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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Off Campus Apartments, Residence Hall Class Eligibility: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior
Language Prerequisite: No Credit Type: SLU Credit
Major Prerequiste: None Area of Study: English, History, Hungarian Language and Literature, International Studies, Media Communications, Psychology, Sociology
Program Description:
Billikens in Budapest & Piliscaba
Pázmány Péter Catholic Univeristy

Program Highlights
  • Study at a Hungarian university
  • Live in the historic city of Budapest
  • Interact with students from all over the world
  • Apply for the Adjoran Scholarship Program!
University and Program
Pazmany Peter Catholic University  is the oldest existing Hungarian university. The program offers students an opportunity to learn about Europe while experiencing the effects the change of the regime in Hungary and other Central European countries. Pazmany offers many groups and organizations that visiting students are encouraged to join.

At the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, there are over 40 different Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the humanities, social sciences and economics, ranging from Hungarian and several foreign languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Latin, Arabic, Chinese) to history, art history, philosophy, aesthetics, psychology, sociology, international studies, political science, and international economics.

In the heart of central Europe is Budapest, Hungary, a cultural melting pot, balanced between East and West. Budapest is the capital of Hungary, a nation formed by ten centuries of history. Budapest has two sides, which are divided by the river Danube: the landscape of hills and classic scenery in the residential "Buda" and the rushing, metropolitan city life of "Pest," with its boulevards, avenues, districts of hidden clubs, historical cafe houses and wine restaurants. Budapest has a wonderful architectural and historical variety with thousand year old ruins from the Roman Empire, the amazing Royal Palace and castle district, its Turkish baths from the 16th century, the Citadel Fortress from the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th century, the world's largest synagogue, to the footprints of communism, and two revolutions. Come explore Budapest!

Students studying at the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences can take courses in a variety of disciplines. Click here to view full course information. Course taught in English can be specified under "Course Language".

Academic Calendar
Fall: August - December
Spring: February- July

Students will be living in a Jesuit dorm, St. Ignatius College, in the city of Budapest. This housing option allows students to interact with fellow international and Hungarian university students, while still living out the Jesuit mission. Students are able to attend Seminars organized through the dorm, which provide students an opportunity to gain insight on Hungary. Housing will be paid directly to  St. Ignatius. 

Students will pay SLU tuition  plus a $350 study abroad fee for their semester in Budapest. Housing costs will be paid directly to the student dorm or the housing agent.

Saint Louis University students are encouraged to apply for the Center for International Studies Adorjan Scholarship Program.  The Adorjan Scholarship Program funds the exchange of students between Saint Louis University, Saint Louis University-Madrid, and Pazmany Peter University in Budapest, Hungary.
The Scholarship covers travel and extra costs of attending one of the partner institutions, and will provide the additional support needed for students who might not normally afford a study abroad experience, ranging $2,000-$5,000.

To seek admission, which is not guaranteed, a student must meet the following requirement(s):

2.5 GPA
Sophomore or Junior
Be in good academic and disciplinary standing

More Information
Pazmany Peter Catholic University 
U.S. Department of State Country Specific Information: Hungary

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.