BA Course

The Department of Music Pedagogy offers an undergraduate degree programme: Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Music Studies with Kodály emphasis  (180 credits). This training programme is available in English at the Kecskemét Kodály Institute. Qualification for eligibility is based on successful completion of the entrance examination.

The undergraduate degree course is offered for those wishing to continue their studies later at graduate level and pursuing music as a career either in music education, choral conducting, music theory or church music.


Course Content

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General Information

The language of instruction and examinations (both oral and written) is ENGLISH. Students whose first language is not English must submit a copy of a TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a score of 72-83 (Internet-Based), or 200-220 (Computer-Based), or 533-560 (Paper-Based) or an equivalent of this exam.

Length of the training: six semesters (from September to June each year).

Application deadline is 15 February for studies commencing in September.

Entrance examinations are held in the beginning of June.

For details about accommodation & accommodation fees please follow this link.

The Institute reserves the right to change or amend any of its programmes, requirements for degrees, tuition, fees, etc. from year to year.



Application deadline 15 February 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 application form can be downloaded in PDF here: ba_applicationform

(It is not an online form, so please download and save it to your computer before you start filling it out.)

Do not forget to attach the following documents to your application:

  • detailed curriculum vitae
  • photocopy of highest school certificate(s)/degree
  • copy of academic transcripts
  • two photos of passport size
  • copy of TOEFL exam certificate or its equivalent

Applications must be sent to the following address:

Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kecskemét, P.O.Box 188, H-6001

Notification of acceptance will be sent out no later than 1 August.


Expenses for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Tuition fee:1 600 000 HUF (800 000 HUF for each semester)
Registration fee:25 000 HUF (to be paid together with the 1st semester fee)
Additional supplies:10 000 HUF per month (use of library, musical instruments in the building of the Institute and audio-visual equipment, educational material received at lessons, Wi-Fi, computer room, etc.)
Electric piano rent:

10 000 HUF per month 

Exam fee:5 000 HUF per exam – this special fee applies if someone misses exams in the exam period
Copies of study documents:5 000 HUF for a copy of certificates
12 000 HUF for a copy of evaluations, degrees


Fees for the first semester must be paid no later than 15 November, and for the second semester no later than 15 February.

Ways of payment:

1) in cash

2) by bank transfer:

Bank name: HUNGARIAN NATIONAL BANK / Hungarian State Treasury
Bank address: 1139 Budapest, Váci út 71., Hungary
Name of account holder: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem KODÁLY INTÉZET
Address of account holder: 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8., Hungary
Account number: IBAN HU22 1003 2000 0142 6768 0000 0000

Students must cover the bank administrative costs when transferring (approx. 2500-3500 HUF) or paying by bank card (3-4%).

3) Paying by banking card is temporarily unavailable. 



Those students who do not pay their fees by the given deadline the following late payment fines will be applied: 1st week: 3 % of total amount, 2nd week: 5 % of total amount, 3rd week: 10 % of total amount.

If payment is not done by the end of the 3rd week the student is not allowed to continue studies in that semester.


Exams & Evaluation

The entrance examination is usually in June for studies commencing in September.

Students will be notified of the exact dates by e-mail/post.

Examinations are held at the end of each semester or at the end of the academic year.

End-of-year examinations are held in May.

Students will be notified of the content of the examination and the exact dates during the semester.

Examinations are evaluated by five grades: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – 5 being the highest and 2 the poorest grade.

1 is considered as fail.



Prerequisites of the entrance examination:

  •  – good musical hearing and outstanding sight reading skills
  •  – knowledge of Classical harmony (including chords with alterations)
  •  – basic knowledge of folk music of the applicant’s home country
  •  – at least intermediate piano skills
  •  – expressive singing skills

The entrance examination consists of  2 parts (written and aural).

Total points: 200.

Music Theory – written: 30 points

Music Theory – oral: 30 points

Solfege – written: 30 points

Solfege – oral: 30 points

Piano: 30 points

Singing: 30 points

Folk Music (aural exam only): 20 points


Written Examination (dictation):

Excerpt from an art song (chosen from the Classical period): notation of the soprano and bass parts

A non-tonal monophonic tune

Intervals, triads and seventh chords (root position and inversions)


Oral examination:

Sight-singing of an easier Classical art song

Sight-singing of an atonal melody



1 Baroque aria or Classical/Romantic art song

1 folksong or folksong arrangement



A piece by J. S. Bach chosen by the candidate (at least on the level of the two-part inventions)

First movement (allegro) of a Classical sonata (J. Haydn or W. A. Mozart)

A piece written by a 19th- or 20th-century composer