China — Xi’an Polytechnic University

Xi'an city boosts a history of 3,100 years and a reputation as the ancient capital of 13 Chinese dynasties. Located in its center, Xi'an Polytechnic University enjoys a long history which can be traced back to 1912. As a national key university, the institution has now become a comprehensive university of engineering and science, textiles and apparel and art design along with other subjects such as economics, mechanics, management and humanities.

Xi'an Polytechnic University is a large-scale and high-ranking university with 11 colleges and two teaching departments, covering 58 undergraduate programs and 44 postgraduate programs with more than 24,000 students. The garden-like campus contributes to the university's elegant environment and the conveniently organized infrastructure creates a pleasant and civilized atmosphere.

XPU provides students with on-campus communal spaces, such as a student center, gym, frontages, and an entertainment venue for relaxing, socializing and showcasing talents. The cafeteria and supermarket serve the students' day-to-day needs.

Duration of exchange: Students may participate in the program for either one semester (fall or spring) or for one academic year.

Location: No.19 Jinhua South road, Xi'an, China, 710048

University website: Chinese, English 

Helpful websites: Courses, 
Admissions procedures

Program Cost

  • Living expenses are approximately RMB10,000 per year
  • The approximate cost for study materials, such as books, is RMB700 per year


Accommodations are located in the pleasant residential area, with a varied mix of international students. The building is well-designed, making the most natural lighting and ventilation and creating the ideal environment for living. Single rooms are available with TV, air conditioning, central heating, private bathroom, and 24-hour broadband Internet service. The well-equipped kitchen and dining facilities are shared by four to five rooms. The 24-hour-security guards for international students can guarantee the safety of the surroundings. All sports centers and entertainment programs are open to international students.

Pick-up service is provided upon arrival: school buses will be arranged to pick students up at X'ian Xianyang International Airport. Arrangements will be made prior to arrival.

Academic Information

Language of instruction: Mostly Chinese (Some courses in English)

Courses from all 11 colleges are available to exchange students.

Credit and grading system: Any academic credits received during the course of the program may be transferred to CSUN as pre approved by the academic department. 20 to 30 credits are allowed per semester.

Centesimal system is used for grading at 90-100: very excellent; 80-90: very good; 70-80: advanced; 60-70: intermediate, less than 60: fail. 

Requirements and Application Information

  • Have a cumulative overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • The program is open to students from all class standings: freshman, sophomore, junior or senior.
  • For degree students, two semesters of Chinese is necessary

Please request a program application from and complete and submit by the deadline indicated on the application to the International and Exchange student Center (IESC).


For program and application information, please contact Besnike Saitoski,, at the International and Exchange Student Center.

For additional program information, you may contact the following faculty member:

Dr. Wei Cao, 
Family, Consumer Sciences Department 

(818) 677-4486