Northwestern and ChinaNorthwestern activities span all across China, but most are based in Beijing and Shanghai. Half of the international student population at Northwestern is from China, and it is also a popular study abroad destination for Northwestern students. From research collaborations to executive education programs, Northwestern's offerings are broad and plentiful.
Northwestern's partnerships with China's most renowned universities enable individual faculty to network with their Chinese colleagues and allow students, both graduate and undergraduate, to expand their Northwestern education abroad.
Northwestern students from China enrich our campus and education, while student travelers in China deepen our relationship with the country.
For historical data, visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.
*Scholars category includes visiting faculty, researchers, post-doctoral fellows and lecturers
2,127 students and scholars from China at Northwestern
- 194 Undergraduate
- 1,105 Masters
- 551 Doctoral
- 277 Scholars*
No Northwestern students in China:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no Northwestern students studied abroad in China in 2022-2023. Prior to the pandemic, on average 150 students studied in China annually.
Units and Groups
Northwestern units dedicated to China, Chinese Studies, or programs in China include:
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers a major and two minors for undergraduates, an undergraduate specialization in Chinese Language and Culture, and will soon offer graduate studies in Asian heritage.
Global Poverty Research Lab, China ClusterThe China research cluster aims to promote rigorous empirical research on the Chinese economy. China provides a uniquely advantageous context for researchers interested in economic and institutional development.More here
Asian Studies Graduate ClusterFaculty in the Asian Studies Graduate Cluster (ASGC) offer comprehensive yet focused exposure to Asian cultures, histories, and societies with an emphasis on transdisciplinary research and methodologies. The program trains graduate students in advanced research and interdisciplinary studies across the humanities and social sciences.More here
- Asian Pacific American Coalition
- China Foresee
- China Care
- Chinese International Student Association
- Chinatown Health Initiative
This page features data and information from the 2022-2023 academic year and gets updated annually. The last update was made in October 2023. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Senior Director of Communications and Intercultural Learning.
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