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The Central Conservatory of Music,located on the site of the former Prince Chur's Residence(in which Emperor Kuang - ksu was born),in the southwest corner of the once lnner City of Beijing ,is the only key institution of higher learning directly under the Ministry of cuiture of the State Council among all schools of arts in China.

Though founded in 1950,the history of the Conservatory can edated over half a century ago,for one of its torerunners,the Music Department of the Yenching University,was organized back in 1927,the others being the Music Department of the Literature and Are School of the North China University(1939),the National academy of Music(1940),the Music Department of the National Peiping School of Arts(1946),and thd Music Department of the Northwest Lu Hsun Institute of Literature and Ary.Nevertheless the tradition and facuity of the National Acade-my of Music was mainly carried over by the Conservatory.

Since its founding,the Conservatory has evolved a complete system of pedagogyembracing courses of all levels starting from elementtary classes up to Postgraduate Programs for master's and doctoal degrees.The Conservatory has now seven departments offering undergraduate programs of study in composition,conducting,musicology,voice and opera,pianoorchestral instruments,and traditional instruments for a period of four to five years;a siz-year middle school giving courses in piano,orchestral instruments,traditional instruments and music theory;two three-year Primary schools,with one for children after school hours;and an evening university for adults,The Music Research instiute of the Conservatory is designated to conduct interdisciplinary researches for the aim of enriching the content of courses. 

中央音乐学院建于1950年,其前身是20世纪20年代至40年代各具特色的几所高等音乐院、系,他们分别是建于1927年的燕京大学音乐系、1939年的华北大学文艺学院音乐系、1940年的南京国立音乐院、1946年的国立北平艺术专科学校音乐系和香港、上海的中华音乐院, 以及建于1948年的东北鲁迅文艺学院音乐系等,其主体是南京国立音乐院。1958年学院由天津迁至北京,坐落在北京西城区复兴门原清醇王府旧址(光绪皇帝出生地)。原隶属文化部,2000年归属教育部。1960年被定为国家重点高等学校,1999年被列入国家“211工程”建设学校,是目前全国艺术院校中唯一的一所国家重点高校和“211工程”建设学校。历任院长为:马思聪、赵沨、吴祖强、于润洋、刘霖,现任院长王次炤。 

中央音乐学院作为一所培养高级专门音乐人才的单学科高等学府,自建院以来已形成了体现教学、科研、艺术实践综合功能的,从附小、附中、大学本科到硕士研究生、博士研究生层次的完整音乐教育体系。现设作曲系、音乐学系、指挥系、音乐教育系、声乐歌剧系、钢琴系、管弦系、民乐系、交响乐学院、基础教育部、附属中小学、继续教育学院、远程音乐教育学院,以及设在教务处的古典吉他、手风琴和电子管风琴三个专业方向的直属学科等教学部门。此外,学院还设有集教学与科研为一体的音乐科技部,其中包括提琴制作研究中心、现代电子音乐中心、音乐治疗中心和嗓音研究中心等。

Program for International Students

Requirement
1. Undergraduate Program: Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and have attained a senior high school diploma, they will be accepted after qualification for the entrance examination. Students are required to complete the curriculum between 4 or 5 years (5 years for majors of composition, musicology, conducting, music education, vocal and opera). Upon graduation, students will receive a graduation certificate along with the bachelor's degree.

2. Master Program: Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and have attained a bachelor's degree, they will be accepted after qualification for the entrance examination. Students are required to complete the curriculum between 2- 3 years, fulfill the designated number of credits, complete the master's thesis and defend of it in front of a panel of experts. Graduates will receive a graduation certificate along with the Master's degree.

3. Doctorate Program: Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and have attained a master's degree, they will be accepted after qualification for the entrance examination. Students are required to complete the curriculum within 3 yeas (in normal circumstances) and fulfill the designated number of credits, conduct research, complete the doctoral thesis and defend it in front of the panel of experts. Graduates will receive a graduation certificate with doctoral degree.

4. General advanced study program: Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and have attained a senior high school diploma or above. Students will receive a certificate for advanced study.

5. Senior Advanced Study Program: Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and have attained a Master's degree or above. Students will receive a certificate for the advanced study.

When to Apply

1. Applicants for the undergraduate program must visit and apply to http://www.ccom.edu.cn to submit the application form online in the beginning of December for the audition, and comes in person to audition in February or March next year. The qualified applicants will receive the formal Notice of Acceptation in July and register to study in September.
2. Applicants for the Master's Program must visit http://www.ccom.edu.cn to review the Regulation for the Graduate Study Program in May and submit the application form for the entrance examination according to the indication of the Regulation. The accepted applicants will receive the formal Notice of Acceptation in July and register in September next year.
3. Applicants for the doctorate program must visit http://www.ccom.edu.cn to review the Regulation for the Graduate Study Program in January and submit the application form for the entrance examination according to the indication of the Regulation. The accepted applicants will receive the formal Notice of Acceptation in July and register to study in September.
4. Applicants for General Advanced Study or Senior Advanced Study can apply to the Foreign Students Office directly 3 or 4 months before the Entrance Date of March 1 or September 1st.

Application

1. Students who have obtained scholarship from government must apply through the diplomatic channel by the department of their native countries.

2. An applicant for non-degree study may apply directly to the Foreign Students Affairs Office and request an Application Form or download the Application Form from the website of Central Conservatory of Music. ( click: www.ccom.edu.cn) and fax or mail to the International Student Affairs Office (fax: +86 10 -66412585, 66413202, address: No. 43, Baojia Street, Xicheng Dist. , post code: 100031).

3. The international students applying for undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral degree must be qualified for certain level of Chinese (provide the Certificate of Chinese Level by Foreign Affairs Office or Certificate of HSK Elementary - Intermediate, the certificate of Intermediate Level is necessary for the students applying to the composition, conducting, musicology and music education). The foreign students not reach the above level in Chinese language must take Chinese lessons for a year in International Music Exchange Centre of the Central Conservatory of Music to reach any one requirement of following item:
a. obtain the Certificate of Chinese Level provided by Foreign Affairs Office;
b. obtain the Certificate of HSK Elementary-intermediate.

There are no rigid rules on Chinese requirements for the international students who apply for advanced study.

Enrollment
The CCOM enrolls the students on the basis of competitive selection. The international students applying for undergraduate degree program will receive a Notice of quality for Speciality issued by Admission Office after passing the audition before March 31 (postmark). The accepted students applying for undergraduate degree will receive the formal Admission Notice before July 20 (postmark) and the accepted students applying for the master and doctoral degree will receive the formal Admission Notice before June 31 (postmark). The students applying for non-degree program should contact with related departments to consult the date for Notice of Admission.

Registration
1. Students by government scholarship should bring the Form JW201,the Admission Notice, "Health Certificate", CSC materials and six passport sized photos(3.5cm x 4.5cm) with them for registration on the registration date shown in the Admission Notice.

2. Students by their own expense should bring the Admission Notice, "Health Certificate" and six passport sized photos(3.5cm x 4.5cm) with them for registration on the registration date shown in the Admission Notice.

3. All the foreign students are requested to bring their passport, Admission Notice, the Foreigner Physical Examination Form and the Blood test report to the local quarantine office within the set time to have their medical examination verified after they enter China. Foreign students whose Foreigner Physical Examination Form do not meet the requirement will have to re-take medical examination. Those who refuse to re-take the medical examination or are diagnosed as suffering from diseases that are not permitted to enter China under the Chinese Laws and regulations will be required to leave China.

Expenses

1. Examination Fee for undergraduate study: Application and preliminary examination: 200 RMB; Second and third stages: 60 RMB
Examination Fee for Master's and Doctorate Study: 900 RMB

2. Tuition Fee ( per year per person)
Undergraduate program: 33000 RMB
Master's Program: 38000 RMB
Doctorate Program: 42000 RMB
General Advanced Study Program: 38000 RMB
Senior Advanced Study Program: 42000 RMB
Students should pay all the fees on registration. The fees are non-refundable after registration even when students drop out or transfer into other schools.

3. Accommodation: All bedrooms are shared by two, 50 RMB a day for a shared room per person and 100 RMB for a single room. Rents should be paid in the first week of each term.
 

Contact information:
 

Address: No.43 Baojia Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, P.R.China
Telephone: (86)10-66425597 (Office of the President)
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