Study in Budapest – tuition, scholarships, accommodation
Students from all over the world choose to study in Budapest, Hungary. The capital is famous for its high quality university offer, as well as its low cost of living, making Budapest an attractive place to spend your university years.
The best universities for international students
ELTE, one of the most popular Hungarian universities, is not only famous in its home country but also abroad. ELTE is a modern university with 380-year-old traditions. Good news for foreigners! – ELTE has an extensive international network of partner institutions, including 400 Erasmus partners.
The faculties of ELTE are as follows:
- FACULTY OF ECONOMICS
- FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY
- FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
- FACULTY OF COMPUTER
- FACULTY OF LAW
- FACULTY OF PRIMARY AND PRESCHOOL EDUCATION
- FACULTY OF SCIENCES
- FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
- FACULTY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION BÁRCZI GUSZTÁV
The university also offers accommodation for students.
The dorm center, central department, offers hundreds of quality and affordable places. More than half of international students request a place in a dormitory.
The Housing office, on the other hand, helps you find accommodation according to your individual needs in the private market, including apartments, apartments and hostels. In fact, you can apply for both services at once.
Whether one intends to obtain a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, ELTE offers a wide range of possibilities. The diplomas issued at ELTE are recognized worldwide and the course credits are transferable in all countries of the European Union.
Types of degree programs:
- joint degree program: students complete their studies at ELTE in Budapest (at least one semester) and at another consortium member university (at least one semester)
- pre-university programs: consist of special preparatory courses in the preparatory year
- exchange student: courses are offered in foreign languages
To illustrate the general course cost, take a look at the photo below, which summarizes the costs for English and American BA studies.
ELTE Offers study programs to international students with a wide variety of funding options. Study abroad organizations make life easier for international students.
Within the AIFS Scholarships Abroad one can receive, for example, the FEA Recipient Grant which offers a $500 grant to students who receive a scholarship from the Fund for Education Abroad.
With The National Endowment for Research in the Humanities Program, up to $40,000 is awarded for one year of study. Applicants to the program must be pursuing a humanities research project in Hungary. University scholarships include Randall Smith/Mr. Richard Zinman Award for Study Abroad awarding students $1,000.
Semmelweis University is a widely recognized institution, not only in Hungary. Programs are offered in three languages (Hungarian, English and German) and international students make up almost a third of the approximately 11,000 students studying at the University’s six faculties.
The six faculties are:
- FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
- FACULTY OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
- FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
- MEDICAL SCHOOL
- FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
- PH.D. SCHOOLS STUDIES
As for housingDean’s College Hotel is a perfect place for international students who want to study here. The comfortable apartments are equipped with single, twin or queen size beds, private bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens.
- License programs
- Masters programs
- Unique long-cycle programs
- Ph.D. programs
Regarding tuition fees, they are determined by the year of enrollment in the program. Students who complete their studies continuously (without failing a year) pay the same tuition fees each year.
Although Semmelweis University does not offer scholarships in the English-language programs of General Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Hungarian state offers Stipendium Hungaricum and Hungarian Diaspora scholarships for international students.
According to international rankings, Budapest University of Technology and Economics is a great place to study.
Here are the faculties:
- Faculty of Civil Engineering (EMK)
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (GPK)
- Faculty of Architecture (EPK)
- Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (VBK)
- Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (VIK)
- Faculty of Transportation and Vehicle Engineering (KJK)
- Faculty of Natural Sciences (TTK)
- Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (GTK)
Tuition fees for international students vary between 3200 and 4000 EUR/semester. Here are the tuition fees of the most popular faculties:
International students should not worry about high tuition fees as there are also funding opportunities for students.
The Stipendium Hungaricum offers BA/BSc, MA/MSc and Master level programs at single level and a contribution of 43,700 HUF/month (135 EUR) towards living expenses in Hungary for the 12 months of the year, until the end studies.