Hungary, Budapest - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (Math Majors Only)

Learn from Hungarian mathematics scholars at an institution created specifically for American undergraduate students, and enjoy the beautiful city of Budapest.

Location

Budapest is one of the largest cities in Europe and is a leading global city with strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The historical evolution of the city can be seen in the many cultural institutions such as Museum of Fine Arts, Hungarian Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Institution

Budapest School of Mathematics was established for the specific reason to provide American and Canadian students the chance to study math while studying abroad. Since Budapest has a long standing tradition of mathematics education, the location and the faculty are committed to helping students learn from their excellence. The school is near the historic center of Budapest.

Academics

The BSM program teaches American and Canadian students the traditional strength of Hungarian mathematics. Topics covered relate to combinatorics, number theory, and probability theory. Problem solving and encouraging student creativity is at the heart of the program.

Small classes meet three to four times per week for a total of 56 contact hours each semester. The last week of the semester is dedicated to final exams. Classes are taught in English by Hungarian professors. These professors have had teaching experience in North American universities.

Students usually enroll in four classes per semester. Prior to attending BSM, students must have completed at least one semester of Abstract Algebra or Real Analysis.

Student Life & Co-Curricular

Upon arrival, the BSM staff will orient incoming students with the city of Budapest and the campus of BSM.

Housing

Students will be placed in housing with a roommate in the same program.

Program Cost

The program fee includes tuition (12-16 credits), accommodation, program orientation, scheduled academic excursions, and international health insurance. The program cost is based on full-time semester tuition and on-campus Marist housing. Students receive a detailed cost sheet once they have been admitted to the Marist Abroad Program.

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • Sophomore standing or higher at the time of study abroad
  • Academic Advisor approval of program and coursework

How to Apply

Enrollment is limited, and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Click here for more Information on the Marist Abroad application process.

Additional Information

If you have any additional questions about the program, please click here to contact the Program Coordinator, Caitlin Paul. Please click here for additional information on the program.

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