Graduate Studies

1. General Requirements

Applicants shall be eligible to apply for a graduate program if they satisfy the following requirements:

(1) Master’s Programs

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification
Chinese language requirements: Level 6 or better in the old HSK, or Level 4 or better (a score of 210 or better) in the new HSK

(2) Doctoral Programs

A Master's degree or equivalent qualification
Chinese language requirements: Level 6 or better in the old HSK, or Level 5 or better (a score of 180 or better) in the new HSK

2. Application and Entrance Examination

(1)Master’s Programs

        1) International students should apply for admission in person.

        2) Application and entrance examination timeline:

Application should be made in October.

First written exam is held in December or next January.

Second exam is held in next April.

The first semester commences in September.

For specific dates and deadlines, please refer to the SHCM Admission Brochure for Master’s Programs.

        3) The subjects and syllabus for the entrance examination are available on the SHCM postgraduate admission website.

※International students are not required to take the exams in ideological and political theories and foreign languages.

        4) Applicants should verify their application information and take the entrance examination at SHCM Postgraduate Department at No.20 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, China.

(2)Doctoral Programs

        1) International students should apply for admission in person.

        2) Application and entrance examination timeline:

The application period is from December.

The first written exam and the second exam are held in next March.

The first semester commences in September.

For specific dates and deadlines, please refer to the SHCM Admission Brochure for Doctoral Programs.

        3) The subjects and syllabus for the entrance examination are available on the SHCM postgraduate admission website.

※International students are not required to take the exams in ideological and political theories and foreign languages.

        4) Applicants should verify their application information and take the entrance examination at SHCM Postgraduate Department at No.20 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, China.

3. Documents Required for Application and Enrollment Procedure

(1)Master’s Programs

        1) Documents Required for Application

Originals of graduation certificate (or proof of expected-to-graduate) and degree certificate or notarized copies. Certificates in a language other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by a notarized Chinese or English translation.
Original of the passport plus one copy
Originals of undergraduate transcripts or notarized copies. Transcripts in a language other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by a notarized Chinese or English translation.

Three photos (25mm×38mm)
Original of the HSK certificate (for verification) plus one copy (for submission)
Application fee

※Applicants should take the entrance examination with an admission ticket. All documents submitted will not be returned. Application fees paid are non-refundable. For details of the exam schedule, please refer to the SHCM Entrance Examination Schedule posted at SHCM Postgraduate Department.

        2) Enrollment Procedure

Upon verification of the application documents, applicants who pass the entrance examination and satisfy the Chinese language requirements will receive an admission notice to SHCM and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202).
International students should apply for a visa at the Embassy/Consulate of People’s Republic of China with their admission notice and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202).
Newly-admitted students should register and pay the tuition at SHCM International Students Office on the date specified in the admission notice. Students who cannot register on time under exceptional circumstances should submit their applications for deferred admission to the International Students Office and change their registration date upon approval.

(2)Doctoral Programs

        1) Documents Required for Application

•Original of Master’s degree certificate (for verification) plus one copy (for submission)
A copy of your passport
•Originals of Master’s degree transcripts or notarized copies. Transcripts in a language other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by a notarized Chinese or English translation,a copy of master’s degree thesis. A copy of the thesis evaluation paper from the defense panel
•Original of the HSK certificate (for verification) plus one copy (for submission)
Recommendations from two professors in relevant specialties.)
•Four photos (25mm×38mm)
•Doctoral programs in musicology, composition, theory of composition techniques and piano theory have additional requirements for admission. For more details, please visit our Postgraduate Department website at http://gra.shcmusic.edu.cn/shangyinweb/Pages/Info/Index.aspx

        2) Enrollment Procedure

          a) Upon verification of the application documents, applicants who pass the entrance examination and satisfy the Chinese language requirements will receive an admission notice to SHCM and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202).
          b) International students should apply for a visa at the Embassy/Consulate of People’s Republic of China with their admission notice and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202).
          c) Newly-admitted students should register and pay the tuition at SHCM International Students Office on the date specified in the admission notice. Students who cannot register on time under exceptional circumstances should submit their applications for deferred admission to the International Students Office and change their registration date upon approval.

4. Study Length

The Master’s programs and Doctoral programs last for 3 years. Students who pass the final examination will receive graduation and degree certificates. (See“Curriculum of Postgraduate Programs”)