The conductor is an educational rehabilitation professional who is trained to use the method of conductive education and support the habilitation of children with cerebral palsy or other impairments of the nervous system causing difficulties in motor development/performance or coordination. Conductor is able to participate in adult rehabilitation as well, specialised in motor development of those who has neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson disease or Multiple Sclerosis, or conditions after stroke, or cranial/brain injuries. Conductive education through it holistic approach supports its participants in developing as independent life as possible by coming over or learning to live with their difficulties.
Practical training is closely related to the theoretical education in conductor training and organised by the faculty. The given order of the different practice cannot be changed.
The conductor BA programme is an 8-semester-long training including more than 40 percent practice of the total education hours.
- Minimum of enlisted applicants: 10 students
- Entrance requirement: Completing application exams and proof of B2 level of English language
- Length of studies: 8 semesters
- Degree: Conductive Education (Bachelor, BA)
- Specialization: pedagogical rehabilitation
Major curricular components: Education history, education science, special education, anatomy of neuro-system and musculoskeletal system, psychology in general, development psychology, neuro psychology, conductive education.
Career opportunities: working in conductors’ team, working in multi-professional teams in education, rehabilitation or health institutions.
For more information, please contact the Foreign Students’ Secretariat of the Faculty
Brief History of András Pető Faculty
Conductor training started in 1963. Since then, it has been improved up to BA level education.
In 2017, the András Pető College was integrated to the Semmelweis University as the András Pető Faculty.
The integration as the sixth faculty of the University brought a new feature of education which is the pedagogical field of education. The faculty provides conductor training, the professional using conductive education for supporting people in their improvement in dealing with motor and coordination challenges due to the impairment of the central nervous system.
Facts and Figures
More than 2000 students graduated since conductor training has started. Among these students there are Hungarian as well as international students, since the 1980’s.
The Faculty has participated in international Erasmus programmes via different European projects, and different Erasmus+ student programmes. The Practicing Institutions of the Faculty also accepts students for Erasmus+ traineeship programme and offers the opportunity to get familiar with the practice of conductive education.
The Faculty has different higher education co-operations in Europe, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Romania.
Training of Japanese conductors gave the opportunity to establish conductive education institutions in Japan, as our first Asian partners.
New education cooperation has been established in the Public Republic of China, Shandong, and Jinan.
More than 30 years of experience in co-education is gained with the Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.
The Faculty continuously working on developing its education programmes in Hungarian and English and the co-operations with other higher education institutions.
International Recognition of the Degree Obtained at the András Pető Faculty
The conductor degree is well known all over the world. Due to the specialty of the conductor profession and its training programme it has been on the process of recognising this diploma not only in Europe, but all over the world. Based on our experience the conductors welcome in all countries of the world. In some cases, the Faculty is asked to provide certificates on the type of education, and in the United States, conductors may be asked to complete required exams by the State and a proficiency level exam in English.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The András Pető Faculty does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, or marital status.
The András Pető Faculty offers conductor training on BA level in English, from September 2021.
Application must be sent to:
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: András Pető Faculty of Semmelweis University
Üllői út 26, Budapest, H-1085
Deadline for application: June 15th, 2021
Applications received after the deadline will also be considered
by the Faculty and we will provide additional admissions after August 20, 2021.
The following documents are required to be mailed (original or as attested copies, in English or the original language with an authorized English translation).
- Application form (PDF ; DOCX)
- Secondary School Leaving Certificate from an accredited secondary school. This document is a necessary prerequisite of starting the studies (original/attested copy + copy). If the student at the time of applying has not completed his/her studies at secondary school yet, the leaving certificate can be submitted until the registration day.
- Medical report for application – signed by a GP
Language certificate or equivalent document (which proves language skills English knowledge on B2 level)
- Curriculum vitae in English (Europass type)
- Motivation letter in English
- Copy of passport or ID card – with the applicant’s personal data and the expiry date of the passport/ID card. 2 pictures of passport/ID type
- Payment certificate: about the payment of the 450 EUR admission fee
Entrance examination is via Zoom system or video recording:
- Audiometric testing: singing or humming a short melody, folksong 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.
- Proof of English language speaking: reading a short text in English
22th of June, Tuesday, at 1 pm (CET – Central European Time)
The exams will be evaluated by the Faculty Board, and applicants will be notified about the results within three weeks.
A few information about the musical aptitude exam (click on ‘Play’ button):
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Foreign nationals (under Visa obligation) whishing pursue studies in Hungary, are required to apply for entry visa (exceeding 90 day) in their home countries and enter the country on the entry visa issued by the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate. For more information please visit:
Accepted students have to apply for a student visa. The visa application form can be downloaded from http://www.bmbah.hu.
Students coming from EU & EEA countries and holders of passports issued by countries that granted visa-free travel to Hungary under bilateral agreements (http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements) do not need a student visa, but have to apply for a registration card within 90 days after their arrival.
Tuition Fees and Additional Costs
The yearly tuition fee is to be paid in two installments by semesters until the deadlines given below.
|Tuition Fees and Additional Costs|
|Admission procedure Fee||EUR 450||
Payable at the time of application and also covers the entrance examination fees of exams.
The admission procedure fee should be paid by wire transfer directly to Semmelweis University.
|Enrolment Fee||EUR 220||Payable at the beginning of your studies, together with the 1st semester’s tuition fee.|
||EUR 4420 / semester||The tuition fee of the first semester has to arrive on the bank account at the latest by the date indicated in the acceptance letter (together with the enrollment fee). The tuition fees of the following semesters have to be paid until the deadline indicated in the Academic Calendar of the Faculty.|
Please note that the payment is considered fulfilled when the amount arrives to the account below. Note that bank transfers can take 3–5 workdays.
Payment by wire transfer
All payments can be made by wire transfer to Semmelweis University’s bank account bellow. Payments have to be made in EUR.
Account details of Semmelweis University are as follows:
Account holder: Semmelweis University
Account Number (IBAN): HU46-10004885-10008016-00714538
Bank name: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)
Bank address: Hold utca 4, 1054 Budapest, Hungary
SWIFT code (BIC): HUSTHUHB
Correspondent SWIFT code (BIC): MANEHUHB
The money transfer sheet should include the name of the student as written in the passport. The money transfer note should also include the correspondent Swift/BIC code.
The above-mentioned net amounts have to be credited to the account, i. e. all bank commission fees and other charges have to be paid by the applicant/student. The date of payment is the date on which the payment is credited to the University’s bank account, i.e. payments have to arrive to the University’s bank account by the given deadline. Since international wire transfers may take several days, applicants/students are advised to initiate the wire transfer several days before the given deadline. If the above fees are not credited to our bank account by the above deadlines, applications will not be valid, and admissions will be automatically cancelled.
Admitted applicants who have received an official letter of admission can pay the various fees (Enrolment fee and First tuition fee) by cash payment directly to the University upon request and pre-authorization. A formal request needs to be submitted immediately after receiving the official letter of admission. Further instructions and pre-authorization of cash payment will then be provided.
- Prior to enrolment (registration) at the university
Tuition fee is refundable prior to enrolment.
- After enrolment (registration) at the university
Withdrawal of studies: Students, compelled to withdraw for academic/disciplinary reasons or have been accepted/transferred by another institute of higher education are not entitled to a refund of the tuition fee.
Students are entitled to a refund on a pro rata basis if studies are interrupted due to a sound reason (e.g. a medically certified severe illness, the death of one of the parents/guardians, an obligatory military service or visa problems). The refund is applicable from the first day of the month following report of the above-mentioned conditions with accompanying official certificates.
- Suspension of studies:
- a) Student’s legal relationship is suspended after registration within a month following the beginning of the semester. Tuition is non-refundable. It can be transferred to the next active semester.
- b) Student’s legal relationship is suspended after registration more than a month later than the beginning of the semester. Tuition fee is non-refundable. It cannot be transferred to the next active semester and the semester must be considered as active.
- The Admission Procedure Fee can be refunded only if
- a) the application covered by the fee has never been submitted or it has been withdrawn before the application deadline;
- b) the applicant paid a higher fee (please note that only the overpayment can be refunded).
No other claims are acceptable. Any claim for refund of Admission Procedure Fee must be sent before the 20th of August.
Refund process may take between 30-60 calendar days.
A full coverage basic health insurance is a prerequisite for registration at the University. As a part of the tuition fee a special insurance for students is offered which includes and English language call centre, GP-service and treatment at the Policlinics and Clinics of the Semmelweis University. As long as the tuition fee is paid each semester and you are a registered active student, this insurance is automatically renewed until the end of your studies. The details can be found in the letter of acceptance.