Application Guide Without Service Fee Guide you how to apply for studying in Northwestern Polytechnical University & Study in nwpu

Eligibility for Postgraduate:

1. Must hold valid foreign (outside P.R. China) citizenship. Emmigrants must hold passport / citizenship certificate of their current country from at least 4 years in addition to 2-year“proof of residence”in recent 4 years.

2. Possess good physical and mental health.

3.Aged under 35 years for Master’s application; Aged under 40 years for Ph.D. application (Cut-off date: 1st September 2021).

4. Have either completed or will complete their bachelor’s degree (16-year Education) for admission in master’s and master’s degree (at least 18-year Education) for admission in Ph.D. before registration at NPU.

5. Have strong capacity of scientific research and possess good academic results.

Application Documents:

Mandatory Documents

1. Filled application form (finish in NPU application portal).

2. First page of passport.

3. Notarized highest diploma or hope certificate.

4. Academic transcripts.

5. Two ‘Recommendation Letters’ by Professors or associate Professors. The Recommendation Letters must have title, email address and institution name of the recommending person.

6. The applicant’s study / research plan.

7. Certificate of language proficiency as per above requirement.

8. Non-criminal record certificate (produced within the last 5 months).

9. Physical Examination Certificate on prescribed format.

Optional Documents

1. Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) Application Form – CSC Applicants only. CSC Scholarship applicants should fill the CSC Application form at and upload the same on NPU Application Portal.

2. Acceptance letter from prospective supervisor at NPU. Applicants having supervisor acceptance certificate will be given priority during selection process.

3. Notarized copies of research and academic achievements.


Documents should be in English / Chinese OR supplemented by notarized English / Chinese translations.

Language Requirements:

Applicant meeting following criteria does not need to fulfill language requirements:

Native Chinese speakers applying for Programs offered in Chinese Language.

Native English speakers applying for Programs offered in English

Language. (Native English speaking countries:

For other applicants, specific language proficiency requirements are as follows:

Medium of Instructions


Chinese Language

HSK Level-4 (above 200 points) and HSKK (above Intermediate)

English Language

 IELTS ≥ 6.0 Overall score (Minimum individual band scores ≥ 5.5)

 or TOEFL ≥ 80 (TOEFL Mybest Scores are accepted, DI code: C317)

 or GRE 310+3.0

 or PTE Academic 55

 or Duolingo ≥ 95

 or Cambridge international Advanced level (A for English subject)

GPA Requirements:

Cut-off requirement of Academic results for different grading systems is:


100 4.0 5.0
Cut-off 75 3.0 3.75

Application Period:

CSC Scholarship Applicants:

1st Batch: 15th November 2020 - 28th February 2021

2nd Batch: 1st March 2021 - 31st March 2021

NPU President Scholarship and Xi’an City “The Belt and Road” International Student Scholarship Applicants:

15th November 2020 – 15th May 2021

Self-supported Applicants:

15th November 2020 – 30th May 2021

Notice: Early applications will be given merit-based priority for scholarship.

Duration of Offered Program:

Master: 2.4 Years

Ph.D.: 4 Years

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