About Budapest - Article, 8 August

Top universities in Budapest

Top 7 attended universities in Budapest

The following list of universities in Budapest shows the leading and most attended by international students in Hungary. The list factors both students who are attending full time programs, such as medicine, veterinary, architecture, business, etc., and students attending part time programs, which usually spread over one or two academic semesters, and include the various Erasmus in Hungary programs taught for example at BME, and CEU.

· McDaniel college

Established in 1994, McDaniel College Budapest is the extended Hungarian campus of McDaniel College, a private liberal arts college located in Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

The Budapest campus is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is registered in Hungary as a foreign institution of higher education.

McDaniel College Budapest provides a full four-year program for international students from over 20 countries, The courses at McDaniel College Budapest are taught by a highly qualified faculty of American, British, and Hungarian professors who are experienced in teachings both in the United States and in Europe. Upon completion of the entire four-year program graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts degree, a degree preparing students for positions as professionals in business, banking, government service, or the media.

In addition, McDaniel College offers a Pre-Medical program to prepare the new arriving medical students for their more advanced studies. Although the Pre Medical program at McDaniel College are taught to many foreign students in Hungary, the teaching method is done by dividing the students to small groups from different cultures in order to share part of the unique atmosphere of students in Budapest.

· Corvinus

Corvinus University was established in 1948 and considered as one of the best institution of its kind in Hungary. It is an internationally recognized institution in the areas of both education and research with over 17,000 students. Operating seven faculties, the University offers Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs in the fields of economics, business, public administration, horticultural science, food science, landscape architecture and social sciences.

The Business Administration Faculty is the centre for studies and research in the fields of economics, financial management, management and organization, business, management sciences and management practice.

The high quality of education offered in the Business Faculty is granted by the fact that each topic is taught by renowned lecturers considered specialists in the specific science or discipline, equipped with both the academic and practical knowledge.

The university offers well established facilities and advanced infrastructure. In addition, a new university building provides the University’s Central Library with a central location and ensures the necessary classrooms for expanding educational activities.

The Faculty of Business Administration at Corvinus University is the biggest of the University’s faculties with about 5000 students and 230 professors. it offers various courses to choose from in English and German, involving most of the departments and covering all the specializations of the Faculty.


The Budapest University of Technology and Economics is a renown Hungarian university, known for its differentiated, multilevel, high-standard teachings, founded on scientific qualification in technical and natural sciences and in certain fields of economic and social sciences as well.

BME dates back to 1782, filling the role of the first institute in Europe to train engineers at a university level. The University has a prestigious past and its alumni includes several Nobel Prize winners. The University has approx. 24,000 students located in 8 faculties and an academic staff of about 1300.

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics provides a unity of theory and practice, a high standard theoretical foundations and practical training based on industrial relationships. BME declared aim is to develop the contents of training permanently both in the field of multilevel and multilingual education.

An ever increasing number of exchange students attend at The Budapest University of Technology and Economics as regular full time programs in English are offered in B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.


Central European University (CEU) is a graduated level, English spoken based university located in Budapest, Hungary. It offers Master’s and doctoral programs in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, business management, economics, environmental sciences & policy, and mathematics. The university is accredited in both the United States and Hungary.

Central European University was established in 1991 as a result of the democratic revolutions sweeping across Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The university’s founding vision was of a university dedicated to building open societies.

Today, the university includes 13 departments, a business school, and an additional 15 research centers. The university is attended by approx. 1,600 students and more than 300 professors from 100 countries across the globe.

The majority of CEU students receive merit-based financial aid, including full or partial tuition, housing, health insurance and living expenses assistance.

Many of CEU’s 8,500 graduates can be found holding successful careers in government and diplomatic services, public social interest and advocacy groups, nongovernmental and international organizations, business leading groups, academia and advanced research.

· Semmelweis

Founded in 1769, the Semmelweis University is the oldest medical institution in Hungary. The faculty became an independent, world renowned medical school after the Second World War and developed into a university teaching medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences, health management as well as physical education and sport sciences.

The university accommodates over 11,000 students from more than 60 nations coming from five continents. Its faculties offer courses from levels of undergraduate to doctorate in Hungarian, English and German. Foreign students account for almost 20% of the total students community.

Semmelweis University is the largest health care establishment in Hungary with over 9,000 employees covering much of the health care needs of the country’s population. The university has several clinics along Üllői Avenue near Klinikák (Clinics) and Nagyvárad tér which are all easily accessible by the blue underground metro.

· Szent Istvan

The Szent István University was established in 2000 with the merger of several former classical independent universities and colleges. The university provides education and training in several fields of life sciences, such as agricultural and environmental sciences, veterinary medicine, environmental sciences, mechanical engineering, economy and social sciences, architecture, water supply management, medical sciences as well as applied arts.

Although some of the schools within the university have up to two centuries of teaching experience, The university offers a unique mix of classical traditional studies and high end modern teaching, research and educational activities.

the Szent István university accommodates over 23,000 students in 10 different campuses, supported by a academic staff of 3000 and spread in the following faculties:

·         Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

·        Faculty of Applied and Professional Arts

·         Faculty of Economics

·         Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

·        Faculty of Education

·        Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

·         Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

·        Faculty of Water and Environmental Management

·         Institute of Health Care and Environmental Sanitation Studies

·         Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

The wide variety of Departments is dynamically monitored by the academic staff in order to keep ahead of the rapid developments in technology methods and information processing of the modern age, and its alumni built from graduates with knowledge effectively used all over the world.

Szent István University is dedicated to ensure highest quality teaching methods and accommodation for its students, it had improved to the universities facilities, lecture halls and seminar rooms as part of its ongoing development.

· Franz Liszt Academy

The Franz Liszt Academy of Music, often abbreviated as the “music academy” was founded by Franz Liszt itself (though named after its founder only in 1925, approx. 50 years after it was relocated to its current location at the heart of Budapest). Franz Liszt, a musical genius: a piano virtuoso, composer, conductor, music teacher, author and philanthropist – has established the original music academy at his own home on 1875. Today, the university is considered the most prestigious music university operating in Hungary with about 900 students.

Between 1877-1879 the Academy moved into its present building, a masterpiece of art Neo-Renaissance architecture, Those who enter the Liszt Academy know that attendance implies a serious commitment to a perfectionist approach to music. Studying in the music academy embeds hard and disciplined work under the guidance of professors who are renowned performing artists, visiting professors at other leading universities, jury members of international competitions, and for whom teaching is a high passion.

After receiving an exceptionally rigid and demanding training, graduating students of the Academy will be awarded as masters of their profession, well equipped to start their musical career in the field of their interest.