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Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Egyetem tér 1-3.

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 top-ranked 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 about 450 bilateral agreements for cooperation and exchange. It is active member of prestigious international university networks and involved in joint degree programs.

Currently about 27,000 students study at eight faculties at ELTE with about 2500 international students from over 80 countries. ELTE is the most popular university among applicants each year.

Study fields and main research areas at the eight faculties: Education and Psychology, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Primary and Pre-school Education, Science, Social Sciences, and Special Education.

ELTE offers 38 bachelor’s programs and 98 combined undergraduate-graduate teaching programs,96 master’s programs, and over 60 degree programs in foreign languages. ELTE is Hungary’s largest scientific establishment with 118 PhD programs at 17 doctoral schools.

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.

Why should I study here at Eötvös Loránd University?

Studying at ELTE means high quality education at the leading research university in Hungary. ELTE has the highest number of members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences which provides a truely academic atmosphere. Active student communities also ensure that you find your friends and place at the university and in Budapest.

Student Services

ELTE provides wide-ranging services for international students.

Orientation Days

The event “Orientation Days” is organized for international students at ELTE at the beginning of each semester. The program is designed to introduce you to the University, staff, and organizations you will have contact with during your stay at ELTE in Budapest. It also provides information and advice that will assist you in adjusting to the learning environment of the University and to living in Budapest.

Mentor system (ESN ELTE)

ESN ELTE is here so that you won’t feel all alone: besides organizing social activities, the most direct help ESN ELTE provides is through the mentor system. ESN ELTE mentors are enthusiastic, open-minded and helpful Hungarian ELTE students. They help incoming international students with everyday problems and they guide international students through their international experience during their stay at ELTE in Budapest.

Cultural and social programs organized by the ESN ELTE

ESN ELTE, an active student community at ELTE help the integration of the incoming students by organizing various social activities each semester.

Sport facilities

Select from over 30 kinds of sports and do sports for credit at ELTE. Or just simply join any of the sports activities organized at ELTE during the academic year.

University library network

The extended university library network at ELTE assists students at each faculty in their studies and research.


Housing Office helps you with finding a place at an ELTE dormitory or an apartment on the private market via trustable real estate agent partners of ELTE.

Hungarian language course

Hungarian language and culture courses are offered from beginner to proficiency levels during the academic year. If you want to practise also in the summer, apply for the summer university.

English language course

If you want to brush up your English before your studies or to improve your language skills while studying at ELTE, sign up for the English language course at the Center for Advanced Language Learning.

Summer/winter schools

Summer and winter programs at ELTE are good occasions to visit the university and meet students and teachers on campus.

Career counseling in English

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

Life management counseling

During your time at the university, you may experience personal and emotional issues that impact on your academic work and university life. The counseling services at ELTE offer a free and confidential support to students to help them develop ways of overcoming difficulties.

Students with disabilities

Disability coordinators at each faculty assist students with disabilities so that they can participate fully in university life.

ELTE „Eötvös” Art Ensemble


Eötvös Art Ensemble, consisting of the university choir, the university orchestra, and the university folk dance group, invites both Hungarian and international students to join their community.

Read the stories of our current ELTE students or ask our International Student Ambassadors.

International Office
Rector’s Cabinet
Eötvös Loránd University
H-1056 Budapest, Szerb utca 21-23

W: www.elte.hu/en
E: iro@elte.hu   
TEL: +36 1 411 6543

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  • preparatory program
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