Welcome to the McDaniel College Budapest catalog and guidance bulletin. To learn about the College’s comprehensive liberal-arts undergraduate education and requirements, click on “Degree and McDaniel Plan Requirements.” You may refer questions to the College administration by sending an email to or calling the Secretariat at +36-1-413-3025.


McDaniel College Budapest main office Room 222
Bethlen Gábor tér 2
1071 Budapest, Hungary

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The College
McDaniel College is private selective College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, located in Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. (2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157-4390, U.S.A.). The college was founded in 1867 and it is listed among the best Liberal Arts Colleges of the United States of America.
The campus of McDaniel College in Budapest was established in 1994. It offers a standard American four-year undergraduate degree program in Hungary, leading to the award of a Bachelor of Arts degree from McDaniel College. The language of instruction for all courses is English.

The institutional accrediting agency of McDaniel College is the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ((3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680).

Registration in Hungary
Pursuant to Section 1(b), Paragraph 110 of the Act on Higher Education No LXXX (1993), McDaniel College Budapest is registered in Hungary by the Ministry of Education as an institution of higher education with a foreign accreditation. On May 10, 2010, the Hungarian Ministry of Education reaffirmed the permission of McDaniel College Budapest to operate in Hungary in accordance with Items (2) and (6), Paragraph 116 of the Act on Higher Education No. CXXXIX (2005). The identification number of the Office of Education is FI 82534.
The academic standards and regulations, the major and degree requirements of the Budapest Campus of McDaniel College are identical with those of the main campus in Maryland. Students satisfying all requirements for graduation at the Budapest Campus will receive fully accredited American Bachelor of Arts degrees from McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Statement on Discrimination
McDaniel College supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws (including Title IX); inquiries about it should be directed to the Director of Academic and Student Affairs.

The College reserves the right and authority to change any programs, policies, requirements, or regulations published in this catalog. Students are responsible for keeping informed of official policies and regulations and for meeting all appropriate requirements.

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