|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Bachelor, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||6 semesters (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||BA (Expert in Hungarian)|
|Course code||Arts and Humanities|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The students who can apply for the Hungarian BA Program are expected to present the documentation of their certificate of matriculation from a secondary school and to submit their application with the necessary attachments.
The university accepts only certificates, which are equivalent to the Hungarian certificate of matriculation, thus appropriate for continuing one’s studies in university education. If the certificate is not in English, the university needs an official translation, which could be a translation by the secondary school as well.
If the applicant completes their secondary education during the current term and their certificate is not issued before the application deadline, a proof of student status or a certification, which verifies that the applicant will receive matriculation is required instead. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present their certificate of matriculation upon enrolment at the latest.
This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.
The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Hungarian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia, India, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Russia, Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Korea, State of Palestine, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Yemen.
B2-level language certificate in Hungarian or Advanced level Hungarian “Matura” examination.
— Record of the final two years in secondary school
Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records is required to be submitted, if the language of the original is not in English.
Optional documents for admissions
The aim of the Hungarian BA program is to provide students with a professional level of Hungarian in its language and literature. The program offers language training based on the experience of the Hungarian as a Foreign Language Department of Eötvös Loránd University, and also emphasizes the importance of literary and cultural studies. Eastern, and Eastern-Central Europe are in the position to become central actors in cultural and economic connections between Asia and Europe. This can be seen as a developing trend that will grow in the coming years. Budapest, as the capital of Hungary is one of the hubs in the region and the center of Hungarian culture. Students of the Hungarian BA program specialize in Hungarian as a Foreign Language.
Strength of program
The professional understanding of not only the Hungarian language but also Hungarian literature and culture, and several of the cultural factors that define Europe at an international level will position graduate students favourably in becoming actors in this quickly developing economic and cultural field. Eötvös Loránd University is located on two main campuses around city centre and boasts nearly 30,000 students and a thriving university life. It is one of the largest universities in Eastern-Central Europe and houses the world’s most prestigious institutes for the study of Hungarian language, tradition, history, culture and art. Students enrolling in the program will be learning from many academics who are leading figures in their fields, guaranteeing the highest possible standard of training.
This BA program lasts 3 years. The program is divided into two modules: the first year as the foundation module, the second and third years as the main module. At the end of each period there are complex examinations. Note that the program does not offer teaching qualifications.
Entry requirement: B2 in Hungarian
Entrance exam: Yes
Type of entrance exam: Oral
Entrance exam location: Electronic
Entrance exam description:
The application documents are processed by the Department of International Affairs and then forwarded to the department responsible for the given degree programme. The department checks the documents and organizes an interview by telephone, online (e.g. Skype) or in person. After the entrance interview, the department comes to a decision and informs the Department of International Affairs.
Mr Rezső Jarmalov
Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator
Preparatory year available: No
Specialisation year available: No
Minimum number of scholarship holders: 2
Maximum number of scholarship holders: 20
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
Those holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hungarian BA are eligible for admission to the Hungarian Studies MA or similar philological degrees. They will be able to work in different fields, such as journalism, education in non-state founded schools, government organizations, diplomacy and any other jobs that do not require degree-specific skills.
Academic: BA graduates are eligible for admission to MA in Hungarian Studies or similar philological degrees. Out of University careers: journalism, teaching Hungarian in non-state funded schools, government organizations, diplomacy, any other job not requiring degree-specific skills, etc.