Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem

Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem Overview

Corvinus University of Budapest defines itself as a research university oriented towards education, where the scientific performance of the academic staff measures up to the international standard and the students can learn in a competitive environment having a standard content that is recognised on a global scale.
The University has more than 14,000 students and offers educational programmes in agricultural sciences, business administration, economics, and social sciences, and most these disciplines assure it a leading position in Hungarian higher education.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with Corvinus University of Budapest for the School of Management and the department of Business.

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying Business Management. 

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 28th August 2017 - 19th January 2018  29th January 2018 - 15th June 2018

Please note: Corvinus exchange students usually pass all the exams on the first 2 weeks of the exam period (December 11 – 22, 2017 and January 2 – 19, 2018 for Sem 1 & May 14 – June 15, 2018 for Sem 2). Exchange students usually pass all their exams during the first week of the exam period. Make-up exams for exchange students are usually offered in the second week of the exam period.

Academic Calendar updates can be found on the website

An orientation programme is organised each semester before the start of classes. Details will be provided by the International Office.


Estimated costs of living in Euros.

Monthly rents range from around EUR 250 – 400 per month, depending on the size and location of the flat and on the number of students sharing it.
Food: EUR 200 – 300 per month.
Transport (with valid student ID): EUR 20 – 50 per month.
Miscellaneous: EUR 50 – 100 per month.
Books, student ID, photocopying, etc: EUR 50 – 100 per semester.

Health insurance: Students are requested to purchase appropriate health insurance in their home country. Valid health insurance for the duration of your stay in Hungary is obligatory (if your health insurance card does not specifically state that it is valid for EU member states or that is valid specifically for Hungary, please ask your insurance company to supply you with an official letter to this effect as the Hungarian Immigration Authorities may need this statement when you arrive to Budapest). NB: The health insurance must provide full coverage, emergency health insurance will not be accepted.

Health Care Services in Hungary (pdf version)

Ebola virus disease – Information for travellers and exchange students


Corvinus University cannot offer on-campus (dormitory) accommodation, unfortunately. Therefore, it is suggested that students rent a flat or share a rented flat. The International Office provides information and assistance to exchange students on how to rent a flat in the city. There are individual owners as well as real-estate agencies to be contacted. In addition, a group email service is offered for incoming students by which they can contact each other before arrival and find room-mates, flat-mates, or even apartments to rent. Each student is assigned a Hungarian ‘buddy’, the so-called Tandem partner. Tandem partners may help to find accommodation.

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.