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Requirements of application documents

The following page contains information that is subject to change. Please see the latest updates in red.

Besides filling in our application form (available here) attaching the necessary documents until 31 March is imperative.

The necessary documents (besides the application form) are the following:

  1. CV
  2. Entry requirements of highest school certificates (depending on the level you are applying for)
  3. Passport
  4. English language requirements and certificates
  5. Receipt of the application fee of 120 EUR*

*starting from January for the academic year 2022/23

 

1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

CV (or resumé) detailing the applicant's education, competitions, professional experience, etc.

 

2. Entry requirements (high school diplomas, BA diplomas, etc.)

- Entry requirements for 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 (or 12 years if the given country's requirements state that), which also enables them to apply for studies in higher education in the issuing country.

Legal copies of high school certificate (diploma) have to be submitted: copy of the original document and a translation of it in English or Hungarian. Translations have to be done based on the original document and NOT copies of the original document.Translations made based on copies of certificates are NOT accepted.

- Entry requirements for BA

Applicants must submit their high school/secondary school diploma that proves that they completed at least 11 years of primary and secondary education (or 12 years if the given country's requirements state that), which also enables them to apply for studies in higher education in the issuing country.

Legal copies of high school certificate (diploma) must be submitted: copy of the original certificate and an official translation of it in Hungarian. Hungarian translations have to be done based on the original document and NOT copies of the original document. Translations made based on copies of certificates are NOT accepted.

- Entry requirements for MA

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.

Legal copies of BA diploma must be submitted: copy of the original certificate and an official translation of it in Hungarian. Hungarian translations have to be done based on the original document and NOT copies of the original document. Translations made based on copies of certificates are NOT accepted.

Preliminary credit recognition process for MA applicants: preliminary credit recognition request form; BA diploma supplement/transcript in English or Hungarian; course descriptions in English or Hungarian

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 in case of postgraduate studies) diploma can be accepted to apply for the MA (or postgraduate) programme, unless they have finished their BA (or MA in case of postgraduate) 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.

1. Preliminary credit recognition info letter

2. Preliminary credit recognition request form

3. Preliminary credit recognition guide

 

Information about the Hungarian translation of diplomas (for full-time applicants only)

General requirements of high school certificates and BA/MA diplomas: copy of the original certificate must be submitted as well as a copy of the official, certified and attested Hungarian translation, available at the following places:

- Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation, http://www.offi.hu/en

- Hungarian representative institution of a country (e.g. consulate, embassy)

Official, not certified or attested Hungarian translations may also be accepted from any translation agencies that provide signed, stamped translations.

Hungarian translations have to be done based on the original document and NOT copies of the original document. Translations made based on copies of certificates are NOT accepted.

Electronic, non-certified Hungarian translations are accepted only if they are done by the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation (http://www.offi.hu/en). Electronic translations done by other translation agencies are NOT accepted.

Applicants who are only applying for non-degree studies (and not applying for full-time studies) may submit the official translation in English as well.


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.

→ Información para candidatos provenientes de España

 

The original diplomas and their official Hungarian (or in case of non-degree, English) translations are required to be shown in person upon enrolment.

 

3. Passport

Copy of the page(s) in passport with personal data, photo and validity date. Please make sure the information is legible when making a scan/taking a photo of the passport.

 

4. English language requirements and certificates (non-native speakers of english)

Applications for full-time study programmes must include the candidates’ valid English language exam certificate from one of the followings:

For the non-degree study programme, a language exam certificate is not required.

 

5. Receipt of Application fee

For self-financed studies only*: copy of the bank transfer form of the non-refundable application fee of 120 EUR transferred to the Academy's bank account:

Name of beneficiary: Liszt Academy of Music
Name of Bank: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)
Address of bank: 1139 Budapest, Váci út 71.
Address of Liszt Academy: 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.
IBAN (international bank account): HU22100320000142676800000000
Swift code (SWIFTBIC): MANEHUHB or HUSTHUHB (or HUSTHUHBXXX if the system requires 11 characters to input)
Account number to be used in case of transfers made from Hungarian bank accounts: 10032000-01426768-00000000

Please include on the bank transfer form YOUR NAME (STUDENT'S/APPLICANT'S NAME) and LISZT ACADEMY as reference/additional notes.

* Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship applicants do not need to pay the 120 EUR application fee and do not need to submit this Application Form, unless they are also applying for self-financed studies. They only need to apply for the relevant study programme through the Stipendium Hungaricum application system and submit the necessary documents there.

Some scholarship applicants who pass the scholarship pre-evaluation process and the entrance examination but fail to receive the scholarship due to quota limits might be offered to start their studies as a self-financed student. If they accept this offer, they need to pay the 120 EUR application fee along with the first instalment of their tuition fee by 31 August.

We advise Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship applicants who have the necessary financial means to apply for self-financed studies as well, to ensure that they are considered for self-financed studies in case their scholarship application is rejected at any point of the evaluation process.

- Please transfer the exact amount of 120 EUR. Nore more, no less than that. If you are unsure what amount should be transferred so that it includes banking fees and exchange rate differences, please consult your bank.

- Please do not pay the application fee twice, even if you are applying for two programmes.
The following applicants are exempt from paying the 120 EUR application fee:
  • Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship applicants*
  • Weingarten Scholarship applicants
  • EU citizens who apply for the state-subsidised scholarship**
  • guest students from other universities, who do not apply for full-time studies at the Liszt Academy
  • non-degree students who extend their non-degree studies to a second year
  • applicants of the School for Exceptional Young Talents
 
In case you pay the application fee by mistake, the Liszt Academy is not obliged to refund it. If unsure whether you are exempt from paying the fee or not, please turn to administrative staff.
 
*Unless they are offered to start their studies as tuition-fee paying students in case of failing to receive the scholarship, in which case they need to pay the application fee along with the first installment of the tuition fee.
** The application fee of the state-subsidised scholarship application is to be paid directly via the state-subsidised application system (felvi.hu).