Erasmus+ exchange programs to Georgia and Israel

03. December 2015

The Erasmus+ international credit mobility program is available to students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music who would like to study at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Georgia) or at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (Israel) as a recognized part of their studies in the academic year 2016/2017


Who can apply

Full-time students of the Liszt Academy, currently enrolled. During the time of the mobility, students are enrolled at the Liszt Academy as students with active status.


Exchange length

3-10 months


Financial support

Monthly grant: 650 EUR

Travel support: 360 EUR

Duration will be taken into account when determining the maximum funding.

Please note that the funding is only provided as support and does not necessarily cover all your expenses in the hosting country.


How to apply

- Application Form (download)

- Learning Agreement (download)

- short CV in English

- cover letter in English

- online videos, sound files

- sheet music, research, etc., if applicable


Applications are reviewed by the Rector’s committee.


Application deadline

2016-2017 II: 30 October 2016

2017-2018: 1 February 2017


VISA information


1. VISA application form (study purposes). Please contact your Embassy/Consulate in Budapest.
2. 2 ID photos (5*5 cm) with white background
3. VISA fee 
4. Letter of acceptance from the receiving instituzion.
5. Passport.
6. Bank account information.
The VISA application process may take weeks, it is advised students start the process as early as possible.


More information

Applications can be submitted to Ildikó Zátonyi at ildiko.zatonyi[at] (Ligeti building, Wesselényi street 52, Room 014. Mo-Thu: 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-16:00)


More about the institutions


Tbilisi State Conservatoire / Georgia

The institution will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Their educational system builds on rich heritage and is the only music university with a doctoral school in Georgia’s higher education.
The number of students is about the half of the Liszt Academy’s, however all majors/study programs are offered and there is a strong chamber music culture. Outstanding piano accompanists assist the main subject professors.
They are the strongest in majors such as voice/opera, conducting, musicology, composition, piano and strings. Their BA program takes 8 semesters, and their MA program takes 4 semester to complete.
Interesting facts about the Conservatoire:
- the Conservatoire’s opera program runs parallel to the voice program with the same group of students and separate group of professors and coaches. They have costumes and sets designed for 17 operas. The exam material is announced according to the current voices available in the academic year. There are separate exams organized for students who cannot participate in projects. Students perform full operas and opera excerpts. George Tchitchinadze, conductor of Sinfonia Varsovia is the head of the Opera Preparation Department and holds lessons. There is a whole level in the building dedicated to the department including a stage identical with the Great Hall, the venue where student hold their performance. Students are allowed to rehearse on the stage without limitations and are also given two weeks to rehearse in the Great Hall before the performance. An orchestra is booked for 2x2 months per semester, moreover there are four singers hired to assist student in singing during lessons. Apart from the leading conductor, 8 coaches and 2 directors assist the department. The Voice Department has 8 main subject teachers and their head is Prof. Gugushvili.
- in the service of the Conducting Department, there are two separate choirs, BA and MA, including students of conducting and also paid outside members (mostly alumni) who participate in the lessons.
- chamber music lessons, especially duos, also feature experienced outside musicians so students can team up with a skilled musician for their chamber music lessons.
- the composition programme mostly relies on traditions, but there is a electroacoustic specialization as well. The studio was modernized with the help of a special fund from Norway and with the help and trainings of the Norwegian Academy of Music. Film/theatre specialization is available as an elective course.
- there is a (ethno)musicology research division supported by UNESCO.
The language of teaching is Georgian. Senior professors can easily change to Russian or German, all the younger professors speak English. Study programmes are held in English to international students who are currently 25 and given special attention. Students are friendly, open and speak English, the atmosphere of the whole institution is very nice.
The building is located in the street behind the main avenue in the city centre and can easily be reached. There are two public concert halls. In terms of infrastructure, the institution is well-equipped: there are practice rooms, several classrooms, rehearsal rooms and concert halls for orchestras and chamber music groups, and comfortable administrative offices. Classrooms, however, are not soundproof and the pianos are quite old. 
The library has not been digitalized yet, however one of their main goal is to improve it. And there is also a small museum with Rahmaninov’s Bechstein piano on display.
In the building’s basement there is a canteen with a great variety of pleasant and cheap dishes open from 11:00 to 18:00. In general, prices are significantly lower than in Hungary. The Conservatoire does not have a dormitory but the International Office’s staff assists in finding accommodation. Tbilisi is a great city with a fantastic historical centre and modern architecture.

Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance / Israel

Established over eight decades ago, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance is Israel's foremost institute of music and dance education, creativity and performance. Within its walls are the JAMD undergraduate and graduate degree–granting academic institution, the High School of the performing Arts and the Conservatory of Music and Dance. Every day, 1800 young aspiring performers from age four to graduate students attend the JAMD, an outstanding environment for fulfilling their potential. The scope and diversity of subjects taught at the Academy cover almost every aspect of music and dance, from classical composition to contemporary choreography.

Under one roof, one can find classes in Middle Eastern Music, Arabic Music, Klezmer Music, Cross-Disciplinary Music and naturally in Baroque- and Classical Music, Jazz, Ballet, Modern Dance as well as in Music- and Dance Education, Movement and Movement Notation. The Academy has become a world-renowned academic institution with a faculty of international repute. Its graduates, teachers and faculty members are among Israel's leading musicians and dancers, contributing to the local scene and representing Israel internationally. Its curriculum of studies is a dynamic mix of academic study and practical professional experience.

By establishing performing groups and initiating more than 300 performances per year, the JAMD provides opportunities for its students of all ages to appear on stage both in Israel and abroad. Throughout the world, the JAMD's graduates can be found wherever music and dance are taught, performed, or simply cherished and enjoyed.

The Academy has traditional ties to Hungarian classical music in the past and the present: among their professors and students multiple artists can be found with Hungarian origins. Oedon Pártos and Ilona Fehér are still among the indispensable predecessors of the string department. In the meantime, the Liszt Academy has an unparalleled professional relation with the Jerusalem Academy: together we organize each year a joint project, called Reconnections where selected students rehearse and give concerts in Hungary one year and in Jerusalem the next. The detailed description of the project can be found here:

The main building of the Jerusalem Academy is located in one of the most important campuses of the city: multiple bus lines are available nearby as well as the main tramline, making the university easily accessible from the downtown area.

The university has no dormitory, however the international department of the Academy is highly helpful in finding accommodation. There is a cafeteria on the first floor with coffee and sandwiches and a canteen is open during lunch time in the next room.

The city of Jerusalem is one of the most ancient cities in the world: it is the cradle of countless cultures, religions and languages and today it is the paramount meeting point of Western and Eastern civilization. Jerusalem has innumerable sights while the other momentous city, Tel Aviv is only an hour away.

More information about the institution can be found here:


Please note that student VISA and travel/health insurance must be arranged for the duration of the mobility.


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