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Admission requirements

Application procedure

Application package

Tuition fee

Scholarships

Visa and residence permit

For hungarian nationals

Further information

Programme management

Practical information - draft budget

 

These information are also available at the website of the Faculty of Economics. (Can be visited here.)

You can find some more about application for foreign students at the website of the Faculty of Economics. (Can be visited here.) In case of any contradiction with information specified here, please ask any current question at puma@uni-corvinus.hu.

For more information about the MSc in Public Policy and Management (PUMA) programme please visit the website of the Department of Public Policy and Management. (Can be visited here.)

 

Admission requirements

 

1) A Bachelor’s degree

Applicants are required to present an authenticated copy of at least a BA/BSc degree both in the original language and in English, as well as an official copy of the transcript of their studies. Graduating students need to send their certificates after the defense of the thesis work.

2) Successful entrance exam

The entrance exam to the Master’s Programs consists a telephone or Skype interview.

The purpose of the interview is to assess applicants’ basic command of base subjects and disciplines of the programme (such as economic and statistical foundations of public policy and administration, policy studies), their verbal competences, as well as to learn about their motivation for joining a program. Interviews are evaluated, among others, on the basis of how successful applicants are in communicating their ideas, what career plans they have in mind or how they think they can benefit from the Master’s program in order to meet their future goals.

3) Language requirements

The English-language skills of applicants are tested in the entrance exam, which is an oral exam, and therefore, a certificate proving the English-language skills of the applicants is not required to be enclosed in the application package.

 

Application procedure

 

The Faculty welcomes applications the entire academic year.

Application deadline: 15th of April. (The application fee should be paid until that deadline also.)

The program is launched on the first week of September each year. 

 

Application package

 

  • A completed application form (Can be downloaded from here.)
  • An authenticated copy of the BA/BSc degree
  • An official transcript of studies
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A motivation letter
  • A copy of applicant’s passport
  • A copy of receipt proving payment of application fee

Application packages have to be sent in an electronic form to info.economics(at)uni-corvinus.hu by the application deadline. Successful candidates receive the certificate of acceptance in online form via E-mail, as well as in hard copy via post so that, in case it is applicable, the visa application procedure can be started in time.

Application fee: 110 EUR - to be paid by the 15th of April. The application fee is non-refundable.

You can pay the application fee by using the following data:

Name of the bank: Magyar Államkincstár Rt., 71 Váci út, 1139 Budapest
Hungary Account number: 10032000-00282857-00000000
Name of the account holder: Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Economics
Address: 8 Fővám tér, 1093 Budapest, Hungary
Hungary Swift code: MANE.HUHB
IBAN (International Banking Account Number): HU74 1003 2000 0028 2857 0000 0000
Name of transfer: „FEC-CUB-327 000” (Different than the name specified at the tuition fee!)

 

Tuition fee

 

Tuition fee is 1480 EUR for EEA-students and 1990 EUR for non-EEA students per semester.

Payment terms

  • Please transfer the tuition fee for the two semesters of the next academic year until the end of June to our bank account. (For EU citizens, as they do not need residence permit, only one semester tuition fee has to be paid by the given deadline.)
  • Please note that registration is conditional upon the receipt of the fee.
  • If the tuition fee for two semesters does not arrive by the end of June, we will not be able to send a letter of acceptance to you about the arrival of the payment, which you need for the residence permit application at our Embassy.
  • Please note that the university is unable to offer postponement of payment, or to provide an installment payment scheme.

You can pay the tuition fee by using the following data:

Name of the bank: Magyar Államkincstár Rt., 71 Váci út, 1139 Budapest, Hungary
Account number: 10032000-00282857-00000000
Name of the account holder: Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Economics
Address: 8 Fővám tér, 1093 Budapest, Hungary
Swift code: MANE.HUHB
IBAN (International Banking Account Number): HU74 1003 2000 0028 2857 0000 0000
Name of transfer: „FEC-CUB-321 012” (Different than the name specified at the application fee!)

 

Scholarships

 

For available scholarships, please click here.

 

Visa and residence permit

 

Successful candidates will receive immediately a notification of acceptance by which their visa application can be accelerated if necessary.

The Faculty can assist in the visa application process.

Read more about health care issues, please click here.

Successful applicants are expected to arrive to Hungary by the 1st of September.

 

For hungarian nationals

 

The detailed requirements for Hungarian citizens are available at: www.felvi.hu

You can find some information for foreign students at http://www.felvi.hu/for_foreigners/. In case of any contradiction with information specified here, please ask any current question at puma@uni-corvinus.hu.

 

Further information

 

If interested in the MSc in Public Policy and Management programme, please contact us at the following address:

Room 150
8, Fővám tér
Budapest, 1093
Hungary

Phone: +36-1-482-5032

E-mail: puma@uni-corvinus.hu

 

Programme management

 

Programme Director

Prof. György Hajnal

E-mail: gyorgy.hajnal@uni-corvinus.hu

Programme Coordinator

Ms. Iga Jeziorska

E-mail: puma@uni-corvinus.hu

 

Practical information - draft budget

 

In addition to the tuition fee, you also have to support yourself during your studies in Budapest. You can expect the following costs:

Rent (in a shared apartment): from 200-300 up to 600 (private apartment) EUR/month

Monthly public transport pass for students: 12 EUR/month

Two course menu in the University canteen: 4 EUR

Dinner in a restaurant: 20 EUR + drinks per person

Mug of beer in downtown: 1,5 EUR

Pack of cigarettes: 3,5-4 EUR

One-way train ticket to Lake Balaton: 4 EUR

You can see other practical information (Accomodation, Transportation, Health care and insurance, etc.) at the website of the Faculty of Economics. (Can be visited here.)

 

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