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Hungarian University of Fine Arts
Budapest, Andrássy út 69-71.

Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem (MKE) – Hungarian University of Fine Arts (HUFA)


The Hungarian University of Fine Arts provides education and training for the future actors of the Hungarian cultural scene in all areas of the visual arts. With its 150 years history HUFA preserves the traditional basis on which its educational program was founded, while also seeks and cultivating continuous renewal.

Programmes and Academic departments

  • Art History Department
  • Art Theory Department
  • Art Theory and Curatorial Studies Programmes
  • Conservation Department
  • Department of Artistic Anatomy and Geometry and Projection
  • Graphics Department/Specialization in Graphic Arts
  • Graphics Department/Specialization in Graphic Design
  • Intermedia Department
  • Painting Department
  • Scenography Department
  • Sculpture Department
  • Visual Education Department
  • DLA Doctoral Programme

Courses for Erasmus+ and Guest Students: Painting Studio Practice * Analysis of Painting Methods and Styles * Artwork Analysis in Painting * Sculpture Studio Practice * Graphic Art/Printmaking Studio Practice * Graphics Media * Graphic Materials and Techniques * Graphic Design Studio Practice * Intermedia Project * Art Theory and Curatorial Program * Life Drawing * Contemporary Art in the Context of Art Theory * Hungarian Language Lessons * Site Specific Interventions * Mapping the Local * Professional Presentations in Foreign Languages

13+1 reasons to choose the Hungarian University of Fine Arts

  1.  HUFA is located in the heart of Budapest, the lively capital, on a UNESCO World Heritage site in a 19th century palace.
  2.  We are a small and dedicated community with 800 students and 100 faculties.
  3.  On the top of practical training, theoretical subjects comprise a fundamental component of education.
  4.  HUFA has numerous international partnerships, we take part in the Erasmus+, Stipendium Hungaricum,  CEEPUS scholarship programmes and we host guest students from all over the world.
  5.  Students can experience lively international atmosphere: we have over 60 partner institutions in 23 European countries.
  6.  Our international students can participate in several projects: in the framework of university courses and also through the wide range of connections and network we have in the contemporary art scene of Budapest.
  7.  We consider it to be our mission to introduce foreign students to the Hungarian art and culture, to connect them with art students and professionals and to create a collaborative environment for them.
  8.  We have a unique library collection, most significant in Hungary in the field of art, providing exceptional resources for students.
  9.  Our dedicated mentor team helps all exchange students to manage life in Budapest and feel at home – from finding an accommodation through solving study issues to organising meet & greet and also cultural events for them.
  10.  At HUFA our students have access to several exhibition spaces and studios.
  11.  HUFA has Artist Colony facilities in a most inspiring environment, in Tihany by Lake Balaton, the largest fresh water lake in Central Europe.
  12.  HUFA hosts several distinguished art exhibitions each year, including international and Hungarian, classical and contemporary pieces of artwork.
  13.  HUFA owns the most beautiful garden, called Mulberry Garden, in Budapest, with many historic and art monuments, where students can work and relax.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             13+1. To enjoy life: one of the most exciting party district of the city is available in 3 minutes’ walk : ).


Hungarian University of Fine Arts (HUFA) - International Office

Address: 1062 Andrássy út 69-71., Budapest, Hungary

International Project Coordinator: Ms Luca Lafferton
e-mail: international@mke.hu

Head of International Office: Ms Gabriella Ágnes Nagy
e-mail: foreign@mke.hu

  • English
  • Hungarian
Study area
  • Arts and Art Education
  • Teacher Training
  • BA/BSc
  • MA/MSc/MBA
  • one-tier Master course