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Northwestern Polytechnical University

Best Education Consultant For China

  • Chinese Name : 西北工业大学

  • Province: Shaanxi

  • City: Xi'An

  • Founded: 1938

  • Cost of living: $410-827 USD/year

  • Scholarships: Available

458
World Rank
46
Country Rank
25,000+
University students

Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is located in ancient capital city of Xi’an. Northwestern Polytechnical University is a research-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and international university of science and technology, which simultaneously excels at aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology. Northwestern Polytechnical University is the key university in the national 985 Project and 211 Project. The university is affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and is a member of “Outstanding University Alliance” in China.

(1). History 

Northwestern Polytechnical University was originally established in 1938 in Hanzhong as the State Northwest Institute of Engineering by combining Beiyang Institute of Engineering, Engineering College of Peking University, Engineering College of Northeast University and Jiaozuo Institute of Engineering. After staying in Hanzhong for eight years, the institute moved to Xianyang and was renamed Northwest Institute of Engineering in 1950.

Northwest Institute of Engineering moved to Xi’an in October 1957 and merged with Xi’an Institute of Aeronautics which was founded in 1952 as East China Institute of Aeronautics by combining Aeronautical Department of Jiaotong University, Aeronautical Department of Zhejiang University and Aeronautical Department of Central University. In 1957, Northwest Institute of Engineering was officially renamed Northwestern Polytechnical University. Later in 1970, the Department of Aeronautics of Harbin Institute of Engineering joined with Northwestern Polytechnical University.

(2). Discipline and programs 

Northwestern Polytechnical University has 16 academic schools, offering 58 undergraduate programs, 122 postgraduate programs, 70 doctoral programs, and 16 postdoctoral programs. It also offers programs in English medium to international students. As of February 2014, the school has two first class national key disciplines, seven second class national key disciplines, 2 2 National Key Cultivation disciplines. It ranks the ESI world’s top 1% in materials science, engineering, chemistry. 

(3). Academic facilities and Scientific research 

Northwestern Polytechnical University covers an area of 5100 acres, 1200 for Youyi Campus and 3900 for Chang’an Campus. Northwestern Polytechnical University has 1 National Demonstration Base for International Technology Cooperation, 6 State Key Laboratories, 2 State Engineering Centers, 33 Provincial Key Labs and 21 Provincial Engineering Research Centers. There are more than 3,500 faculties, including over 1,700 full and associate professors in Northwestern Polytechnical University. 

Since 11thFive-year-Plan, the university has taken over 10,000 researches, including state key projects, weapons and equipment model project, national defense research and pre-research plan, State 863 and 973 plan, NSFC projects etc. The funds increase every year, among the top ones in China. During this period, the university has obtained 304 national and provincial science and technology awards, including 2 Second Prizes of State Natural Science Award, 8 Second Prizes of State Technological Invention Award, 3 First Prizes, 8 Second Prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award, together with 173 National Defense Technology Awards and 100 Shaanxi Technology Awards. The authorized invention patents reach to 2184. 6244 articles have been published by SCIE. Among the 16 National Special Projects of Science and Technology, NPU has participated in the demonstration and scientific researches about 10 major projects such as Large Aircraft, High-end General Chips, manned space flight, Lunar exploration project, etc. Moreover, the university has undertaken in-depth various tasks in researching and developing aeronautic, astronautic and marine models, especially in such national major projects as Liaoning Aircraft Carrier, new fighter aircrafts, Beidou Satellite and Shenzhou series of spacecrafts, for which it was highly commended as one of the two universities that made contributions for the first manned spaceflight by China Manned Space Engineering Office. At the National Day military parade for 60thanniversary, the 3 models of UAV in phalanx of UAV are all produced by Northwestern Polytechnical University. All in all, Northwestern Polytechnical University has made a great contribution for China’s National Defense.

(4). Great achievements 

For more than 70 years, Northwestern Polytechnical University has been making tremendous achievements adhering to school motto “Broadness, Honesty, Bravery, and Persistence”, and the spirit of “solid foundation, earnest work, plain attitude, and innovative spirit”. NPU has been well recognized as a key base for high-level talents cultivation, scientific researches and innovation, and rewarded “the National Civilized Unit” and “the National Labor medal”. NPU is the birthplace of the first doctors in 6 disciplines, and the first SUAV, ground effect vehicle, AUV and on-board spacecraft computer in China. In 1960 it was approved as state key university; it became among the top ones of the 15 best universities by state 7thand 8thFive-year-plan. In 9th Five-year-plan it was approved into 211 Project, and 10th Five-year-plan 985 Project. Northwestern Polytechnical University is one of the first universities establishing graduate school and the national university science park and now equipped with Northwest Institute of Industrial Technology and China’s top UAV Research and Development Base.

(5). Communication and international cooperation 

Northwestern Polytechnical University has established cooperation with over 100 universities, enterprises and institutes from different countries like U.S.A, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Japan, etc. NPU has joined in the University Association with Finland, Spain, Belarus and Russia, and is a representative university for “National Overseas Program for Postgraduates”, “National Overseas Program for Outstanding Undergraduates” and “National Government-Sponsored Programs for Postgraduates”. Northwestern Polytechnical University has launched cooperation programs with INSA-Lyon in France, VUB in Belgium, University of Leicester in England, New Mexico State University and University of Michigan in the US, and Braunschweig Technical University in German, etc. Since 1996, the university started enrolling overseas students, with the independent recruitment qualification for “the Chinese Government Special Scholarship for University Graduate Students” and the number has exceeded one thousand in 2014. Northwestern Polytechnical University has 3 National Institutional Discipline Innovation Bases, 1 State International Software Talents Training Base, and 42 Sino-foreign research institutions. It has invited over 200 well-known international experts, scholars and professors as honorary professors or visiting professors for Northwestern Polytechnical University, including Nobel Prize Winners Tsung Dao Lee and Harold Walter Kroto, among whom 7 foreign experts won National Friendship Award.

Northwestern Polytechnical University provides foreign students with three kinds of in-campus comfortable and quiet hostel: a single room with single bed, air conditioner, bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, TV set, washing machine; double room A with dining room, single bed, air conditioner, bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, TV set, washing machine; double room B with dining room, single bed, air conditioner, bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, TV set, washing machine.

Applicants Eligibility 

  1. Need to be Non-Chinese citizens
  2. Need to be in good health
  3. Age Limit: Bachelor Degree:18-25 Years old; Masters Degree:18-35Years old; PhD: 18-40Years old;Chinese Language:18-40Years old
  4. Need to have good academic result in highest education degree
  5. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 or TOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  6. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  7. Doesn’t have any criminal record in the past
  8. Need to have skill on research & publication(For Masters and PhD Degree )
  9. Need to have publication on good journal (For PhD Degree)
  10. Need to provide real and complete resume

Application Documents for Bachelor Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White/Blue Background)
  3. Higher secondary /A Level/Grade 12/High School Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  8. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  9. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  10. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  11. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Application Documents for Masters Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Bachelor Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  8. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for PhD Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Masters Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  7. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  8. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the guardian(under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for Chinese Language courses:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Last academic Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  5. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  6. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  7. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  8. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  9. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Bachelor's Degree(NPU President Scholarship)

Type AType BType C
Full Tuition Fees freeFull Tuition Fees free50% of tuition fees-free
Full Accommodation Fees Free 
stipend 1500CNY/Month

Bachelor's Degree(“The Belt & Road” Scholarship)

Type AType BType C
Full Tuition Fees free and stipend 1500CNY/Month50% tuition fees free and stipend 1500CNY/MonthStipend 1500CNY/Month

Note: All other fees need to be paid by students, The Belt & Road country’s students can apply for The Belt & Road” Scholarship.

Shaanxi Provincial Government Scholarship

15000CNY/Year/Student(For on campus student)
Bachelor Taught in English : 
Aeronautical EngineeringAstronautics EngineeringOcean Engineering
Materials Science and EngineeringMechanical EngineeringCivil Engineering
Electronics & Information EngineeringElectrical Engineering and AutomationComputer Science & Technology
Business AdministrationBiotechnology

 

The International College was founded in the October of 2007; Northwestern Polytechnical University became one host university of Chinese Government Scholarship acknowledged by the China Scholarship Council of the Ministry of Education. Since then, the university has continuously received international students of different majors all over the world. The scale of the international student enrollment has increased at a fast pace in the ensuing years. Till now, 1033 international students have pursued their studies in Northwestern Polytechnical University, among whom 711 were long-term students and 322 short-term students. The International College offers various programs in English and Chinese medium to meet the requirements of different applicants and disciplines. There are 16 schools of Northwestern Polytechnical University which offer bachelor, master and Ph.D. programs to international students. There are nine bachelor majors taught in English, they are Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautics Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics &Information Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Science &Technology. And 13 schools open 21 English medium MS Programs and 59 Ph.D. Programs. The university selected experienced professors and supervisor proficient in English to guide and work with international students, among whom 100% have got Dr. Degree and 90% are professors. With the development of international education, Northwestern Polytechnical University will continually improve the teaching and administration mechanism, speed up the construction of basic facilities and infrastructures, which can make every international student, feel the warmth and harmony and bear in mind the affection for Northwestern Polytechnical University.

There are several canteens in Northwestern Polytechnical University, each canteen has its special and delicious food. Those canteens are highly praised for the delicious nutritious and cheap food with affordable price by students. Canteens of Northwestern Polytechnical University are equipped with TV sets and provide various flavors of cuisines and snacks, including rice and cooked wheaten food, so international students can enjoy a wide range of appetizing and delicious food. International students may apply for a Food Card at the service counter of with their passports. Then students can deposit the money into the card for food. Cash is also acceptable at some canteens. Besides, International students can also have meals at restaurants off campus.

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program. 

2. How is the living standard in Xi’an city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living expense here is not very high, for example, about 150 USD for your food per month. There are several canteens in Northwestern Polytechnical University, each canteen has its special and delicious food. 

3. How can I arrive in Xi’an city, the location of University?

Answer: There are many direct flights from all over the world to Xi’an.

4. Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?

Answer: the university can provide airport pick up service for the students in group from the local airport to campus. But students should send detailed departure schedule to us minimum 3 days in advance so that we can pick up without any delay. 

5. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?

Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in big airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need. 

6. How are the transportation, telecom and internet in Xi’an City? 

Answer: there is one international airport, three train stations and subway. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call any time and there are lots of public internet club.

7. How is the climate in Xi’an City?

Answer: Xi’an has a temperate continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons and average temperature is 13.68 °C (56.6 °F). 

8. How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?

Answer: China is a largest producer of engineering graduates in the world 

9. Can a student open a Bank Account? 

Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required.

10. Is learning Chinese language compulsory? 

Answer: Even though the program is taught in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.

11. What is the voltage used in China? 

Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.

12. Useful public contact number in China:

Answer:

Fire: 119

Police Station: 110

Time Report: 12117

Telephone Directory: 114

Telephone Repair: 112

Emergency Ambulance: 120

Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691

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