NPU was originally established in 1938 in Hanzhong as the State Northwest Institute of Engineering by combining Beiyang Institute of Engineering, Engineering College of Peking University, Engineering College of Northeast University, and Jiaozuo Institute of Engineering. Located in Hanzhong for eight years, the institute was moved to Xianyang and was renamed Northwest Institute of Engineering in 1950. Northwest Institute of Engineering moved to Xi’an In October 1957 and merged with Xi’an Institute of Aeronautics which was founded in 1952 as East China Institute of Aeronautics by combining Aeronautical Department of Jiaotong University, Aeronautical Department of Zhejiang University and Aeronautical Department ofCentral University.
NPU is one of the 211 and 985 universities and enjoys a high reputation. NPU is member of the Excellent Union 9 universities (E9) in China. The other eight members are Beijing Institute of Technology, Chongqing University, Dalian University of Technology, Southeast University, Harbin Institute of Technology, South China University of Science and Technology, Tianjin University, and Tongji University.
The university has 15 academic schools, offering 54 undergraduate programs, 101 postgraduate programs, 57 doctoral programs, and 12 postdoctoral programs. NPU has more than 3,500 faculty, including 1,300 full and associate professors, 15 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) or the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), 15 chair and lecture professors of Cheung Kung Scholars Program, and ten winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. Currently, the university has 28,363 students, including 14,362 undergraduates, 5,834 master's degree students, 2,985 full-time PhD candidates, 2,521 professional degree students and 170 international students.
Location & Climate:
Distance from Beijing: About 930 KM (It takes about 12 hrs by fast train and about 5 and half hours by bullet train.)
Climate: Xian weather is mild with four distinct seasons - a warm but variable spring, a torrid and wet summer, a cool and rainy autumn and a dry and cold winter. The annual average temperature is 13.5C (56.3F). The city has a moderate rainfall rate caused by the frequent summer storms and a succession of overcast and rainy days in autumn.
English Medium Courses:
"Offerig English Medium Engineering & business courses for International Students"
Bacheor of Engineering (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Electronics)
Tuition fee: 16,000 RMB/Year
Hostel fee: 5500 RMB/Year
NOTE: In 1st year, students pay some extra charges along with tuition fee & hostel fee. These charges include Application fee, Registration fee, Management fee, Visa extension fee, Medical Checkup fee and health Insurance fee etc.