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Program description:

Those who choose undergraduate studies in music performance of the music training branch in the artistic training field receive a bachelor degree. In the diploma the specific title of their qualifications in performance is determined by the instrument chosen. The undergraduate study program offers training in 45 instrumental/vocal fields (out of which 24 are offered in English as well). Performance in music requires fundamental music studies in theory and history necessary for professional musicians’ education, refined instrumental/vocal technical skills, and fundamental studies in style, all of which are provided for students by the BA program. The program’s core curriculum includes foundation courses such as philosophy, aesthetics, ethic, cultural and historical studies, knowledge in general and Hungarian music through concert experience, and acoustics. General professional studies and skills cover the area of music theory, solfége, piano, chamber music/chamber singing, contemporary music practice, orchestral and choral conducting. Besides knowledge acquired students must possess certain personal and improvable skills in case they choose this profession. These include solid and trained aural and creative skills, skills of understanding music in practice and theory, or the practice of public performance.

Available specializations:

Please indicate in your motivational letter which specialization you are applying for.

Only classical specializations are available. Jazz specializations are not available with the scholarship.

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Harpsichord
  • Accordion
  • Harp
  • Guitar
  • Cimbalom/Dulcimer
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion
  • Classical Singing
  • Choral Conducting
  • Orchestral Conducting

Selection process:

Applicants for full-time studies in Performance are first evaluated based on the portfolio they uploaded in the application system (recording of three works performed by the applicant*).
*except for string instruments: two works from different eras performed by the applicant

The entrance examinations for all courses at the Liszt Academy of Music take place at the end of June and at the beginning of July. Scholarship applicants whose submitted musical portfolio (recording of three works performed by the applicant) has passed the pre-screening evaluation are informed about the exact date of their entrance examination during May. The entrance examinations take place at the Liszt Academy of Music, in Budapest, Hungary. All applicants are required to appear before the Entrance Examination Committe in person for the examinations. Live streaming, video streaming, DVDs, CDs, or any other recordings are not accepted as a substitute. Applicants are informed about the result of the entrance examinations in July.

Entry requirements: Applicants are to take a practical examination in their chosen specialisation (live audition), and theoretical examination (written examination).


Applicants who wish to be considered for self-financed studies are required to apply separately as a self-financed applicant as well until 31 March. Self-financed application details:


Study Department, International Sub-Department

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