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We are thrilled to draw your attention to the 12th edition of our international chamber music competition Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne which will take place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz from Feburary 8 - 15, 2025 and kindly ask you to spread the word and forward this information to interested chamber musicians and Lied singers.

In 2024, our international orchestral academy will take place from 23 March to 7 April 2024, under the direction of Nicolaus Richter. Rehearsals will take place over a week in Bayreuth, followed by a concert tour Strasbourg – Hof – Berlin – Bayreuth. The final concert in Bayreuth will be recorded and broadcast on Bavarian radio station BR-KLASSIK.

St. Cecilia International Vocal and Instrumental Music Competition is an online classical music competition for musicians who perform, compose or conduct, and we would be delighted if your students would honour us with their participation.

General Director of the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice invites you to the orchestra


for the positions:

· Violin Tutti

· Principal Viola

· Concertmaster of a Cello Group

· Associate Principal Double Bass

The International Clara Schumann Competition is an international online classical music competition for young musicians around the world. The 2023 edition is open to musicians from all over the world, and in the categories of Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds, Piano 4 hands & Chamber Music. Each discipline is divided into different age categories.

The Rossini Conservatoire of Music organizes the XIX edition of the International Harpsichord Competition Gianni Gambi.

More details: https://www.saia.sk/

The 3rd International Voice Competition “Opera Crown” will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on November 20-25, 2023.

The first deadline for applications ends on October 16, and the second round of applications starts on Tuesday, October 17. Applications will be open until October 30.

We would like to inform you that the 20th International opera competition "Lazar Jovanović", organized by the Cultural element will be held from November 9th to November 12th 2023 at the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, located at Studentski trg 5, Belgrade.

The registration deadline for the 8th International Béla Bartók Piano Competition is on November 15, 2023.

The new DAAD scholarship informations are available now for study and research in Germany in

2024/25! You can find all the details at our homepage:


We offer an online information session on September 8th at 2 pm specially for students of the field of Music and Architecture. Please find the details here:


The International Festival 'Italian Brass Week' reaches its 24th edition this year and will take place in Florence and Arezzo, from 23 to 28 July 2023. The Festival was born within the Italian Brass Network Cultural and Musical Association, in collaboration with the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Florentine Chamber Orchestra, with the patronage of the Municipality and Metropolitan City of Florence, the Tuscany Region, the Consulates and international Embassies.

On the occasion of the 12th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” 2025, member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and the Alink-Argerich Foundation, contemporary compositions for Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello (Piano Trio) are sought. The primary aim of this competition is to encourage the creation of new works for this chamber music category.

The prizewinning work will be on the programme of the above-mentioned competition in February 2025 as a compulsory piece in the category Piano Trio and will be premiered and performed several times.

Vittorio Veneto (Italy), 22-27 August 2023
Artistic director: Francesco De Angelis

We would like to kindly ask you to publish an announcement about our July audition, for the positions:

· 1st Violin Tutti

· 2nd Violin Tutti

· Principal Viola

· Viola Tutti (Maternity cover)

· Violoncello Tutti (Cover for long-term sick leave)

· Associate Principal Double Bass

If it's spring, then the SZTE Alma Mater challenge is here again, where we count on your individual results to find out which faculty or unit will be the most athletic and active in spring 2023!

Have you always wanted to show off your video-making skills?

Now, it’s your chance!

The University of Insubria in Varese is offering 20 scholarships, each of €10,000 for over two years

(€5,000 each year in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 academic years) to international students who would like to enroll in any three-year or master's program in English or Italian during the academic year 2023/2024.

The Musical Cultural Association “Euritmia” in Povoletto has organised the International Competition for Young Instrumentalists since 1997; the Competition hosts young instrumentalists from public and private Music Schools, Conservatories and from band-oriented musical courses.

We invite you to apply for the KotorArt Academy 2023

In addition to concerts by renowned musicians, thematic programs, art exhibitions and workshops, the XXII KotorArt Don Branko’s Music Days International Festival is organizing the KotorArt Academy from July 18 to August 11, which will provide with the opportunity for young artists to further their skills.

We believe that the best way to get to know the University of Szeged (SZTE) is by joining one of our live, interactive Online Open Days! We can't wait to meet you and for you to learn about our international programmes and our beautiful university city.

Besides a series of short presentations about the University (location, international rankings, programmes offered, student life, and our ties with Coursera etc.) you will have the possibility to chat with our staff, faculty representatives and students, and find out first-hand what it's like to study here. This way you’ll also start to meet some of the people and teams dedicated to supporting our students.

Registration for our Online Open Days is compulsory, and by entering your details below you will receive lots of useful information about the event and about applying to the University of Szeged.

The Allee Theater in Hamburg is casting for 'I due Figaro', 'Orpheus in Underworld' and 'La traviata' to be performed in 2023 and 2024. Don't miss the chance to take part of this opportunity, check the info below.

Auditions on 6-7 March from 2pm to 4.30 pm both days. The theatre will provide an accompanist.

Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Slovakia) invites students and young professionals to take part in the upcoming International Flute Competition organized by the Faculty of Music and Dance.

Competition will take place in Bratislava (Slovakia) 07–13 Sep, 2023.

Presence Festival Orchestra: 04.08.2022 (arrival) to 14.08.2022 (departure).

The Höri Musiktage (www.hoeri-musiktage.de) is a festival for classical music on the western shores of Lake Constance. It was founded in 2017 and will enter its seventh year in 2023 with a total of 15 concerts. The festival offers chamber and orchestra concerts, formats for children and families. Every year, the festival orchestra is made up of young international professional musicians and music students.

The General Director of the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice invites applications for the permanent positions in the orchestra of the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice:

Chamber ensemble consisting of violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, with a minimum of seven instruments and no repeated instruments.

For any clarification please contact us: email: musicacademy.akss@gmail.com | website: www.maakss.com

The Announcement of the Competition, which will take place from 8 to 17 September 2023, is about to be published.

Applications are open!

Details: www.eng.centrofranzliszt.com

Registration opens for the 24th International Piano Competition of Ile de France.

3rd to 10th of June 2023.

A person of any age who loves music and believes in our mission of promoting harp education and performance opportunities for young talents can be welcomed as a volunteer for the 6th International Szeged Harp Competition (www.szegedharpcompetition.com).

We are glad to announce that the 1st Mansurian International Competition has launched on the 15th of October, 2022. The competition proudly carries the name of Tigran Mansurian, one of the greatest Armenian contemporary composers.

We would like to inform our prospective students that the call for applications for the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship 2023/2024 is now published

and can be accessed through the following link: https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/apply/.

The 14th International Carl Flesch Violin Competition organized by the Municipality of Mosonmagyaróvár and the Ms. Fejes Music Foundation will take place between 4 and 11 June, 2023.

The Birmingham International Music Competition is an international classical music competition that takes place online and offers both promising young musicians and active professionals the opportunity to show their musical talent on the global stage.

The Euterpe Music Awards are open to vocalists, instrumentalists (piano, string, wind and percussion instruments) and interpreters of chamber music of all nationalities. At EMA we value artists with broad artistic vision and stage presence. Our main objective is to discover up-and-coming young artists and give them support in launching their international careers. The World Classical Music Forum is organising the EMA 2022 edition in Berlin.

London Classical Music Competition (LCMC) is an international online classical music competition for musicians around the world. Open to all nationalities and ages in piano, strings, wind, vocal and chamber music. Each discipline is divided into different age categories.

The application process for students wishing to spend the summer semester 2022/2023 at aMuz – Gdansk is open now!

The deadline for incoming students is: 15th November.

Next summer, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival will once again offer aspiring orchestral musicians from all over the world the opportunity to become members of the international festival orchestra on a scholarship.

In addition to principal conductor Christoph Eschenbach, Ruth Reinhardt, Ton Koopman, Holly Choe and Michael Sanderling will conduct the young orchestra in 2023. You find highlights of orchestral literature such as Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Mendelssohn’s Italian, and Bruckner's 5th Symphony on the program this year.

The year 2024 marks the 200th anniversary of Anton Bruckner‘s birth. On this occasion the State of Upper Austria will present the life and work of the great symphonic composer on which occasion both students and professional musicians are welcome to participate.

The core-event of the festival, the ’Pianissimo’ Piano Competition 2022 will take place in the premises of the Music School Subotica from the 1st to 4th of December 2022.

International Music Competition-1st Edition 2022

The international music competition Three Americas Music Competition focuses on the music of the three Americas. It proposes a repertoire that draws attention to composers who were born or have acquired citizenship in the countries on the American continent.

There are many musical treasures on the American continent that enrich our universal cultural heritage but are in danger of being forgotten or lost altogether in globalisation. Counteracting this development is the first goal of the competition. The organisers would like to highlight and promote the lesser known and unknown composers from North, Central and South America. The proposed repertoire inspires people to discover them.

The new DAAD scholarship informations are available now for study and research in Germany in 2023/24.

General Director of the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice invites you to the orchestra


for the positions:


2nd Violin Associate Principal - The conditions of the audition/Download the orchestral parts

2nd Violin Tutti - The conditions of the audition/Download the orchestral parts

Principal Viola - The conditions of the audition/Download the orchestral solos and parts

Viola tutti -The conditions of the audition/Download the orchestral parts

The SZTE BBMK National Higher Education Scholarship Committee ranked the scholarship applicants 6th July, 2022.

The faculty list was unanimously approved by the committee and can be downloaded below.

The “22nd LAMS Matera Award” - Edition 2022: live & online - 22nd International Festival-Contest is organized by the Laboratorio Arte Musica E Spettacolo in Matera, Italy, welcoming solo performers and chamber musicians to compete live or online from 27 to 29 April 2022.

The international Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra has enjoyed a superb reputation worldwide since its founding in 1987 by Leonard Bernstein. Every year young musicians from all over the world get the opportunity to study and perform great works with famous conductors. In addition, a team of principal players from top-rank orchestras and professors from European music academies leads chamber music and sectional rehearsals.

A new website is available here containing all necessary information about travel arrangement and the current pandemic situation. Furthermore you will also find helpful information about finding suitable accommodation, student life in Szeged, the University and its service units.

The University of Szeged (SZTE) has been ranked highly in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities 2022 ranking of higher education. Our institution has made progress on a global, European and national scale, and has achieved significant improvements in the fields of physics and clinical medicine.

The Concert Wind Orchestra of the Béla Bartók Faculty of Arts won a prominent first place at an international online competition of wind orchestras in Belarus.

Our library is closed from the 11th of November according to the 484/2020. (XI. 10.) government decree and visiting the library areas are not available.

However according to Government Regulation 144/2021. (III. 27.) we can relaunch a few of our services on the 19th of April, 2021 from 8:00 am .

We are pleased to announce that the University of Szeged Béla Bartók Faculty of Arts is now inviting international applicants to apply for our Bachelores, Masters and Preparatory programmes.

The University of Szeged regulates the issues related to traveling abroad and receiving foreign delegations with the Rector-chancellor circular No. 11/2020. (XI.16.) during the health emergency.

In order to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19) infection and due to the announcement of Hungary’s Prime Minister on 9th November 2020 the University of Szeged will continue its education online as of November 16, 2020 till further notice.

In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, subject to the announcement of the Prime Minister on the 9th of November 2020, the University introduced new measures for all university citizens.

Exceptional Rector’s (educational) break

In order to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, subject to the announcement of the Prime Minister on the 9th of November – keeping in mind the personal safety of the students – the Rector of the University of Szeged has ordered a Rector’s (educational) break between the 11th and the 14th of November.

Here you can find a summary of information for our students on the PCR testing conducted by the University of Szeged.

Here you can find a summary of information for our students on the PCR testing conducted by the University of Szeged

We provide information for our international students on the PCR testing conducted by the University of Szeged.

Due to changes in legislation regarding entry from abroad, we notify you of the following.

In order to ensure the smooth start of the semester and to protect public health, the University of Szeged provides PCR tests for its international students.

Updated August 25, 2020

Updated August 19, 2020

When making travel arrangements, one needs to take into consideration that according to the latest information provided by the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, the government is introducing international travel restrictions with the aim of preventing a new wave of the coronavirus epidemic.

Consistent with the current pandemic situation in Hungary the University of Szeged is planning to start the education in the Academic Year of 2020-2021 in the form of the regular face-to-face learning on September 7th.

The above piece of legislation is essentially to assist the entry of students of higher education.

From the 1st July, among others, official foreign assignments can be ordered and official foreign visitors may be received and events with the participation of more than 100 people can be organized with a special consent. University buildings - with the exception of dormitory buildings - will be open for university students.

The University of Szeged is aware that times are hard for applicants intending to pursue studies abroad, as well as for students who are already studying in foreign countries. Due to the pandemic situation regulations change day by day which can make it hard to keep up with the information that is most relevant to you.

UNESCO is launching an unprecedented public survey to gain insights into global sentiment on the major challenges that threaten peace around the world today and the solutions needed to address them. The results will assist UNESCO in setting the global agenda on these issues over the next decade to ensure #TheWorldin2030 is one we want to live in.

Officers of the Admission Team of the University of Szeged hold online sessions to answer prospective students questions in English at Study in Szeged Facebook page.

A National Higher Education Scholarship may be awarded to students with outstanding achievement in studier or outstanding professional work performed.
Learn more about the scholarship and the conditions of application here.
Dear Students,

The exam period begins on 18th May 2020, which will be according to the pandemic situation very unusual this year as all materials must be submitted online. The final exam and the end of term main subject exam are no exceptions of the above either.

In the state of the national health emergency, declared to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) - in order to protect the citizens of foreign countries, legally residing in Hungary - the Government of Hungary in it’s Goverment Decree 85/2020. (5th of April) ordered the automatic prolongation of the documents entitling to reside in Hungary as follows.

Protective gears delivered from China were distributed to the University of Szeged. Surgical masks, protective coats, rapid tests were included in the consignment delivered by Waberer’s Ltd. on the 7th April 2020.

Protective gears necessary in preventing transmission of the coronavirus were distributed to the University of Szeged from the stocks of the National Healthcare Services Center on the 3rd April.

A regularly updated feed of the latest information about coronavirus in Hungary. Read more here.

Between the 30th March and 1st April 2020, a virtual conference was held within the framework of the EUGLOH project. With regard to the COVID-19 outbreak, the annual meeting of the project was carried out exceptionally online.

A survey on voluntary services provided by the SZTE members is being conducted at the University of Szeged. Employees and students of the University are requested to submit their intention on voluntary services to be provided at Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Center in relation with tasks arising by virtue of the COVID-19 disease emergency.

Several misconceptions regarding the coronavirus outbreak have come to light and ‘simple methods’ to prevent disease are widely known. Here are 15 of them published by World Health Organization (WHO).

This is to inform the community of the University that resolutions on the current epidemic situation previously issued by the Management of the University of Szeged, circulars issued by the Coronavirus Operative Committee are still in force and remain therein until withdrawal.

Leaders of the University of Szeged informed the university citizens in a video about the measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. Prof. Dr. Klára Gellén, Vice-Rector for Education highlighted the most important information on distance education while Prof. Dr. Csaba Lengyel, Chair of the Coronavirus Operative Committee introduced the changes affecting the Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Center. Dr. Judit Fendler, Chancellor of the University of Szeged, informed the university citizens on measures to be taken regarding employees.

In accordance with the resolutions of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary, an epidemic hospital and center has been established in the Western park of Albert Szent-Györgyi Healthcare Centre of the University of Szeged, widely known as Hospital no. II (II-es kórház), at 57 Kálvária sgt., Szeged.

In several Hungarian press agencies, information has come to light that I am one of the citizens of Szeged who became ill as a result of a new type of coronavirus infection. The news is true.

In addition to the health student hotline launched on the 10th of March, a chatbot has also been launched to inform university students at the SZTE. On the University of Szeged Facebook page, Berci-bot provides information in Hungarian and English on distance education, graduation and dormitory placement.

Sixth year General Medicine students, as well as Dentistry and Pharmacy students may continue their clinical and professional practice during the period of general prohibition of practical trainings. Students participating in doctoral programmers and have completed the complex examination and students with a public servant status with the University may enter the buildings of the Institution for work purposes.

In order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus disease, measures concerning employment have been introduced at the University of Szeged until further notice of the management.

With regard to the state of emergency ordered by the Government of Hungary on the 11th March, the University of Szeged will switch to distance education on the 23rd March until withdrawal, after the spring break. Posts in connection with distance education as well as useful tools illustrated with introductory videos have been published on the CooSpace information scenes.

The Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary has ordered that all interventions not requiring immediate medical care shall be postponed from the 16th March 2020 until the state of emergency is terminated. In order to implement the measure, the University of Szeged immediately took the necessary steps.

The areas affected as indicated on the website of the National Public Health Service of Hungary are: Italy, China, Iran, South Korea, Iran and Heinsberg district of Germany. Passengers arriving from the abovementioned areas showing symptoms of coronavirus shall be considered as suspicious/under investigation and the procedure of the National Public Health Service of Hungary shall be followed, including the application of quarantine and laboratory testing.

Missions to foreign countries – regardless of the destination – cannot be ordered or authorized, university citizens are advised to delay their private travels abroad and citizens of foreign countries are not allowed to reside on campus. According to the Government Decree, healthcare workers shall only be allowed to leave the territory of Hungary with the permission of the Minister responsible for the relevant sector.

In order to prevent the further spread of the virus, preventive and protective measures have been introduced at the University of Szeged. Organizing and hosting an event with more than 100 attendees indoors and more than 500 attendees outdoors is prohibited. The individual written (electronic) permission of the Coronavirus Operative Committee is necessary for the organization of events with 50-100 attendees indoors and 150-500 attendees outdoors.

An educational break has been ordered for the 12th and 13th March and the Spring Break period of the University will be between the 14th of March 2020 (Saturday) and 22nd of March 2020 (Sunday). The University of Szeged will switch to distance education until withdrawal. All university students of Hungarian citizenship is required to move out of university dormitories and return home by the 13th of March.

In order to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, subject to the decision of the University’s maintainer – keeping in mind the personal safety of the students – the Rector hereby orders for the 12th and the 13th of March Rector’s (educational) break.

Crucial information and important measures concerning the coronavirus disease are now available 24/7 via a student information line from the 10th of March at the University of Szeged. Students of the University of Szeged can request information in English and Hungarian via this phone number: +36 70 439 9279.

Further measures have been introduced at the University of Szeged regarding the spread of the coronavirus originating from China. In order to protect the general health of the university community of 30,000 members, the Rector and Chancellor of the SZTE issued a circular calling upon members to refrain from work and attending lectures if returning from an area affected and travelling to such areas shall be avoided.

Date: 17 March 2020, 19:00
Location: University of Szeged - Béla Bartók Faculty of Arts, Fricsay Concert Hall
To extend the great path, SZTE is now proudly announcing the opening of application for the Academic Year 2020-2021.

At the XI. Frigyes Varasdy National University Trumpet Competition Faculty students excelled.

For the fifth time in February 2020, the György Cziffra Festival will be held, the mission of which is to commemorate one of Hungary’s most prominent pianists.

Two concerts were held on December 10 and 11, 2019 in the Fricsay Hall of the Béla Bárták Art Faculty of the University of Szeged, supporting the Bohócdoktorait cavitation in support of the Charity Foundation.

Apply Now!

Before applying, please check and study the programme description of your interest. Each description has its specific paragraph about the application process and a link to the online application platform. Fill in the online application form, upload the necessary documents and check your mailbox regularly.

For more information click here.