Kodály Summer Institute in Hungary

Summer Programs

Kodály Summer Institute in Hungary

All musicians-educators, especially those with Kodály training, school administrators, and arts supervisors are encouraged to participate in this program. This program will help each participant place Kodály practice in its social context—among living Hungarians, master music teachers, and locations where the methodology was initiated and grew. Study will be undertaken at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, birthplace of the composer, performer, conductor, pioneer ethnomusicologist, and educator. Participants will join the second week of the 28th International Kodály Seminar and Kodály Art Festival organized by the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary.

Location: Kecskemét, Hungary
This is a non-credit program.

*You will be required to purchase your own roundtrip airline ticket to and from Budapest (or your other point of arrival and departure). You may contact our travel agent, who helped NYU Students in the past with air fair and possible hotel arrangements -- Eva Vidor Travel: travidor@verizon.net

2017 Itinerary
  • Saturday evening, July 22, 2017: Leave New York for Budapest.
  • Sunday morning, July 23, 2017: Arrive Budapest.
  • Sunday afternoon, July 23, 2017: Train from Budapest airport to Kecskemét.
  • Sunday evening, July 23, 2017: Opening Reception in Kecskemét.
  • Monday–Friday, July 24–18, 2017: Attend classes at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ference Academy of Music.
  • Friday evening, July 28, 2017: Kodály Institute Chorus closing performance.
  • Saturday, July 29, 2018: Train from Kecskemét to Budapest and connection to flight home (or elsewhere) or elective stay in Budapest.

An optional fourth week has been planned in Hungary for Summer 2017, Saturday, 22 July–Saturday, 29 July. Participants will interact with the second week of the International Kodály Seminar and Kodály Art Festival, a biyearly summer program organized by the Kodály Institute of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Kecskemét, Hungary: Monday, 24 July through Friday, 28 July, 2017 (leave Saturday, 22 July, return Saturday, 29 July). Please see the Kodály Instiute website: www.kodaly.hu. Students will be supervised by Faculty member Anna (Panni) Kovács.

Please check back for more information on Housing for the Kodaly Summer Institute - Hungary.

Cost and Fees
 US StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application) $55 $55
Non-credit Tuition & Housing Cost $1,300 $1,300
     
Health Insurance TBD TBD

Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).

$150 Enrollment deposit:
  • Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. Payment instructions are provided within the initial acceptance email.
$500 Housing deposit:
  • If staying in on-campus housing, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a space in housing.
  • The housing deposit is a portion of the housing charges, and is NOT a separate or added fee.
  • The housing deposit is applied to any housing charges on your bill. Any excess balance remaining will be applied to tuition fees or refunded to the student.

Please note: Application Fee, Enrollment Deposit and Housing Deposit are not refundable.

Paying the remaining balance

After paying the deposit(s), students are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the start of the program. While the remaining tuition may be posted immediately after deposits are made, the remaining housing bills are not sent until 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Payment by credit card is not accepted by the Bursar's office to pay remaining balances, please contact the Bursars Office directly for questions about payment.

All fees, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Read instructions on accessing the eSuites account.

For information, see the Summer Finances page.

All communications and admission decisions are provided via email (email account used when application was created).

Many program directors make admission decisions on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. However, applicants can expect to receive a final admissions decision email no later than two weeks after the final application deadline date.

Scholarships are not available in conjunction with this program

 Check List | Mandatory Health Insurance | Have Questions?

 As an international student, it is in your best interest to apply early! This will allow enough time between being admitted to a program and the start of the program to complete all international applicant steps via the NYU Office of Global Services and obtain the required F1 Student Visa from your countries consulate or embassy.

As such, International students must complete the 2-step 2018 MPAP Summer Programs Application in full by the Priority Application Deadline that correlates with your program of interest or by the Final Application Deadline if your program does not require a Priority Application Deadline.

Note: International student application requirements vary for programs occurring abroad (i.e. programs not on Washington Square Campus)

International Student Application/Requirements Check List:

  1. Complete the 2-step  2018 MPAP Summer Programs Application 
  2. Submit proof of English language proficiency
  3. If admitted into your program the next step is to obtain the required F-1 or J-1 student visa. You must:
    • First, complete the I-20/DS-2019 Application that is emailed directly to you (including processing fee receipt)
    • Second, follow instructions provided by the Office of Global Services (OGS) until visa completion. 
  4. Once on campus, international students must attend the international student check-in. Exact date/time/location is provided at student orientation. 

Proof of English Proficiency (Required to Complete Application Step-1)

International students must provide English language proficiency. 

English Language Testing Requirements:

If English is not your native language, you may be asked to show your proficiency by taking one of the following tests (results must be from the last two years):

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
  • PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic)
  • CAE or CPE (Cambridge English: Advanced of Proficiency)
Who is exempt from English language proficiency testing?

Exemption will be given in the following circumstances:

  • If your native language is English;
  • If you are an applicant from the following country: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or Singapore;
  • If you have been studying in a school or college/university where the sole language of instruction is English for at least 3 full years at the time of your application; or
  • If your education has been completed entirely in schools/colleges/universities where the language of instruction is English.

*If you are UNABLE to submit your proof of English language using one of the formats listed above, you must email MPAP.Summer@nyu.edu detailing your reason why and be sure to include the name of the program you are applying for.  We will contact you to discuss alternative options.*

I-20/DS-2019 and Visa Information

NYU requires students enrolling in courses (this includes summer students) to be at a ststus that would allow study such as a F-1 or J-1 visa. The NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) can assist you in obtaining an I-20 or DS-2019 to process your F-1 or J-1 visa. Once you have completed a program application, you will receive instructions for submitting the I-20/DS-2019 documentation. Contact OGS with specific visa related questions at newinternationalstudents@nyu.edu. You must be enrolled as a full-time student. All MPAP Programs are full-time and zero credit courses. 

* International students are NOT permitted to study on a B-1 (tourist) visa

Please Note: International students currently studying in the US (at NYU or at another academic institution) who currently are in a F-1 or J-1 visa status are not required to submit additional visa documentation in order to enroll in summer courses at NYU. Unless they need to transfer their SEVIS record to NYU.  Please contact OGS directly if this is the case.

International Student Check-In

Upon arrival in the United States, all international students must attend an International Student Check-In with the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) in order to be in compliance. Prior to the start of your program, you will receive information from OGS about your scheduled check-in date and time.  

Mandatory Health Insurance

  • At NYU, Student Health Insurance is required for F-1 and J-1 students.
  • International students are automatically enrolled in a Summer Term health insurance policy at a flat rate (comprehensive plan), but students have the option to downgrade to the basic policy if eligible.
    • To downgrade your Health Insurance plan, you must  contact the NYU Student Health Center to see if you are eligible. For more information, visit the Student Health Center website.

Have Questions?

If you are in need of further assistance please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) with specific visa related questions at newinternationalstudents@nyu.edu, and be sure to include that you are applying to one of the "Steinhardt MPAP Summer Programs" and your full name. You can also contact MPAP Summer Programs at mpap.summer@nyu.edu or 212 998 5438.


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