International Foundation Year for Pop Music

Faculty: Music

Starting date: September 

Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 513 /IELTS 5.5/oral examination)
Academic requirements: high school certificate, 
certificate of musical pre-training, entrance examination

Duration: 2 semesters
ECTS credits: 36 credits

Tuition fee: 7,000 USD/year

Other fees: application fee 50 USD, entrance procedure fee 450 USD



Short description: 

The objective of this preparatory course is to prepare foreign students for the requirements of entrance exams to the Contemporary Pop Music BA program of the University of Debrecen. Apart from systematizing their thus far acquired music knowledge and experience, they can improve their musical skills and theoretical knowledge and meet the requirements of pursuing their studies in higher education.

Practice: Band Practice 2x2 hours per week, at least 1 band concert per semester

Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):

Major Instrument /Voice, Band Practice, Pop Music Theory, Solfeggio, Piano (except Keyboards major)


Pop Music Guitar
Pop Music Bass Guitar
Pop Music Keyboards
Pop Music Saxophone
Pop Music Trombone
Pop Music Trumpet
Pop Music Percussions
Pop Music Singing
The Contemporary Pop Music BA full program in English is expected to start in September 2024.

You can find the detailed Entrance Requirements here.

See the website of the Institute of Pop Music here.

Are you considering applying for this program?

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More info about Accommodation and Cost of living are also available on our website.

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