Study Abroad

Budapest Semester in Mathematics

  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors and seniors


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You can read the CDC Travel Warning and U.S. State Department Travel Advisory  for Hungary at the respective links. For more information about Haverford College Study Abroad and the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, read the Study Abroad homepage here.

Budapest, called “little Paris on the Danube,” is a city of two million, situated on both sides of the river Danube. The city retains a rich cultural heritage. Students can visit Roman ruins, mosques from the 16th century, the old castle district of Buda, historic synagogues and artifacts of Jewish life from the time prior to Nazi occupation, and the architectural remnants of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Budapest hosts eleven universities, two opera and ballet theatres, scores of theatres, museums, and art collections, plus many cinemas, discos, and sports arenas. Classes are held on the College International campus of the Technical University Budapest, which is near the historic city center.

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    Non-U.S. Citizens may have to meet additional requirements to study abroad in Budapest depending on their country of citizenship. Non-US citizens should consult with the program and the Office of International Student Support before applying to the program.

    Study Abroad & Applying for OPT Policy 

  • Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition only to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting payments to the program.

Students must have completed at least one semester of Real Analysis (a first course in the Theory of Analysis) or Abstract Algebra . Students should be motivated to study math. Students must enroll in an appropriate-level Hungarian language course. Fulfills Haverford foreign language requirement.

Academic Credit

In order for credit to be transferable to Haverford, math students must take a total of 4 courses, 2-4 math courses and 1-2 intercultural courses. Students may substitute computer science for a math class. Students are required to take a course in the Hungarian language. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.


Recommended for Math and Computer Science majors. Professors are from the Eotvos University and Mathematics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (two institutions famous for educating highly acclaimed mathematicians). Professors work closely with students, monitoring individual progress. Problem solving and creativity are encouraged.

Course Highlights

Computer Science, European History, Hungarian language, Hungarian culture, Math

Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

Review the Full Academic Requirements for Studying Abroad


Special orientation program to the Hungarian language is offered.

Number of Students

A maximum of 60 students attend each semester.

Housing/Meal Plans

Furnished apartment or homestay, guaranteed.


Additional Resources

Apply to Study Abroad!

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  • Semester
  • Science/Math/Pre-Health/CompSci Approved
  • Fulfills Language Requirement


  • Semester I: Mid-August to late December
  • Semester II: Early January to late May

Application Deadlines

  • Semester I: March 15
  • Semester II: October 1

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