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3.5 years (7 semesters)
Conductive Teacher - BA
4420 EUR / semester + one time fees
English language
240 credits
András Pető Faculty (PAK)
Entry requirements: Aptitude exam of music and sport
Application starts: February 2023
Application deadline: 1 July, 2023
Notification period: July 31, 2023
About Conductive Teacher profession

The Conductor Teacher is an educator specialist who can help people with nervous system based motor disabilities to live a life as independently as possible. The conductive pedagogy based on the unique Pető-method and have special focusin the nursery school and primary shools children. Additionally the Conductor Teacher is a full fledged teacher who can teach in any nursery school or primary school.

Conductive education involves all aspects of functionality – from physical functioning to communication to cognitive development to social interaction, experimentation and psychological acceptance – and how these components interact. The conductor is the person who facilitates conductive education, and his or her goal is to cultivate an orthofunctioning personality. This person works directly with the student group, and designs and monitors the course of education.

A graduated Conductive Teacher is able to participate in adult rehabilitation as well, specialized in motor development of those who has neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson disease or Multiple Sclerosis, or conditions after stroke, or cranial/brain injuries. 

Career opportunities: working in conductors’ team, working in multi-professional teams in education, rehabilitation or health institutions.

Entry requirements
The entrance aptitude exam has 3 main parts:
  • Audiometric testing: singing or humming a short melody, folk song etc. from among your national songs, short rhythm patterns clapping after hearing.
  • Proof of physical stamina: continuous running at low pace for 3-5 minutes, arm circling while running, crouching down and standing up, changing the directions of running, hopping on one leg then on both legs. Gymnastic exercises: for showing the flexibility of arm, shoulder, hip, and leg joints. Introducing arm, leg and trunk exercises and activities requiring balance skills.
  • Short interview in English.

More about the aptitude exams →

Language reqirements

English-language certificate or equivalent document (which proves English-language knowledge). We accept the following results:

  • IELTS 5.5
  • TOEFL 50+
  • CEFR B2
  • Duolingo 85+
  • PTE 45+
  • Cambridge 162+
Training overview

In the Conductive Pedagogy BA programme the students start their practice classes from the first week. While in the theory side they will study subjects from the social sciences, the medical sciences and the pedagogical sciences.

  • The first 2 semester are about the foundation with pedagogy, psychology, IT, foreign language and of course conductive pedagogy.
  • In the second year the students get familiar with some neurology courses, and more special courses from the pedagogy and conductive pedagogy courses while they can already choose their specialization for nursery school or primary school or pedagogical rehabilitation.
  • In the third year they focus more on neurology, some special communication, pedagogy and medical biology. In the final year they take a look on the legal and ethical aspects of the conductive pedagogy, they study about some alternative methodolgy and they get deep knowledge on rehabilitation.
  • During all the fourth year, almost every second classes of their are practice with real children in real social-environment.

Moduls and exams (pdf) →

Recognition of the Degree

The conductor degree is well known and sought all over the world. Due to the specialty of the conductor profession and its training programme it has been on the process of recognizing this diploma not only in Europe, but all over the world. Based on our experience conductors welcome in all countries of the world.

Why choose Semmelweis University?
  • András Pető Faculty offers the original, authentic Pető-method in conductive pedagogy while it is among the very few higher education institution offering this profession as a bachelor level
  • The programme has 43% practice classes which is one of the best ratio in the world
  • The high practice ratio also means our graduates are full professionals ready to start their job.
  • The Faculty has its own practice areas which offers all the necessary opportunity for the students to do their trainings with real children, real families in real-life environment.

How to apply?

Application criteria and Required documents
  • Application form (PDF download; DOCX download)
  • A copy of your Secondary School Leaving Certificate from an accredited secondary school. (If you do not have your certificate at the moment of the application, please provide it as soon as you receive it).
  • A copy of the official English translation of your Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • An official medical report – signed and stamped by a local General Practicioner
  • English-language certificate or equivalent document
  • CV (resume) in English
  • A personal statement (motivation letter) in English
  • Copy of passport or ID card
Fees and costs of the application and enrollment procedure
  • Application fee: 450 EUR - Payable at the application, covers the cost of entrance exam.
  • Tution fee of the first semester: 4420 EUR - Payable after receiving the letter of completition of the entrance exam. Requierment for the Letter of Acceptance.
  • Enrollment fee: 220 EUR - Payable after arrival to the university, covers the enrollment costs.
Enrollment procedure step-by-step
  1. Collect the necessary documents
  2. Receive a Confirmation Letter of Application which will inform about the Entrance Exam and the transfer of the Application Fee
  3. Complete the Entrance Exam
  4. Receive a Letter of Completition of Entrance Exam which will inform about the transfer of Tuition Fee
  5. Transfer the tuition fee
  6. Receive a Letter of Admission. The document contains all the necessary information for Visa application procedure.
  7. Apply for visa
  8. Arrive to school in the first week of September

Why Semmelweis?

1 / 13

"I’ve known since elementary school that I was going to be a doctor, so there was no question that I wanted to study at the country’s most prestigious medical university. I am proud to be able to learn from the best in the profession, without having to forgo the joys of music or sports in the meantime. I almost immediately joined the Medic Orchestra, where I play the flute, but I would also like to perform well in the university’s basketball team."

Félix Takács, Faculty of Medicine
2 / 13

"Semmelweis University offers lots of opportunities for students, including research, working in the Students’ Scientific Association or volunteering. I learned a lot and made a lot of progress in the years I spent here, and I believe that everyone can get something out of this university. I am proud to have gotten my diploma here."

Jennifer Adeghate, Faculty of Medicine
3 / 13

"Dentistry for me is a lifestyle. It combines healing with engineering science. I can design and create something while at the same time helping people. It fills me with pride that during my studies I came across many articles, books and publications linked to the university. It was the most defining five years of my life."

Máté Tóth, Faculty of Dentistry
4 / 13

"The country’s best, world-renowned pharmacist training is here, where in addition to high-quality education there are also opportunities for individual research. I am a member of the Frigyes Korányi College for Advanced Studies and in my second year I joined the students’ scientific association program of the university, thus I was able to get a look at the profession before my resident training or PhD studies. The research projects give you an opportunity to acquire a lot of added skills, which provide a competitive edge on the job market."

Márk Fábián, Faculty of Pharmacy
5 / 13

"My mother is an obstetrician and due to her influence I have been interested in how the human body works since I was child. I flipped through the anatomy atlas frequently, I was curious all the time. There was no question that I would choose the medical field, and within that, it was the physiotherapy program that immediately appealed to me. As I near the end of my studies, I remain sure I made the right decision: the high quality of the education and the family-like atmosphere of the Faculty of Health Sciences convinced me."

Aliz Zsótér, Faculty of Health Sciences
6 / 13

"I was always interested in how the health care system worked. I would like to contribute to improving the quality of patient care in Hungary, that is why I chose the Faculty of Health and Public Administration. I am very satisfied, the professors here are helpful and despite this being a small faculty, the training is very high quality. My plan is to gain a few years of professional experience before starting the Master’s program, also at Semmelweis."

Melitta Molnár, Faculty of Health and Public Services
7 / 13

"Until the end of the eighth grade I was just drifting aimlessly, I wasn’t interested in anything just playing football all day. The turning point came when I had knee surgery in my teens. The empathy and professionalism of the doctor who operated on me impressed me immensely, and I felt this was what I had to do as well. The University of Szeged would have been a more logical choice, but to my immense luck, the Roma Medical Education Program was just starting at Semmelweis University, so I had an opportunity to get into an internationally renowned elite institution. The training program is very difficult, we have to study a lot, but my plan is to become a family doctor once I get my diploma. I would like to help in areas where Roma live, where medical care is limited or entirely missing."

Gusztáv Rostás, Faculty of Medicine
8 / 13

"In high school I got to like biology and chemistry but I didn’t want to go too deep into pharmaceutical sciences. I am going to be a public health supervisor and my career is taking clearer shape from day to day. Semmelweis University is an elite higher education institution, which is definitely an advantage on the job market. Whenever people ask me, I am proud to say the name of the institution, and it feels good to see the appreciation in their eyes. In addition to my studies, I am also the president of the faculty’s students’ union, and I am also active in the Instructor Self-Active Group. For me, it was important that the university I choose to go to should have a very active community life."

Cintia Szabó, Faculty of Health Sciences
9 / 13

"Semmelweis University is a world-class institution, I loved studying here. In addition to gaining extensive knowledge and comprehensive skills in the medical field, I became a real adult while I was here in Hungary, while I also made lifelong friends within the walls of the university."

Ernest Adeghate, Faculty of Medicine
10 / 13

"I’ve always wanted to work someplace where I can help people, and I was immediately interested in the András Pető Faculty’s conductor training program. I like that I can help others using a Hungarian method that is sought-after and well-known worldwide. The faculty’s training is very practice-oriented, as we applied the skills that we learned in theory already in the first week of the first year. The fact that I can be assured in my professional skills gives me self-confidence."

Dóra Dénes, András Pető Faculty
11 / 13

"The past three years have proven that I made the right choice after graduating high school. Semmelweis was a good choice not only because of the institution’s name and reputation but also because of the exceptionally strong and high-quality practical training it provides. The knowledge I gain here will allow me to practice my profession with confidence once I get my diploma. I am primarily interested in oral surgery, which is an exciting field full of challenges, plus I will have an opportunity to perform operations, which is something that I have always wanted to do."

Bence Áron Benedikti, Faculty of Dentistry
12 / 13

"I originally wanted to be an actress but when I had to finally decide I realized that it is health care that I am interested in. From there it was a simple choice, as for me being an obstetrician is one of the best professions among those that help people. It is a job where I can definitely be a useful member of society and one that will be in demand in the decades to come as well. I like studying at Semmelweis University, I love the atmosphere of the Faculty building, and it is good feeling going to classes here. I am very excited to start my clinical practice."

Anna Lili Szirmák-Valent, Faculty of Health Sciences
13 / 13

"Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve gotten along well with the kids who lived near me, but a career as a traditional teacher never really appealed to me. However, at the András Pető Faculty of Semmelweis University I can get a special diploma that only few people in the world have. Within conductor training, I chose a specialization in kindergarten education, because I believe it is in this life stage that I can help disabled children most effectively. During my practice I witnessed marvelous improvements, which is an indescribable feeling that always gives me new momentum to continue my work."

Emese Pongrácz, András Pető Faculty

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