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Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program (NPU)

Located in the historic city of Xi'an, cradle of Chinese civilization and terminus of the ancient Silk Road, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is the only multidisciplinary and research-oriented in China that is simultaneously developing education and research programs in the fields of aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology engineering. NPU is one of the first 22 universities to have established a graduate school. It was one of the first universities to enter into the 211 Project in 1995 and the 985 Project in 2001. NPU is a member of the "Outstanding University Alliance" program and is honored as a National Role Model Unit,a National Pioneer for Optimal Advanced Basic-level Party Organization and a Model University for Graduate Employment etc. Now NPU will continue to pioneer new pathways into the future inthe process of building a world first-class university and world first-class disciplines.

NPU has 16 academic schools, offering 65 undergraduate programs, 120 postgraduate programs,71doctoral programs, and17postdoctoral programs. The university has more than 3,600 faculty members, including 1,800 full-time and associate professors,27scholars from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE),31chair and lecture professors from the Cheung Kung Scholars Program, and14recipients of the National Science Fund for Young Distinguished Scholars. Currently, the university has 26,093students, including 14,451undergraduates,8,017master's degree students,3,625full-time PhD candidatesand2,521 professional degree students.

NPU sincerely welcomes all outstanding international students to join NPU and pursue higher education here!


TheBilateral Programincludes a full or partial scholarship established by Ministry of Education in accordance with educational exchange agreements or consensus between the Chinese government and foreign governments, institutions, universities or international organizations.

II.Duration and Standard of the Scholarship

The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language(preparatory study).Undergraduate scholarship students must obtain the HSK4 certificate andregister for Chinese-taught credit courses.Graduate scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable.For students applying for English medium courses, an IELTS score 5.5 or equivalent to other English proficency certificate is required ( forthose applying fromnon-english speakingcountries).


Undergraduate students

Master’s students

Doctoral students





Study Duration

  4-5 years

   3 years

  4 years

Up to 1 year

Up to 1 year




Dormitory Housing


Comprehensive Medical Insurance

1-year Chinese Preparatory Study (Optional)

Undergraduate students






Master’s Students/General Scholars






Doctoral students/Senior scholars






The Bilateral Program provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships. Partial scholarship coversone or more items of the full scholarship.


1.Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.

2.The requirements for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:

lbe a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs;

lbe a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the master’s programs;

lbe a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs;

lbe under the age of 45 and have a high school diploma(or higher)when applying for the general scholar programs;

lbe a master’s degree holder or an associate professor(or above)under the age of 50 when applying for the senior scholar programs.

3.Applicants are not required to have HSK examination results or Chinese language learning experience because NPU offers classes in English medium;

4.Applicants should have good academic marks;

5.Applicants should have strong capacity in scientific research.

IV.Application Time

Applicantsneed to apply between early January and early April. Please consult thedispatching authorities for the specific deadline of each year.

V. Application Procedure

Step 1-Apply to NPU for the Pre-admission Letter.

Step 2-Apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country for CGS opportunity.

Step 3-Get the recommendation from the dispatching authorities.

Step 4-Complete the online applicationprocedure at CGS Information System(Visit or and click“Application Online”to log in), submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship, and print a hard copy. You should consult the dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country for Instructions of CGS Information System and Agency Number (The ProgramCategory Type is A).

Step 5 - Submit all of your application documents to the dispatching authorities of your home country before the deadline.

VI.Application Documents

1. Application form for Chinese Government Scholarship(auto-generatedafter the online registration).

2. Notarized highest diploma.

3. Academic transcripts.

4. Two letters of recommendation.

5. A study plan.

6. Notarizedcopies of research achievements.

7. Certificate of English/Chinese proficiency.

8. A copy of valid passport.

9. Physical Examination form.

10.The copy of Pre-admission Letter fromNPU (if avaible,deliveredafter the first review).

11.Valid documents of your legal guardians in China(only required for applicants under the age of 18).

12. Others.


1. When applicants apply online,please provide the address, passport No. and contact No. correctly and in detail since we will send the admission notice with this information.

2. Notarized highest diploma or certificate. If the applicant is studying in university or working in company, he/she has to submit the studentship certificate (notifying graduation time) or working certificate produced by his/her university or company. If the certificate is not in English or Chinese, it has to be notarized in English or Chinese.

3. Transcripts or notarized transcripts if they are neither English nor Chinese.

4. A Study plan in English or Chinese (not less than200 words for undergraduateapplicants,not less than500 words for non-degreeapplicants,not less than 800 wordsfor master’s degree applicants;not less than1500wordsfor doctor’s degree applicants).

5. Recommendation letters in English or Chinese by two professors or associate professors.

6. Physical Examination Form. Applicants should follow strictly the requirements of the Physical Examination Form. It will be invalid if there is page missing, or no photo or no seal on the perforation or no signature by the hospital or doctor in the form. The result of the examination will be valid for 6 months. Please arrange the time of your physical examination appropriately and please find appropriate physical form by following this link.

VII. Others

Theadmitted students cannot change the university, major and duration of study.

VIII.Contact us:

LIANG Weiqi, CHEN Siwei (Jocelyn CHEN)

International College of Northwestern Polytechnical University

Address: No.127 Youyi Xilu, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710072China

Tel: +86-29-88492721

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