Earn a Music Performance degree in China from a top-ranked U.S. university

The University of Arizona and Sias University offer an innovative program that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Arizona and a BA in Music from Sias University in only four years. The partnership enables students in China to complete a U.S.-accredited degree entirely in Zhengzhou.

Arizona + Sias Professors

Arizona and Sias professors deliver courses in person at the Zhengzhou campus. Students learn from Arizona faculty, access Arizona resources, and become part of Arizona's network of 295,000 alumni. Innovative course delivery prepares students for an increasingly technical world.

Ranked TOP 1% in the World

The University of Arizona ranks number 69 out of 20,000 schools in the world, according to the Center for World University rankings, and our online bachelors degrees rank #7 in the US according to US News & World Report.

Study Abroad

Students may complete the program entirely in China or study abroad at the Tucson, Arizona campus in the U.S. for a summer, semester, or longer. The palm-tree lined campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the country. The surrounding city features hiking, concerts, and world-class dining.


The dual bachelor’s degrees in music performance – the first-of-its-kind in China – offers rigorous training, primarily in orchestra repertoires and chamber music studies and practices. Receive instruction in ensemble playing of the highest artistic level under the mentorship of faculty and resident and visiting artists from the University of Arizona and around the world. This pre-professional degree program prepares you for professional work or for future study at the graduate level.

Earn Two Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Performance from the University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Sias University
Languages of Instruction:
  • English
  • Chinese


A Bachelor of Music in Music Performance prepares students for careers such as:

  • Musician of Symphony Orchestras
  • Teacher and Instructor of School Orchestra
  • Instructor for Music Training Center
  • Musician for Recording Studio
  • Musician for Performing Arts Center

Situated in the heartland of central China near the Yellow River in Henan province, the town of Xinzheng houses the Sias campus and is the birthplace of Chinese history dating back over 5,000 years. Numerous archaeological sites are in close proximity to the Sias campus including the dynastic ruins of several ancient Chinese capitals such as Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Kaifeng, and others.



Once admitted to Sias University, students receive application instructions from the University of Arizona. Students must meet admissions criteria of both institutions.

English Proficiency

By the end of their second year at Sias University, students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete English 107 and 108
  • Receive a TOEFL score of 70
  • Receive an IELTS score of 6.0

Contact Us

University of Arizona at
Sias University
168 East People’s Rd.
Xin Zheng, Zhengzhou, Henan