Beijing Dance Academy

Province: BeijingHaidian                               University Ranking: 1140

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Beijing Dance Academy

Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) is located on the north side of the scenic Zizhuyuan Park in the Haidian District. It is the first professional dance academy established by New China. It is currently the highest dance education institution in China and a world-renowned dance institution. The college was founded in 1954. In 1999, it was awarded the right to grant a master’s degree in dance, and in 2005 it was granted the right to grant a master’s degree in art. In 2000, the Beijing Dance Academy was changed from the Ministry of Culture directly under the heading to “Co-construction between the Central Government and Beijing Municipality, with Beijing Municipal Administration as the mainstay”. At present, Beijing Dance Academy is the highest school of dance education in China and is also the world’s largest dance school with the most complete professional settings.

The school covers an area of   57333 square meters, it has 15 teaching institutions and 5 undergraduate majors; there are more than 500 faculty and staff, including 22 professors, 330 full-time teachers, and vice-high There are 95 technical titles; there are about 3500 full-time students and more than 400 students in the School of Continuing Education. The college has nearly 600 faculty and staff members, about 2,500 full-time students, about 700 correspondence students and more than 2,600 advanced students of the School of Continuing Education, and the School of Dance Examination Education annually trains more than 30,000 dance examination teachers at home and abroad Nearly 300,000 students took the dance level exam.

Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) now has five majors in performance, choreography, choreography, drama, film, and television art design, and public service management. There are nine departments – the Chinese Classical Dance Department, the Chinese Folk Dance Department, Ballet Department, Choreography Department, Dance Department, and Society Dance Department, Music Theatre Department, Art Communication Department, Art Design Department. There are eleven teaching units, a total of eighteen professional directions. There is also the School of Continuing Education, Dance Examination Education Management Center, Youth Dance Troupe, and the affiliated secondary dance school listed as a key national secondary school. The college has the right to grant a master’s degree in dance, has 36 research directions, and has the qualification to train master of arts. As the highest school of dance education in China, the Beijing Dance Academy has always been valued by the party and the country. 

Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) has trained many excellent dancers, dance teachers, choreographers, and dance theory talents for the country. It is distributed in various regions at home and abroad, and is known as the “cradle of dancers”.

After years of construction and accumulation, the modern dance discipline now has a first-class teacher team that is in line with international high-end and domestic and has many well-known experts, scholars, and academic leaders in the field at home and abroad. The degree and the background of studying abroad not only have rich teaching experience, but also have profound creative and research capabilities, and the age level, the professional structure is reasonable and has a forward-looking development space.

Today’s Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) is a cradle for training elite dance talents, an important position for popularizing and enhancing dance art quality education, a frontier base for promoting scientific research in dance culture and the creation of dance works, and a bridge and window for the international exchange of dance culture. Under the guidance of the scientific development concept, the party committee of the college has established the working principle of “holding the banner, guiding the culture, governing the school according to law, and harmonious development”, in accordance with the working idea of   “building first-class with characteristics, survival with quality, and promoting development with harmony”. With the leadership of the Beijing Municipal Committee and the government and the support of relevant national departments, they strive to achieve greater achievements in discipline construction, talent training, teacher team building, and dance science research, in order to create a world-class dance college and promote the capital The development of cultural and artistic undertakings and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation has made greater contributions.

The goal of the Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) is to build a “world-class university”. The goal of the modern dance discipline is to build a complete system of new disciplines that are professional, systematic, and modernized. Relying on science and technology, a Chinese modern dance school with distinctive styles and characteristics is finally formed. Strive to build the modern dance department into a modern dance teaching center, creative center and academic center in China.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 112 and the world rank is 1140.

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities.

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

No, Students don’t need IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted to this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents for applying to this University are Notary stamped scanned copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks for an offer letter to come from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March/September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and the Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

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Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs

Associate Degree:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Ballet(Secondary School Education) Associate 2 Year 10000 RMB Per Year Chinese
Chinese Dance(Secondary School Education) Associate 2 Year 10000 RMB Per Year Chinese
Ballroom Dance(Secondary School Education) Associate 2 Year 10000 RMB Per Year Chinese
Cabaret (Secondary School Education) Associate 2 Year 10000 RMB Per Year Chinese
Integrated Music and Dance(Secondary School Education) Associate 2 Year 10000 RMB Per Year Chinese

Bachelor’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Dance Performance Bachelor 4 Years 40000 RMB per Year Chinese
Dance choreography Bachelor 4 Years 40000 RMB per Year Chinese
Dance Studies Bachelor 4 Years 40000 RMB per Year Chinese
Cultural Industry Management Bachelor 4 Years 40000 RMB per Year Chinese
Drama, Film and Television Art Design Bachelor 4 Years 40000 RMB per Year Chinese

Master’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
The concentrations on performance, teaching and choreography of Chinese Classical Dance  Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese
performance, teaching and choreography of Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dance Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese
performance, teaching and choreography of Ballet Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese
Choreography Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese
performance, teaching and choreography of Modern Dance Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese
performance and composition of Musical Theater Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese
somatic science and teaching of Ballroom Dance Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese
Stage Art Design Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese
Stage Costume Design Master 3 Years 50000 RMB per Year Chinese

Fees Details

Expenses in Beijing Dance Academy

  1. Tuition fee: 
  •  Associate Degree:  10000 RMB Per Semester
  • Bachelor Degree: 40000 RMB Per Year
  • Master Degree: 50000 RMB Per Year
  1. Accommodation Fee:
  • Double Room  60 RMB to 90 RMB Per Day
  1. Food cost: 200 USD Per Month
  2. Application Fee: 130 USD
  3. Living expanse: 2200 RMB – 2800 RMB
  4. Medical checkup: 600 RMB
  5. Insurance: 800 RMB per year
  6. Residence permit: 400 RMB – 800 RMB per year

After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report. 

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Applying for any course at Beijing Dance Academy is very easy. Following some easy steps, you can easily apply for your desired course. You can complete your application online by following some simple steps. 

Here is the detailed information about the required admission documents. International applicants are highly recommended to provide the following documents.

1. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan Copy)


First of all, you must have a passport. As we know passport is a very essential document and without this, we can not leave our country. So if you don’t have it yet, we advise you to make it from your home country as soon as possible. Moreover, if you already have your passport, then make sure that it is not expired. If your passport already expired then you need to renew it. Please note, your passport must have to be ready before your visa processing. See a sample of passport.

Passport Size Photo

The general size of the passport size photo is (50mm x 40mm). For applying in china universities, your passport size photo has to be clear and the background must be plain, white or off-white in colour. The height of the head is between 28mm – 33mm and head width 21mm–24mm. Advice to submit a colour photo which is taken 6 months before. Use a clear picture of your face. Do not use any filters and take off your eyeglasses for passport size photos, selfies or pictures with someone do not use as a passport size photo. Here is a sample of a Passport Size Photo.

2. Academic Transcript and Certificate (must be notarized copy)

Submit your immediate academic transcripts & certificate for applying. For example, if you are applying for bachelor submit your school transcripts and certificates. For Master’s Degree provide your undergraduate transcripts and certificates. When you are applying for Ph.D, you have to provide your both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. Transcript And Certificate are important, it help universities to decide if you have the necessary background and skills for the major. All Transcripts and Certificates must have to be notarized. You can notarize your document from an advocate who is authorized by the government.

Note: All the applicant’s transcripts and certificates must be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

3. CV/Resume

You must prepare a CV or resume for applying in abroad country. CV acts as your business profile, though universities are not interested in detailed descriptions of your jobs or experience, but you have to add this. You should focus on your published academic papers, describe academic group works or extracurricular activities, relevant think-thanks, etc. Add your academic qualifications with results, personal details, personal achievement these are must for a perfect CV. Here is a sample of the CV/resume.

4. Physical Examination

Aspiring overseas students are required to take a medical examination to ensure that you are in a good physical condition. The medical examination must include all the items which are listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. The medical examination result will be declared as invalid without the signature of the attending doctor and hospital stamp or seal. You must bring the original medical documents when you come to arrive in China. The Medical certificate will be carried out on behalf of The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Public Security. Here get a sample of physical examination.

5. Police Clearance

The police clearance certificate is known as “No Criminal Record Certificate” and also known as a good citizen certificate. Police clearance is very important for going to abroad because a foreign country does not allow any criminal records. Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies to prove that you have no criminal offense like arrest, conviction. Additionally, a police clearance certificate is valid for the next 6 months, After 6 months of issue, it will be declared as invalid. See the sample of the Police Clearance Certificate.

6. Bank Statement

A bank statement is mandatory when we go foreign for different purposes like a visitor, a business or immigrants. These rules are not changeable for study. So, students also have to show a bank statement. China has no strict rules that only your parents have to be your sponsor. Anyone can be your sponsor. See the sample of a bank statement.

7. English Proficiency Certificate

For studying in China you must have to submit your English proficient certificate to prove your English skills. It is not mandatory that you must have IELTS, you can take English Proficiency Certificate from your school or university. Additionally, If you have done IELTS or TOFEL you can submit it. See the sample of English proficient certificate.

8. HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese (if you have)

If you want to study in Chinese taught and want to get CSC scholarship then you must have to submit HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese. HSK is not mandatory for English taught, but if you have it will be beneficial for you. HSK supervised by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to judge the Chinese language skill of non-native speakers. See the sample of HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese.

9. 2 Recommendation Letter (Ms/Ph.D.)

Students of masters & Ph.D. have to submit two recommendation letters. A recommendation letter is usually written by a supervisor, colleague, and teacher. Two recommendation letters have to be written by two-person. Make sure that the writer knows you very well and you have completed any course with them or work with them.  In the letter mention about your academic and personal traits and emphasize the strengths that are relevant to the major or university where you are applying. Have to maintain a positive and enthusiastic tone about you and include professor’s phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of the Recommendation Letter.

10. Study Plan/ Research Proposal (Ms/PhD)

If you want to apply for MS/Ph.D you must need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or English (no less than 800 words). A study plan describes in detail what you are going to do with the scholarship. Explain your main educational goal, and how you want to achieve this. And keep in mind that it is very important, that helps in an excellent organization as well as creating a sense of liability in your learning process. This document is needed only for Ms or Ph.D applicants, so please make sure that your study plan or research proposal states that information as specific as possible. See the sample of Study Plan.

11. Study Gap Certificates

Study gap certificate is an affidavit that is used to show a gap in education or further study. Gap certificate provides your statement on the non-judicial stamp paper stating the reason for taking the gap and claim that you did not take admission to any other college, university or courses during the gap year. You can get this stamp paper from any notary, sub-registry office or court and contact with an advocate they will prepare your gap certificate.

12. Application Form

Fills this form in Chinese or English language. It is essential to fill all the information that should be very authentic. Click here to get the Application Form sample.

Please send us all these documents through our E-Mail:

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock our consultants. Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.

Scholarship Information

Beijing Dance Academy is setting up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants should have to be non-Chinese or foreigners, hold a valid foreign passport and meet the appropriate requirements of studying abroad in China. 
  2. Applicants should be  friendly to China and be in good health
  3. Applicants should have received an undergraduate program or long term language must have a senior high school diploma and are under the age of 30.
  4. Applicants should have excellent academic performance and have a good command of English
  5. Law-abiding, diligent and studious, good grades and good conduct.

Application Materials   

  1. Application Form.
  2. Scan copy of notarized highest diploma and transcripts.
  3. San copy of Study Plan or Research Proposal (800 words or above).
  4. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English) signed by a professor or an associate professor who knows you.
  5. Scan copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form or Blood Examination Report or notarized photocopy.
  6. Students under 18 should have to submit relevant legal documents from their guardians.

The final information is subject to the University If there is any inconsistency!

Why choose us?

Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) is a full-time general college with the main tasks of high-quality dance talent training, high-level dance theory research, and work creation. Formerly known as Beijing Dance School, the school was founded in 1954 and is the first professional dance school in New China. The Beijing Dance Academy was formally established in 1978 with the approval of the State Council, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture, and transferred to the Beijing Municipal People’s Government in 2000. The school has the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It is the only specialized institution of higher education for dance education in China. It is also the world’s largest and well-known dance institution with comprehensive professional settings. It is known as the “cradle of dancers”.

For more than 60 years since the establishment of the school, Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) has seriously implemented the party ’s education policy and literary policy, guided by the school motto of “observing the morals of the world, harmonizing the world and the world, combining culture and dance, and both of morals and arts”. “Pursue, adhere to high-quality talent training, adhere to high-level universal education” as the working goal, with the responsibility of leading and promoting the reform and development of China’s dance education, adhere to the establishment of virtue, fully perform talent training, scientific research, and social services, cultural inheritance and innovation, international exchanges and cooperation and other important functions, and strive to build a world-class dance university with Chinese characteristics.

The school’s overall concept of the modern dance teaching system is reflected in the construction of the curriculum system, which is a specific practice of continuous innovation and development of modern dance education concepts. Its main characteristics are the intersection and integration of traditional art and modern art; the interaction and complementarity of modern dance art and science and technology; the penetration and balance of technical theory and technical practice, and the continuous integration of new international dance art innovation ideas and technical means And other open features. After years of teaching accumulation, the center has formed a more scientific and systematic professional course system. The course system is divided into three levels: the main course, professional courses, and professional basic courses.

In order to promote and spread dance culture, teachers and students of the college may visit national leaders, or be invited to participate in cultural exchanges in dozens of countries such as the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, and Canada, or invite internationally renowned dance experts to lecture, Extensive international exchanges and cooperation have made important contributions to the cultural diplomacy of countries in different historical periods.

Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) will continue to hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, guided by Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thinking of “Three Represents”, thoroughly implement the scientific development concept, continuously emancipate the mind, and deepen education and teaching Reform, fully implement the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan”, strive to build a harmonious dance school, realize the scientific development, harmonious development, and high-quality development of the school.