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Eötvös Loránd University

4.4 out of 5 (113 ratings / 76 reviews) Budapest, Hungary
Leading research university in the heart of Hungary offering a great environment for research and quality education with Hungary’s largest selection of exchange and degree programs to the international community. Diplomas issued at ELTE are acknowledged worldwide and course credits are transferable in all countries of the European Union.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



  • 1777 The University moved to Buda
  • 1769 The Medical Faculty was launched
  • 1667 The Faculty of Law was founded
  • 1635 Cardinal Péter Pázmány signs the founding documents of the University in Nagyszombat (today: Trnava, Slovakia). The first two faculties of the university were the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Theology


Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) offers a wide range of degree programs to international students who intend to obtain a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at ELTE and who want to complete the entire program in English at ELTE in Budapest, Hungary.

Courses of all programs are in English but the courses for majors in foreign languages at the Faculty of Humanities are always offered in the given language. The language of instruction and the language requirements of a particular program are indicated in the description of the given program.

As member of various consortia, ELTE also offers joint degree programs together with other European universities

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Student services

Counselors can help you with a wide range of difficulties:

  • Academic difficulties (anxieties about exams and specialization, learning difficulties and disorders, difficulties with study regulations, time management, general stress and anxiety)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family problems and parental separations
  • Handling independence
  • Manage transitions (e.g., staying in a dormitory, renting an apartment on your own or sharing an apartment)
  • Difficulties with alcohol or drugs, other habitual addictions
  • Issues around sex and sexuality
  • Psychosomatic symptoms
  • Panic reactions and depression
  • Losses, crises and traumatic experiences
  • Lack of self confidence or low self esteem
  • Identity problems
  • etc.

Housing services

ELTE has the largest mobility figures for students, academics, and administrative staff among higher education institutions in Hungary. We receive a large number of visitors each year. Therefore, we find it essential to provide our guests with a wide variety of accommodation, so that they can select what suits them most.

For students

Students can select the services of the Housing Office which provides accommodation from the private market at a reasonable price or they can apply for a room at an ELTE dormitory and use the facilities of the Students Residence Halls.

Library services

The University Library amount to 2 million titles, over 200 000 journals,600 online periodicals and 100 databases on the Internet

The Library's database contains 230 000 item records, 175 000 bibliographic records, and 225 000 authority records. There is also a direct link to the online catalogues of the Central Library of the Miskolc University and the Central Library of Semmelweis University.

ICT services

There is a WIFI system available for ELTE students at the university.

Medical services

When you arrive in Hungary, make sure that you have a health insurance with you that you can use for health care services during your stay in Hungary.

Read carefully which health insurance (non-private or private) you can use for the health services in Hungary.

Student Life

Campus life

Budapest (population: 1.7 million people), the capital of Hungary is the most popular tourist destination in the country. If you stay in Budapest, the whole Europe is easily reachable by plane from the airport.

With its vibrant cultural life, Budapest is an exciting mix of tradition, culture and entertainment for young people. It is a popular destination for students also because the city offers considerably lower costs of living than in Western Europe (e.g., rent an apartment about 200 EUR/month).

The ELTE university buildings are located in the city center and easily accessible by bike or public transport

Sports facilities

The University Athletics Club (BEAC) was founded in 1898 as one of the very first Hungarian sports clubs. The well-known scientist and statesman Loránd Eötvös was elected its first president.

The primary concern of BEAC is to ensure quality, professional sports opportunities for ELTE students and for the youth of Budapest. Since its foundation members of the University Athletics Club have won 5 Olympic and 400 Hungarian champion titles.

Sections: aerobic and cheerleader, athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, football, futsal, handball, hiking, indoor climbing, martial arts, rugby, orienteering, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, and waterpolo


The degree programs are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board. Diplomas issued at ELTE are acknowledged worldwide and course credits are transferable in all countries of the European Union.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a great research university, with helpful teachers.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The quality of the teaching is excellent, we're learning from the bests of the country, however, the university that we're part of doesn't get a lot of funding, and the administrative staff isn't at the top

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

ELTE is the largers university of Hungary. I'm very satisfied overall regarding the university.

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