The Budapest campus of McDaniel College announces its merit-based tuition reduction program for new and enrolled students. Read below to see if you are eligible!

Merit-based Tuition Discounts

They will be calculated and deducted from the students’ tuition fee. Discounts or awards cannot be combined. If a student is eligible for several tuition discounts, they are entitled to choose the most favorable discount or award option. Students receiving merit-based discounts are expected to meet all academic requirements including the mandatory overall Grade Point Average and the TOEFL requirement to remain eligible for the discount.

To receive any of the above-mentioned tuition discounts, students are required to complete their tuition payments by the beginning of the semester. If proof of payment of the discounted tuition is not received by the College by the first day of classes, then the student automatically forfeits the discount, and will be expected to pay the full tuition for the semester in question.


Discounts for Hungarian and U.S. citizens

There is an automatic discount of EUR 700 in the first year (making the actual tuition fee EUR 6,500). The discount can be maintained after the first year if the students concerned attain an overall Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 throughout their studies and meet all academic requirements, including a valid TOEFL score by the end of the 2nd academic year.


Admission Merit Discounts

EUR 500 discount from the annual tuition fee (students are expected to maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) throughout their studies.

  • Valid TOEFL score of at least 80 on the iBT test or 6.5 on the IELTS and an overall grade point average of at least “C” at high school
  • Hungarian Érettségi (Final Examination) Standard level, incl. English with an overall grade average of Good or Excellent
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a total score of at least 24
  • GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least six subjects with grades of A to C
  • U.S. high school diploma with an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and SAT with a total score of at least 1500 or ACT with a score of at least 21

EUR 1000 discount from the annual tuition fee (students are expected to maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) throughout their studies

  • Valid TOEFL score of at least 100 on the iBT test or 7.5-8.0 on the IELTS and an overall GPA of at least “C” at high school
  • Higher level exams on the Hungarian Final Exam incl. English with an overall grade average of Good or Excellent
  • IB Diploma with at least two higher-level exams and a total score of at least 28
  • U.S. high school diploma with an overall GPA of at least 3.5 and SAT with a total score of at least 1800 or ACT with a score of at least 26 GCE (General Certificate of Education) two A-level and three AS-level exams with an average grade of B

Academic Achievement Award for currently enrolled students

  • After the first academic year, a student maintaining an overall GPA of at least 3.0 will be entitled to a EUR 500 discount from the annual tuition fee
  • After the first academic year, a student maintaining an overall GPA of at least 3.5-3.69 will be entitled to a EUR 1000 discount from the annual tuition fee
  • After the first academic year, a student maintaining an overall GPA of at least 3.7-4.0 will be entitled to a EUR 2000 discount from the annual tuition fee
  • If a student fails to meet all academic requirements, including a valid TOEFL score by the end of the 2nd academic year and/or his/her overall GPA drops below the above scores, the Academic Achievement Award will be suspended and may be withdrawn if no improvement is demonstrated.

Tuition and Fees for students not receiving any discount.

The tuition fee is

EUR 7,200 per year in the first two years
EUR 7,800 per year in the upper two years

Please note that some tuition reduction opportunities are relevant to students applying to join the campus, while others apply to students already enrolled in our program.