Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors in their junior or senior years may spend an academic year in Budapest and study under highly acclaimed professors while studying abroad and being immersed in the culture of Hungary.
The perfect place to study math, BSM offers a wide variety of mathematical courses that stress problem solving, foster student creativity, and support group learning. Classes are held on the College International campus of the Technical University Budapest which is near the historic city center.
BSM instructors are member 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.
Full semester program includes 14 weeks of instruction and one week of final exams
Classes meet two to three times per week (56 contact hours per semester, includes office hours)
Classes stress problem solving, foster student creativity, and support group learning
A wide variety of mathematical courses is offered
Course offerings combine standard upper-level courses in areas of strength of Hungarian mathematics such as combinatorics, number theory, and probability theory
The program runs similarly to Valpo semesters, starting in early January and running till mid-May. Spring 2018 earliest arrival date is January 3, 2018 with the last day to move out May 27, 2018. Students not wishing to take the optional language course would arrive February 2, 2018.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
The deadline to apply for the Spring 2018 Semester will be October 1st. Applications will be reviewed by the Math department alongside the Office of International Programs study abroad staff after the deadline has passed. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Students must have least sophomore status, be in good academic standing, and have completed one semester of Real Analysis or Abstract Algebra by the start of the program.
Click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page to begin an application.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
Students pay the same tuition and general fee they would pay at Valpo. All financial aid (except work-study and some 'on-campus' aid) applies. Be sure to meet with your Financial Aid Advisor to determine the exact cost.
Tuition, and General Fee will be posted to Student Accounts as they would for a normal semester at Valpo. Housing will be paid directly to Budapest Semester in Mathematics.
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. The Study Abroad Office is happy to offer support as necessary including soliciting quotes for flights from a travel agent, and/or connecting students with reputable travel agents.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. This would include personal items, additional personal travel, restaurant meals, shopping, and other activities such as going to movies, concerts, etc. This estimate found in the budget sheet is based on average spending and students should estimate for themselves based on their individual spending habits.
Start your scholarships & funding search as early as possible so that you are able to plan and ensure you are able to meet any deadlines. Your study abroad advisor can also help you with brainstorming potential resources as well.
Program Contact Information
Study Abroad Advising:
Erin Kunert-Associate Director of Study Abroad
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Contact Erin with administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Apply for a Passport!
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program’s end date. As part of the application, students must upload a copy of a valid passport, or a receipt or similar proof that the student has submitted a passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.