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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Language of Instruction:
Class Status:
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Term of Study:
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Housing Options:
Apartment, Home Stay
Minimum GPA:
Language Courses Offered:
Non-Valpo Students:
Subjects Offered:
Fine or Applied Arts, Humanities, Math/Computer Science
Internship/Service Learning:
Language Requirement:
None Study Abroad Advisor: Erin Kunert
Program Description:

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Program Description

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. Fall semesters would run from late-August to mid-December.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2017 program will be March 1, 2017. 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.

Click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page to begin an application.


Cost Information

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.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses
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.

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.


This program is currently not accepting applications.