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Location: Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program through the MAUI-Utrecht Network Exchange Consortium open to undergraduate and graduate students

Language of Instruction: English and/or Hungarian

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Spring, and fee-paying Summer

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academic Year: Early September - Mid July
Spring Semester:  February - Mid July

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply by the priority deadline - your chances of admission are increased by doing so.

  • Fall/Academic Year: February 16 (priority), March 16 (final)
  • Spring: September 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements

Subjects Available:

  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry & Biotechnology (graduate level only)
  • Biology (also available at graduate level)
  • Chemistry (also available at graduate level)
  • Communications (also available at graduate level)
  • Computer Science (also available at graduate level)
  • Economics
  • Education - Adult and Higher Education (graduate level only)
  • Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Education - Physical Education
  • Education - Special Education
  • English
  • English - Writing Studies (graduate level only)
  • History (also available at graduate level)
  • International Relations
  • Languages - French
  • Languages - German
  • Literature
  • Mathematics (also available at graduate level)
  • Music - Education
  • Philosophy (graduate level only)
  • Physics (also available at graduate level)
  • Political Science (also available at graduate level)
  • Psychology (also available at graduate level)
  • Social Work (graduate level only)
  • Students with a high proficiency/native fluency may enroll directly in the regular university programs in nearly all fields

The University:  Eötvös Loránd University was founded in 1635 and has eight different faculties and more than 30,000 students. 

Academics:  The mission of ELTE is to preserve and enrich national and universal culture, to cultivate science and to pass on academic knowledge, as well as to shape and satisfy the real, long-term needs of Hungarian society and of mankind.

Housing: Students can work with the university to live in Student Residence Halls or arrange housing through the Student Residence halls. The university is honest about the both good and bad conditions of students housing. 

Activities and Programs: 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. The university also offers and intercultural workshop. This program is for foreign students who want to know more about different cultures and feel more comfortable with intercultural interactions. Through entertaining games, you will be able to manage intercultural misunderstandings and culture shock at the same time.

Location:  Budapest in the capital of Hungary and has been inhabited for thousands of years. Budapest is often called the "Pearl of the Danube," and it is truly a stunningly beautiful place. Geography, history, and human creativity have all contributed to create a city that simultaneously charms, amazes, and fascinates. Budapest is full of diversity, and so is its history.

International Office Website: http://www.elte.hu/en/exchange-students 

Course Offerings in English: http://www.elte.hu/en/courses

Student Residence Housing: http://www.elte.hu/en/studentresidencehalls

Cost Estimates for 2014-15*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3,789.60
HTH mandatory insurance $175.00
Books and course materials $40.00
Accommodations $1,710.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $650.00
Airfare $1,500.00
Local Transportation $85.00
Other $550.00
TOTAL $8,499.60


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2014/15 rate - 2015/16 tuition rate TBA April 2015. Non-resident fees may apply.
* Costs are based off a five month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.