Undergraduate Summer Program
Experience Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, the highly acclaimed undergraduate study-abroad program, for eight weeks of your summer. Live in the historic European city of Budapest, take introductory or upper-division courses from master instructors, and enjoy the excitement of living in a culture known for excellence in mathematics education and research.
Classes are taught in English
Classes meet two hours per day, four days a week
Classes are small with a focus on problem-solving, student creativity, and group learning.
Classes Offered (a partial list)
Introductory Abstract Algebra
Real Functions and Measures
Advanced Mathematical Problem Solving
Students are expected to take two full-credit courses during the summer semester.
At the beginning of the semester, there is a one-week shopping period prior to registration. This allows students to familiarize themselves with the courses they are interested in before deciding which courses to register for.
Each course has 8 contact hours (four two-hour meetings) per week. We strongly discourage taking more than 2 courses (i.e.: a typical course load should be either two normal courses or a normal course plus a research option).
Several research opportunities are offered by BSM faculty every semester. Students interested in research opportunities are required to solve qualifying problems in advance of arrival in Budapest. Qualifying problems will be posted on the Hungarian BSM website prior to the beginning of the semester. Interested students should submit solutions one week before the start of the semester and faculty will determine who is eligible based on these submissions.
The admission process is competitive. Applicants are required to fill out the online application, provide an official transcript (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org), and submit two letters of recommendation from mathematics professors.
The application deadline for Summer is March 1st.
Summer 2023 Dates
Arrival Dates for BSM housing-specific dates see here: Academic Calendar
Optional Babilon Hungarian Language Program June 5-9, 2023
Classes begin June 12, 2023
Program ends on August 4, 2023
Vacate BSM Housing by August 7, 2023
2023 Summer Tuition and Expenses
Tuition Cost: $4,995.00 due by May 1, 2023
Optional Babilon School Hungarian Language and Culture Course (5-day, non-credit course): $255 due by May 1, 2023.
Estimated Additional Expenses:
Airfare/transportation to and from Budapest is the responsibility of the student and is not included in the tuition. The student is also responsible for paying the following estimated expenses in Budapest, in Hungarian currency.
|Meals (eating out liberally)
Students will be housed in furnished apartments approved by BSM near the historic center of Budapest. Lodging is arranged by our Hungarian BSM Staff along with roommate assignments upon completion of your BSM Housing/Roommate form after acceptance to the program.
US and Canadian students will not need a Visa or Residence Permit, as their stay will be less than 90 days. International students will need to check with their home country consulates for the most current and accurate information.
Official BSM Transcripts
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, U.S.A. serves as the School of Record for BSM and provides the official transcripts for the program to the student’s home school.