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3.2.2.4    Joint Degree Programme

In conjunction with The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music offers a Joint Bachelor of Music Degree for a small number of selected students at both institutions. Of the 8 semesters in the BMus, Conservatory students spend 5 semesters at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and 3 semesters at Peabody. Applicants are required to have a combined CAP score of at least 4.1 at the end of their first year of study. In addition, students must demonstrate excellent English language skills as well as with the recommendation of their major study teacher. Incoming first-year students who are interested in the Joint Degree programme should contact the Conservatory Academic Affairs Office as soon as possible during their first year of study at the Conservatory.

Application for the Joint Degree Programme will be available in Semester 1 of the academic year.

If students decide that they do not wish to continue in the Joint Degree Programme at the end of Semester 1 of their second year, they will have the option to return to the normal programme of study at their home institution, with the “semester away” credited as an exchange semester.

Candidates will follow the rules and regulations of both the host and home institutions relating to student conduct during their periods of candidature at each location, unless the Joint Degree Committee has granted prior approval of alternative arrangements.

Continuation on the Joint Degree Programme will be subject to the criteria and regulations of the institution where the student is currently resident and supervised by the Joint Degree Committee. Students must maintain a minimum CAP of 4.0 during their enrolment in the Joint Degree Programme in order to continue on the programme.

Withdrawal from the Joint Degree Programme will follow the home institution’s process. If a student withdraws from the Joint Degree Programme, the home institution will notify the host institution.

A student’s termination from the programme must be agreed upon by the Joint Degree Committee, as well as the home and host institutions.

Students who complete the programme successfully will be conferred the Bachelor of Music “NUS-Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University Joint Degree Programme”. Students will have their degree conferred jointly by the home and host institutions, but will have their degree presented in the home institution.