Budapest, Hungary

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  • Fall Semester - Early September - Late December
  • Spring Semester - Late January - Late May

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (

The program is intended for students who have an interest in Hungary and Central Europe, as well as political, social, and/or economic transformation from state control to democratic market-based systems. This program is very suitable for a student who would like to do volunteer work or an internship.


Although there is no language prerequisite for participation in the program, all students are required to take a Hungarian language course. In addition to language study, students normally take four area studies courses taught in English or three area studies courses plus an internship for credit.

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Host University

The Corvinus University of Budapest, known as Karl Marx University until 1990 and the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration until 2004, was established in 1948. It is located on the banks of the Danube, centrally located within Budapest, on the Pest side. Its 7,000 students take offerings in general economics, business administration, public administration, and social sciences. The CIEE Study Center is hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration, and courses are taken in various faculties throughout the University.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75 
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP Application
    • Completed online CIEE application
      • Upload a photocopy of your passport ID page to the CIEE online application
      • Upload your NEU transcript to the CIEE online application
      • The Home School Nomination forms will be completed online (Completed by your OISP coordinator).
      • If the program has a language prerequisite or the student does not meet the GPA requirement, one professor evaluation is needed. If a program has a language prerequisite, the evaluation must be a language evaluation. The CIEE online application will prompt students and will send an email to their evaluator
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


During orientation, students are housed in a Corvinus University of Budapest dorm within walking distance of the University. During the remainder of the semester, students usually share an apartment with one or two other CIEE program participants. A limited number of homestays are also available, sharing an apartment with a Hungarian family. The Resident Director arranges housing for students based on availability and preference.  Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Students can prepare meals in their apartment, and there are many restaurants nearby and on the University campus.


Budapest, a city of two million, is an architectural gem straddling the Danube River. As Hungary's capital, it is the administrative, business, educational, and cultural center of the country. Despite the scars inflicted by four decades of communist rule, Budapest retains a turn-of-the-century feel with its marvelous architecture and rich history. It is easy to live in with excellent public transportation systems; theaters, opera, concert halls, museums, and cinemas; thermal and medicinal baths and swimming pools; and a variety of restaurants and discos.