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Xidian University has 49 master's programs with a duration of 3 years and 21 doctoral programs with a duration of 4 years. Please refer to Appendix 1 for the list of majors.



1. Applicants should be non-Chinese nationals. For those who were Chinese citizens before becoming foreign nationals, the document No.12 [2020] issued by the Ministry of Education will be followed.

2. Applicants shall abide by Chinese laws and regulations as well as the rules and regulations of Xidian University; and shall honor the social morality and customs in China.

3. Master’s degree applicants shall have bachelor's degree; Doctoral degree applicants shall have master's degree.

4. Language ability

4.1. Applicants for Chinese taught programs shall reach HSK level 4. Those who fail to meet the language requirements can first apply for the Chinese Language Program and reach the requirements. For native Chinese speaker and students who are taught in Chinese during high school education will be exempted from HSK scores if confirmed by Xidian University.

4.2. Applicants for English taught programs shall have attained generally-accepted international English proficiency level of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 and above; Applicants from English-speaking countries recognized by Xidian University may apply for exemption from the relevant English scores.The Certificate of Latest Degree Study in English (Appendix 2) issued by the university/college of the previous program can be submitted in place of IELTS and TOEFL scores.



Applicants should login to the International Student Application System, register and complete the online application before April 30, 2021.


1. Application Documents

1.1. Original scanned copy of the latest degree certificate. Scanned copies of notarized copies in Chinese or English must be attached to any text other than Chinese or English; Recent graduates should provide the Pre-graduation Certificate (Appendix 3) that is issued by their current school,and the scanned copy of the original certificate must be provided after being admitted.

1.2. Scanned original transcripts of all latest degree courses. Scanned copies of notarized copies in Chinese or English are required for texts other than Chinese and English; Recent graduates can provide existing transcripts and resubmit all transcripts upon admission.

1.3. Scanned copy of the home page of valid passport (valid in two years or longer).

1.4. Chinese or English proficiency certificate.

1.5. Resume.

1.6. Study and research plan in China. Write at least 800 words in Chinese or English.

1.7. Two letters of recommendation from professors or associate professors.

1.8. Conditional Acceptance Letter of Xidian University (Appendix 4). It is recommended to contact supervisor in advance and upload the Conditional Acceptance Letter to the application system. Please refer to Appendix 5 for the list of supervisors for international students.

1.9. Applicants who are already in China should submit the scanned copy of the visa page and residence permit page of passport, as well as the Performance Certificate issued by current school.

1.10. Physical Examination Records for Foreigners (Appendix 6).Valid for six months from the date of issue.

1.11. Non-criminal record certificate. If the certificate is in language other than Chinese or English, a notarized Chinese or English translation is also required. The content of the certificate shall indicate the validity period; and if there is no validity period, the certificate shall be valid within six months since the date of issue. Recent graduates who are in China can submit the Performance Certificate issued by current school.

1.12. Applicants for self-supported programs must provide the Financial Guarantee (Appendix 7).

1.13. Other supporting documents, such as award certificates, paper publication certificates, etc.

1.14. Bank receipt of application fee payment (RMB 600 yuan), please check the payment information.


2. Application Instructions

2.1. All the original documents provided by the applicants shall be scanned and uploaded with a color scanner. Photos taken by mobile phones or cameras are not acceptable. Photocopies are not acceptable.

2.2. Incomplete application documents will not be accepted.

2.3. Applicants must ensure that the application contents and the attached documents are true and valid. Those who are dishonest will be permanently disqualified from applying for Xidian University.



1.The International Student Office of Xidian University will review the eligibility of applicants based on their application documents. The application documents that meet the admission requirements will be reviewed by the academic expert group of the academic schools and a second-round examination will be organized. The procedure and time of the second-round examination will be determined by the academic schools.The final admission list will be confirmed after the completion of the second-round examination.

2. Applicants can check their application status at any time through the International Student Application System. Xidian University will send the original hard copy of the Admission Notice and the Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China to the address provided by the applicant in the system.


* Applicants must provide detailed mailing information in the system, including room number, street number, area name, province or city name, postal code and the recipient's mobile phone number. If admitted, we will mail the admission documents according to the information provided in the system. We will not double-confirm with the applicant. If you fail to receive the admission documents due to incomplete or inaccurate information, you will be responsible for the consequences.



Xidian University provides the following scholarships for outstanding international students:


1. Chinese Government Scholarship

The Chinese Government Scholarship usually covers tuition, living expenses, accommodation and medical insurance, and students are subject to strict annual review after receiving the scholarship. Applicants can apply for Chinese Government Scholarship through either Type A or Type B, but not through the two channels.


1.1. Type A-Bilateral Programs

1.1.1. Application majors: All majors are available. Please refer to Appendix 1for the list of majors.

1.1.2. Application process: Please apply to the sending department or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General) of your country. Please check the contact information of Chinese embassies and consulates abroad through the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. The application period is usually from November to April of the following year. Applicants can contact Xidian University first, inform intention of the scholarship application, and apply through the International Student Application System, we will issue Pre-admission Notice to the qualified applicants. Applicantsthen can submit their scholarship applications to Chinese Embassy and Consulate and log into the system of China Scholarship Council to complete the online application process.Please select "study program Type A", and consult the dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country forInstructions of CGS Information Management System for International Studentsand Agency Number.


1.2. Type B- Chinese University Program,Silk Road Program,China-Africa Friendship Program

1.2.1. Application majors: Master's degree programs include Information and Communication Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, Control Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Business Administration, Cyberspace Security; The doctoral programs include Information and Communication Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, Control Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Management Science and Engineering, and Cyberspace Security

1.2.2. Application process: Applicants apply directly to Xidian University. Applicants are required to login the system of China Scholarship Council to complete the scholarship online application process. Please select "study program Type B", and fill in 10701 at Agency Number. After completing the application at the system of China Scholarship Council, please download the Chinese Government Scholarship Application Form and upload it together with other application documents to the International Student Application System.


2. Xidian Huanshan Scholarship

First-class scholarship: including tuition and living allowance (Master 1,700RMB per person per month; Doctor 2,200 RMB per person per month)

Second-class scholarship: includes tuition fees

Third-class scholarship: includes 50% of tuition fee

Huashan Scholarship holder are required to participate in the annual evaluation, and only those who pass the evaluation can continue to hold the scholarship. Applicants should fill out the Application Form for Huashan Scholarship (Appendix 8) and upload it together with other application documents to the International Student Application System.



1.The applicant shall submit the X1 visa application to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in his/her country with the relevant documents such as passport, Admission Notice, the visa application form, Physical Examination Records for Foreigners and all original physical examination report, etc. (specific requirements of visa documents will be subject to the list provided by Chinese Embassy and Consulates), and register at Xidian University with the above original documents on time.

2.The registration time of the autumn semester is usually in early September. New students are required to bring the original copies of all application documents to Xidian University for the admission qualification check. If the original certificates do not meet the admission requirements, the admission qualification will be cancelled.



1. Application fee: RMB 600.

2. Tuition fee (RMB per student per year)

Doctoral Degree Program 33,000

Master’s Degree Program 22,000

3. Medical insurance: RMB 800 per person per year

4. Accommodation fee: RMB5,000 ~ RMB15,000 per person per year. Due to the limited accommodation resources on campus, accommodation application will be made on a first-come-first-served basis. Students who have not successfully booked on-campus accommodation are required to contact off-campus accommodation.



Website: sie.xidian.edu.cn

Address: Room 306 Administration Building, Xidian University, No. 266 Xinglong Section, Xifeng Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China

Zip code: 710126

Tel.: + 86-29-81891161

Email: sie@xidian.edu.cn

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