Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest is considered by many to be one of the hidden treasures of Europe. It is a thriving city of modern bridges, cafes and markets amid an eclectic mix of architectural styles that reflect Budapest’s unique history. The Danube River splits the city of Budapest into its two halves, Buda and Pest. On the Buda side, Castle Hill, the Royal Palace and Old Town are sites not to be missed. Wait until darkness falls for a breathtaking view of the river with the lights of the seven bridges, the castle and the Parliament building reflected on the water. Pest is the political and economic heart of the city. Its main symbol is the Parliament, which is one of the most recognizable structures in Budapest. Visitors should explore the central market for anything from souvenirs to dinner, or visit one of Budapest’s renowned thermal baths.

Students will study through the study abroad provider Academic Programs International (API).  Students who choose to study abroad in Budapest will attend classes through the International Study Programs (ISP) department of the Corvinus University.One of the leading universities for economics in Hungary and Central Europe, Corvinus University hosts approximately 17,000 students annually. The International Study Programs department was established in 1990 with the purpose of welcoming international students for study abroad sessions as well as for degree programs. Throughout its history, the ISP has welcomed over 5,000 students from 83 countries. Visiting students can choose from a variety of classes in economics, business, social sciences and public administration. The courses are designed in an American format and taught in English.

Criteria for Acceptance

  • Typically sophomores with a minimum cumulative CQPA average of 2.750.
  • Students who can find courses which fit their Loyola program and allow full-time participation and who are neither on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems.


  • Consult the Office of International Programs as early as possible to get assistance on course selections at Loyola, so that you are prepared for an academic course load in Athens
  • This program serves primarily Business majors, but other majors may apply.
  • Some upper level core courses are available
  • Must have 1 free elective available to complete the Hungarian language requirement 
  • Students will take 5, 3 credit courses 

Disclaimer: In case of strikes or unexpected disruption to the academic semester Loyola will work with the host university abroad to provide additional support or other academic arrangements to enable students to complete their coursework in agreement with the rules and regulations of the host university and the laws of the host country.  Loyola University Maryland will not makes any changes to its course, grade, or credit transfer policies following such circumstances.

Length of Stay

  • This is a fall or spring program. The fall term runs late-August until mid-December while the spring term runs from mid-January until early May. The fall group departs together in late August and is home for Christmas break.    Spring semester students will depart together in late-January and return in mid-May. There is a two week long spring break in the spring semester.


  • Students will be housed in off campus apartments in either the Buda or Pest side of the city. Students can request single rooms on their housing form for an additional fee, although some sites may have guaranteed single rooms as part of the program fee.


  • Students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid, except the federal work-study program. Students studying abroad for a semester will forfeit the value of a federal work-study assignment.
  • The cost is equivalent to the tuition, room charge (Ahern), and a reduced comprehensive fee paid to Loyola, plus a program fee each semester.
  • Loyola financial aid applies.

Application Requirements 

  • An application must be submitted to the Office of International Programs by December 2 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving break) of Sophomore year.
  •  All applications, regardless of major, are reviewed equally.
  • An in-person interview with the program coordinator at Loyola University Maryland is also required.
  • Please note: Limited to 30 students per semester

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*Please keep in mind that study abroad information, dates, benefits, and fees are subject to change without notification. You are encouraged to contact the Office of International Programs directly for the most up-to-date information regarding any study abroad programs offered at Loyola.