Study Abroad in Budapest, Hungary

Study Abroad in Budapest: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals


  • Double room
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom


  • Meal allowance worth $550


Student Apartments

AIFS apartments are located throughout the city. Typically four AIFS students share a two-bedroom apartment with shared bathroom and kitchen/living area. Apartments are not located in student blocks but in typical apartment buildings with real Hungarians as your neighbors. The perfect way to immerse yourself in the city, and still easily accessible for the University.


All students receive an allowance to subsidize the cost of groceries and meals. Students find this a great help while managing their budgets. The on-site staff assists with providing tips about shopping for different food and grocery items in Budapest as well as good and affordable places for eating out. Students who wish to opt out of the meal allowance pay a reduced program fee of $12,445.

Cultural Activities

Budapest has a very busy and vibrant cultural life. In addition to the day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of activities and social events are included in the program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Budapest. Typical activities would include:

  • Walking tour of the Buda Castle Area
  • Walking tour of the Budapest Jewish District
  • Culinary tour of the Budapest Food Market
  • Boat Trip along the Danube
  • Visit to Budapest Christmas Market
  • Ottoman Heritage Tour (including a visit to Budapest famous baths)
  • Music concerts and ballet and contemporary dance performances
  • Explore Roman Budapest

Students may pay a small additional fee for some of the activities listed.

Immersion into Hungarian Language and Culture

The Tandem Partnership offers each AIFS student a Corvinus student Tandem, a buddy who will assist you before your arrival via e-mail and facilitate your first few weeks in immersing you in the student and academic life at Corvinus University. During the program, other immersion opportunities and cultural experiences such as social hours, cooking classes taught by Hungarian students, hosting by Hungarian families and volunteering opportunities (based on the assessment of student résumés) are announced to student participants.

AIFS in Budapest Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

AIFS Resident Director

Dr. Deniz Bingöl Hall

HU 1016
Naphegy utca 13 1/1
Budapest/ HUNGARY

Phone: (36) 70 553 0717

Üdvözöljük! Welcome to Budapest... Originally a native of Istanbul, my graduate studies in Political Science took me to this beautiful and unique city where I made a home and lifelong friends.

Budapest, Hungary is at the heart of Europe, with one foot in its glorious Austro-Hungarian past and another foot firmly placed into the future. The city has undergone many changes since I arrived, but its Hungarian residents, young and old, are committed to preserving its unique and colorful historical character.

Here in Budapest and Hungary, you will hear great music, marvel at one of the most pristine urban architectures in Europe yet with an authentic Hungarian character; get to experience its culinary delicacies and its wine culture as an enduring symbol of fine living since the Roman times and study at the home of Hungary's Nobel laureates in sciences and literature. You will gain competence in a unique European language and get to practice it daily with Hungarian friends on walking trips throughout the city's beautiful boulevards and its many historical neighborhoods, sailing along the Danube Bend and visiting the other cultural and natural treasures throughout Hungary. I look forward to welcoming you to Budapest!

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.