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Office of International Students Room 1507, International Students’ Apartment Central Conservatory of Music No.43, Baojia Street, Xicheng District, Beiijng, China, 100031
2021 International Admission Guide for Master’s Degree, Central Conservatory of Music
A. Application Prerequisites
a) The applicants should have a degree or an equivalent qualification to a Chinese Bachelor's Degree. The applicants expecting to graduate should achieve the Bachelor's Degree before the enrollment.
b) Two recommendation letters are required from your referees. The referees should be professors or persons with relevant academic title. The template of recommendation letters is enclosed as Attachment I.
c) The Applicants should be healthy that meets the standards of physical examination.
d) Level 5 Certificate of Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
a) Type of application: Full-time Master Student.
b) Major: Each applicant can only register one professional direction of CCOM.
-Information for professional directions, please refer to “Attachment I of 2021 Master's Admission Examination Related Information” at http://www.ccom.edu.cn/szc/jfjg/yjsb/zsxx/sszs/202010/t20201014_73048.html
c) Application Period: From February 28 – March 6，2021.
d) Application Method: Applicants should send following application documents through e-mail to email@example.com. Please follow the order of the e-mail title: 2021 International Students Master Degree Application+ Name+ Department+ Major:
i. 2021 CCOM Registration Information Form for International Students (Master Degree) (Attachment I).
ii. Scan the QR code ( Attachment II) and pay the registration fee 800 RMB，send the screenshot of the successful payment.
iii. The picture of passport page with the photo
iv. Two printed recommendation letters are required from your referees. The referees should be professors or persons with relevant academic title.
v. Chinese proficiency: Level 5 of HSK is required for all international student applicants.
vi. Medical report
vii. Undergraduate diplomas, such as those holding degrees from overseas educational institutions should be certified at Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange. Fresh graduates should hold the studying certificate and obtain the state-recognized undergraduate graduation certificate before enrollment, otherwise the admission qualification is invalid.
viii. For other registration materials, please refer to http://www.ccom.edu.cn/szc/jfjg/yjsb/zsxx/sszs/202010/t20201014_73048.html.
All kinds of materials submitted by candidates should be authentic. Otherwise the admissions will be cancelled.
e). Materials needed to the International Students Office
Applicants should fill the "Application Form for International Students Admission" (see attachment IV below) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
a) The following departments adopt the “main subject and interview” mode.
i. Music Education: the examination of main subject is the same as it of full-time Program for Master Degree.
Skill Assessment by the interview:
- Sight-reading and ear-training
- Choral conducting
- Composition techniques
ii. Composition and electronic music: The examination of main subject is the same as it of full-time Program for Master Degree.
- Any experience related to your intended major;
- Express your understanding of the world important contemporary composers;
- Your expectations of learning in China;
- Questions based on the students’ submitted compositions.
iii. Violin Making: the examination of main subject is the same with full-time Program for Master Degree.
- The basics and professional knowledge of violin making.
b) The following departments only exam the main subject:
i. Conducting Department, Piano Department, Department of Orchestral Instruments, Traditional Chinese Instruments Department, Voice and Opera Department: The examination of main subject is the same with full-time Program for Master Degree.
c) Musicology: The examination of main subject is the same with full-time Program for Master Degree (no need to take the exams of politics, English and instrument performance).
d) Artistic Voice, Voice Medical, Music Therapy, Music AI and Information Technology: the examination of main subject is the same with full-time Program for Master Degree (no need to take the exams of politics and English).
For recommended books and exam content, please check related attachments:
D. Date and place of the examination
Date: Around the end of March and the beginning of April 2021. The exact date of the exam would be published by the midmonth or the end of March at
b) Place: the examinations would be take place on CCOM campus.
E. Admission and enrollment
a) CCOM will make decisions according to the applicant's application materials and test scores. The admissions notifications will be sent in June 2021 enclosed the admission procedures.
b) Registration Period: September 2021 (specified in the admissions notifications)
c) Physical Reexamination: Applicants who failed to meet the physical requirements would be rejected.
a) Period of Master’s Degree Program: Three years;
b) After completing all courses, successful holding the students’ degree recitals, passing the thesis defense, and meeting the requirements of the "Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Academic Degrees", students would receive their master’s degrees.
G. Tuition fee and accommodation
a) Tuition Fee: 43,000 RMB per person per year;
b) Accommodation: At students’ own expense. For more information, call the Office of International Students (+8610-66414640).
Phone: +8610 -66425586