Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati

Information about registration for the 2021-2022 academic year - for BA II, BA III, MA II, non-degree

Registration period

Registration period for 2nd and 3rd year students: 26 August to 5 September 2021
In case you have to submit documents in person: Ligeti building, Room 014 


Please bring the following:

  • for non-degree students printed out and signed copy of the Registration Form is necessary, to be downloaded from here
  • for full-time students: please register for the semester in Neptun (activate the semester); it is not necessary to print out the registration form
  • tuition fee paying students only: the receipt of the bank transfer of your tuition fee
    • For non-degree students, the deadline for the payment of 1400 EUR is 31 August 2021
    • For full-time students the deadline of tuition fee payment is available here
  • your (VALID) residence permit AND address card


If you cannot arrive in Hungary until the registration period, please notify us at international.office@lisztacademy.hu.


If you need to renew your residence permit, do not forget to apply for a new permit 30 days before it expires. An enrolment certificate for the new academic year is necessary for the renewal of the residence permit. Enrolment certificates are issued after registration (and payment of the tuition fee, in case of self-financed students) for the new academic year.

You can make an appointment online at the Hungarian Immigration Office here.






Chamber music classes:

Chamber music classes are compulsory for all BA and MA instrumentalists and students of the piano soloist programme in every semester, and they are optional modules for non-degree students. String quartet classes are compulsory for first year MA students and second year BA students of string instruments.

If you take chamber music and/or string quartet classes in a semester, before every semester you need to apply for chamber music (and string quartet) classes to be able to register for and take them in the given semester.

In the last few days, those who are eligible to apply for chamber music classes received detailed information about the application process. If you believe that you are eligible but have not received any notification, please contact us by replying to this e-mail.

Please be reminded that the application deadline is 26 August 2021 (Thursday), CEST 23:59.


Applications that exceed the student’s maximum quota are deleted, and the affected groups are rearranged, so please be careful and confirm beforehand how many chamber music groups you can have in a semester.

Applications of non-degree students who did not notify us in July about their wish to participate in chamber music classes, will also be deleted.


Application and requirements are available here.




Before the new academic year starts, we advise you to recheck your curriculum, especially if you are in your last year of studies!

Please see it here.


If you have any questions about the compulsory subjects in your curriculum and the number of elective course credits, you can turn administrative staff at Room 014. (Please note, however, that the beginning of the academic year is a very busy time period and you might have to make an appointment in advance.)

It is your responsibility, however, to know how many credits you have to collect and what subjects you need to take in a given semester!



Orchestra Projects:

Orchestra practice is part of the curriculum for all BA and MA instrumentalists (except for piano, baroque instruments and cimbalom) in every semester, and guest students are eligible to participate if they have registered for it on time.

Information about Orchestra Projects in the Autumn Semester of the 2021-2022 academic year is available here.


Eligible students of violin are requested to notify the Assistant to the Orchestra, Professor Gergely Ménesi, which projects they would like to participate in, as soon as possible: zenekar [dot] info [at] zeneakademia [dot] hu

Information about the regular (weekly) rehearsals and the Orchestra Week is updated on this website under For Students > News.



Choir Projects:

Choir is a compulsory subject for the following full-time students:

BA piano I-II, BA organ I-III, BA harpsichord I-III, BA accordion I-III,  BA guitar I-III, BA cimbalom I-III, BA conducting I-III, BA composition I-II, MA choir conducting I-II, MA orchestra conducting I

The dates of Choir Days are available in the academic calendar here. Please be sure to attend these intensive choir sessions.

Place: Liszt Academy Main Building 5th floor, Dome Hall (“Kupola”)
(address: 1061 Budapest, 8 Liszt Ferenc Square)

Please make sure not to miss any rehearsals.


Choir can also be taken as an elective subject for other students and guest students. If you are interested please please see the academic calendar regarding Choir Days.

Information about regular (weekly) rehearsals and the Choir Week is updated on this website under For Students > News.



Credit transfer procedures:

Full-time students who wish to have credits transferred from their previous studies, need to submit a credit transfer request as soon as possible. Requests are accepted from June, and the latest date for submitting credit transfer requests is 10 September 2021.

For assistance and information about necessary documents to be submitted, please turn to Ms. Edit Kovács. Contact: kovacs.edit@zeneakademia.hu, Ligeti building Room 013 (52 Wesselényi Street). Please note, however, that the office is closed between 31 July and 22 August 2021.

Note that students whose credit transfer request has been accepted and wish to complete their studies in a shorter period than the official length of the study programme due to the amount of transferred credits, need to submit an official request. For further details see the Academic Regulations for Students, and turn to administrative staff.