Northwest University

Province : ShaanxiXi’an                               University Ranking : 1087

About University

Northwest University

Northwest University (NWU) is located at the place to begin of ancient Silk Road—Xi’an, Shaanxi.With a history of 112 years. it’s famous for being the foremost historic publicly-established university in the Northwest region of China. As one of the 100 key universities that the government aim is to develop in the 21st century, Northwest University is also jointly approved by the MOE and the Shaanxi provincial government. Among all the disciplines offered by NWU, 6 disciplines rank in the top 10 among all the universities and research institutes in China.   

NWU was established its booming and leading role in disciplines such as the geological structure of the orogenic belt at Qinling Mountain range, the Life Explosion in the early Cambrian Period, the multiple energy beingness forming mechanism, exploration and development, the great protection and development of the biological resources in Qinba Mountain space, Traditional Chinese Thoughts and culture, the Western China development economics, development and application of biomedical materials, ancient silk road cultural relics preservation and therefore the study into the history and culture of Western Asia and geographical region. 

NWU’s development has witnessed a series of theoretical breakthroughs in the fields such as Hou’s Theorem on the study of Chinese ancient history, the Hypothesis of Crustal-Wave Mosaic Structure is in Chinese structural geology, Chinese Western Economics and theories of civilization communication. Every year, NWU launch over 300 research programs supported by the Chinese government and world-renowned academic institutions and funds. The university was awarded the best prize in the field of natural science by the Chinese government.  

Since it\s origination of the People’s Republic of China, Northwest University has educated more than 200,000 professional talents of various disciplines, and most of them have become the skilled, educational and body backbone of the state, fulfilling leading roles in several regions and sectors. The school has been praised as “the Mother of Chinese Petroleum Engineering” ,“the Cradle of Economists” and “the Cradle of Writers”. To its honor, Northwest University is listed as one of the leading universities in the world by the Encyclopedia Britannica.  

Northwest University contains 21 Schools and Departments. Presently, NWU offers 80 undergraduate programs, 189 master’s programs and 107 doctoral programs. The student population currently exceeds 26000, including 7000 graduates and 600 international students. Northwest University offers priority to international exchange and cooperation and has established cooperative relations with over a hundred institutions of higher learning and research in foreign countries and regions such as Hong Kong and Taiwan.  

The exchange and cooperation covering numerous areas of study have contributed to the increase of the University’s academic level and international fame. Northwest University has been acceptive international students since 1965. Thus for around 10,000 students from over 20 countries and regions have studied at NWU. The College of International Cultural Exchange (CICE) was founded in 1992 and its mission is to cultivate international talents with a world vision, a flair for important thinking, and innovative abstract and sensible skills.  

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

   The Country rank of this University is 119 and the world rank is 1087.

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 the 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 a student need for applying this University are Notary stamped scan 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 to come to an offer letter 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 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

Undergraduate Programs in English at Northwest University, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
International Economics and Trade Bachelor English 4 Years 22000.00 / Year September

Postgraduate Programs in English at Northwest University, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
Chemical Biology Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Polymer Chemistry

and Physics

Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Analytical Chemistry Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Material Chemistry Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Physical Chemistry Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Inorganic Chemistry Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Organic Chemistry Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September

Doctoral Programs in English at Northwest University, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
Chemistry Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Botany Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Chemical Engineering Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Chemical Biology Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Polymer Chemistry

and Physics

Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Analytical Chemistry Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Material Chemistry Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Physical Chemistry Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Inorganic Chemistry Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September
Organic Chemistry Doctor English 3 Years 33000.00 / Year September

Fees Details

Expenses in Northwest University

1. Tuition Fee:

  • Non-degree: 2,500 to 15,000
  • Bachelor-degree: 15,000 to 22,000 RMB/ Year
  • Master-degree: 16,500 to 21,000 RMB/ Year
  • Doctoral- degree: 21,000 to 36,000 RMB/ Year

2. Service Fee: 50 USD

3. Insurance Fee: 800 RMB/ Year

4. Dormitory Fee: 5000-7000 RMB/Year/Person

5. Food Cost: 150 USD/ Month

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

Apply for a course in a Chinese University is very easy.  Students just have to follow some steps to apply for their favorite course. In order to help students complete their online application, International students are recommended to follow the following simple instructions. International applicants must provide the following documents to apply:

1. Application Form fills in Chinese or in English.

2. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan copy of the applicant’s )

3. Transcripts & Certificates  (Must be Notarized Copy )

For Bachelor Degree applicants, they need to only provide high school transcripts and certificates. And for Master Degree applicants, they need to  show their undergraduate transcripts and certificates.  Applicants for Doctorate Degree have to provide their both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. 

  • All the applicants degree (Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate) transcripts and certificates should be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

4. English Proficiency Certificate

In China, some universities does not asked IELTS but if you study in Chinese Taught for CSC scholarship, English Proficiency Certificate need to have ready. If you have IELTS already then you are lucky to study in China without delay.

5. CV/Resume

Applicants must have to make their CV if you want to study abroad in your desired country. In your Resume or CV, there have to be your academic qualifications with results, personal details (name, date of birth, marital status, national Id or school Id, physical address, contact no, nationality, language, etc), reference from your institution’s faculty (his/her name, address and designation), personal achievement, etc. To know how to make a standard CV please click here the sample of The Resume.

6. Study Plan or Research Proposal

Applicants for graduate studies need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or in English (no less than 800 words). This document required only for Ms or PhD applicants.

7. Recommendation Letter

Applicants for all graduate studies need two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English). Letters must be include professors’ phone number and email address. Here is the sample of Recommendation Letter

8. Published Academic Papers or Other Academic Achievements (if  applicable).

9. Foreign Physical Examination

Applicants are expected to keep the original copies filled in English. The medical examination must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration as they plan to take the medical examination. Click here to collect Foreigner Physical Examination Form

10. Bank Statement 

Bank statements must show to any foreign country for the purpose of a visitor or a business or an immigrants. For the study purpose in foreign countries also need to show bank statement. So dear applicants, you will need to have ready your all documents. Sponsorship can be your parents or anyone whom are your blood related.

11. Police Verification (No Criminal Record)

This is also need to have ready for the study purpose. It is important because foreign country does not allow criminal record. A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved  by the police or government agencies in order to prove that the applicant has no criminal offense against him/her like arrest, conviction. For this you need to provide your Police Clearance Certificate. A Police Certificate is also known as good citizen certificate. See the sample of  Police clearance Certificate.

Please send us all these documents at 

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

In order to promote the internationalization of Northwest University and to attract more excellent international students to study at Northwest University, Northwest University set up the International Students Scholarship. 

1.  Application Eligibility: 

Degree and Age: 

  • Undergraduate Program Applicants should have at least senior-high diploma, and aged below 30. 
  • Master Program Applicants should have a bachelor degree or above, aged below 35. 
  • Doctoral Program Applicants should have a master degree or above, aged below 40. 

2.  Application Materials: 

  • Scan copy of notarized highest diploma: Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school
  • Scan copy of academic transcripts
  • Application form
  • Scan copy of passport and photos of passport size
  • Non-criminal Record
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors for master/PhD applicants

Shaanxi Sanqin scholarship

Applicants should be regular degree excellent international students.

1. Application requirement:

  • The applicant must have a foreign nationality, hold a valid foreign passport and enrolled in our school, be in good health
  • The applicant shall have studied formal degree courses for a year or above, law-abiding, diligent and eager to learn knowledge, perform excellent. Abide by the laws and regulations of China and school rules.
  • The applicant should have excellent academic results, compulsory courses for English instructed students should be above 85 points.
  • International students who have been awarded the other scholarship are not allowed to apply for the Scholarship.

2.  Application documents:

  • Application form
  • Highest Diploma, degree certificate 
  • Transcript 
  • Two recommendation letters 
  • Valid passport and visa  
  • School performance certificate

All the documents have to be scanned copy.


Note: Anything missing in the list, you may suffer a disadvantage in application.

Why choose us?

Northwestern University started in 1902 in the Shaanxi University Hall and the Jingshi University Hall. In 1912 , it became known as Northwestern University. In 1923 , it was changed to National Northwest University. In 1937 , the National Peking University, Beiping Normal University, Beiyang Institute of Technology and Peking Research Institute, which were shifted to Shaanxi, formed the National Xi’an Temporary University. 

Northwest University currently boasts 11 public teaching buildings as well as  around 312classrooms on North Campus, South Campus, and Taoyuan Campus respectively. There are 4 teaching buildings on North Campus providing 94 classrooms and 8482 seats, approximately 60 multimedia classrooms with 5162 seats. Another 4 teaching buildings are located on South Campus providing 150 classrooms and 13989 seats, also 47 multimedia classrooms with 6664 seats. 

The rest 3 teaching buildings are on Taoyuan campus with a total of 63 classrooms and 8405 seats, including 17 multimedia classrooms with 3308 seats. The Student Union of Northwest University is a bridge-like student organization connecting the students and the school under the guidance and leadership of the NWU Party Committee and CYL-NWU. The fundamental purpose of the Student Union is to service the students whole-heartedly in a way of “self-educating, self-managing, self-servicing”. 

With developing the overall quality of the students as its core work, the Student Union works strongly  by enriching the campus life, preserving students’ rights and interests and guiding students’ ideas. Total 47 student committees are affiliated to the Student Union in the Northwest, classified into social practices, literature and the arts, academics and research, and sports and entertainment. All the students in the Northwest University are encouraged to participate in the extracurricular life on campus.

Northwest University has a huge number of societies which international students are encouraged to participate in. A few numbers societies are given below:

  1. Magic Association
  2. Fighting Club
  3. Entrepreneurship Association
  4. Roller-blading Association
  5. Table Tennis Fans Association
  6. Tai Ji Culture Society
  7. “Zi Wu” Calligraphy Association
  8. “Zheng Cheng” Love Association
  9. Rope Jumping Association
  10. Kickboxing Association
  11. Tennis Association
  12. Badminton Association
  13. Bicycle Association
  14. Referee Association
  15. Stargazers Association
  16. Card & Stamp Collecting Association
  17. There are also the following annual sports events:
  18. City wall marathon races
  19. CICE International Student Choir
  20. Chinese Painting Competition
  21. Artistic performances
  22. Chinese speaking Contest
  23. Chinese Calligraphy Competition h.
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