Shenzhou Open University of TCM

Shenzhou Open University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Master and PhD program

In cooperation with Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine

We are very proud to announce our cooperation with Nanjing University of Chinese medicine (NJUCM ) to develop Master’s and PhD programs for those professionals who have the ambition to deepen their knowledge and expand their clinical experience in all areas of TCM.

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Programmes are approved by the Nanjing University

The Masters and PhD degree programmes are approved by the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in line with regulations issued by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

Students that have completed the Masters or PhD teaching programme and have passed thesis defenses will obtain Masters Academic Degree and PhD Academic Degree titles, issued by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and obtain a Master or PhD diploma issued by NJUCM.

Programme Purpose

The purpose of the Masters and PhD degree programme is to encourage a deep, rooted understanding of TCM that makes it second nature in the graduates’ personal and professional lives. The degree programme is meanth to further expand on the knowledge already gained by the students, giving advanced skills in practical, theoretical, diagnostic and research methods.

The Masters and PhD programmes are both 3 years part-time studies, offering a mixture of contact and selfstudy modules. Both programmes provide students with access to top lecturers and world renowned supervisors, enabling the student to develop their chosen speciality.

The Masters and PhD programmes will further build the bridge between both theoretical and clinical practice and between Chinese and Western Medicine.

Programme Specialities

Students can choose from the following speciality areas:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tuina
  • Internal Medicine in TCM
  • Gynaecology in TCM
  • Dermatology in TCM

Visit to NJUCM, China

Throughout the three-year programme degree, students are required to visit NJUCM, China two times. These trips are mandatory, and are a requirement of the China Ministry of Education. During the trips, students will attend seminars and gain clinical experience that will be counted towards their credits. During the first trip, students will also choose and discuss the topic of their thesis. During the second trip, students will defend and ‘close’ their thesis and proceed to graduation. Students will be required to pay for their travel and accommodation expenses, plus €150,- per week for clinical apprenticeship.

Application requirements

The master and phd program of Chinese Medicine is open for applicants from all over the world except for those only with holding passport from the mainland of China, Taiwan, Macao and Hong Kong.

Those who meet the conditions below can apply for a master degree, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine gives the final approval of admission.

Applicant holding a passport not from the mainland of China, Taiwan, Macao and Hong Kong.
Has a bachelor’s degree of Chinese Medicine or equivalent (equivalent to a Shenzhou University bachelor level diploma)
Has working experience in TCM of at least 2 years in case of equivalent degree; or two bachelor degrees.
Applicants must submit application materials in accordance with the regulations.
All applicants apply through the application-appraisal system.

Those who meet the conditions below can apply for a PhD degree. Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine gives the final approval of admission.

Applicant holding a passport not from the mainland of China, Taiwan, Macao and Hong Kong.
Has a master’s degree of Chinese Medicine or equivalent (such as a six-year college graduate and above or with two bachelor degrees).
Has working experience in TCM of at least 6 years or two master degrees
Applicants must submit application materials in accordance with the regulations.
All applicants apply through the application-appraisal system.

Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine also accepts applicants holding other science degrees with working experience and a Foundations of Chinese Medicine diploma (or equvalent) to join the master or phd program.

For those without complete TCM bachelor level degree (or equivalent to a diploma of Shenzhou Open university in acupuncture, Herbal medicine or Tuina) please note:

The Master’s or PhD diploma of this programme is a scientific degree, it does not qualify you as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine.

Please note:
The admission procedure will start from the beginning of May 2018. Then the application protocol and application form will be available.

Tuition fees

Registration fee for the Chinese educational system €120,- per year
Deposit fee upon registration (non refundable) €150,- once
Tuition fee Master programme €3.500,- per year
Tuition fee PhD programme €4.000,- per year

Application form

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Application deadline for the study year 2018-2019: 15th of August 2018

Application interviews will take place in the second part of July and August. Online lectures will start in September. Presence lectures will be plannend from January 2019.