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Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University


Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - in terms of student and staff number, quality of education and research, and its international relations - is a prestigious institution of public higher education in Hungary, operating continuously since its inception in 1635. As a top-ranked research university in Hungary, it is the most popular higher education institution among applicants as well as alma mater of five Nobel laureates and leading figures in technology, public policy, and culture in Hungary. ELTE has widespread international relations. It holds bilateral agreements for cooperation and exchange with about 600 higher education institution partners. It is an active member of prestigious international university networks and involved in joint degree programs. Currently, 33,000 students study at eight faculties at ELTE with about 3,500 international students from over 100 countries. ELTE offers 52 bachelor’s programs, 112 master’s programs, 313 undivided teacher training major pairings, and over 100 degree programs offered in foreign languages (mainly English) to international students. ELTE is Hungary’s largest scientific establishment with 16 doctoral schools and 128 doctoral programs.

International relations

Students at ELTE come from more than 100 different countries.

As a trusted partner of 450 higher education establishments and an active member of 9 prestigious international university organizations, we have strong connections all over the world.


By means of our outstanding programs such as Erasmus, CEEPUS and bilateral cooperations, more than 1000 of our students go abroad or come from abroad each year.

Learning from the best

ELTE regularly plays host to a number of international conferences and puts special emphasis on inviting leading researchers of various fields to intensive workshops and lecture series.

Joint programs

The EIT IDigital Master’s Program and the Master’s Program in History at the Atelier Department of the Faculty of Humanities (the first Erasmus Mundus program coordinated by a Hungarian university) are two outstanding examples of our programs offering certifications in collaboration with the best European universities.

Summer universities

The ELTE Hungarian Summer University of the Carpathian Basin offers the youth of Hungarian minorities in neighboring countries the opportunity to expand their scientific knowledge in a specific area of their respective fields: the popular program has more than 150 participants each year. ELTE offers numerous other courses, such as the ELTE Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture, Health Technology Assessment, Heidelberg University – ELTE Joint Summer University Program.


CHARM-EU is a European University alliance, co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme, between the University of Barcelona (coordinator), Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, the University of Montpellier and Eötvös Loránd University Budapest. CHARM-EU works together to design and create a new university model to become a world example of good practice to increase the quality, international competitiveness and attractiveness of the European Higher Education landscape.
CHARM-EU represents a Challenge-Driven, Accessible, Research-based and Mobile model for the co-creation of a European University aligned with the European Values, the European Green Deal and the sustainable development goals (SDGs).


Facts about ELTE

  • Best university of Hungary based on lecturer and student excellence
  • It is at the top of Hungarian university rankings compiled by 15-25-year-olds
  • Market research shows that it is one of the most popular Hungarian brands
  • Among the highest ranking Hungarian university in the ARWU global university rankings
  • The only Hungarian establishment among the top 200 European universities in the rankings compiled by the University of Leiden
  • ELTE offers the widest range of higher education in Hungary
    • 9 faculties
    • 52 bachelor degree programs
    • 112 master’s degree programs
    • 313 combined undergraduate-graduate teaching degree programs
    • 10 teacher training schools and kindergartens, 4 nationally renowned teacher training schools
    • 17 539 courses
    • 71 languages at the Faculty of Humanities
    • More than 100 foreign-language programs
  • Hungary’s largest scientific establishment
    • 72 academic lecturers (20% of all Hungarian academics)
    • 16 Ph.D. schools, 128 Ph.D. programs
    • 5 colleges
    • Hungary’s most popular university
    • 33,300 students
    • 20% of all graduates applied for admittance to ELTE in 2020
    • According to 86% of our students, ELTE provides the best courses in their respective fields in the country

    Campus Features

    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.

    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.

    For more information, please visit the university website.

      Scholarships and Funding

      Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) takes part in a few scholarship programs.

      Stipendium Hungaricum

      Stipendium Hungaricum is a scholarship program for foreign students, which was launched by the Hungarian Government in 2013. The program aims to promote cultural understanding, economic and cultural relations between Hungary and other countries.

      The scholarship can be awarded to citizens from almost 70 countries and sending partners for full degree or partial (exchange) studies.

      The benefits for scholarship holders include:

      • Exemption from paying application and tuition fees,
      • Place in a dormitory depending on the capacity of the higher education institution or HUF 40,000/month accommodation allowance for 12 months of the year during the whole period of full-time programs or for the duration of the partial studies,
      • Health care services (social services) and supplementary private health insurance,
      • Free visa and residence permit administration,
      • Use of the services of the library free of charge.

      ELTE offers a wide range of degree programs to international students, and almost all of them are available for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders in the fields of Education Sciences and Psychology, Humanities, Informatics, Science, Social Sciences, Primary and Pre-School Education and also Business.

      Studies are offered on the following levels:

      • Preparatory course in the Hungarian language (non-degree; 1 year)
      • Bachelor's programs (undergraduate; 3 or 3 and ½ years)
      • Master's programs (graduate; 2 years)
      • Doctoral programs (2+2 years)

      Scholarship Program for Christian Young People

      The Scholarship Program for Christian Young People is managed by the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and Hungary Helps Program and organized by the Tempus Public Foundation.

      The scholarship can be awarded to citizens from 11 countries, for full degree studies in bachelor, master, one-tier master and doctoral level.

      Allowances provided for the scholarship holders:

      • Exemption from paying tuition fees;
      • The amount of the monthly scholarship is HUF 166,600 for students in bachelor and master programs;
      • In doctoral programs it is HUF 140,000/person/month in the first two years/during the training-research period and HUF 180,000/person/month during the second two years/cycle/the research-dissertation period.
      • Student hostel room/bed depending on the capacity of the higher education institution or HUF 40,000 accommodation allowance for 12 months of the year during the whole period of full-time programs;
      • Health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 a year/person; Reimbursement of travel costs up to HUF 200,000/year;
      • Use of the services of the library free of charge.

      For more information, please visit the university website.

      Campus Life & Facilities

      The Counseling Center at the Faculty of Education and Psychology and the Peer Counseling group offers counseling services for students studying at any ELTE faculties.

      ELTE Career Centre helps ELTE students plan their career in a conscious way and helps them prepare for their professional career after graduation.

      The University's Disability Center is to ensure equal opportunity, accessibility and offer support to domestic and international students/teachers and staff across the University who have disability or chronical illness which impacts upon their ability to participate fully in university life.


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        Egyetem tér 1-3, 1053, District V.