Essential requirements

Bachelor's degree

Required language competencies

Minimum level of language proficiency (both written and oral): B2

IELTS Score: 5.5

TOEFL IBT Band: 46-59 

Cambridge English Scale Score: 162. 


If the applicant is unable to prove their knowledge of English with any of the above certifications, he or she must participate in a Skype interview or attend a prearranged interview (either in Hungary in person or on an on-the-spot admission abroad) organized by the Faculty and/or its delegates. The interview also seeks to assess the general and professional knowledge and interest of the applicant. Any letter of acceptance issued by the Faculty of Social Sciences is based on the verified fact that the applicant's command of English has been assessed; therefore, they are considered eligible to pursue their higher studies at the institution. If the applicant can prove that they competed their former education in entirely in English by submitting a notarized attestation and a detailed academic transcript, no proof of language knowledge will be required throughout the admission process. 


Application fee

100 Euro (non-refundable)

EU/EEA Students

For appliacants admitted in 2019: 1300 Euro/semester 

For applicants admitted in 2020:1300 € / Semester + 250 € / Semester English language curriculum development fee = 1550 € / Semester

Non-EU/EEA Students

3000 Euro/semester

How to pay?

Please note that if you are a citizen of a non-EU/non-EEA country, you may be asked to transfer the first year's tuition fee in advance in order to get an acceptance letter in order to get the student visa to Hungary.

Bank: Magyar Allamkincstar Rt. // Hungarian State Treasury
Address: 1139 Budapest, Vaci ut 71
Account holder: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
IBAN: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000

While transferring the fees under "comments" please add:

  • your name
  • this code: F10201/19


Application deadline

30 April 2021

Application form

Application / examination procedure

First the applicant should fill in the online application form, then he/she also has to submit the following documents:

  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • Letter of recommendation (2 pieces)
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
  • Copy of application fee transfer

Students who hold Hungarian and/or dual citizenship, must apply through

Entrance examination and selection process:

The applications are examined by the Admission Board and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system.

Type of entrance examination: oral. The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

As the program expects students with diverse backgrounds, the goal of an entrance exam is not to test what students know, but to see if they are motivated in the first place; if they have a good grasp of current global affairs; and if they possess the analytical skills necessary to join the program.

Below is a list of suggested articles from Oxford Research Encyclopaedias, all freely accessible ( We recommend these not because we expect students to know them by heart, but because we would like to offer applicants the opportunity to get a rough idea about what issues and topics the field of International Relations (IR) deals with.


Engstrom, P.  (2017, December 22). Human Rights: Effectiveness of International and Regional Mechanisms. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.

Foyle, D., & Van Belle, D.  (2017, November 20). Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Analysis: Public Opinion, Elections, Interest Groups, and the Media. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.

Goodman, J.  (2017, December 22). Nationalism as a Social Movement. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.

Kiely, R.  (2017, November 30). Dependency and World-Systems Perspectives on Development. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.

Stempel, J.  (2017, November 30). Diplomacy and Intelligence. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.

Walt, S.  (2017, December 22). Realism and Security. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.

Entrance exam

Students having applied through The oral entry exam will be held via Skype as per the dates given earlier (from May 25, 2020 to June 5, 2020). Applicants have been informed about the entry exam dates via e-mail between April 17 and 20, 2020.

Students having applied through will be informed later


Program director

Orsolya Salát (

Program coordinators

Program Coordinator
Phone: 0036 1 372-2500/ 6867
Program Coordinator
Phone: 372-2500/6856


1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A




Program provided by

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political and International Studies


Stipendium Hungaricum Program

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students; currently more than 50 sending partners are engaged in the programme.

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Citizens of the following countries may apply at Visegrad Fund for a scholarship to provide support for their studies:

Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Kosovo (XK), Macedonia (MK), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), Russia (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK) and Ukraine (UA)