Two semesters are offered each year; each semester comprises 14 weeks of teaching and one week of examinations. The eight-week summer program begins mid June and ends mid August. There is a brief orientation program at the beginning of each term. The farewell party for each term will typically be on Thursday.
A student may participate in either semester or in two consecutive semesters. The academic program always begins on a Monday and an orientation session for new students is held on Friday of the preceding week.
The Spring 2017 semester includes a one-week break, April 10-April 17, 2017, usually before the Easter weekend. The Fall 2017 semester breaks are 10/21/17 – 10/23/17 (Saturday-Tuesday) and 11/23/17 – 11/26/17 (Thursday-Sunday) during Thanksgiving. There are no classes on March 15, May 1, Whit (or Pentacost), August 20, October 23, November 1, and Thanksgiving. The office in Budapest will be closed on these holidays.
The Babilon Language School offers a 2-week intensive language course in Hungarian about two weeks prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semester; a shorter session for the summer semester. This is an optional choice, not included in the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Program fees. The cost of the optional intensive language class is around 90,000HUF for fall and spring, 50,000HUF for summer (please check on-line for conversion rate to US dollars) and is payable to the Babilon Language School upon arrival in Budapest. For more information about the optional language program: e-mail: email@example.com or www.babilon-nyelvstudio.hu
Significant dates from the Academic calendar are listed below:
|Earliest Arrival for BSM Housing||1/4||1/3|
|Optional Language Course (latest arrival in Budapest)||1/17||1/16||1/22|
|Optional Language Course (begins)||1/18||1/17||1/23|
|Latest Regular Arrival||2/3||2/2||2/8|
|Regular Classes Begin||2/6||2/5||2/11|
|Deadline to Vacate BSM Housing (moving out)||5/28||5/27|
|Earliest Arrival for BSM Housing||8/10|
|Optional Language Course (latest arrival in Budapest)||8/15||8/19||8/19|
|Optional Language Course (begins)||8/16||8/21||8/21|
|Latest Regular Arrival||9/1||9/7||9/6|
|Regular Classes Begin||9/4||9/10||9/9|
|Deadline to Vacate BSM Housing (moving out)||12/30||12/30||12/30|
|Earliest Arrival for BSM Housing||6/1||6/1|
|Optional Language Course (latest arrival in Budapest)||6/4||6/3||6/3|
|Optional Language Course (begins)||6/6||6/4||6/4|
|Latest Regular Arrival||6/8||6/8||6/13|
|Regular Classes Begin||6/12||6/11||6/17|
|Deadline to Vacate BSM Housing (moving out)||8/6||8/5|
|* Due to Whit Monday , observed as national holiday in Hungary, falling into the language school period, the optional language program starts one day earlier then other years||Pentacost is on the 4/5 of June||Pentacost is 5/20-21||Pentacost is on the 9/10 of June|