Northwest Normal University

Province: GansuLanzhou                             University Ranking:  1458

About University

Northwest Normal University

Established in 1902, Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学) is one of the key university supervised by the Ministry of Education. Northwest Normal University is one of the 14 universities in the western region supported by the state.  In 1958, the Institute shifted to Gansu Province and was renamed as Gansu Normal University.  In 1981 the name changed as Northwest Normal Institute, and finally renamed as Northwest Normal University in 1988 until now. 

The campus of Northwest Normal University covers an area of 541.8 acres, school headquarters covers an area of 960 acres and an ecological training base of 2272.5 acres. The university has built a modern public education system with remote education, comprehensive educational administration, campus computer network, communication network, and cable TV networks as the main body. The university planned 1.005 million square meters for school construction, including 307,000 square meters for various teaching and auxiliary buildings. The library of Northwest Normal University has a large collection of books and papers with more than 3.49 million volumes.

Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学) has more than 35,243 students, among them 17,226 ordinary undergraduates, 490 PhD students, 8158 master students, 8944 continuing education students, and more than 425 international students. It has a high-quality professional teacher team, Now it has more than  2191 faculty members, Including 332 teachers with senior professional titles, 725 persons with deputy senior titles, 662 persons with doctorate degrees, and 917 persons with master degrees. It also has 1344 full-time teachers, 308 professors (researchers), and 559 associate professors and 162 doctoral tutors with 26. 

At present, Northwest Normal University offers various types of majors including 6 postdoctoral research centers for Pedagogy, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Literature, Histology, Mathematics, Physics, Geography. It offers  7 first-grade disciplines, 50 second-grade disciplines and 1 specialty with Doctorate granting authority; 32 first-grade disciplines,157 second-grade disciplines and 11 specialties with master’s degree-granting authority, 66 Bachelor programs. 

Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学) has strong scientific research abilities and has always attached importance to the combination of production, teaching and research. In recent years, the basic theory of natural sciences continuously ranked within the top 10 among the national normal universities. Northwest Normal University has won more than 440 awards at the provincial level, ministerial-level including 1 national award,73 provincial awards for scientific and technological progress2 national third-prize awards, and won 6 awards for advanced achievements in humanities and social sciences research, 5 national awards for excellence in educational science research, 329 provincial awards for advanced achievements in social sciences research. 

Now, The University has tried to establish international exchanges and cooperative relationships with more than 120 universities, established research institutes and international organizations with more than 40 countries, and held more than 50 large-scale international academic conferences and educated more than 1,100 international students.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 168 and the world rank is 1458.

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities.

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

 No, Students don’t need IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted to this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents for applying to this University are Notary stamped scanned copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks for an offer letter to come from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March/September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and the Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

China: +8613632437050 (Whatsapp/Wechat/Viber/IMO) 


Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs

Non Degree Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Chinese Language Non-Degree 1-2 years 11,600 RMB per Semester  Chinese

Bachelor’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Statistics Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Business Administration Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Accounting Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Economics Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Economics and Trade Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Economics and Trade Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Fine Arts Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Computer Science and Technology Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Electronic Information Engineering Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Chemical Engineering and Technology Bachelor 4 Years 14,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Master’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Foreign Philosophy Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Western Economics Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Trade Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Higher Education Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Tourism Management Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Computer Application Technology Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Computer Software and Theory Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Education Economics and Management Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per Year Chinese


Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Principle of Education Doctor 1-2 years 22,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Studies of Comparative Education Doctor 1-2 years 22,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Chinese Classical Documents Doctor 1-2 years 22,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Analytical Chemistry Doctor 1-2 years 22,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Condensed Matter Physics Doctor 1-2 years 22,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Applied Mathematics Doctor 1-2 years 22,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Chinese Philology Doctor 1-2 years 22,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Fees Details

Expenses in Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学)

  1. Tuition fee: 
  • Non-Degree:  11,600 RMB Per Year
  • Bachelor Degree: 14,000 RMB Per Year
  • Master Degree: 16,000 RMB Per Year
  1. Accommodation Fee: 
  • Single Room 900 RMB/month
  • Double Room 450 RMB/month
  1. Food cost: 1,000 RMB – 2,000 RMB
  2. Application Fee: 800 RMB
  3. Living expanse: 2200 RMB-2800 RMB
  4. Medical checkup: 680 RMB
  5. Insurance: 600 RMB Per Year
  6. Residence permit: 800 RMB

After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report. 

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Applying for any course at Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学) is very easy. Following some easy steps, you can easily apply for your desired course. You can complete your application online by following some simple steps. 

Here is the detailed information about the required admission documents. International applicants are highly recommended to provide the following documents.

1. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan Copy)


First of all, you must have a passport. As we know passport is a very essential document and without this, we can not leave our country. So if you don’t have it yet, we advise you to make it from your home country as soon as possible. Moreover, if you already have your passport, then make sure that it is not expired. If your passport already expired then you need to renew it. Please note, your passport must have to be ready before your visa processing. See a sample of passport.

Passport Size Photo

The general size of the passport size photo is (50mm x 40mm). For applying in china universities, your passport size photo has to be clear and the background must be plain, white or off-white in colour. The height of the head is between 28mm – 33mm and head width 21mm–24mm. Advice to submit a colour photo which is taken 6 months before. Use a clear picture of your face. Do not use any filters and take off your eyeglasses for passport size photos, selfies or pictures with someone do not use as a passport size photo. Here is a sample of a Passport Size Photo.

2. Academic Transcript and Certificate (must be notarized copy)

Submit your immediate academic transcripts & certificate for applying. For example, if you are applying for bachelor submit your school transcripts and certificates. For Master’s Degree provide your undergraduate transcripts and certificates. When you are applying for Ph.D, you have to provide your both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. Transcript And Certificate are important, it help universities to decide if you have the necessary background and skills for the major. All Transcripts and Certificates must have to be notarized. You can notarize your document from an advocate who is authorized by the government.

Note: All the applicant’s transcripts and certificates must be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

3. CV/Resume

You must prepare a CV or resume for applying in abroad country. CV acts as your business profile, though universities are not interested in detailed descriptions of your jobs or experience, but you have to add this. You should focus on your published academic papers, describe academic group works or extracurricular activities, relevant think-thanks, etc. Add your academic qualifications with results, personal details, personal achievement these are must for a perfect CV. Here is a sample of the CV/resume.

4. Physical Examination

Aspiring overseas students are required to take a medical examination to ensure that you are in a good physical condition. The medical examination must include all the items which are listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. The medical examination result will be declared as invalid without the signature of the attending doctor and hospital stamp or seal. You must bring the original medical documents when you come to arrive in China. The Medical certificate will be carried out on behalf of The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Public Security. Here get a sample of physical examination.

5. Police Clearance

The police clearance certificate is known as “No Criminal Record Certificate” and also known as a good citizen certificate. Police clearance is very important for going to abroad because a foreign country does not allow any criminal records. Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies to prove that you have no criminal offense like arrest, conviction. Additionally, a police clearance certificate is valid for the next 6 months, After 6 months of issue, it will be declared as invalid. See the sample of the Police Clearance Certificate.

6. Bank Statement

A bank statement is mandatory when we go foreign for different purposes like a visitor, a business or immigrants. These rules are not changeable for study. So, students also have to show a bank statement. China has no strict rules that only your parents have to be your sponsor. Anyone can be your sponsor. See the sample of a bank statement.

7. English Proficiency Certificate

For studying in China you must have to submit your English proficient certificate to prove your English skills. It is not mandatory that you must have IELTS, you can take English Proficiency Certificate from your school or university. Additionally, If you have done IELTS or TOFEL you can submit it. See the sample of English proficient certificate.

8. HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese (if you have)

If you want to study in Chinese taught and want to get CSC scholarship then you must have to submit HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese. HSK is not mandatory for English taught, but if you have it will be beneficial for you. HSK supervised by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to judge the Chinese language skill of non-native speakers. See the sample of HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese.

9. 2 Recommendation Letter (Ms/Ph.D.)

Students of masters & Ph.D. have to submit two recommendation letters. A recommendation letter is usually written by a supervisor, colleague, and teacher. Two recommendation letters have to be written by two-person. Make sure that the writer knows you very well and you have completed any course with them or work with them.  In the letter mention about your academic and personal traits and emphasize the strengths that are relevant to the major or university where you are applying. Have to maintain a positive and enthusiastic tone about you and include professor’s phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of the Recommendation Letter.

10. Study Plan/ Research Proposal (Ms/PhD)

If you want to apply for MS/Ph.D you must need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or English (no less than 800 words). A study plan describes in detail what you are going to do with the scholarship. Explain your main educational goal, and how you want to achieve this. And keep in mind that it is very important, that helps in an excellent organization as well as creating a sense of liability in your learning process. This document is needed only for Ms or Ph.D applicants, so please make sure that your study plan or research proposal states that information as specific as possible. See the sample of Study Plan.

11. Study Gap Certificates

Study gap certificate is an affidavit that is used to show a gap in education or further study. Gap certificate provides your statement on the non-judicial stamp paper stating the reason for taking the gap and claim that you did not take admission to any other college, university or courses during the gap year. You can get this stamp paper from any notary, sub-registry office or court and contact with an advocate they will prepare your gap certificate.

12. Application Form

Fills this form in Chinese or English language. It is essential to fill all the information that should be very authentic. Click here to get the Application Form sample.

Please send us all these documents through our E-Mail:

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock our consultants. Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.

Scholarship Information

Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学) is setting up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants should have to be non-Chinese or foreigners, hold a valid foreign passport and meet the appropriate requirements of studying abroad in China. 
  2. Applicants should be  friendly to China and be in good health
  3. Applicants should have received an undergraduate program or long term language must have a senior high school diploma and are under the age of 30.
  4. Applicants should have excellent academic performance and have a good command of English
  5. Law-abiding, diligent and studious, good grades and good conduct.

Application Materials   

  1. Application Form.
  2. Scan copy of notarized highest diploma and transcripts.
  3. San copy of Study Plan or Research Proposal (800 words or above).
  4. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English) signed by a professor or an associate professor who knows you.
  5. Scan copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form or Blood Examination Report or notarized photocopy.
  6. Students under 18 should have to submit relevant legal documents from their guardians.

The final information is subject to the University If there is any inconsistency!

Why choose us?

Since Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学) was established independently, it has trained more than 250,000 students of various types. The university recruits students from 31 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) across the country. Six consecutive years of implementation of undergraduate teaching reform projects. In 2003, the university was listed as excellent by the Ministry of Education’s undergraduate teaching level evaluation committee. In 2008, the university was listed as excellent by the Ministry of Education’s English undergraduate professional evaluation committee. In 2010, it was appraised as an advanced unit of national school art education.

Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学) gives full play to the advantages of location-based schools, take the initiative to meet national strategies and regional economic and social development needs, with the main content of think tank services, education and training, achievement transformation, the export of educational resources, and opening of cultural resources as the main content, continue to promote open schools and expand society. The service space has made outstanding contributions to the social and economic development of Gansu and even the western region.

The university has 1 national key research base for humanities and social sciences, 1 national research institute, 2 national teaching teams, 1 key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 2 innovation teams of the Ministry of Education. There are 2 research centers, 6 provincial humanities, and social sciences key research bases, 3 provincial key laboratories, 16 provincial research centers, 2 provincial innovation groups, and 8 provincial engineering research centers (engineering laboratories).

The university’s social sciences have outstanding research strengths and distinctive characteristics in the fields of ancient Chinese literature, northwestern history and geography, curriculum and pedagogy, ethnic education, ancient books collation, and Dunhuang studies. Natural sciences have conducted in-depth research in the fields of polymer chemistry and physics, basic mathematics, atomic and molecular physics, educational technology, etc. The number and quality of basic theoretical research results have been steadily improved by SCIE. The subject entered the top 1% of the ESI global ranking.

Northwest Normal University(西北师范大学) fully implements the Party ’s education policy, adheres to the socialist school running direction, follows the laws of higher education development, implements the fundamental task of establishing morality, serving the national strategy and the needs of local economic and social development, and is committed to building a distinctive feature of teacher education High-level universities, cultivate high-quality talents with humanistic feelings, international vision, innovative spirit, practical ability, and social responsibility and outstanding teachers who lead the development of education.