📖 Introduction

The Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is a national key university found in the historic city of Xi'an – the cradle of Chinese civilization. It is the only multidisciplinary and research-oriented university in China that also focuses on developing research-based education programs in various fields such as aeronautics and marine engineering.

NPU works in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). It is a top-tier university with a Ministry of Education Class A, Double First Class University distinction.

NPU is one of the best universities in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The university has a historical legacy unlike no other. In 1960, NPU was legally approved as a key state university under the State Council. The university ranked in the top 15 of China's 7th and 8th five-year plans. It is also one of the few universities to pioneer a graduate school.

The Northwestern Polytechnical University is an "Outstanding University Alliance" member. It has received numerous awards from different educational bodies in China. NPU follows the university motto, "Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, and Perseverance."

The university continues to spread academic excellence in the west. It is fully committed to national defense and making a mark in the history of PRC. NPU visualizes itself as a world-class university, creating world-class, innovative changes.

🏫 About Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU)

The Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is a national key university found in the historic city of Xi'an – the cradle of Chinese civilization. It is the only multidisciplinary and research-oriented university in China that also focuses on developing research-based education programs in various fields such as aeronautics and marine engineering.

NPU works in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). It is a top-tier university with a Ministry of Education Class A, Double First Class University distinction.

NPU is one of the best universities in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The university has a historical legacy unlike no other. In 1960, NPU was legally approved as a key state university under the State Council. The university ranked in the top 15 of China's 7th and 8th five-year plans. It is also one of the few universities to pioneer a graduate school.

The Northwestern Polytechnical University is an "Outstanding University Alliance" member. It has received numerous awards from different educational bodies in China. NPU follows the university motto, "Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, and Perseverance."

The university continues to spread academic excellence in the west. It is fully committed to national defense and making a mark in the history of PRC. NPU visualizes itself as a world-class university, creating world-class, innovative changes.

Location

The Northwestern Polytechnical University is located in the northwest province of Xi'an, Shaanxi Sheng, China. Xi'an is one of the four great ancient capitals of China. The place is made famous by the Terracotta Army of the Qin Dynasty, which is one of the great wonders of the world.

University Map

Is NPU your university of choice? The university has two well-equipped campuses. You can go from one campus to the other via a regular shuttle bus service provided by NPU. The travel time takes about one hour.

Campus Life

NPU provides a vibrant and fun learning environment for students. You can choose from a wide array of activities, depending on your interest.

Arts

If you're an artist by heart, NPU has a newly opened Arts Center that will give you guidance to hone your artistic talents even more. The Arts Education Center has a full-time faculty that will assist you throughout your practice. NPU also invites acclaimed artists as part-time instructors.

Today, NPU's Arts Center has 16 courses. You can join in any of the activities such as the Dance Troupe, Vocal Music Performance Team, the Orchestra team and more. The center also hosts parties and regular performances every year.

Sports

Interested in joining sports? NPU has 5 professional sports teams available for you to join in. You can choose from the Track and Field, Men's Volleyball, Men's Basketball, Table Tennis and Badminton.

NPU is well known for its Men's basketball team which is a strong contender in the University and College games in Shaanxi Province. In fact, it has won 16 championships since 1990. Besides this, the Men's basketball team is also a top contingent in the CUBA games.

Setting aside professional athletics, you can join sports meets and activities if you just want to enjoy with university friends. NPU is fully equipped with many gymnasiums, training centers, track fields and more.

Activities

In addition to sports and art programs, NPU offers recreational and cultural activities, and exchange and volunteer programs. If you want to find new friends and like-minded people, NPU has 100 registered clubs where you can enjoy your hobbies and relax during your free time.

International Students at NPU

If you're an international student, you can call the Northwestern Polytechnical University your second home. With an autonomous organization called NPU ISA (International Students Association), NPU ensures that you get the best of your stay in the university.

NPU-ISA gives you support to adjust to your new life in China. The organization will help you meet new people and friends and break cultural boundaries.

If you want to pursue higher education at the university, NPU has scholarships for international students.

Facilities at NPU

NPU is popular for its state-of-the-art facilities and buildings. The university has modern architecture while preserving its long-standing traditions and culture.

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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.

Programs

  • Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering
    22,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Artificial Intelligence
    22,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Biotechnology
    22,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
    22,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering
    22,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in Aircraft Structures and Airworthiness Technology
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in Applied Chemistry
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in Applied Economics
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in Applied Mathematics
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology
    38,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • PhD in Aerospace Science and Technology
    38,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • PhD in Aircraft Structures and Airworthiness Techonology
    38,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics
    38,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering
    38,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • 📬 Admissions Process

    3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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    Application step 3

    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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