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BA / BSc programs application information

Application requirements

For international applicants applying to study in English language

If you are a Corvinus applicant or are planning to apply to us, please read this page carefully.

Please also read the pages of any programme(s) you have applied to and download the programme specification.

You may also live to take a look at our frequently asked questions page.

If you have completed these steps and still have questions, we recommend making an enquiry, rather than emailing. Please allow up to two working days for our staff to respond.

Self-funded applicants now apply online. Apply before 15 March to receive an “early bird” entrance exam and conditional offer! The application deadline is 15 May 2022.

Please note: as of December 2021, Hungarian citizens (including dual nationals) who have completed high school overseas or at an international school in Hungary are eligble to apply to Corvinus as international students.

How to apply?

There are three application routes for international applicants – online applications can be made for each via the links provided:

To apply for an undergraduate/Bachelor (BA or BSc) degree, at Corvinus University of Budapest you will need to complete an online application and provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Proof of completing secondary education (the final, legalised certificate, transcripts and translations [if not in English])*
  • Minimum B2 knowledge in English, evidenced by a proficiency certificate (see below)
  • A valid passport
  • Letter of motivation – minimum one page**
  • CV/resume**.

*If you are still studying, please provide just your “in-progress” academic transcripts when you make your application. Your final documents can be submitted later.

**Letter of motivation and CV are required for Stipendium Hungaricum and Diaspora scholarship applicants only (not for self-funded applicants).

If you are an applicant for one of the following, you will need to demonstrate mathematics proficiency (see below):

  • BSc Applied Economics
  • BSc Business and Management
  • BSc International Business.

Application fees

There are no application fees for Stipendium Hungaricum or Diaspora scholarship applicants.

There is an application fee of €75 for self-funded applicants – this is easy to pay when you make your online application

Administering your application

To proceed in the application process, you must:

  • Provide all of the documents stated above (including “in progress” academic transcripts and evidencing proof of your English proficiency)
  • Pay the application fee (if you are a self-funded applicant) – see above.

Please click on the yellow blocks below for more information.

English language proficiency

Corvinus accepts the following language certificates with the minimum scores stated below:

Test providerCambridgeIELTSTOEFLTOEFL iBTTOEICDuolingo
Min score (B2 equiv.)FCE6.0657278595

Note: the above certificates are only valid for two years after taking the test. If you are applying to study at Corvinus in September 2022, your test date should be later than September 2020, otherwise, you will need to renew the certificate (unless you meet the exemptions below).

English language exemptions

You are exempt from (i.e. do not require) the above:

  • If you have completed high school in English and have written, official proof from your school that the language of instruction was English for the full duration of your studies (minimum four years from 14-18).
  • If you are a native English speaker – defined as per the list of countries recognised by the UK government – https://www.gov.uk/student-visa/knowledge-of-english  (if your country is not on this list, you will need one of the above certificates).

Please provide proof of English proficiency or exemption as soon as possible after making your application.

Mathematics proficiency

If you are an applicant for BSc Applied Economics, BSc Business and Management or BSc International Business one of the following is required with the minimum scores stated:

  • Advanced Placement exam (Mathematics AB or BC), with a minimum grade of 3;
  • SAT Subject Test Mathematics Level II exam, minimum of 680 points;
  • ACT exam with minimum of 27 points.

If you do not have one of the above you will be required to pass Corvinus’ internal mathematics exam (for more details, please see below).

There are no mathematics requirements for any other programmes.

Entrance exams

Our admissions office will evaluate your application and supporting documents. If needed and you are eligible, you will then be contacted to participate in an entrance exam.

Mathematics exam

If you are an applicant for one of the following and do not meet mathematics proficiency requirements (see above), you will be required to pass Corvinus’ internal mathematics exam:

  • BSc Applied Economics
  • BSc Business and Management
  • BSc International Business.

Applicants for any other programmes (or those who meet the proficiency requirements) will not be required to pass a mathematics exam.

Our mathematics exam will be conducted online.

The exam will be held between 6-8 April 2022 for Stipendium Hungaricum and Diaspora nominees.

There will be an “early bird” exam date for self-funded applicants between 6-8 April 2022.

There will be a later exam date for self-funded applicants between 23-25 May 2022

If required, you will receive an email inviting you to participate a minimum of five days before the exam. Please ensure you whitelist emails from international.admissions@uni-corvinus.hu and be sure to regularly check your inbox (including junk/spam folders).

Failure to participate may result in your application being rejected.

Preparation materials for the mathematics exam will be provided on this page, soon.

The exam pass mark is 56%.

Oral exam (interview)

You will be invited for an interview if you are an applicant for:

  • BA Communications
  • BA International Relations
  • BA Sociology.

Applicants for BSc Applied Economics, BSc Business and Management or BSc International Business do not require an interview.

Our interviews are generally held online – via Teams or Zoom.

Interviews will take place between 19-22 April 2022 for Stipendium Hungaricum and Diaspora nominees.

There will be “early bird” interview appointments for self-funded applicants between 19-22 April 2022.

There will be later interview dates for self-funded applicants in 7–10 June 2022.

You should receive an email inviting you to schedule an interview a minimum of five days before the interview date. Please ensure you whitelist emails from international.admissions@uni-corvinus.hu and be sure to regularly check your inbox (including junk/spam folders).

Failure to attend an interview may result in your application being rejected.

The following will be assessed at your interview:

  • Knowledge relevant to your programme (25%)
  • Skills relevant to your programme (25%)
  • Motivation (50%).

The interview pass mark is 56%.

Interview preparation materials will be made available here soon.

Results

You will be made a conditional offer if you attain the pass mark and meet all other requirements. If a programme quota is filled, applicants with the highest scores (across all admission areas) will be prioritised.

Stipendium Hungaricum and Diaspora applicants will be notified of their results via the DreamApply application platform by the end of April 2022 (for any first-choice programme) and by the end of May 2022 (for any second choice programme).

There are typically three offer statuses you could receive by this point:

Offer statusMeaning
HEI Conditionally AcceptableProceed in the admission process and make sure all further requirements are met (as requested by our Admissions office)
HEI Rejected (Admission)You have not achieved the 56% pass mark and your application has been unsuccessful
HEI Rejected (Quotas)You have achieved the 56% pass mark, but due to a quota limit and other applicants scoring higher, your application has been unsuccessful

Your application could also have the status “Formally Rejected”, for example, if you do not provide statutory documentation or meet prelimiary requirements.

Uploading documents

When you submit your application

Please ensure that you upload all the following documents when you make your initial application.

If you are a Stipendium Hungaricum applicant, please upload to DreamApply before 15 January 2022.

If you are a Diaspora scholarship applicant, please upload to DreamApply before 31 January 2022.

Self-funded applicants should provide all documents and pay the application fee upon submitting their online application.

  • In progress secondary education certificates and transcripts – please be sure to also state your GPA and maximum GPA possible in your online application form
  • Proof of English language proficiency (see above)
  • A valid passport
  • Letter of motivation* – minimum one page
  • CV/resume* –  please be sure to also state work and activity experience in your online application.

*For Stipendium Hungaricum and Diaspora scholarship applicants only.

15 April 2022 – Mandatory medical certificate

Deadline to upload your mandatory medical certificate if you are a Stipendium Hungaricum or Diaspora scholarship applicant.

1 August 2022 – completed secondary education

Final deadline to upload your completed secondary education certificate and transcripts (the final, legalised certificate, transcripts and translations [if not in English]).

Please ensure your diploma has been legalised and legally translated (if not in English) and upload it to DreamApply.

Please also complete and upload this complementary form.

Please read our June 2021 blog post for more information about legalising your diploma.

Getting in touch

We receive a high volume of enquiries. To provide an efficient service to you and other applicants, please only get in touch with our Admissions office if you have taken all of the following steps and still can’t find the answer:

1) You have read this page

2) You have studied all the information available on our website about the programme(s) you have applied to

3) You have our frequently asked questions page (for international applicants).

If you then need to get in touch with our Admissions office, please click here to make an enquiry. Please allow up to two days for our staff to respond.

Email advice

You should not need to email our Admissions office. In urgent circumstances, please follow the following protocols.

  1. Read all available resources first (including this page!).
  2. Please keep in mind regular working hours and that Saturday and Sunday are not working days.
  3. If you need to send an email, always include the following in the email subject line:
    – Your full name
    – Your application type, e.g. “Stipendium Hungaricum”, “Diaspora scholarship” or “Self-funded”
    – Your application ID: e.g. “123456”

    In your email body, please describe issues clearly, but as briefly as possible. Attach relevant screenshots if they will help to demonstrate issues.

    Please do not send multiple emails to multiple staff members.
  4. Again, please wait up to two full working days for a response to your email – do not keep sending emails.

More information

Please see p 12 of the Stipendium Hungaricum call for applications.
Please see p 12 of the Diaspora scholarship call for applications.

Nominations and visa expeditions

Corvinus University of Budapest has no influence on sending partner nominations or allocating places to offer holders placed on reserve lists (for Stipendium Hungaricum and Diaspora scholarship programmes).

We are unable to write to Hungarian Embassies or the National Directorate responsible regarding visa applications.

Entrance exam preparation materials

Please click on the links below for the preparation materials.

Busines & economics (mathematics entrance exam required)

The exam is the same for BSc Business and Management, BSc International Business & BSc Applied Economics.

You will have 2 hours to complete the exam. The exam will consist of 8-10 questions. Many of the questions are calculus.

Recommended reading: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition (Stewart, Redlin, Watson)
Section(s) 1.1–1.4: Real numbers, exponents and radicals, algebraic and rational expressions
Section(s) 1.5, 1.7–1.8, 1.10: Equations and inequalities
Section(s) 1.9–1.11, 2.1–2.2: Coordinates, lines and circles; Domain and graph of a function
Section(s) 2.3–2.7: Functions (continued)
Section(s) 2.8, 3.1–3.3, 3.7: Inverse functions; Polynomials
Section(s) 4.1, 4.3–4.6: Exponential and logarithmic functions and equations
Section(s) 5.1–5.4: Trigonometric functions
Section(s) 6.1–6.3, 6.5–6.6: Trigonometry and triangles
Section(s) 7.1–7.5: Trigonometric identities and equations
Section(s) 12.1–12.3: Sequences
Section(s) 12.5–12.6: Mathematical induction, binomial theorem

Social Sciences (oral entrance exam/interview required)

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