I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti

Erasmus+ exchange program to Israel

13 November 2018

The Erasmus+ international credit mobility program is available to students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music who would like to study at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (Israel) as a recognized part of their studies in the academic year 2018/2019


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

2018-2019 spring semester: 10 December 2018

2019-2020: 10 February 2019


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]lisztacademy.hu (Ligeti building, Wesselényi street 52, Room 014. Mo-Thu: 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-16:00)


More about the institution

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.