Non-degree Programmes

Hungarian Language and Culture Preparatory Programme

Hungarian Language and Culture Preparatory Programme

2017. February 09.
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The Hungarian Studies Center offers a comprehensive one or two-semester preparatory programme for foreigners who wish to study Hungarian as a foreign language and Hungarian culture in English.

Hungarian as a foreign language is taught at five different levels from beginner to advanced. Students can choose language courses at different intensities from 2 to 8 hours per week. During the fall semester we offer pronunciation practice in a language lab.


Besides language learning, students are offered lectures in English in the field of Hungarian history, linguistics and Hungarian culture (Hungarian literature, film, art history, cultural geography, folklore and music).


The Hungarian language and culture preparatory programme starts with an orientation week to help students prepare for their studies. Besides practical issues, at the beginning of the fall semester, students participate in a cultural sensitization training that familiarizes them with the new culture and learning environment and offers ways of overcoming potential problems.


At the end of the spring semester, students are eligible for reduced pricing to attend the 4-week intensive Summer University organized by the Hungarian Studies Center.


Who should apply? This programme is appropriate for anyone interested in Hungarian as a foreign language and culture, or planning to study or work in Hungary in the future.

Application requirements: A certificate of completion of secondary education is required. Students are expected to have a good command of English. Minimum English test score requirements are: IELTS level 5.5, Cambridge English 150 points overall, Cambridge Preliminary pass with merit, TOEFL 53 points, or TOEFL ITP 477 points.

Online application

Start of the program: Every September and February

Duration of the programme: 1 or 2 semesters

Tuition fee: 1900 EUR

Application Fee: 35 EUR

Entrance Exam Fee: 250 EUR

For more information, contact: Ágnes Bata;; +36-62-544-685.