Entry Requirements (Diplomas, Preliminary Credit Recognition, Certificates)
BA and Non-Degree
Applicants must submit their high school/secondary school diploma that proves that they completed at least 11 years of primary and secondary education, which also enables them to apply for studies in higher education in the issuing country.
It is a general rule that those who wish to apply for an MA course need to have a BA diploma in the same field of studies (eg. guitar BA - guitar MA), however there are some exceptions.
Preliminary credit recognition
All applicants wishing to pursue MA or postgraduate specialisation studies must submit a preliminary credit recognition request to determine whether the applicant's BA or MA diploma can be accepted to apply for the MA or postgraduate specialisation programme, respectively, unless they have finished their BA or MA studies at the Liszt Academy, in the same field.
The request form, the BA or MA diploma transcript/supplement, and the course descriptions in English must be submitted attached to the application material.
Certificates (about diplomas)
Based on the decision of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary, from the academic year 2015-2016, applications to the MA study programs - both state subsidized and tuition fee paying - must include the copy of the original diploma.
Certificates about the original diploma are also accepted in case the given issuing country's rule of law determines that both types of documents provide the same rights to its holder. This must be verified by providing the given country's relevant law or rule number when submitting applications.
Language of Instruction
English language requirements for international applicants (non-native speakers of English)
From the academic year 2016/2017, applications for full-time study programmes must include the candidates’ valid TOEFL IBT language exam certificate.
There are no minimum English language requirements, TOEFL IBT language certificates of any level may be submitted. (When applying for the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, there are English level prerequisites, however.)
The English language requirements aim to help exam committees determine if the applicant has the necessary English language skills to follow the courses of the Academy’s study programmes and if there is any need for extra English language lessons to improve students’ language skills.
If you still have questions, the staff at the Study Department will be glad to assist you: