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Budapest University of Technology and Economics

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Description of Budapest University of Technology and Economics

  • Established: 1782
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Rating: 978
  • Number of students: 24,000.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem, BME) was founded in 1972 and is a prestigious institution of higher education in Hungary. To solve the main problems of a technical, informational, natural-scientific and economic nature and to train specialists in the field of business and management, personnel are being trained for the corresponding sectors of the national economy. The university has 8 faculties:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Natural sciences
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Transport Engineering and Engineering
  • Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
  • Economic and social sciences
  • Electrical and computer science.

BME is in the TOP 5 of the best universities in the country and is a member of the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) and the European University Association (EUA).

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Budapest University of Technology and Economics

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All year round
from 2250.00 € / semester
from 2250.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 2850.00 € / semester
from 2850.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 2850.00 € / semester
from 2850.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 4500.00 € / semester
from 4500.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Activities Budapest University of Technology and Economics

  • BME College Days: since 2007, held annually in September, the event is attended by famous Hungarian and international performers
  • BME Jeges Est: The event takes place at the beginning of the spring semester at the City Park ice rink. During the evening, participants can skate, chat and enjoy a relaxing musical evening (always provided by BME DJ) and a glass of mulled wine.


  • University is in 5% of the best universities in the world
  • There are international exchange programs and scholarship programs for students
  • BME has its own pool of international scientific journals, referenced in the global database of scientific publications Scopus
  • University research activity is at a high level.

Facilities and equipment at Budapest University of Technology and Economics

The university is located in the capital of Hungary - Budapest - and includes its own library.

Admission dates and extra charges

BME has a two-semester school year.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee = 100 €
  • Health insurance = 120 € / semester
  • The cost of living in Budapest = 357 € -690 € / month.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

To enter the university you must provide:

  • Autobiography
  • Copy of passport
  • Education document
  • Transcript (Master)
  • English Proficiency Document (TOEFL iBT 90 / PBT 550 or IELTS 5.0)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (magistracy)
  • Curriculum (Master, Doctoral)
  • Confirmation of payment of the entry fee.

Applicants must write entrance tests in mathematics, physics, English and freehand drawing for applicants to the Faculty of Architecture.

Any documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by a full translation into English.

Notarization is required for each document related to education, even if the original is in English.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

Review about Budapest University of Technology and Economics

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Hello. My son is graduating from school in 2022 and studying in Azerbaijan. He is 16 years old. He wants to study in English as a graphic designer in Budapest. I would be grateful for more information on this issue. Thanks in advance.
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Good morning, My daughter would like to start her university studies in Hungary at your institute in 2022/2023 academic year. She will be graduating in 2022 June in Canada. She will be only 16 years old. Her grandmother lives in Budapest and she has the possibility to get accommodation and guardianship. I would appreciate any information how to enter civil engineering courses. She is Hungarian citizen as well Canadian but she could study only in English. Thank you for your help
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
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- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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