Eötvös Loránd University

Introduction

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, 29,000 students study at eight faculties at ELTE with about 3,000 international students from over 100 countries. ELTE offers 45 bachelor’s programs, 101 master’s programs, 295 undivided teacher training major pairings, and over 60 degree programs offered in foreign languages (mainly English) to international students. ELTE is Hungary’s largest scientific establishment with 16 doctoral schools and 126 doctoral programs.

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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
  • 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
    • 8 faculties
    • 38 bachelor degree programs
    • 96 master’s degree programs
    • 80 combined undergraduate-graduate teaching degree programs
    • 8 teacher training schools and kindergartens, 3 nationally renowned teacher training schools
    • 13 162 courses
    • 64 languages at the Faculty of Humanities
    • More than 50 foreign-language programs
  • Hungary’s largest scientific establishment
    • 73 academic lecturers (20% of all Hungarian academics)
    • 16 Ph.D. schools, 118 Ph.D. programs
    • 5 colleges
    • Hungary’s most popular university
    • 28,400 students
    • 20% of all graduates applied for admittance to ELTE in 2015
    • According to 86% of our students, ELTE provides the best courses in their respective fields in the country

International relations

Students at ELTE come from more than 70 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.

Mobility

By means of our outstanding programs such as Erasmus, CEEPUS, the EEA and Norway Grants, Campus Hungary 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 ICT Labs 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.

Inter-institutional center for French studies

Based on the French-Hungarian bilateral agreement, the main goal of the Centre Interuniversitaire d’Études Francaise (CIEF) is to support the education of the French language, as well as French literature and culture. Its library of pedagogical methodology material is unique in Hungary.

EIT ICT Labs

This MA and Ph.D. program in Information and Communication Technologies is based on the cooperation between European universities and companies and has Budapest as its only base within the central and eastern European regions. ELTE is the leader of the Budapest Associate Partner Group.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Cultural Anthropology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The general goal of the program is to give relevant knowledge to students about the common universal human characteristics and values in their diverse and complex manifestations from the perspective of cultural anthropology. [+]

The general goal of the program is to give relevant knowledge to students about the common universal human characteristics and values in their diverse and complex manifestations from the perspective of cultural anthropology.

Cultural anthropology is based on critical and interpretative thinking and uses the approaches and methodology of social sciences. Cultural anthropology has an applied perspective; methodologies include interpretation and field research.

Anthropologists aim to understand societies and cultures in their everyday life, the micro and personal levels of social interactions and cultural communication. Besides, anthropologists interpret their micro-focusing research in a holistic way with comprehensive analyses of the historical and sociological contexts of their field.... [-]


MA in Educational Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to train perfect professionals in the theoretical foundations and basic methods of educational sciences. Students will obtain an integrated knowledge of educational sciences and pedagogical practice, and neighboring disciplines (philosophy, psychology, sociology, economy, and law). [+]

The goal of this program is to train perfect professionals in the theoretical foundations and basic methods of educational sciences.

Students will obtain an integrated knowledge of educational sciences and pedagogical practice, and neighboring disciplines (philosophy, psychology, sociology, economy, and law).

This program offers students in-depth knowledge for working at governmental authorities and companies, research institutions as well as for private companies, public administration, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Specializations:

Childhood Studies Research Studies Educational Technology Educational Management Strength of program ... [-]

MA in Film Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The master’s program combining theoretical and practical knowledge allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the bachelor’s program in the field of film history, film analysis, film theory or practical skills. [+]

The master’s program combining theoretical and practical knowledge allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the bachelor’s program in the field of film history, film analysis, film theory or practical skills.

The program includes two specializations: Film Theory Specialization and Filmmaking Specialization.

The Film Theory specialization offers a general overview on the history and theory of film, as well as critical understanding of the mechanisms and genres of popular film culture, with an emphasis on academic and critical writing. Students become familiar with the different periods of Hungarian and world film history, the different theoretical approaches of film studies and film genres, and develop their skills of reading theoretical texts and interpreting films. During consultations, the faculty helps them to develop their research interests and to become committed specialists, who will be capable of pursuing an academic career.... [-]


MA in Human Resources Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The aim of the program is to train experts, who, in possession of their human, economic and developed interdisciplinary approach, are able to make detailed analyses, to find global and special correlations and to carry out advising and assessing activities in the world of organizations, work, employment, and education. [+]

The aim of the program is to train experts, who, in possession of their human, economic and developed interdisciplinary approach, are able to make detailed analyses, to find global and special correlations and to carry out advising and assessing activities in the world of organizations, work, employment, and education. They apply their professional skills, support the macro-level processes of human resource management and education according to the different professional requirements of the given workplace. They are able to identify special professional problems and define practical solutions to them. They provide help for individuals to make career planning decisions. Their advising activity is determined by their knowledge of the HR market and organizational processes. They are prepared to continue their studies in a Ph.D. program.... [-]


MA in Logic and Theory of Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series providing a common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics, and Models in the Social Sciences – the student has to choose 7 of these. [+]

The program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series providing a common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics, and Models in the Social Sciences – the student has to choose 7 of these.

In general, the program is research-oriented, aiming to prepare students for a Ph.D. program. The program aims at developing the research abilities of the students. Its central part is the Logic and its Applications Seminar at the Department of Logic, where students and staff members together discuss their work in progress. The most often occurring topics of the seminar are set theory and model theory in their philosophical connections, philosophy of mathematics in general, formalization of physical theories, such as special and general relativity within different logical frameworks. Students get acquainted with the research works of the staff of the department and its partner and join a research program in order to write their own thesis. They are required to give two presentations of their work during the two years.... [-]


MA in Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The aim of the program is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve. [+]

The aim of the program is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve.

Further aims are to present recent theoretical and practical material, to establish professional skills and commitment for the profession within the field of psychology at a level that gives a solid foundation of knowledge that enables the student to practice psychology as a vocation independently at a master level, to participate in postgraduate courses and to attend further training in doctoral schools.... [-]


MA in Semiotics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

Semiotics is an ancient discipline with a long history, which has gained a firm theoretical foundation during the 19th century and an ever-growing significance over the last 50 years. This discipline is now in a period of very intensive, concentrated research and self-identification on the map of contemporary science. [+]

Semiotics is an ancient discipline with a long history, which has gained a firm theoretical foundation during the 19th century and an ever-growing significance over the last 50 years. This discipline is now in a period of very intensive, concentrated research and self-identification on the map of contemporary science.

The interdisciplinary Semiotics MA program at ELTE educates students to become well-trained specialists in semiotics of culture with a global overview of the various fields of humanities: literary studies, linguistics, philosophy, visual arts and general art studies – including approaches to fine arts, films, theatre and music – and also the most contemporary methods of research synthesized from a semiotic methodological point of view. At the same time, choosing the specific field for diploma work students can gain specialized knowledge in one subfield of the semiotics of humanities (e.g., literary, visual, musical, theoretical semiotics, and ethnosemiotics). The program is designed to be flexible to motivate students to find the best Hungarian specialists in the given field and assist them to become involved in international research and dialogues with foreign scholars and lecturers. The curriculum consists of courses on the history and theory of semiotics; language, communication, texts, and translation; theory of meaning, logic, argumentation; field studies of cultural, national and special semiotic systems; various forms of applied semiotics and semiotic pragmatics in general. The program also lays emphasis on the preparation of students for Ph.D. studies to plan their research career.... [-]


MA in Social Integration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. [+]

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. The program is both theory-based and practice-oriented. Courses are based on the latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. Approximately half of the program consists of training, seminars, and field work.

This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in the cultural, intercultural, and social aspects of psychology and education. We look for those applicants who see a great challenge in the organization of the working together of people of different sociocultural backgrounds, in the initiating and maintaining of intercultural dialogue, in the efficient resolution of emerging conflicts, and in profiting on the assets of diversity as well as in the promotion of the living together and successful cooperation of various minority and majority groups.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Applied Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The program gives a comprehensive knowledge of several areas in applied mathematics. The advanced courses present state of the art issues of the given area, e.g. in statistical methods, financial mathematics, code theory, numerical methods etc. [+]

The program gives a comprehensive knowledge of several areas in applied mathematics. The advanced courses present state of the art issues of the given area, e.g. in statistical methods, financial mathematics, code theory, numerical methods etc.

The goal of this program is to develop a student’s mathematical skills to solve industrial and other real-life problems and development tasks in innovative ways.

This program enables students to acquire fundamental capabilities such as:

modeling and analytical skills, knowledge of numerical methods, skills in programming and simulation, experience with real-life mathematical models such as in industry or economy, ability to handle huge amounts of data by integrating mathematical, numerical and statistical methods. Strength of program ... [-]

Msc in Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

Students participate in intensive advanced and high-level courses in the different fields of biology, which are the most relevant for their specialization, to make them informed about the recent developments and frontline problems. Some 60 % of the time is practical hours (spent on laboratory/field practice and on research) ensuring knowledge of state of the art methods. The curriculum is assembled from intensive advanced level courses on the theoretical aspects of selected disciplines and special seminar series on problems in a narrower field of science. [+]

Students participate in intensive advanced and high-level courses in the different fields of biology, which are the most relevant for their specialization, to make them informed about the recent developments and frontline problems. Some 60 % of the time is practical hours (spent on laboratory/field practice and on research) ensuring knowledge of state of the art methods. The curriculum is assembled from intensive advanced level courses on the theoretical aspects of selected disciplines and special seminar series on problems in a narrower field of science. The program also involves practical courses and a supervised research activity, which is needed for the preparation of the “M.Sc. Thesis”. In the first two semesters emphasis is on theory and basic laboratory or field practice. The third and the fourth semesters are devoted to research and preparation of a thesis. The training medium is English so students can gain a better command of academic English in different fields of biology.... [-]


MSc in Cartography

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge. [+]

The goal of this program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge.

This program is recommended to applicants who want to able to manage and coordinate cartographic and geoinformatics research projects as well as to have the knowledge and skills to solve traditional cartographic or information technology-based problems.

This program provides students with a broad scale of knowledge in Cartography and Geoinformatics in combination with geography, other earth sciences, information technology, database management, web-based mapping services, etc. Students acquire the theory as well as the methodologies in the development and implementation of the latest visualization technics.... [-]


MSc in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to give an advanced levelPh.D. knowledge in the major fields of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The program involves obligatory lectures and laboratory practices in all four fields. (Semi)elective courses offer the opportunity of tuning the program content according to interest. [+]

The goal of this program is to give an advanced levelPh.D. knowledge in the major fields of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The program involves obligatory lectures and laboratory practices in all four fields. (Semi)elective courses offer the opportunity of turning the program content according to interest.

This program is recommended to applicants who are willing to organize their own course schedule. A good background in BSc level chemistry enables the student to focus on his/her topic of interest right from the beginning. Those who are less knowledgeable in basic chemistry must complete resuming courses.

In the frame of the program, research experience can be gained in at least one main discipline of chemistry. Skill can be acquired in developing and applying ideas within a research project.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science - Cybersecurity

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge based on a solid theoretical background knowledge. They have the skills to take part in program development, in developing information systems and system management in various areas. The Computer Scientist often acts as a mediator between the customers of information systems and the producers. [+]

The goal of this program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge based on a solid theoretical background knowledge. They have the skills to take part in program development, in developing information systems and system management in various areas. The Computer Scientist often acts as a mediator between the customers of information systems and the producers. In this way, the job of a Computer Scientist synthesizes the constructive activity of engineers with the general problem-solving attitude of mathematicians while participating in teams of large-scale projects.

Our programs provide students with a broad education in Computer Science in combination with specialized work in programming languages, cybersecurity, data science, web engineering, autonomous systems, multimedia design etc.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science - Data Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge based on a solid theoretical background knowledge. They have the skills to take part in program development, in developing information systems and system management in various areas. [+]

The goal of this program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge based on a solid theoretical background knowledge. They have the skills to take part in program development, in developing information systems and system management in various areas. The Computer Scientist often acts as a mediator between the customers of information systems and the producers. In this way, the job of a Computer Scientist synthesizes the constructive activity of engineers with the general problem-solving attitude of mathematicians while participating in teams of large-scale projects.

Our programs provide students with a broad education in Computer Science in combination with specialized work in programming languages, cybersecurity, data science, web engineering, autonomous systems, multimedia design etc.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science - Software and Service Architectures

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge based on a solid theoretical background knowledge. They have the skills to take part in program development, in developing information systems and system management in various areas. [+]

The goal of this program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge based on a solid theoretical background knowledge. They have the skills to take part in program development, in developing information systems and system management in various areas. The Computer Scientist often acts as a mediator between the customers of information systems and the producers. In this way, the job of a Computer Scientist synthesizes the constructive activity of engineers with the general problem-solving attitude of mathematicians while participating in teams of large-scale projects.

Our programs provide students with a broad education in Computer Science in combination with specialized work in programming languages, cybersecurity, data science, web engineering, autonomous systems, multimedia design etc.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science for Autonomous Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to prepare students for the design and development of software for intelligent systems including, e.g. autonomous cars. Students will get up-to-date knowledge in one of the fastest growing and dominant technological trends of the future. The training offers students the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and competencies in software technology, real-time systems, artificial intelligence, robotics and deep learning, data mining, computer image and signal processing, process control, computer graphics, and vision. [+]

The goal of this program is to prepare students for the design and development of software for intelligent systems including, e.g. autonomous cars. Students will get up-to-date knowledge in one of the fastest growing and dominant technological trends of the future. The training offers students the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and competencies in software technology, real-time systems, artificial intelligence, robotics and deep learning, data mining, computer image and signal processing, process control, computer graphics, and vision. Electives include GIS systems, autonomous systems security issues and industrial mathematics. Students will be involved in the work of the research labs and can work on real industrial research together with professionals of leading companies interested in autonomous systems and autonomous driving.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The Environmental Science MSc program is a complex interdisciplinary research module with environmental awareness. Our courses are aimed at improving understanding of the environment and the processes that support life on Earth. We are particularly interested in the impacts of human activity in the world around us and in developing ready-to-use approaches for achieving environmental sustainability. [+]

The Environmental Science MSc program is a complex interdisciplinary research module with environmental awareness.

Our courses are aimed at improving understanding of the environment and the processes that support life on Earth. We are particularly interested in the impacts of human activity in the world around us and in developing ready-to-use approaches for achieving environmental sustainability.

This program is recommended to applicants who want to apply the "green chemistry" approach and learn environmental technologies. The main goal is that environmental scientists can identify and address environmental impact assessment and environmental certification.

Strength of program ... [-]

MSc in Geology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The program provides advanced training in geology, applicable to geological problem-solving. Our graduates have a solid foundation of knowledge in the different core disciplines of geology sciences (mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and paleontology), complemented with advanced skills through specialized studies in selected areas. The field component includes a three-week geological mapping field school. [+]

The program provides advanced training in geology, applicable to geological problem-solving. Our graduates have a solid foundation of knowledge in the different core disciplines of geology sciences (mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and paleontology), complemented with advanced skills through specialized studies in selected areas. The field component includes a three-week geological mapping field school.

The program also has an emphasis on practical courses related to mineral exploration, petroleum geology, hydrogeology, and environmental geology. The specialization in petroleum geology and/or hydrogeology provides in-depth training for future specialists in these fields. The degree program prepares both for continuing studies after admission to a doctoral program and work as a geologist primarily in the petroleum industry, in hydrogeology, or in related jobs in the public sector.... [-]


MSc in Materials Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The Materials Science program is an interdisciplinary M.S. program aimed at providing a rigorous education in materials science and the fundamental physics and chemistry that underlie this discipline. Educational goals are achieved through both coursework and training in cross-disciplinary research supervised by one science faculty member. [+]

The Materials Science program is an interdisciplinary M.S. program aimed at providing a rigorous education in materials science and the fundamental physics and chemistry that underlie this discipline. Educational goals are achieved through both coursework and training in cross-disciplinary research supervised by one science faculty member. The courses offer an overview of the types of materials; their chemical and physical structures; and properties.

The successful applicant must have a BSc. degree in Chemistry, in Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, in Physics, in Materials Engineering or in any similar degree including a reasonable amount of natural science (at least 40 ECTS) in the curriculum.... [-]


MSc in Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The goal of this program is to train professional physicists who have a broad overview of contemporary physics and are able to join research on their specialized fields. [+]

The goal of this program is to train professional physicists who have a broad overview of contemporary physics and are able to join research on their specialized fields.

This program is recommended to applicants who already have their BSc in physics and want to research physicists by deepening their knowledge.

This program enables students to have broad background in the major fields of physics (atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, statistical physics) and being being specialized in selected areas (astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, nuclear and heavy ion physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, environmental physics, particle physics, statistical physics and complex system).... [-]


Master

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices. [+]

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices.

The goal of this program is to provide a better understanding of the growing presence and importance of cultural heritage in a European context by applying a multinational, interdisciplinary approach. Over the past decade, academics have started recognizing the importance and impact of European cultural heritage on identity and contemporary culture. For this reason, the consortium has commonly decided to use its expertise to develop a new interdisciplinary programme and curriculum and to create the first European joint master programme on European Heritage Studies that connects the academic fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.... [-]


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