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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Term-long Academic Level: Undergraduate
Required GPA: 2.7 Living Arrangements: Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English Prerequisite: None
Liberal Studies Domain: A+L, EL, SCBI, UP Study Abroad Contact: Alma Sandoval
How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:

The study abroad program at Corvinus University of Budapest (formerly the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration) offers a unique opportunity for DePaul students to integrate into a multinational and intercultural community of students from around the world living and studying together in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

Initiated in the spring of 1984, DePaul's study abroad program in Budapest, Hungary was one of the first U.S. programs in the region. Since then, DePaul students have experienced and witnessed first hand the phenomenal social, cultural, and political transformations as Central and Eastern Europe have moved toward a market economy. Hungary has been a leader in the economic and political changes altering the face of Europe. Studying in Budapest, DePaul students have the unique opportunity to learn about these important developments through courses and everyday interactions.

Situated on the banks of the legendary Danube River, the two cities of Buda and Pest are the center of Hungary's industrial and cultural life. Historically tied to Austria and Germany, Hungary continues to forge new paths in the development of a multi-party political system and a market economy. Participants will enjoy the location of this renowned program. Corvinus University is set in the heart of the city and borders a thriving commercial and tourist area on the Pest side of the river.

  Courses in this program are taught in the International Study Programs (ISP). The university has a large selection of available course topics including Hungarian language and culture. The courses are taught in English by faculty from around the world and include offerings in business, humanities and the social sciences. Students can view the academic calendar and other helpful resources, by visiting ISP's website (Academic Information section log in with username hungary and password budapest).
  Fall Winter-Spring
Required Course SAP 168 - Hungarian Language (4.5 credit hours) SAP 168 - Hungarian Language (6 credit hours)
Courses 3-4 courses (4.5 credit hours per course) 3-4 courses (6 credit hours per course)
Total Courses 4-5 courses (18-22.5 total credit hours) 4-5 courses (24-30 total credit hours [registered for 12 credit hours in winter quarter and 12 or 18 credit hours in spring quarter])

How to search for courses:

  1. View available courses at Cornivus University by selecting the list for the term you are interested in:
  2. Select 3-4 courses
    • Please note, students CANNOT take graduate level courses at Corvinus. They will not be approved for credit at DePaul. "Master" will be listed in the level column for these courses.
  3. To see how the courses will count back at DePaul, return to the top of this page and click on the link "DePaul Course Equivalents" or click here
Students living in Budapest are able to travel to nearby countries and cities during their weekends and breaks. In addition, ISP provides many cultural and social events in which program participants have the opportunity to interact with Hungarian and international students. Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change at a host institution, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Students will live at Földes Ferenc Dormitory at Corvinus University. Students will arrange their housing selection directly with Corvinus. Please note that the cost of housing is not included in the program fee. Any fees related to housing will need to be paid to Corvinus directly.

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the student's regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the Fall program fee or Winter-Spring program fee for your program. Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.

Jason M. Bristow Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is given to one student annually. All DePaul students studying for the first time in one of DePaul's term-long programs in Hungary or Poland are eligible, including adult and returning students. The deadline is February 1. For students who are planning to study abroad in Budapest in the winter-spring, please note that you will need to submit your study abroad application by the scholarship application deadline in order to qualify for the award.


DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. Students that are U.S. Citizens DO NEED a visa when studying in Budapest over 90 days. To find out more information about the visa process for your select country(ies), visit our Visa Information Page. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.

Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience:
Name Email Term Attended
Emma Wallace EMMAWALLACE1534@GMAIL.COM Fall 2017
Gerardo Manjarrez GMANJARREZJR@GMAIL.COM Fall 2017
Tania Chwala Winter-Spring 2015

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA