English Foundation Program at NPU: Curriculum and Scholarships

Starting university in another country can be a big step. If you are looking for an affordable pre-university program to prepare your language abilities and adapt to university life, The Northwestern Polytechnical University’s 1 Semester English Foundation Program presents an unbeatable opportunity.

This program is taught in English. The purpose of the program is to help international students master the basic professional knowledge of Chinese universities, cultivate enough language ability, master certain intercultural communication abilities, and better adapt to their study and life in China.

The training objects of the International Foundation Program are foreign high school graduates who are willing to come to Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) for undergraduate education and majored in engineering or business (taught in English) at the undergraduate stage.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for NPU’s English Foundation Program is February 1, 2022.

The course runs from March 2022-August 2022, and students will have the opportunity to apply and attend NPU undergraduate programs after the completion of the Foundation Program.

Curriculum of The NPU English Foundation Program

The NPU English Foundation Program is an amazing opportunity for students who want to prepare themselves well for a full time university degree course. The foundation program is a 16-week (1-semester) course.

There are five courses students will take in the foundation program:

  • Math
  • Physics
  • Practical English
  • Foundational Chinese
  • Chinese Culture

Students of this program will prepare a solid academic foundation for life in a Chinese university. By learning Chinese culture and language ahead of time, students will adapt more easily to the study abroad experience and the rigorous demands of a degree program. 

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Fee Structure and Scholarships

The foundation program is extremely affordable, only costing 15,000 RMB for 1 semester. 

Foundation program students can also access other benefits at NPU, such as:

  1. Foundation program students can be given priority to apply for NPU undergraduate programs
  2. Excellent students have priority to get the opportunity to apply for undergraduate scholarships
  3. Undergraduate scholarships include Northwestern Polytechnical University President Scholarship and Xi’an One Belt One Road Scholarship.

Admissions Documents

NPU English Foundation program is easy to apply to. Here are the documents needed:

  1. Clear copy of Passport (if you do not have one, copy of ID card is OK)
  2. A notarized academic certificate (English or notarized English attached with original)
  3. High school transcripts

What are Foundation Programs?

Students who are currently in high school/secondary school or have graduated, but are not ready to enroll in a Bachelor’s program yet, may take a 6-month or 1-year foundation program at a Chinese university. These are non-degree programs to help prepare students for university.

You may opt for a foundation program if you want to…

  • Improve your Chinese or English level before starting a university program
  • Take advantage of scholarships offered to foundation program students
  • Have completed high school/secondary school but your grades are not really that good
  • Are not ready to start a Bachelor’s program right away for any reason and want extra time to adapt to studying abroad/university life/academic schedules.

About The Northwestern Polytechnical University

The Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is a national key university found in the historic city of Xi’an – the cradle of Chinese civilization. It is the only multidisciplinary and research-oriented university in China that also focuses on developing research-based education programs in various fields such as aeronautics and marine engineering.

NPU is under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). It is a top-tier university with a Ministry of Education Class A, Double First Class University distinction.

NPU is one of the best universities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The university has a historical legacy unlike no other. In 1960, NPU was legally approved as a key state university under the State Council. The university ranked in the top 15 of China’s 7th and 8th five-year plans. It is also one of the few universities to pioneer a graduate school.

Savannah Billman has a master's degree in Chinese Law and Society at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She holds a B.A. from NYU Shanghai and has also written for The World of Chinese, TechNode, SupChina, and Sixth Tone.
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