Name of the university: Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

NPU provides multi-type scholarships that cover all levels from different perspectives. We wish to improve students’ lives and support more youth to strive for excellence and explore their potential.

  • Scholarship details and application method
  1. CSC Scholarship: Here
  2. NPU President Scholarship: Here
  3. Xi’an Belt and Road Scholarship: Here
  • Scholarship Result Announcement
  1. The university will process about four batches of applicant selections based on the application order. Applicants will receive the result announcement via registered email. Early applicants will be given merit-based priority.
  2. If awarded, applicants will receive only one scholarship funded by either the Chinese government or NPU.
  3. After being admitted by NPU, applicants will not be able to change their programs, majors, learning languages, or study period. Consideration for any special circumstances may require additional approvals from the university.

• Tuition Fee

• Monthly Stipend

• Health Insurance

Degree level: PhD

ChemistryEcologyElectronic Science and Technology
Biomedical EngineeringFlight Vehicle DesignIdeological and Political Education
Materials ScienceCybersecurityBiomedical Engineering
Polymer Chemistry and PhysicsMathematicsComputer Science and Technology
MechanicsDesign ScienceMechanical Engineering
Materials Processing EngineeringInformation and Communication Engineering Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Materials ScienceAcousticsControl Science and Engineering 
Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and TechnologyFluid MechanicsAircraft Structures and Airworthiness Technology
Flight Vehicle DesignManagement Science and EngineeringPower Engineering and Engineering Thermal physics
Power Engineering and Engineering Thermal PhysicsElectrical Engineering  Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology
Software EngineeringOptical EngineeringElectronics Science and Technology
Business AdministrationOrganic ChemistryInformation and Communication Engineering
Physical Chemistry  
  • Good physical and mental health (no infectious or contagious diseases and no physical or mental disorders that could interfere with regular study).
  • Applicants for doctoral programs should be under 35 by September 1st, 2024.
  • Academic Requirement: As of September 1st, 2023, applicants for doctoral programs must hold a master’s degree.

Learning AbilityApplicants should have good learning ability and academic performance.

The requirement for a previous academic grade level is an average score of 75% and above.

For CSC scholarship applicants, the requirement for a previous academic grade level is an average score of 80% and above.

Applicants may provide other evidence of academic ability, such as the GRE and GMAT scores.

  • Language Requirement

Applicants should have Chinese or English language proficiency that meets the requirement.

ChineseHSK Level 5 (200 or above)
EnglishThe English requirement for other scholarship applicants:IELTS Academic Test overall 6.0 or above (no less than 5.5 in each element)TOEFL 80 or above (My best Scores, iBT home edition, Essentials, DI code C317 are accepted)Duolingo English Test (115 or above)
The English requirement for other scholarship applicants: IELTS Academic Test overall 6.0 or above (no less than 5.5 in each element)TOEFL 80 or above (My best Scores, iBT home edition, Essentials, DI code C317 are accepted)Duolingo English Test (115 or above)
  • Nationality Requirements

For the applicants who used to be Chinese citizens but later immigrated to other countries, these applicants must hold the passports or citizenship certificates of their current countries for at least 4 years in addition to the 2-year “proof of residence” in recent 4 years.

  • A copy of the personal information page of your valid passport. Applicants currently residing in mainland China must also provide a scanned copy of the currently valid visa page or residence permit page.
  • A copy of both undergraduate and master’s diplomas. Graduating students can provide a pre-graduation certificate. All above-mentioned documents must be original or notarized.
  • Transcripts for each semester/academic year during both undergraduate and master periods. GRE, GMAT, and other international standardized test scores are accepted.
  • Recommendation letters from two professors (associate professor or level above).
  • Study and research plan in China (based on given template).
  • Chinese/English language certificate.

Under this circumstance, a language certificate is not needed:

Applicants who are Chinese native speakers and applying for Chinese medium courses.

Applicants who are English native speakers and applying for English medium courses.

  • Non-criminal record (valid for six months).
  • Acceptance letter from a supervisor.

For doctoral applicants, the acceptance letter is a must.

  • Officially recognized awards, and scientific research achievements (if any).
  • A copy of the “Physical Examination Form for Foreigners” (valid for six months).
  • Bank statement.
  • Other supplementary materials are required.
  • Students applying for architecture or design majors shall provide one’s own art/design portfolio.


  • For the list of English-speaking countries, please refer to 英语为母语的国家信息 English as Native Language List.pdf.
  • Some colleges have specific requirements on GPA and students’ language:

l School of Management has extra requirements for GPA and language proficiency certificate for PhD applicants: GPA of 80% and above is required; IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language certification is required.

  • All the above application materials must be in English or Chinese. Notarized English or Chinese translations are required if materials are in other languages.

Step 1 – Documents Preparation

Applicants must meet all requirements and prepare application materials accordingly.

Step 2 – Complete online application

Create an account and log into the NPU online application portal at (here) to complete the application.

  • The NPU online application portal is the only acceptable application gate. After completing the application, a non-refundable fee (600 RMB/ about 100 USD) must be paid to validate the application.
  • A valid e-mail address should be used to register for the online application system. The Admissions Office will send application results and notifications to this e-mail address.
  • Applicants should upload the required documents before the deadline.

Step 3 – Application Materials Review

  • The Admissions Office will review the authenticity of the materials.
  • Academic schools will review the applicant’s academic competency. The review process takes approximately ten working days. All qualified applicants will be invited for a follow-up interview or examination.
  • During the application period, applicants need to pay attention to the review status on the application system and their e-mail promptly as well for process and feedback. Also, applicants are asked to reply to the related email on time. Applicants who fail to respond to the email in a timely manner or fail to submit supplementary materials as required will be regarded as forfeited.

Step 4 – Examination/ Interview

  • Qualified applicants will receive e-mail notifications regarding the examination and interview method, content, and time. Applicants should attend the examination or interview according to specified instructions.
  • The Admissions office will announce the results via e-mail a week after the examination or interview.

Step 5 – Registration Deposit

Pre-admitted students must pay a 2000 RMB registration deposit to secure admission seats. This will be refunded after on-site registration (around November of the academic year).

Step 6 – Mailing of Admission Documents

Applicants are required to provide valid addresses, and after confirmation, all required admission documents will be mailed to the provided addresses.

Step 7 – Registration

  • Registration dates usually will be at the end of August to the beginning of September 2023. Specific dates will be subject to the admission notice and official notification email for registration. For those who do not register as requested without reason, both admission and scholarship will be canceled. Please attention early registration is not recommended.
  • Admitted candidates should go to Chinese embassies (consulates) abroad to apply for study (X1) visa with a passport, Admission Notice, and “Visa Application Form for Studying in China.” Come to NPU for registration with the required documents on time.

The first batch: November 15, 2023 – January 15, 2024

The second batch: January 16, 2024 – February 15, 2024

The third batch: February 16, 2024 – March 15, 2024

The fourth batch: March 15, 2024 – April 15, 2024

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