The program Budapest Semesters in
Mathematics provides an opportunity for North American undergraduates.
Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors in their
junior/senior years may spend one or two semesters in Budapest and study under Hungarian
scholar-teachers. The instructors of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
are members of Eötvös University and the Mathematical Institute of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the two institutions known for having educated
more than half of Hungary's highly acclaimed mathematicians. Most instructors
have had teaching experience in North America.
Semesters start in the first week of
September and February. An optional intensive language course is offered about
two weeks before regular classes begin. Early applications are encouraged.
Qualified applicants will be accepted to participate in the program on a
rolling basis once their applications are complete.
Focus- North American
students who are serious about mathematics, likely to benefit from the
experience of mathematics Hungarian style, and who are excited about
experiencing the intercultural adventure of living in Budapest.
Eligibility- For American
and Canadian Undergraduates; students must normally have at least
sophomore status, be in good academic standing, have completed
one semester of Advanced Calculus (a first course in the Theory of Analysis) or
Abstract Algebra by the start of the program, and be motivated to
Submission- 1 application (electronic submitted strongly
preferred), 2 written recommendations
(electronic strongly preferred), 1 official transcript ("official"
can be either electronic or snail mail), plus 6 self-addressed adhesive mailing labels (not self addressed envelopes),
with the address to which information should be sent.
The mean school grade point average of a participant is just
over 3.7 on a scale of 4, with mathematics grade point slightly higher, looking
for motivated students who have a passion for mathematics and willingness to
Benefits- $9115/semester or $18,230/year
Fall Semester- April
Spring Semester- November