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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer2, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Culture, Hungarian, Mathematics Language of Instruction: English
Course Number: 252 Program Host: BSM: Eotvos Lorand Univ.
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior Prerequisites: Math major
Department: OFFC Advisor or Instructor: Adam Berliner (Semester II), Bruce Hanson (Semester I)
Housing: Apartments, Host Family
Program Description:

Program Overview
The Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program is intended for junior and senior students majoring in mathematics and computer science. All BSM classes are held at College International, a Hungarian-based educational institution focusing on international students studying in Budapest. The instructors of BSM are members of Eötvös University, the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the three institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary’s highly acclaimed mathematicians. The North American Director, Kristina Garrett, of the St. Olaf Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science makes final decisions on acceptance to the program for all North American undergraduate applicants.

For information about the BSM Summer Program, click here.

The academic year course load consists of four mathematics courses each semester.  The eight-week summer semester course load is two courses. For more information about academics in Budapest, click here.  Students studying off-campus in the fall or spring can bring up to 4.5 credits back to campus.

Student Life
Students can explore the historic and bustling city of Budapest, which has much to offer in terms of entertainment museums, restaurants, and historical sites to visit.  Students who enjoy spending time outside can take advantage of the many city parks and the beautiful Danube river. A one-week break is provided in each semester.

Students live either in apartments or with host families. For more information, click here.

Pre-Approved GE Credits
This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Advisors, Bruce Hanson (Semester I) and Adam Berliner (Semester II).


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 09/06/2018 12/20/2018
Spring 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 01/22/2019 05/27/2019
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 09/06/2018 05/27/2019
Summer2 2017-2018 04/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.