General Information

Diploma Course

Admission requirements:
  • Bachelor degree or its equivalent or at least completed course work towards an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. If the applicant’s university degree is not in music or music education, all formal and non-formal music studies have to be well-documented. In all other cases enrolment in the Institute’s study programme has to be supported by the majority of faculty members. 
  • Understanding of the most important musical terminologies and the ability to tranlate them into English (in the beginning of the term all first year students are required to pass a test based on the study material provided and downloadable from the website of the Kodály Institute).
All students will be assigned to different study groups on the basis of aural and written placement tests taken at the Institute after their arrival. (See samples of this test at the Exams & Evaluation link.

The academic year begins in September and extends to end of May of the following year.

The fee for the full course is 1.700.000 HUF (100.000 HUF / unit / year).
Part-time students pay fees according to the units indicated next to the subject (see Course Content). The Institute offers specializations to all of its students. Please refer to the prerequisites listed next to these specialization courses.

Deadline for applications is 1 March each year.
However, applicants are kindly asked to send the applications at their earliest  convenience so that necessary arrangements can be made and applicants can be informed of acceptance in time.

The language of instruction and examinations (both oral and written) is ENGLISH. Students whose first language is not English must submit an English language certificate.

The application form can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format here or in PDF here(It is not an online form, so please download and save it to your computer before you start filling it out.)
The following documents must be attached to your application:
  • two photos of passport size
  • professional curriculum vitae
  • questionnaire - download in Microsoft Word format here or in PDF here.
  • university transcripts or copy of the highest school certificate
  • motivation letter written in English by the applicant
  • two reference letters written in English or translated into English from the original language of the reference letter
  • audition material (1 piano piece, 1 vocal piece, or a musical performance presented on another instrument: a recording of one vocal piece and one piano piece (or a piece performed on another musical instrument). The following digital formats are acceptable: MPEG4/MP4 (on a DVD or internet link)
  • copy of English language certificate (only for those students whose first language is not English)
Applications must be sent to the following address:
Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kecskemét, P.O.Box 188, H-6001
Confirmation of acceptance will be sent to future students no later than 1 May of each year.
Appeal against unfavourable decision may be sent to the Board of the Institute (Kecskemét, P.O. Box 188. H-6001 Hungary).
The Institute reserves the right to change or amend any of its programmes, requirements for degrees, tuition, fees, etc. from year to year.