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Study Abroad in Budapest: Academics

Corvinus University

Corvinus University is the leading higher education institution in Hungary, offering instruction in business, economics, humanities, law, public administration and social sciences. Founded in 1920, originally as Karl Marx University, it is home to over 14,000 students.

Its Hungarian students go through a rigorous academic selection and its international students come from over 80 countries around the world. Hungary has a long tradition of higher education and has produced many Nobel prize winners, scientists and inventors. The university provides full degree programs in English at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Class size is relatively small and courses are taught by university faculty many of whom have teaching experience in U.S. universities. Corvinus University School of Business, as the only business school in Hungary, joined the exclusive group of 180 EQUIS accredited schools worldwide in 2018.

Academic Overview

Students are advised to gain pre-approval for course credit with their home institution before participating in the program.

Attendance is required for full credit. Students exceeding the permitted number of excused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Course Load Courses are taught Monday through Friday. Classes meet for a total of 60 hours per course, 45 hours in class and 15 hours for guest lectures and company visits. Students take both courses for 3 credits each.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Library Corvinus Library houses a collection of approximately 400,000 registered books and provides access to a large digital collection of dissertations, reports and manuscripts; electronic databases and online and print periodicals, newspapers, DVDs, CDs. The library also has Wi-Fi, printing and digital scanning facilities, a computer lab, a finance lab, reading and group project rooms.

Transcripts are issued by Corvinus University. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

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