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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): English, Hungarian Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Area Studies, Business
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Off-Campus
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Business, Economics, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies OGE Advisor: Susan Hochreiter
Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Intern: Credit, Service: Non-Credit
Program Description:

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Business & European Studies (CIEE)

Budapest, Hungary



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A minimum of six semester hours in either history or social science
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the CIEE application by the OGE deadline.

*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

CIEE's Business & European Studies Program is located in Budapest, Hungary. Administered by CIEE, this program is designed for students with an interest in Central Europe and Hungary. It is located at the Corvinus University of Budapest in downtown Budapest. Known as the Karl Marx University from its beginnings in 1948 until 1990, and as the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration until 2004, the Corvinus University of Budapest is today regarded as Hungary's major center for research in economics. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in the university. Its teaching staff numbers 500 and is divided among 28 different departments and institutes.

CIEE arranges cultural activities and field trips outside of Budapest, including a study tour to a Hungarian village in Transylvania. With the assistance of the Resident Director, there are opportunities for students to find internships in both Western and Hungarian organizations.


Located on the banks of the Danube River, Budapest is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. The river divides the city into two parts: Buda and Pest. Buda is mostly residential and boasts Castle Hill where one can see the former Royal Palace. Pest is the seat of government and houses the business district as well as Corvinus University. Today, modern Budapest strikes a wonderful balance between bustling international metropolis and historic enclave.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: late August to mid-May
  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: late January to mid-May

Fields of Study

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Business, Economics, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies

This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Regional Advisor to further discuss available coursework on this program.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 5 courses (Hungarian language plus 4 additional courses)

In the first two weeks of the program, you will participate in CIEE's orientation program, which includes intensive language study. During this period, you spend several hours a day in introductory Hungarian classes and attend lectures given by the area studies course instructors. For the remainder of the semester, you will continue with your study of Hungarian in addition to four area studies courses or a combination of area studies and business & economics coursework.

With the assistance of the Resident Director, there are opportunities for students to find internships in both Western and Hungarian organizations.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You will earn letter grades from A-F. In order to receive GU credit, a grade of "C" must be achieved in each class. If you complete fifteen credit hours per semester, including Hungarian language, you will receive full Georgetown credit.

You are required to live in program housing.

You will live in Corvinus dorms located within walking distance of the University. Rooms are shared with Corvinus or other CIEE student(s). There are communal kitchens and laundry facilities, and internet is available throughout the building. You may prepare meals in your own apartmens or dine in a student cafeteria.

Program Budget

Business & European Studies in Budapest, Hungary (CIEE) Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, We are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA