Northwest University, Xi’an - international students

PhD in Microbiology

Introduction to the Program

The PhD in Microbiology at Northwest University (NWU) is a 3 year program for international students taught in English.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Well-conducted, and with good health status.
  • At least a graduate diploma and Master’s degree
  • Recommend by at least two associate professors or faculty of higher academic rank
  • English language proficiency test results: IELTS (minimum score 5.5) or the TOEFL (minimum score 520 paper-based or 68 internet-based version).

Application Deadline

June 15

Scholarships Available

  • Chinese Government Scholarship
  • Northwest University International Students Silk Road Scholarship
  • Northwest University International Students Scholarship

Tuition Fees

The program is 33,000 RMB per year for 3 years. The total tuition fee is 99,000 RMB.

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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