Xi'an Shiyou University

Xi’an Shiyou University (XSYU) is a unique multidisciplinary university in northwest china characterized by petroleum and petro-chemical engineering. As a study demonstration base of Chinese government scholarship for foreign students in China, XSYU has the independent enrollment right of foreign students. 

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (42)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



  • 1951 - Founding of the school as Northwest Oil Industry Secondary School, the first one of the kind aimed at cultivating the much-needed talents for the oil industry after the founding of New China in 1949.
  • 1958 - Upgraded as Xi'an Petroleum Institute with the approval of the State Council to meet the demands for more talents as a result of the rapid development of petroleum industry.


Students of XSYU are from 31 provinces, autonomous regions, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Now there are 14 colleges and 2 departments, more than 16 thousand undergraduate students, 2.3 thousand full-time postgraduate student and PhD, more than 1.1 thousand part-time postgraduate students, more than 1000 foreign students and more than 1.8 thousand professional students. Since the establishment of the school, it has trained more than 150,000 graduates of various types.

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Student Life

Campus life

The university has three campuses, the Yanta campus at Electronic Industrial Park of High-tech Industrial Development Zone of Xi’an, the Mingde campus in Xi’an Zhangba East Road, the Huyi campus in Xi’an Fengjing Industrial Park of Huyi District. XSYU covers an area of 2,078 acre, with total fixed assets of 2.808 billion Yuan and total equipment of 603 million Yuan.

Student clubs

The student associations are the most important and effective medium for carrying out Quality education and promoting the development of campus culture, improving the overall qualities of students, and helping them to better adapt themselves to the society, thus consciously making themselves the talents needed by the society. 

The total number of the organizations has come to 62, with a total of 4,500 registered members, among which are 21 academic and technical ones, 14 of literature and fine arts,14 of sports, and 13 of the common good and social practice.

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