Study Programmes in English

Main subject classes are in English (see list below).


Group lessons are also held in English, however, certain major specific lessons might be held in mixed Hungarian-English or  Hungarian only, when Hungarian and international students need to be grouped together due to their small number.


Full-time tuition is offered in English for the majors listed below.

In case of non-instrumental majors, tuition is only offered in English if there are a minimum of 3 international students admitted in a given year to the same major.

Main subject and other one-to-one classes might be taken in German, based upon previous agreement with teachers who speak German.


Most Full-Time Programmes lead to (6-semester) BA and (4-semester) MA degrees. There is one 2-semester full-time artist diploma programme: the Soloist Programme for Pianists.


For international students, music pedagogues and choral conductors, the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy in Kecskemét offers a comprehensive non-degree and an MA degree programme in English in Kodály Music Pedagogy, along with the biennial summer seminars.


The Special School for Exceptional Young Talents is open to especially gifted students of piano, violin or cello aged 8 to 18, held in English (or German, based upon previous agreement).


The Non-Degree Programme is offered for two types of applicants: it could either be a preparatory course or a specialisation course. This programme does not lead to a degree; participants get a certificate of studies completed and time spent at the Academy.


PhD and DLA programmes are currently available in Hungarian only, but in certain fields they are planned to start in English in the near future.



Instrumental majors

Classical music:

Keyboards (BA, MA)

•    Accordion
•    Harpsichord
•    Organ
•    Piano (BA, MA, Soloist Programme)
•    Piano accompaniment and Coaching (MA)

Strings  (BA, MA)

•    Violin
•    Viola
•    Cello
•    Double bass

Vocal and Opera Studies

•    Vocal studies (BA)
•    Oratorio and Lied (MA)
•    Opera (MA)

Woodwind and Brass (BA, MA)

•    Flute
•    Oboe
•    Clarinet
•    Bassoon
•    French Horn
•    Trumpet
•    Trombone
•    Tuba

Others (BA, MA)

•    Harp
•    Cimbalom
•    Guitar
•    Percussion

Jazz (part-time, non-degree only):

•    Jazz bass
•    Jazz double bass
•    Jazz drums
•    Jazz guitar
•    Jazz piano
•    Jazz saxophone
•    Jazz singing
•    Jazz trombone
•    Jazz trumpet


Non-instrumental majors

Composition (non-degree, BA, MA)

Kodály Music Education (non-degree, BA, MA)

Orchestral and Choral Conducting (BA, MA)


Notable alumni


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Kodály Institute

Liszt Museum