Year Founded: 1958

Type: Science&Engineering school

Level: Public school

Location: Chengdu, Sichuan Province

  • Phone:86-28-83032846
  • Fax:86-28-83032846
  • Address: Office of International Affairs, Southwest Petroleum University, 8 Xindu Avenue,Xindu District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, P.R. China? 610500


School of Oil & Gas Engineering

School of Sciences

School of Geoscience and Technology

School of Economics and Management

School of Mechanical Engineering

School of Liberal Arts and Law

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

School of Politics

School of Material Science and Engineering

School of Foreign Languages

School of Computer Science

School of Physical Education

School of Electronics and Information Engineering

School of Art

School of Civil Engineering and Architecture

College of Vocational and Technical  Education

SWPU governs 16 schools, which offer 60 bachelor’s degree programs, 86 master’s degree programs, 24 doctor’s degree programs, and 4 post-doctoral research centers. The study fields cover eight disciplines: science, engineering, management, economics, liberal arts, law, education and art. For years, petroleum-oriented programs have been ranking the top in China.

Programs for International Students    (English )




Petroleum Engineering


Resources Exploration Engineering


Chemical Engineering


Materials Science and Engineering


Computer Science and Technology


Mechanical Engineering


Business Administration








Application Documents

Copy of passport

Application Form

(download from: )

Physical Examination Record for Foreigners

    (download from

Notarized photocopies of diploma or degree

Notarized photocopies of the transcripts

2-inch-sized digital photo with blue background


Application Procedures

All the application documents are to be emailed to the International Affairs Office, SWPU at

After reviewing of application materials in accordance with the provisions of the university,   successful applicants will be issued "Admission Notice" and "Visa Application for Study in China" (the JW202 Form).

The applicant can apply for visa to China with the "Admission Notice" and "Visa Application for Study in China" as well as the physical examination records.

Enroll in the specified period which will be defined in the "Admission Notice ".


About SWPU

Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU) was founded in 1958 as the second higher educational petroleum institution in China. Located in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, SWPU comprises two campuses, with the main campus in Chengdu and the original one in Nanchong. It has a total floor space of over 800,000 square meters.

Prizes and Researches

SWPU has won more than 360 prizes at the ministerial and provincial level, including the National Prize for Science and Technology Development, the First Prize for Science and Technology Development and the second prize for Science and Technology Development and Invention. In 2014, SWPU has been granted with a scientific research fund of 430 million RMB. Since the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, SWPU has made great achievements in academic and scientific research, with 13,054 papers and 267 specialized works published and 943 patents issued. The university owns a National Science Park which also serves as the National College Students Technology Entrepreneurship Training Base, Postdoctoral Innovation Base in Sichuan Province.


SWPU boasts of 79 research  centers and laboratories at various levels, including 1 State Kay Laboratory (Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology Exploitation Engineering),  3 National Engineering Laboratories (Co-established), 2 Strategy Alliances for Industrial Technology Innovation, one University National Science Park, one National Technology Transfer Demonstration Agency, two International Cooperation Laboratories, 25 Provincial Key Laboratories (Engineering Research Centers), 2 Provincial Experimental Research bases, 37 Horizontal Cooperation Scientific Research Center and 5 University Level Research Centers. It has founded the National Science Foundation for Outstanding Youth,   Foundation for Excellent youth and natural science and carried out the National Key S&T Special Projects and 2069 projects at the ministerial and provincial level.

International Cooperation

SWPU has always laid great stress on the international cooperation and exchange. Up to now, it has launched various internationally joint programs with higher educational institutions or companies from different countries, including Americ- a, Russia, England, Germa- ny, Japan, France, Canada, United Arab Emirates,etc.

International Education

Since 2011, SWPU has enrolled international students from Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, India and Nigeria studying in key disciplines such as Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.etc.

International Students Apartment

Southwest Petroleum University offers two-bedroom apartments for international students. In the bedroom, there are bookcase, desk, wardrobe, air conditioner, free TV and WiFi. Each apartment has one kitchen and bathroom with hot water, heater, refrigerator, gas stove and automatic washing machine.

Sichuan—“Land of Abundance

Sichuan, the Land of Abundance, is known to the world for being home to the Giant Panda. Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base, located in Chengdu, Capital City of Sichuan, is one of the most important captive conservation centers for the Giant Panda in the world.

There are many famous scenic spots and historical sites in Sichuan Province, such as: Jiu-Zhai-Gou Scenic Area, Huang-Long Valley (Yellow Dragon Valley), Mountain E-Mei, Mountain Qing-Cheng, Le-Shan Giant Buddha, Du-Jiang-Yan Irrigation Project, San-Xing-Dui Relics.

Sichuan is also well-known for its delicious food. Sichuan Cuisine is one of the Eight Great Cuisines in China. Characterized by spicy and pungent flavors, Sichuan Cuisine, with myriad of tastes, emphasizes the use of chili, red hot peppers and garlic. Sichuan food is known for being spicy hot! It is said that one who does not experience Sichuan food has never reached Sichuan. Typical menu items are: Hot Pot, Smoked Duck, Kung-Pao Chicken, Twice Cooked Pork and Mapo Dofu.







All Applicants



All Applicants



Bachelor’s Degree Programs


Master’s Degree Programs


Doctoral Programs


Chinese Training Program



Bigger Room


Smaller Room