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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliated Institution Program Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Private apartment Minimum GPA: 2.5
Academic Area: Music Internship: No
Program Description:

Liszt Academy, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

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Liszt Liszt

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary is a partner with MSU.  Students of the John J. Cali School of Music may apply to spend a semester or academic year studying at the Liszt Academy. 
From the Liszt Academy website:

Now known as the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, the Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music was first established by Ferenc Liszt on November 14, 1875. In January 1919 it became the College of Music, and in 1925 it was named after its founder. In the course of its 128 year history, artists and masters such as Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, Jeno Hubay, Erno Dohnányi, Leó Weiner, Dávid Popper, Bence Szabolcsi, Sándor Végh, Imre Waldbauer, Ede Zathureczky, and many more, studied and taught here, contributing to our artistic legacy. For further research, we suggest that you read the book called Great Professors and Famous Students, which can be found in the Central Library of the Music Academy.


The mission of the Music Academy is based upon the principles and traditions of its founders and of the masters of artist training who supervise the professional, aesthetic and emotional development of composers, performing artists and instructors. Each member of the Academy's faculty is highly qualified to fulfill his or her role, possessing: a deep understanding of both national and universal culture, especially with respect to the art of music; a broad-minded and relevant musical experience; a high level of professional knowledge; advanced professional skills in the fields of performing, composing, music history, and church music; and a comprehensive intelligence in related fields, including the ability to speak foreign languages. Because of the unparalleled level of training offered at the Music Academy , its official name is now the Ferenc Liszt University of Music.
The Music Academy has five buildings in the city of Budapest. The central building, built in 1907, stands at the corner of Király Street and Ferenc Liszt Square.

Academic Calendar 2013-14


This is the home of higher education and training and a rich concert life. The Ferenc Liszt Memorial and Research Center can be found in the so-called " Old Academy " on Vörösmarty Street. Musical students are trained to become teachers at the Budapest Teacher Training College of the Music Academy. The building of the present Teacher Training College is the former National Music School on Semmelweis Street. The secondary school, Béla Bartók Secondary Grammar and Technical School of Music, is located on Nagymezo Street. The student dormitory hostel, Béla Bartók Dormitory, is on Városliget Avenue.

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Courses in Hungary offers lessons and classes taught in English by Hungarian professors. Instrumental studies are available for keyboard, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Students may also study voice, operatic performance, conducting and repetiteur, choral conducting, composition, musicology and a general course based on the culture, history and music of Hungary.

Some courses and many individual lessons are taught in English.   Knowledge of some Hungarian will be helpful for students to integrate in the culture, but is not necessary.  Students are encouraged to use a DVD or audio program to learn some basic expressions in Hungary before departure.  Hungarian language courses may be available in Budapest during your study as well. 


Accommodations and Meals

The Academy has no student housing facilities. The Department for International Affairs at the Liszt Academy, in cooperation with your Study Abroad Advisor at MSU can assist you in renting an apartment. To get easy access to flats you should, if possible, arrive a week earlier than the semester starts.  The owner may ask for a two-month deposit.

Through the partnership agreement with MSU students who are accepted to study at the Liszt Academy will generally pay tuition and fees to MSU directly while attending the program at the Liszt Academy.  Your Study Abroad Advisor will bill you and directly pay the Academy on your behalf.  Tuition and fees may vary depending on your course selection.  Additional costs to the student include room, board, insurance, airfare and other transportation, visa and incidentals.  Students will also pay the study abroad application fee.
The rent of an apartment varies between HUF 60.000 and HUF 120.000 plus overheads depending on the quality of the flat. (1 Euro is cca. HUF 250)
Approximately HUF 50.000 is needed for food/per month.
The hire of a piano is between HUF 8.000 and 15.000. There is a possibility for several students to rent one apartment, which means one student should pay much less, approximately HUF 25.000-30.000 per room plus overheads.
During the application process, please meet with your Study Abroad Advisor to discuss the total cost of the program in more detail.  In some cases, the cost of semester or year at the Academy could be less than what you pay at MSU.

To Apply

All music students applying for any study abroad program must first be approved by the International Committee of the John J. Cali School of Music

Please complete the these forms, and submit to:

John J. Cali International Committee
Lori McCann, chair

  1. Once you have been approved by the International Committee of the John J. Cali School of Music, complete the application process with the Study Abroad Office.

For Further Information:

Contact Domenica Dominguez, Director of Study Abroad and International Programs,


All students must complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process first to receive approval.  Please click on the "Apply Now" at the top of the page to begin your application.



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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.