All applicants (with the exceptions listed below) are required to take an entrance examination either in Budapest or in the applicant's home country. The entrance exam in Budapest is arranged for applicants from Hungary and the neighboring countries.

The entrance examination consists of a multiple-choice TOEFL-type language test (Listening Comprehension, Grammar, and Reading Comprehension) on the first day from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, followed by a Test of Written English (TWE). From 1:00 to 3:00 pm applicants for Business and Economics take a Mathematics Proficiency Test in Arithmetic and Basic Algebra. Applicants for Political Science, Communication, Art History, and Studio Art will have an essay assignment on a general topic.

On the second day from 10:00 am, personal interviews will be conducted with the applicants to test their proficiency in spoken English. Shortly after the interview, applicants will be informed of the decision whether they meet the entry requirements for college.

Exemptions from the Entrance Examination

Applicants who have

  • obtained an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in five subjects with a total score of at least 25
  • graduated from a registered international high school with English as the language of instruction with a grade average of at least “C”
  • have taken the American college-bound Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with at least 450 on each section (Reading, Mathematics, Writing)
  • obtained a British General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in at least six subjects with grades of “C” or better
  • have a valid TOEFL Score Record of at least 65 on the iBT exam (or 5.0 on the IELTS) and appropriate academic qualifications

will be exempted from the entrance examination.


 

For applicants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East the local representative of College International will arrange entrance exams in their home countries. For locations and dates, visit www.studyhungary.hu and contact the local representative. If there is no local representative in your home country, you should verify your proficiency in English by a valid score of at least 65 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This American language proficiency exam can be taken in all countries of the world. For test dates, locations and online registration for the test, visit www.toefl.org Equivalent scores on the British language test IELTS (5.0) will also be accepted. If you have not taken either of the above language proficiency tests but you feel that level of your English is at least upper intermediate and you have the appropriate academic qualifications, it is possible to consider your admission. Should it, however, turn out on arrival that your assessment of your language skills was wrong, you will be referred to the one-year Foundation Program that will help you improve your language skills before you can enter the four-year degree program.

The entrance examination consists of a multiple choice language proficiency test in English, a Test of Written English, an essay assignment on general topics for Art History, Studio Art, Communication and Political Science majors, or a test in Mathematics (Arithmetic and Basic Algebra) for Business and Economics majors, and a personal interview.

  • For applicants wishing to enter the program in the Fall Semester, the examinations in Budapest are usually held in the third week of June. Another entrance exam is offered for late applicants in the third week of August.
  • For applicants wishing to enter the program in the Spring Semester, an entrance examination will be administered in Budapest in the third week of January.

The examination fee in Budapest is EUR 100. If the entrance exam takes place outside Budapest, in the home country of the applicant, an additional fee will be charged by the local representative.