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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
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 live in a dormitory at Corvinus University. Students are able to eat at the school cafeteria, located in the main University building, or prepare their own meals in a communal kitchen on each floor in their dormitory. There are three students per room and students can choose to live with two other DePaul students, American students, or a combination. Students will have access to Wi-Fi in all Corvinus buildings, including the dormitories.

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 Academic Year program fee, 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 Guidelines and Application. 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 May 1. For students who are planning to study abroad in Budapest in the winter-spring, please note that the scholarship application should be turned in at the same time as the study abroad application.

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.

Residence Permit
Students that are U.S. Citizens will obtain their Residence Permit on site (instructions will be given at on site orientation). Non-U.S. citizens need a study visa prior to arriving in Budapest.

Questions about this program? Contact Alma Sandoval at or visit during open advising hours.

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
Winter-Spring Terms 2020 05/15/2019
06/01/2019 02/02/2020 05/23/2020

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This program is currently not accepting applications.