Northwestern Polytechnical University - NPU



Northwestern Polytechnical University is the only university in China, that focuses on the development of aerospace and ship engineering. There are also schools of humanities and economics. The university receives privileged funding from the Chinese government as part of Project 211 and Project 985.

The academic year at Northwestern Polytechnical University begins in September. The second semester begins after the Chinese New Year holidays in February. Although Chinese is the main language of instruction, there is an extensive range of English-language courses and lectures.

General Information







Number of Students



Northwestern Polytechnical University

International Office der Northwestern Polytechnical University


Type of Agreement

Partnership through Faculty 4

Who can apply?

Bachelor students starting in the 3rd semester
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

five spots in Faculty 4

Study Details

Semester Dates

Winter semester: beginning of September to the end of January
Summer semester: end of February to the end of June

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

Language Courses

Summer School

The university offers language courses during the academic semester.

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

At least good English skills

Submit application to Application Portal of Faculty 4
Contact person Farah Jumpertz
Application Deadline in the International Office

January 15 for upcoming academic year (winter and/or summer semester)

April 15 for the summer semester of the upcoming academic year

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 300 to 500 euros
Funding Possibilities

RWTH exchange students get a Chinese scholarship at the NPU (free accommodation, free health insurance and a 150 Euro scholarship per month).

Scholarship Program of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information
Accommodations Support from the partner university: Yes
Information from the partner university: Yes
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
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Additional Information

Foreign Office


International Students Prospectus