Hungary, Budapest

Hungarian Language and Culture

when 1 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 ECTS

General information
The professional background of the program is guaranteed by the Department of Hungarian as a Foreign Language, which is the methodological center of teaching Hungarian as a foreign language.

The teaching of Hungarian language and culture for non-Hungarian speakers dates back to the foundation of the Department for Hungarian Language in 1792. Today the Department of Hungarian as a Foreign Language builds upon this far-reaching tradition. The Department utilizing self-developed teaching materials and employing the best professionals of the field offers Hungarian language and culture courses covering all levels from complete beginner (A1) to proficiency levels (C2) described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The Summer University brings together interested individuals from diverse geographical, cultural, and academic backgrounds for an intensive course on Hungarian language and culture in Budapest.The multicultural and cross-age composition of the courses provides students with a stimulating environment full of inspiring and enriching dialogues.

The summer university program is built up of three main blocks:

Intensive Hungarian language course
Lectures on Hungarian culture, arts, and history
Cultural programs
Tailor-made programs are also available for groups on request.

Intensive Hungarian Language Course
We offer language courses from beginner to proficiency levels. Each course consists of four language lessons in the morning. There is also an optional lesson offered to students in the afternoon, which serves intensive language practice and focuses on specific language difficulties of the students.

Lectures on Hungarian culture, art, and history
On the afternoon lecture series (16 classes), students get acquainted with Hungarian culture, arts, and history in an interactive and practical way.

Cultural programs
Budapest welcomes visitors with a wide range of programs, including historical and art exhibitions, and concerts during the whole year. Cultural programs at ELTE Summer University include short afternoon programs and one-day excursions in and outside Budapest. You can find the detailed schedule for the four weeks below.

Any students can be accommodated in double or triple rooms at an ELTE Student Residence Hall on demand. Staying at an ELTE Student Residence Hall costs about 100,000 HUF/month (≈ 335 EUR/month).
Accommodation requests of students need to be indicated on the application form. For more information about accommodation (including hostels with discount for ELTE students), please send an e-mail to the address

Fee packages, discounts, and grant
There are different packages available, depending on the length of your stay (2 / 3 / 4 weeks).

We offer discount for all ELTE alumni.

Incoming Erasmus students can apply for fee waiver at the ELTE.

Please fill in the application form available on the website, sign, scan, and send it to
Please note that the application is accepted only after the tuition fee has been transfered.

Contact information
International Office
Rector's Cabinet
Eötvös Loránd University

Course leader

Dr Katalin Szili

Target group

We offer language courses from beginner to proficiency level.

Course aim

Developing the basic Hungarian language skills of participants in everyday situations.
Involving students in the Hunagrian culture and tradition using our language.

Fee info

EUR 0: For ELTE Alumnus: 420 EUR
For fee-paying student (four weeks): 580 EUR
For fee-paying student (three weeks): 425 EUR
For fee-paying student (two weeks): 350 EUR