Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China and the capital of Shaanxi province. The city is the starting point of the Silk Road. In 221 BC when the

Qin Emperor unified China, Xi’an was its ancient capital. A mausoleum was built in memory of the army of warriors from the Qin Dynasty and is

now popularly called the Army of Terracotta, one of the top tourist destinations in Asia. Xi’an is one of the few complete city walls left in a

Chinese city where you can cycle around the top of the wall.

Buried Terracotta warriors of Xi’an.

Xi’an is a highly urbanized city with 8.5 million residents. However, unlike Beijing and Shanghai, Xi’an has lesser population and lesser pollution.

You can travel within the city and across China through public transportation, a new metro system operational 24/7, overnight sleeper trains and

a newly renovated international airport. Its major industries include agriculture and tourism.

With its long history, ancient-old temples, pagodas, palaces, and museums — modern conveniences, and top-tier universities, international

students are making an excellent choice when they choose to study at Xi’an. Some of the top universities in Xi’an include the Xi’an Jiatong

University, Northwest University and Northwestern Polytechnical University.

Universities in Xi’an

Northwest University (NWU) - Northwest University

Xidian University (XDU) --Xidian University

Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) - Xi'an Jiaotong University

Chang'an University (CAU) - Chang'an University