY/year and programs offered in English are 22,000 CNY-year.

You can find out about usual undergraduate requirements, tuition fees for international students at undergraduate level at NPU, scholarships, and the application process for international students at NPU here.

Discover the admission portal here


There are a number of postgraduate programs and PhD programs available at NPU. 

You can find out about usual undergraduate requirements, tuition fees for international students at undergraduate level at NPU, scholarships, and the application process for international students at NPU here.

University information

Application Timeline

*September intake only.

Undergraduate program-   Every November   to the next May

Postgraduate program- Every November to the April.

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

General

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80+
6+
2.8+
30+

Bachelor

2.8+

Master

2.8+
PhD applicant required supervisor acceptance letter

NPU has:

• Youyi campus

• Chang’ an campus

• Taicang campus 


There are a number of great facilities at NPU: 

• Research Platform: 20 National Kay Labs and more than 60 joint research platforms 

• 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 Hala food) to meet the needs of students from different regions

• Stadium: NPU has professional training and sport 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)

• Online class selection

• Online courses and seminar

• Online academic resource

• Self-study room

• Campus Wifi


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Student life

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. 


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.


Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

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International Students

3,060 USD
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Northwestern Polytechnical University is one of the top public universities in Xi'an, China (Mainland). It is ranked #=547 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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You can reach all programs information from official website of international college "admissions" section.
NPU has partner universities that allow its students for various exchange programs. Aside these programs, students cannot make transfers on their own.
Yes, you can contact a host professor that accepts to admit you for post-doctoral studies, or directly apply through the various positions published periodically on the official NPU website.
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