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This university is located in Budapest, Hungary. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
Organized by St. Olaf College in Minnesota, the Budapest Exchange Program provides a unique opportunity for North American undergraduates. Through this program, mathematics and computer sciences majors may spend one or two semester in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers. The instructors of the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics are members of Eotvos University and the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the two institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary's highly acclaimed mathematicians. Most instructors have had teaching experience in North America and are familiar with the cultural differences.
Classes are held on the College International campus of the Technical University of Budapest, which is near the historic city center.
- off-campus apartments shared with other program participants
- home stay
Students are asked to indicate their preference between the two choices listed above. Opting for an apartment offers most of the comfort to which students are accustomed. Living with a family provides less privacy but more cross-cultural experience. For more information, click here.
- no meal plan
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Students normally take three to four mathematics courses and one or two intercultural courses each semester. For information about the class offerings: click here.
Courses are taught in English.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 BSM credit = 3 GT credits
.33 BSM credits = 1 GT credit
BSM Grade = GT Grade
A = A
B = B
C/Pass = C
D = D
F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.