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Application requirements for Regional and Environmental Economics

The goal of the master programme is to provide an introduction to development policy at the international and regional level for students with bachelor degrees in Economics, Geography or other related areas. Our students acquire extensive knowledge of Environmental Economics (i.e. sustainability issues) and wide range of strategic planning and management skills focusing mainly on the public sector.

 

The Institute of Economic Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development is committed to providing the highest quality regional and environmental economics programme in East-Central Europe. Therefore, the programme is characterised by interactive and on-site practical classes, group projects, with a strong focus on the international dimension as well as the exploration of alternative economic schools of thought.

 

MA in Regional and Environmental Economics provides an excellent opportunity to get familiar with public planning and environment protection, as well as standards, trends and approaches of policy-making and regulation from an international point of view. The program also offers an insight into the Central-Eastern European region’s specific challenges and perspectives. The programme places strong emphasis on practise, therefore students of the program are supported to get traineeship positions at Hungarian organisations, companies and EU institutions.

 

The two year programme provides altogether 120 ECTS credits. Core courses cover the following areas: regional economics and policy, geopolitics, geographical information systems, urban and regional marketing, development policy and regional development, urban studies, sustainability and climate policy, advanced environmental economics, corporate sustainability and CSR.

 

Further information on the page of the Institute of Economic Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.

 

Tuition fee

Tuition fee: 610 000 HUF (or equivalent in EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants

Please find the official euro exchange rates here: https://www.mnb.hu/en

Bank account details for paying application fee

Bank: OTP Bank Nyrt.
Address: 1051 Budapest, Nador utca 16.
Account holder: Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem
Bank account No.: 11784009-22229896-00000000
IBAN No.: HU 92 11784009 22229896 00000000
SWIFT code: OTPVHUHB

When making the transfer, under “comments” please add: „ your name and 124001

Kindly note that all additional bank charges have to be covered by the applicant, thus it is advised to calculate the transferred amount accordingly.

Entry requirements

Language requirements:

Native speakers and applicants who have completed their Bachelor's and/or Master's studies in English will be exempt from providing proof of English language proficiency. As proof of language proficiency, non-native English applicants must have one of the language certificates listed below:

  • valid TOEFL Score of a minimum of 66 points (iBT); 500 (PBT)
  • valid IELTS of an overall band of 5.5 or higher
  • other international B2-level English-language exam certificate

If you have any other similar-level English-language proficiency test result, please contact the program coordinator regarding its validity.

 

Entrance exam:

Oral exam: A telephone or Skype interview

The purpose of the interview is to measure applicants’ verbal competences, as well as to learn about their motivation for joining a program. Interviews are evaluated, among others, on the basis of how successful applicants are in communicating their ideas, what career plans they have in mind or how they think they can benefit from the Master’s program in order to meet their future goals.

 

The application procedure

Application deadline: 15th May 2020

 

Total number of application points: 100

You can gain a maximum of 70 points at the entrance exam.

Degree classification: max. 25 points (excellent: 25 points, good: 20 points etc.)

Additional points: max. 5 (for example for any kind of disability or excellent results in contests)

Application packages should contain the following items:

  • A completed application form (online form)
  • An authenticated copy of the BA/BSc degree
  • An official transcript of studies
  • Curriculum Vitae (with photo)
  • A motivation letter
  • A copy of applicant’s passport
  • A copy of receipt proving payment of application fee

Application packages have to be posted in hard copy to the postal address of Corvinus University of Budapest OR have to be sent in an electronic form to nikolett.menyhart(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu by the application deadline. Successful candidates receive the certificate of acceptance in online form via E-mail, so that, in case it is applicable, the visa application procedure can be started in time.

Application fee: 120 EUR 

The application fee is non-refundable.

If you are accepted to the program, the official Letter of Acceptance will be issued only after you have submitted the apostilled (or diplomatically legalized) version of your degree to your coordinator. For this reason, we suggest that you make arrangements for the apostille/diplomatic legalization as soon as you have been awarded the degree as it may take time to get the apostille/diplomatic legalization.

For detailed information on apostilles, please check here: https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/specialised-sections/apostille

If the country where your diploma originated is not a member of the Apostille Convention, your diploma must be diplomatically legalized by the foreign ministry of the country in which the document originated, and then by the Hungarian Consulate of your home country.

All application materials should be sent to the following address, by regular mail, postmarked no later than 15th May 2020.

Institute of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development
Corvinus University of Budapest
(Room 533)
Közraktár utca 4-6
Budapest
H-1093
Hungary

General information

Applications postmarked later than 15th May 2020 will not be considered.

Recommended reading list:

Rakonczai, János (2018) Global and Geopolitical Environmental Challenges. Corvinus Geographia, Geopolitica, Geoeconomia . Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest. ISBN 978-963-503-745-2

Kerekes, Sándor and Marjainé Szerényi, Zsuzsanna and Kocsis, Tamás (2018) Sustainability, environmental economics, welfare. Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest. ISBN 978-963-503-711-7

Regional Development in Central-Eastern European Countries at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Path Dependence and Effects of EU Cohesion Policy

Cohesion Policy and development of the European Union's Regions in the Perspective of 2020

 

Contact details:

Academic coordinator: János Balázs Kocsis (janosbalazs.kocsis(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu)

Administrative coordinator: Menyhárt Nikolett: nikolett.menyhart@uni-corvinus.hu

Website: http://www.uni-corvinus.hu/index.php?id=geo_institute

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GeoIntezet/

 

 

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