Southwest Petroleum University


About the university

Southwest Petroleum University was founded in 1971 with the name of “Southwest Petroleum College”. After 30 years, it was approved to grant bachelor, master and Ph.D. levels and to change the name to “Southwest Petroleum University”. Since the foundation, it has constructed many teaching buildings and developed the disciplines. In 2001, it became a complete university, which possesses 7 institutions of studying civil subjects (engineering sciences, management complete-disciplines, economy, history, languages, legislation, and literature). Today, it is the 2nd fuels and gas engineering discipline specialized university in the state. It has also ranked highly as one of the best three universities that have an orientation of gas, oil and fuels’ subjects.

Southwest Petroleum University

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University recruits 120-160 students for scholarships every year. Scholarships for Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degree as well as for language courses are provided.

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Southwest Petroleum University has an overall area of 18km2 (10km2 is full of teaching buildings) that is divided into 2 parts. The first is the campus of Nanchong town (10km2) and the second is the campus of Chengdu town (8km2). They are surrounded by green trees and grasses, give an attractive scene totally. Therefore, this university has been awarded a “national garden-like a university” by the government.

Southwest Petroleum University


At present, more than 4,000 faculty members, which contains 419 senior lecturers, 735 associates, 10 academicians of the engineering-disciplined academies of China, two teachers awarded by the Chinese teaching achievement for Junior and middle ages, 15 personnel of the Chinese council bureaus and scientific departments, a master of Cheng Kon program, 8 masters awarded by the Bay Qin Wang Qualified personnel program (state-level 100-1000-10 1000 program), 102 masters got specific licenses from the government, 43 teachers called as contributes to teaching professionals, 78 supervisory doctorates, 15 teachers have awards of Fouk Yin Tun Master Prize and 21 have awards of Sung Yuqie academical foundation, etc.

Southwest Petroleum University


Southwest Petroleum University owns several teaching programs, consist of education for postgraduates, developed skill teaching studies, continuing education and normal high education. The university runs 17 colleges and divisions that use 58 bachelor level schemes, 79 master level schemes, 27 doctoral-level schemes and 3 development bases for post-doctorates, and possess 3 local civil subjects, 20 regional civil subjects, 7 state-level skill programs, and 14 regional skill programs. In these colleges, approximately 28,000 undergrads and 4,000 postgrads are studying.

Other information

This university is kind at researching projects and having well-known awards. In the process of upgrading schooling from the level of the province to the level of the state, it has built 25 labs and R&D centers, which include 1 principal lab of Fuels and gases’ exploitation and geology, under the agency pedagogics 5 laboratories of petroleum and gases apparatus and others. In addition, a large library with about 2,000,000 books, 100,000 periodicals and 40,000-gigabyte e-books is servicing to students.

It is hugely paying attention to international relationships and partnerships with universities and colleges from all over the world, and especially with these countries: the US, RF, United Kingdom, Korea, Germany. The employment rate of grads of the university is very high, 93%. This is a good result of the other universities in the state.

Name 西南石油大学
City Chengdu
Ranking in China 250
International ranking 1597
Undergraduate 2621 USD/year
Postgraduate 3200 USD/year
Accommodation 170 USD/month
Cost of living $340-656 USD/mon
Scholarships ☑️
Seats 79
Deadline 15th July
Students 32,498
Foreign students 301
Location 8 Xindu Ave, Xindu Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China

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