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Program description:

Individual lessons one on one with a composition teacher, developing one’s own compositions and analyzing pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Performance of both orchestral and vocal final diploma pieces.
Composition-related special courses offered on several topics freely chosen based upon the individual’s needs and area of interests.
Master courses given by various visiting professors and artists.
Possibility to deepen studies in the field of electronic music.

Selection process:

Applicants for full-time studies in Musical Composition are first evaluated based on the portfolio they uploaded in the application system (sheet music of three of their own compositions, and recordings if possible).

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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