Northwest University, Xi’an - international students

Chinese Language Program

Introduction to Chinese Language Program:

There are Chinese language programs at Northwest University open to students from beginner to advanced level.

About Northwest University and Xi’an:

Northwest University is a top University in Xi’an City in Shaanxi province offering programs to international students to learn Chinese and Chemistry PhD programs in English. There are two campuses at Northwest University, a North and a South campus. Further information is available here.

Start Date of the Program

September or March

Application Deadline:

June 15th: Fall Semester (September 1st, for all programs)
December 30th: Spring Semester (March 1st, for non-degree programs)

Entry Requirements

  • Age between 18 to 55 & with good health status.
  • High School graduates.


Students are put into the Chinese class according to their Chinese level. There are beginners level, Medium Level and advanced level classes.

For all of the classes they have the same selective courses in the afternoon, including Chinese Painting, Taiji, HSK tutorial Class and Chinese culture.

For different level, they will have slightly different compulsory courses.

For beginners class: 20 hours per week, include comprehensive Chinese, Listening and Oral Chinese.
For Medium Class: 22 hours per week, include comprehensive Chinese, Listening and Oral Chinese and Chinese Reading and Writing.
For Advanced Class: 20 hours per week, include advanced comprehensive Chinese, listening and Oral Chinese and Chinese Reading and Writing.

Each semester, the School of International Cultural Exchange will arrange various cultural activities and sports events for international students. All students are welcome to participated in.

Tuition Fees:

The tuition fees are 7,500 RMB per semester. 15,000 RMB for 1 year.

Accommodation at Northwest University

There are dormitories available for international students. Contact us to book and for more information. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Your application is normally processed within 4 weeks. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us

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