📖 Introduction

North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) is a comprehensive and key national university in China, with a focus on energy and electric power-related disciplines. Established in 1955, NCEPU has evolved into a leading institution contributing significantly to the fields of electrical engineering, energy science, and management. As a public university, NCEPU is committed to providing high-quality education, research, and innovation in the energy sector.

The university is known for its strong emphasis on power engineering, electrical engineering, and renewable energy, making it a vital player in China's energy landscape. NCEPU's commitment to research and development in clean energy technologies aligns with global efforts toward sustainable and eco-friendly practices. While specific world university rankings may vary, NCEPU is generally recognized for its expertise in the energy domain. It continues to play a crucial role in training professionals and conducting cutting-edge research to address the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving energy sector. Please note that specific rankings may change over time, and it's advisable to refer to the latest rankings for the most up-to-date information.

🏫 About North China Electric Power University (NCEPU)


North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), founded in 1958, is one of the “Project 211” in Superior Discipline Innovation Platform universities and one of the “Double-First Class” initiative universities. As one of the key universities in China under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, NCEPU is jointly constructed by the Ministry of Education and the University Directorate, which is composed of seven super-large power enterprises including State Grid Corporation of China. NCEPU, under an integrated administration, consists of two campuses in Beijing an in Baoding respectively, with the Beijing Campus as its main campus.

Academic Reputation

NCEPU has undertaken the historical mission to develop high-quality talents for the national energy and power industry and promote science and technology progress for more than half a century. Upon the entry of the new century, the university has implemented the guideline to base the university on disciplinary programs, make use of talents to enhance the university, depending on scientific research to promote the university and achieve characteristic development. Besides, it has grasped the opportunity, accelerated development, and realized leap development.

NCEPU has always taken talent development as its basic task, so it has formed the special talents development featuring “to focus on a solid foundation, emphasize on practice, promote abilities and pursue innovation”, which makes the university become first universities to implement the Excellent Engineer Development Plan. There are five national excellent courses, two teams of national-level famous teachers, 11 national characteristic majors, three national experimental teaching demonstration centers, three national engineering practice education centers, one national virtual simulation experimental teaching center, and ten provincial experimental teachings centers in the university. Moreover, NCEPU has passed the assessment of undergraduate education and achieved the “Excellence” result.

Industry-university Collaboration

As Vice President Member of China Electricity Council, relying on the university council platform, NCEPU has constantly deepened the industry-university collaboration and reached strategic cooperation relations with about 30 large high-tech enterprises of domestic and overseas power, coal, telecommunication, equipment manufacturing industry to undertake important researches and development projects, constructing experimental centers, research and development centers,  postdoctoral workstations, and graduate workstations, and accelerate exploitation and industrialization of scientific and technological results. It has signed about 500 scientific projects with major scientific innovation enterprises per year, and successively obtained two titles of Special Contribution Unit of Demonstration Project for Ultra-high Voltage Alternating and Direct Current Experiment of State Grid Corporation of China. NCEPU has constructed the multilateral university-local cooperation platform, expanded cooperation channels, and finally, it develops strategic partnership relations with the local governments of Beijing, Hebei, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Qinghai, and Shandong. On the new energy, smart gird, and other strategic emerging industries, the university deepens the communication and cooperation in scientific innovation, achievement transformation, and talent development so as to gain fruitful results in promoting regional scientific innovation and driving local economic development. NCEPU is an active participator in the promotion of interscholastic cooperation, and as the major sponsor, it has participated in establishing the Beijing High-Tech Universities Alliance consisting of 11 industry-based universities to share and complement advantageous resources and encourage interscholastic cooperative innovation.

Exciting Campus Life

NCEPU is more than a place of learning. NCEPU students enjoy a diversity of sporting and cultural activities and relax in an exciting and welcoming environment. There are more than 100 associations and clubs. Cultural activities including concerts, art performances, dance parties, and movies are held regularly, and sports events such as NCEPU Sports Festival, NCEPU Football League, NCEPU Basketball Tournament, and NCEPU Volleyball Match are held each year regardless of the sports events held by schools.

Promising Career Opportunity

With a broad understanding of expertise, a sound foundation of academic knowledge and a good command of various professional skills, NCEPU graduates will have a wide choice of careers in the mainstream electrical, electronic, energy industries, IT, other engineering and high-tech spheres as well as the fields of business, management, law, and other public sectors, to name but a few.

About International Education Institute

NCEPU formulated the new development strategy with the purpose of making NCEPU into a first-class higher education provider domestically, an academically influential higher education institution internationally, and a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented, and internationalized university. As one important component of NCEPU’s Strategy, the main concern of its internationalization is to introduce an advanced philosophy of running a university, outstanding teaching and learning system, up-to-date teaching and learning materials, and thus to upgrade her operational capacity and academic reputation, thus cultivating the first-class talents.

To implement the internationalization strategy, the International Education Institute (IEI) was established in 2001 to develop international collaboration. The main function of IEI is to admit international students, provide the Chinese language and the English language learning services, and collaborate with the UK, American, Canadian, French, and Australian partner universities in joint undergraduate programs and credit transfer programs, under which NCEPU students will study both in NCEPU and corresponding partner universities abroad. Up to now, we have enrolled nearly 800 international students studying for the Chinese language, the academic programs taught in English, and Chinese on a part-time and full-time basis.

IEI has now been a home for both international students who are going to study degree programs, the Chinese language, and the Chinese students who are going to study abroad. With a well-equipped and satisfying learning environment, comfortable living conditions, every student in IEI will certainly enjoy their study and life here.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

💸 Living Expenses in Beijing

Expense Average costs
Accommodation On average, a single room student dormitory accommodation will cost about RMB 1500 per month, or about RMB 18,000 per year, including utilities.
Food A meal at the university canteen/restaurant or in a fast-food restaurant outside would cost about RMB 7 to RMB 30. The average monthly bill for students that will study in Beijing, China can be between the range of RMB 1800 to RMB 4000.
Transportation A one-way local transport ticket in Beijing costs about RMB 4. The taxi start rate costs about RMB 13, plus the additional taxi rate per kilometer of about RMB 2.30. A monthly transport pass for university students in Beijing would cost around RMB 200.
Extra costs: Some extra costs for university students who will study in Beijing, China are books and study materials around RMB 210 to RMB 350 per month (increased costs for those studying Sciences, Medicine, or Art), and medical insurance of about RMB 400 per six months.

📬 Admissions Process

31 Days

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Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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