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For Exchange Students

Academic Experience

Academic Semester

Orientation day
At the beginning of each semester, the International Office organizes an Orientation Day. During this day you will be familiarized with the university campus and academic calendar and you will be informed of any further requirements needed in order for you to study successfully at Corvinus. There will be a separate welcome event for CEMS students at the beginning of the term held by the CEMS Office.

The semester
A semester is 14 weeks consisting of a lecture period and an exam period of 1-4 weeks. For international students, exam opportunities are offered during the first week of the exam period in all courses, so if they wish they are able to finish their exam period in one week. CEMS students have classes from Monday to Thursday and skill seminars are usually offered on Friday and Saturday.

At Corvinus a course consists of a lecture and a seminar. As a CEMS student you must take the mandatory CEMS course (Fall: Global Strategy and Spring: Global Management Practice) and elective courses. Both lecture and seminar attendance is mandatory. The Block seminar and Responsible Global Leadership seminar usually take place before the semester start. Block seminar starts at the end of August and RGL at the end of January.

Fall semester 1st September – 23rd December
Spring semester 1st February – 17th June


At Corvinus University the grading system is on a 5 point scale where 1 is a fail and 5 is excellent.
5     A     Excellent
4     B     Good
3     C     Satisfactory
2     D     Sufficient
1     F     Fail

Transcript of Records
The results each exchange student achieves at Corvinus University are summarized in a transcript after the study period. The original copy is sent to the CEMS Office of the sending institution. This usually takes place within 6 weeks after the end of the exam period.

Student services

CEMS Office
The Office operates as an information point, and its staff is prepared to assist students in academic matters.

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location: Main Corvinus Building, 2nd floor, room 242.1.

Learning Agreement & Certificate of Arrival and Departure
Come to the CEMS Office to ask for a signature on these documents.

Student ID
You can get your student ID in the CEMS Office. You will get sufficient discount on Budapest Transportation with this student ID. You can show it and buy a student monthly pass for HUF 3450. The student ID is valid only for 60 days so you will have to keep an eye on the expiry date and come back to the CEMS Office for a new one before it expires. The EU student ID cards are also valid but non-EU student IDs are not accepted.


Corvinus Library
Along with books and periodicals students can access electronic databases. The modern state-of-the-art building provides them with both individual and group study spaces, lockers, printing and scanning facilities. The staff of the Library kindly asks you not to forget your library card when going to the Library. Fee of issuing the student library card: 1000 HUF.

Financial Laboratory
In 2013, Corvinus opened its financial laboratory. The laboratory hosts 12 Bloomberg terminals, a widely used professional trading and data resource in the finance industry. The goal was to establish a Trading Room, where – in accordance with international trends – Corvinus University of Budapest can support finance education and research methodologies. The Financial Market Risk Management course is held in the FinLab.

Course Registration

You will have to register for courses in Neptun in the course registration period (for Fall semester the course registration is in June, for Spring semester it is in December). You will be able to check your Neptun code in the Mobility system. The International Office will send you information about how to register. You can also find a quick guide to Neptun in the Documents menu.

Add and Drop period
You will be able to change your courses if you wish at the beginning of the semester. Please be careful when dropping a course, the number of available places are very limited during this period.

Clashing Courses
Please note that you are not allowed to register for clashing courses in Neptun because of the mandatory attendance of courses (even if the system allows you to do that).

Exam registration
Please remember to register for exams in Neptun. Without registration you are not allowed to take the exam. Check the registration guide in the Documents menu.

Visa and residence permit

We request that you contact the Hungarian consulate in your country for the most up-to-date information on the visa and residence permit requirements. The International Office will assist you by providing all the necessary information and/or certificates as needed.

Contact details of the Central Immigration Office

  • National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing
  • Address: 1117 Budapest, 60 Budafoki Street
  • P.O.box: 1903 Budapest, Pf. 314.
  • Telephone: +36 1 463 9100
  • Fax: +36 1 463 9108
  • E-mail: migracio@bah.b-m.hu
  • Call Center: +36 1 463 9292 (Mo-Thu: 8.00-16.00, Friday: 8.00-13.30)


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