• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2016/17 (not students):

    6 students (1 or 2 semester each)

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact people for incoming and outgoing students:

    Katalin Öhler
    International Office
    Rector’s Cabinet
    Eötvös Loránd University
    Szerb u. 21-23., Budapest H-1056
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Please note that student applications have to be sent to the central office, which distributes them among the faculties. It is the responsibility of each faculty to accept or deny the applicants. Once a student is accepted, she/he will receive a faculty coordinator for incoming student.

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Nominations are to be sent to Ms. Katalin Öhler. After the student has been accepted, the application is done at faculty level on https://registration.elte.hu/

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    No difference

    Other important notes

    Last updated

    26 August 2016

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    All areas depending on the faculty acceptance

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Click here.

    Education & Psychology, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Primary and Pre-school Education, Science, Social Sciences, Special Education

    1-2 semester training is offered in all disciplines listed in Full degree programmes.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?


    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Education & Psychology, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Primary and Pre-school Education, Science, Social Sciences, Special Education

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes, but subject to lecturer’s approval

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes, but subject to lecturer’s approval

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties


    Areas of study not available to exchange students


    Websites for course offerings

    Click here.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    In general, 30 ECTS/semester.

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No; they are fee-paying.
    Click here. 
    ELTE Summer School in Mathematics
    21st ELTE Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Upon Arrival

    Language Requirements


    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?


    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    Yes. Click here.

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    The application and course registration is consulted and processed between designated staff members at home and host institutions. Professors and course leaders are also involved in order to help students in finding the most appropriate classes for them. After the approval, the student is only required to register via our online site: https://registration.elte.hu/  
    Other assistance:
    For housing advice, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Mentor system:
    ELTE offers incoming students a mentor service run by the Students Union. The mentors are student fellows who help incoming students before arrival and throughout their stay in Budapest. Mentors will contact students as soon as they send their application forms to ELTE, and can help them find accommodation, meet them at the airport, buy a Hungarian phone card etc. Students can also apply to have a mentor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    More information on the mentor system at

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    26 August 2016

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1: late May
    Semester 2: late October

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Semester 1: September to December
    Semester 2: February to May

    Examination period(s)

    Semester 1: December to end of January
    Semester 2: May to mid July

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).


    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Semester 1: Around the last day of the second week of September
    Semester 2: Around the last day of the second week of February
    Not mandatory, free of costs.

    Course registration deadline

    Courses are discussed with the lecturers and faculty coordinators during application procedure. Please check the given link below to find some of the courses for exchange students. Other courses may be offered by the host professor, faculty during the application procedure.

    Last updated

    26 August 2016

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    (1 EUR is approx. 300 HUF)


    80,000 HUF / 260 EUR


    40,000 HUF / 130 EUR

    Course Materials


    Local Transportation

    3,500 HUF / 11 EUR

    Health Insurance



    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    31,000 HUF     100 EUR

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.


    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    26 August 2016

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?


    Housing options

    Student Residence
    Private housing in Budapest
    It is also possible to contact the Mentor System, which provides a Hungarian student helper for the incoming exchange student. One of their services is to provide assistance in finding accommodation. To get a Hungarian student helper please e-mail to the Mentor System at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Click here.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Separate. As the student residence halls are usually overbooked, the earliest possible date would be best.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?


    Are internships available?

    Yes, administrative internship at the Department of International Education and Mobility (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes allowed, 20 hrs/ week, approximate salary 200EUR/month

    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    26 August 2016

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    23 May 2017