Southwest Petroleum University

Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU, Chinese: 西南石油大学) is a Chinese university founded in 1958. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.

  • World Rank: 788
  •  Country Rank: 71
Southwest Petroleum University's

History & Research

Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), located in Chengdu City, the capital city of the Sichuan province, was founded in 1958. SWPU was originally named Sichuan Petroleum Institute and in 1970, was renamed to Southwest Petroleum Institute. It became Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU) after achieving university status in 2005. Originally, SWPU was supported and administered by the Ministry of Petroleum Industry and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Since 2000, the university has been co-administered by both Sichuan Province and CNPC.

SWPU has two campuses: the original campus at Nanchong City and the main campus at Chengdu City with a total area of about 3,000 mu (494 acres). The total floor space is more than 900,000 square meters.



  • Computer Science Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • International Trade & Economics
  • Resource Exploration Engineering
  • Exploration Technology and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation
Southwest Petroleum University's

Self Sponsored & Scholarship Additional Expenses Comparison

Without Scholarship

(Self Sponsored)


Per Year

  • Taught In: English
  • Duration Of Study: 4 Years
  • Tuition Fees: ¥16,400/Year
  • Accommodation Fees (RMB): ¥3000/Year
  • Insurance Fees: ¥800/Year
  • Visa Extension Fees: ¥400/Year
  • Medical Check Up: ¥500(Only for 1st Year)

With Scholarship

Full Scholarship

With Stipend

  • Taught In: English
  • Duration Of Study: 4 Years
  • Tuition Fees: Free
  • Accommodation Fees (RMB): Free
  • Stipend: ¥4000 – ¥8000 Per Year (Depends On Student’s Academic Performance)
  • Insurance Fees: Free
  • Registration Fees: Free
  • Visa Extension Fees: ¥400/Year
  • Medical Check Up: ¥500(Only for 1st Year)

Application Materials

  • Application Form (Provide by MalishaEdu)
  • Passport Copy
  • Highest Degree Certificate
  • Highest Degree Transcript
  • English Proficiency Certificate
  • Two Recommendation Letters (For Masters & Ph.D.)
  • HSK certificate (If you have any)
  • Study Plan (For Masters & Ph.D.)
  • Medical Report
  • Commitment Letter