Chinese government scholarship program for graduate students in cultural heritage science

Chinese Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Students in Cultural Heritage Science at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) sincerely welcomes outstanding international students to join NPU and pursue graduate education in cultural heritage science. By pursuing the major of Materials Science, the students will conduct interdisciplinary research on cultural heritage from the scientific perspective, including characterizing object material and craftsmanship, analyzing degradation phenomena, and developing conservation methodologies.

Students could choose English or Chinese program. The duration of scholarship will be 3 years for master students, and 4 years for PhD students. Successful applicants will receive the stipend of 3,000 RMB/month for master students, and 3,500 RMB/month for PhD students. Besides, the tuition, dormitory housing, comprehensive medical insurance, and 1-year Chinese preparatory study (optional) will be provided for free.

Northwestern Polytechnical University is one of the 211 and 985 project universities and enjoys a highly distinguished reputation. NPU is located in Xi’an, where the Eighth Wonder of the world Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum lies in. NPU is a member of the Excellent Union 9 (E9) universities in China. NPU is an international university of science and technology, and has strong capabilities and outstanding achievements in aeronautics, astronautics and marine technology, making it very unique and distinguished from other institutions. Besides, NPU also offers well -developed programs in humanities, economics, management and law.

The program will be open every year, interested students are encouraged to contact the supervisor first via

For more information of the program:

Dr. Zhanyun Zhu | Assistant Professor/Graduate Supervisor
Centre for Materials and Conservation Research in Archaeology/Centre for Nano Energy Materials
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Key Scientific Research Base of Conservation & Restoration for Mural as Collection and Materials Science (State Administration for Cultural Heritage)
Northwestern Polytechnical University