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Xidian University

Best Education Consultant For China

  • Chinese Name : 西安电子科技大

  • Province: Shannxi

  • City: Xi’an

  • Founded: 1931

  • Cost of living: $410-827 USD/year

  • Scholarships: Available

729
World Rank
70
Country Rank
35,000+
University students

Xidian University is a key national university under the Ministry of Education of China. It focuses primarily on electronics and information education and research, and also offers a wide range of academic subjects covering engineering, science, management, economics, arts and social sciences. It has been approved by the state to be one of the universities funded by “Project 211” and it is one of the 55 universities having a Graduate School, one of the 35 universities having a national demonstration School of Software and one of the 15 universities having an IC Talents Training Center. It is an essential base of IT talents training and high level scientific research innovation. 

For nearly 80 years since its foundation, Xidian University has produced over 100,000 graduates and postgraduates in the fields of engineering and technology. In the new era of knowledge economy and in the digital age, Xidian University is making great efforts to build itself into an open research university with distinctive features, aiming to be first-class in China and well-known in the world.  

1. History 

Xidian University was founded in 1931 in Ruijin, Jiangxi as the Radio School of the Central Military Committee. It was the first technical school established by the Communist Party of China. Later, the school was moved from Zhangjiakou, Hebei to Xi'an in 1958. It was one of the first 20 national key universities in 1959. It was renamed the People's Liberation Army Institute of Telecommunication Engineering in 1960. In 1966, it was renamed Northwest Institute of Telecommunication Engineering, and was no longer a military institute. In 1988, its name was changed to Xidian University.

2. Discipline and programs

At present, Xidian university has 7 national key disciplines, 50 doctoral programs, 101 master’s programs and 52 undergraduate programs. In the fields of communication networks, signal and information processing, information security, microelectronics and mechatronics, Xidian possesses distinctive advantages and features in cultivation and scientific research at home and abroad. In the national assessment of the first-level disciplines in China in 2012, its “information and communication engineering” ranked the second and its “electronic science and technology” ranked the fourth.

3. Academic facilities and Scientific research 

Xidian University has a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research as is demonstrated by the number and variety of its study facilities. They include: four national laboratories and over 30 research institutes and research centers. The facilities of 75 research laboratories, a multimedia video-audio center, training workshops and 4 experimental centers are essential for teaching. About 80% of faculties hold positions in the research activities. Xidian's library has an inventory of over one million books. The computer communications network of the university provides access to national and international universities.

National Key Laboratories: As one of the major academic research centers in China, Xidian University possesses a range of state- of -the -art facilities to support teaching and research. Some of them are provided centrally as National Key Laboratories. These include: National Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Network, National Key Laboratory of Radar Signal Processing, National Key Laboratory of Antennas and Microwave Technology, National Key Laboratory of Wide-band Gap Semiconductor Technology.

Research Institutes: Xidian University's distinguished reputation in research is reflected in the strength of its current research institutes and their activities. Xidian University's particular feature of research is the number, variety and vigor of its multi-disciplinary research team. This team consists of the following research institutes: Institute of Information Science, Institute of Information Security and Privacy, Institute of Signal and Data Processing, Institute of Software Engineering, Institute of Computer Peripherals, Institute of Multimedia, Institute of Electronic CAD, Institute of Microelectronics, Institute of Antennas and EM Scattering.

4. Great achievements 

In the 2006 Ranklist of Top Engineering B.S. Programs of Chinese Universities, the Telecommunications Engineering in Xidian University ranked No.1, the Electronic Engineering ranked No.2 and the Information Processing Technology ranked No.1.

In the 2008 Ranklist of Top Engineering B.S. Programs of Chinese Universities, the Telecommunications Engineering in Xidian University ranked No.2, the Electronic Engineering ranked No.3, the Information Processing Technology ranked No.1, the Mechanical Designing and Manufacturing Automation ranked No.5.

According to the statistics of the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database, from August 2003 to September 2013, the total number of citations of papers in Engineering area of Xidian University ranked No.191 globally and was No.14 in China.

5. Communication and international cooperation 

In recent years, Xidian has been implementing the Internationalization Initiative Program to improve the cultivation quality and upgrade the education level. Up till now, Xidian has established cooperative relationships with over 100 universities and institutions in more than 80 countries. 54 joint laboratories have been founded with multinational corporations, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, SAP, TI, AD, etc. Faculty mobility is ever more frequent. More than 1500 faculties home and abroad participate in the international academic exchange per year. Nearly 7% Xidian students study abroad annually through various collaborative education programs, such as 3+X, double master degree etc. More than 600 foreign students from 43 countries study at Xidian. Two Chinese-foreign cooperative undergraduate programs have been approved. One is with Polytech Nantes in France, and the other is with Heriowatt University in Britain. In 2014, Xidian ranks among the top 100 worldwide in the number of published papers in engineering disciplines according to ESI database.

Xidian University provides comfortable accommodation environment for students. Student accommodations in north campus are building 6, 15 and 17. The student accommodation in south campus located in 6th floor of building 14. The structure of students' dormitory is unit suites (except building 17). There are three bedrooms (with a combination of furniture) and a public bathroom in each apartment, and also a balcony, commonly used electrical appliances and other equipment. Our student accommodation building also equipped with duty room and monitor, responsible for student property safety.

Besides, various sports facilities are set up in two campuses, including basketball hall, table tennis saloon, swimming pool, and gymnasium. 

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)

Scholarship:

Type A:

1. Full Tuition Fees Free

2. Monthly stipend:1200 CNY/Month

After Scholarship need to pay to the University :

1. Accommodation Fees: 5000-15000 CNY/Year

2. Insurance fees 800 CNY/Year

3. Medical 400 CNY (Only for one year )

4. Visa Fees 400 CNY/Year

5. Registration Fees: 600 CNY(Only for First Year)

 

 

Type B:

1.Full Tuition Fees Free

After Scholarship need to pay to the University :

1. Accommodation Fees: 5000-15000 CNY/Year

2. Insurance fees 800 CNY/Year

3. Medical 400 CNY (Only for one year )

4. Visa Fees 400 CNY/Year

5. Registration Fees: 600 CNY(Only for First Year)

 

 

Class C:

1.Tuition Fees Free Only for the First Semester

After Scholarship need to pay to the University :

1. Tuition Fees: 8500 CNY/Semester

2. Accommodation Fees: 5000-15000 CNY/Year

3. Insurance fees 800 CNY/Year

4. Medical 400 CNY (Only for one year )

5. Visa Fees 400 CNY/Year

6. Registration Fees: 600 CNY(Only for First Year)

 

Bachelor Degree Major List for Taught in English Medium :

1. Communication Engineering

2. Electronic Information Engineering

3. Computer Science and Technology

4. Mechanical Design and Manufacture and Its Automation

5. Artificial Intelligence

6. Business Administration



International students are under the charge of the School of International Education established in 2008. It is authorized to enroll students supported by Chinese Government Scholarships, foreign government scholarships and business scholarships, and self-financed students. Till now, a total enrollment of more than 1,000 overseas students from 27 countries, such as the United States, Britain, Portugal, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Kenya, etc., have been studying Chinese language and specialized courses at School of International Education. The school has established course modules taught both in English and Chinese for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates. The international education has begun to take shape and formed its multiple-level training modes including Chinese language training, preparatory courses, undergraduate course modules in Chinese and in English, graduates and postgraduates in Chinese, and postgraduates taught in English.

After years of development and Accumulation School of international education has formed a set of richness students’ activity calendar. SIE has its own student activities in each month during every academic year.

At Xidian University we will support you in securing work experience, internships and volunteer placements which can help you to develop personal and professional skills that are highly valued by employers. At the same time, you will demonstrate your commitment to your chosen career path.

You can talk to employers at our Careers Opportunity Fair which attracts 100+ exhibitors or at our career insight workshops for specific sectors. You may prefer to learn from an employer or alumni mentor that we pair you with. We also give you opportunities to gain confidence through our career planning workshops and you can benefit from our courses in employability, enterprise skills and career management as part of your degree scheme. We can help you find part-time work and volunteering opportunities in China and we also advertise thousands of internships and graduate vacancies.

There are several canteens at Xidian University providing cheap, healthy and delicious food. These canteens are convenient and comfortable places with elegant, safe and clean environment, and it is an ideal place for dining.  In campuses and the surrounding area, there are supermarkets, shopping mall, Chinese and western dining hall and Muslim dining hall, offering various choices for international students. Besides, there are public kitchens in international students’ apartment, students can cook by themselves.

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 about 150 USD for your food per month. There are several canteens at Xidian University providing cheap, healthy and delicious food for international students. 

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

Answer: If there is no direct flight to Xi’an city, then recommended flight is transit from Hong Kong to Xi'an (around 2 hours and 40 minutes), or transit from Beijing to Xi'an (around 2 hours and 10 minutes), or transit from Shanghai to Xi'an (around 2.5 hours). Students can choose the travel route according to their location.

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

Answer:  The university can provides airport pick-up service to international students in group from the local airports - Xi’an Xianyang International Airport to the campus. But international students should send detailed departure, transfer, arrival schedule and name of the airport to us minimum 7 days in advance so that the university 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 the big international 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 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). 

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

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

8. How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?

Answer: China has become the second largest economic entity, which has made China an influential role in the global economy.

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. How about the transportation, telecom and internet in Xi'an City? 

Answer: there is one international airport, two 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 bars.

11. 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.

12. What is the voltage used in China?

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

13. 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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