The tuition for 2016-2017 is $11,245 (U.S.) for one semester or $22,490 (U.S.) for a full year.
The tuition for 2017-2018 is $11,795 (U.S.) for one semester or $23,590 (U.S.) for a full year.
The tuition for the 2018 Summer program is $5,145 (U.S.).
Fall tuition deadline is July 1, Spring tuition deadline is December 15, and the Summer tuition deadline is May 1.
Lodging, meals, transportation, and textbooks are not included in the tuition; estimates for these costs can be found below.
PLEASE NOTE: Tuition does not increase significantly from semester to semester or year to year. If you are applying for a semester not listed in this material, please keep that in mind. BSM does not offer scholarships or financial aid.
Students must check with their Financial Services Office or your Study Abroad Office at your college and verify if they will remit tuition payment or if it is the student’s responsibility. If federal loans are used to pay tuition, check with your financial aid office to make sure your federal student loans will not begin repayment status if you are absent for a semester.
Textbooks will be available at a rate below U.S. university bookstore prices. Each student should expect to spend at most $350 on textbooks.
Renting an apartment or living with a family costs approximately the same.
Apart from housing, living costs in Budapest are modest.
A monthly pass, permitting unlimited use of all means of public transportation (subway, bus, streetcar), costs $60.00. Essentially all points of the city can be reached by public transportation. A taxi will take passengers between any two points in town for less than $25.00.
A three-course meal in some of the finest restaurants in Budapest costs between $25 and $75.
Budapest offers a variety of programs in music and theater.
The following estimated costs of living in Budapest for five months are in the table below:
|Rent (per student per term)||$2,600|
|Meals (eating out liberally)||$3,150|
|Utilities, DSL, and phone||$450|
|Optional language course||90,000 HUF, 50,000 HUF summer|
The above expenses will be paid in HUF; therefore, depending on the exchange rate, are a rough estimate.
Summer program costs can be calculated on two months versus five months. (Link to Summer Program)
Cell phone options include: purchase a pre-paid cell phone in Hungary; skype is available and is the cheapest option; or if you choose to bring a cell phone from home be sure to check with your local company on international rates.
Two more items must be added to these figures: transportation to and from Budapest, and travel within Europe.
Please note that air fares change frequently and that significant discounts can be found with a bit of shopping around. Responsibility for the transatlantic transportation lies with the student.