|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Bachelor, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||6 semesters (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||BA (Philologist in English and American Studies)|
|Course code||Arts and Humanities|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The students who can apply for the English and American Studies 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.
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, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia, India, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, 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.
The language of instruction for the entire program is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole program. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
— 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 School of English and American Studies offers a BA programme in English and American studies. The programme may be completed as a major programme or as a minor programme, the latter is only available for students who are in another major programme at ELTE. Students taking the programme as a major opt for either the English or the American track at the end of the first term. The three-year long programme does not provide teaching qualifications.
The language of instruction in all courses is English.
Further information available at delg0.elte.hu/dokuwiki/
Strengths of the programme:
Students in the English studies track within the English and American Studies BA program are offered a chance to acquaint themselves with the foundations of information technology and typography in the first phase of their studies. This is followed by a series of seminars and lectures aimed at developing students’ competence in using English as a language of global communication, academic writing, and everyday oral argumentation in a scholarly and business environment. Students will thus attain the foundations of academic research, evaluation and critical thinking in English literature, British and American socio-political history, and develop an understanding of the linguistic levels of description and analysis of English (phonology and syntax).
Students opting for the American Studies track within the English and American Studies BA program are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the background and idiosyncratic features of American history, culture, literature, and the American variety of English. By focusing on these areas of research, the aim of the American Studies track is to impart the students with the foundations of critical thinking and academic research in order to prepare them for future studies or for successful endeavours when entering the job market.
A B2-level, internationally recognized language certificate (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) in the target language or a diploma in the target language.
Entrance exam: Yes
Type of entrance exam: Oral
Entrance exam location: Electronic
Entrance examination and selection process:
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: 100
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
Those holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Studies are eligible for admission to the English Studies MA or American Studies MA or similar philological degrees. They will be able to work in different fields, such and journalism, tourism, 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 English or MA in American studies or similar philological degrees. Out of University careers: journalism, tourism, teaching English in non-state funded schools, government organisations, diplomacy, any other job not requiring degree-specific skills, etc.