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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Apartment, Homestay
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Engineering & Math
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jenny Quijano Sax Language Prerequisite: No
Prerequisites: Completion of one semester of Abstract Algebra or Advanced Calculus (a first course in Analysis) Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different)
Program Description:

Hungary has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics education. However, because of the language barrier, students have not been able to take advantage of the skill and dedication of the mathematics faculties of Hungarian universities. The program Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) provides a unique opportunity for mathematics majors in their junior/senior years to spend a semester or year in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers.

Location | Areas of Study | Dates | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Semester/Year
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM)

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The instructors of BSM are members of Eötvös University, the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the three institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary’s highly acclaimed mathematicians. BSM classes are held at the College International, a Hungarian-based educational institution focusing on international students studying in Budapest.


Budapest, Hungary

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Areas of Study

  • Mathematics
  • Several course offerings in the Humanities

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Fall: Mid-August* to Mid-December. Deadline: April 1
Full Year: Mid-August* to Late May. Deadline: April 1
Spring: Mid-January* to Late May. Deadline: October 15

*Start dates include 2-week optional Hungarian language courseBudapest - St Stephens

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  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA or above
  • Students must have completed at least one semester of Abstract Algebra or Advanced Calculus (a first course in the Theory of Analysis) prior to attending the program. 

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Courses and Credits

Students typically take 4 classes, which count for 4 JHU credits each. The vast majority of courses are mathematics courses. A handful of humanities options are available as well. Select math courses will come back with Hopkins course numbers and grades that appear on students’ Hopkins transcripts and factor into the GPA.the castle

Classes are taught in English by eminent Hungarian professors, most of whom have had teaching experience in North American universities. In keeping with Hungarian tradition, teachers closely monitor each individual student’s progress. Considerable time is devoted to problem solving and encouraging student creativity. Students are strongly encouraged to take the optional Hungarian language course at the beginning of the semester. 

Course offerings

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Students pay JHU tuition, which will be billed to the student account. Housing is paid directly to the housing provider. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program.
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Students have a choice of renting a furnished apartment and sharing it with other program participants or living with a Hungarian family in a home stay. Opting for an apartment offers most of the comfort to which students are accustomed. Living with a family provides substantially less privacy, however it enhances the cross-cultural experience. All homes are within easy reach of the university using the frequent and inexpensive public transportation.

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Application ProcessBridge to Budapest

There is a dual application process for this program.

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of this page
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the website listed under More Information, below.

Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.

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More Information

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This program is currently not accepting applications.