List of Universities in Budapest 2023 (with links to each of them!)



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Below you will find a list of the universities in Budapest in 2023, with a brief note on each of them and a direct link to their website, mostly all in English. Most of these universities welcome international students, offering a great opportunity to boost your studies and also your curriculum. We hope that you will choose Lux Rooms Budapest student rooms for your stay in Budapest!

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Note: at the end of this page you will find information on the official "Admission Guide for International Applicants" published by the Hungarian authorities.


A. Public institutions of higher education

1.      University of Veterinary Medicine ÁTE

2.      Corvinus University BCE

3.      Budapest Business School BGE

4.      Budapest University of Technology and Economics BME

5.      Eötvös Loránd University ELTE

6.      Franz Liszt Academy of Music LFZE

7.      Hungarian University of Fine Arts MKE

8.      Hungarian Dance Academy MTE

9.      Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design MOME

10.   National University of Public Service NKE

11.   Óbuda University OE

12.   Semmelweis University SOTE

13.   Academy of Drama and Film SZFE

14.   University of Physical Education TE

B. Ecclesiastical institutions of higher education

1.      Lutheran Theological University EHE

2.      Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church KRE

3.      Budapest University of Jewish Studies OR-ZSE

4.      Pázmány Péter Catholic University PPKE

C. Private or foundation institutions of higher education

1.      Andrássy University Budapest ANNYE

2.      Budapest Metropolitan University METU

3.      Central European University CEU

4.      Milton Friedman University MILTON

Below you will find a list of the universities in Budapest, with a brief note on each of them a direct link to their website, mostly all in English.

A. Public institutions of higher education

University of Veterinary Medicine ÁTE

University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest is a state-owned university in Budapest, Hungary.

Besides classical veterinary disciplines, UVMB also offers BSc and MSc in Biology and MSc in Zoology Research. In recent years Veterinary Public Health also become a prioritised field in the education and research, covering food hygiene, food safety risk analysis and food waste reduction.

Training in UVMB is available in three languages: English, German and Hungarian for students coming from about 60 countries of the world.

UVMB has been accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). (source: wikipedia)


Corvinus University BCE

Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungarian: Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem) is a university in Budapest, Hungary. The university currently has an enrolment of approximately 9,600 students, with a primary focus on business administration, economics, and social sciences, operating in Budapest and Székesfehérvár since 1948. Corvinus University accepts students at six faculties and offer courses leading to degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level in specialisations taught in Hungarian, English, French or German.

The university was listed in the top 50 in the Financial Times European Masters in Management rankings, and was the first Hungarian university mentioned among the best in the area of agriculture.

Considered to be one of the most prestigious and selective universities in Hungary, Corvinus alumni include a former prime minister of Hungary as well as various government ministers, governors of the Hungarian National Bank, and leading business figures. (source: wikipedia)


Budapest Business School BGE

Budapest Business School (BBS) (Hungarian: Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem (BGE)) is a private business school, formerly a public university, specializing in business studies and social sciences in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded in 1857 by the merchants and bankers of Austria-Hungary in order to establish the economic vocational training of higher education in the Empire and in Central Europe. It is the oldest public business school in the world, and the second oldest among all business schools, after the ESCP.

The Budapest Business School is Hungary's market-leading and largest business school and conducts education and research in leadership, economics, operations management, marketing, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and other areas; its most acclaimed programs are finance, accounting, strategic management, and tourism. The School offers 12 Bachelor's degree programs, usually in a choice of English, French, German or Hungarian, and 12 Master's degree programs, of which the most popular ones are Master of Finance, Master of Management (equivalent to MBA), Master of International Business, and Master of Tourism Management. Moreover, it offers a PhD in Management and 51 post-graduate professional qualifications with either Hungarian, English, German, Dutch, or French state degree accreditations, being recognized within the European Union and throughout the world.

The university was still the market leader in the field of business higher education in 2019 in Hungary, with 6,200 first-year students, 6 percent more than in the previous year. In 2020, the Faculty of Finance and Accountancy finished first on the university faculty popularity list in Hungary, and the other two, the Faculty of Commerce, Hospitality and Tourism and the Faculty of International Management and Business were also among the 10 most popular Hungarian university faculties. (source: wikipedia)


Budapest University of Technology and Economics BME

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungarian: Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem or in short Műegyetem), official abbreviation BME, is the most significant university of technology in Hungary and is considered the world's oldest institute of technology which has university rank and structure. It was the first institute in Europe to train engineers at university level. It was founded in 1782.

More than 110 departments and institutes operate within the structure of eight faculties. About 1100 lecturers, 400 researchers and other degree holders and numerous invited lecturers and practising expert specialists participate in education and research at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Approximately 1381 of the university's 21,171 students are foreigners, coming from 50 countries. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics issues about 70% of Hungary's engineering degrees. 34 professors/researchers of the university are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Training courses are provided in five languages: Hungarian, English, German, French and Russian.

The ECTS credit system was introduced in 1995. This helps students to enroll in the student exchange program of the European Union, the Socrates (also known as Erasmus), and earn a double degree through the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network. (source: wikipedia)


Eötvös Loránd University ELTE

Eötvös Loránd University (Hungarian: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, ELTE) is a Hungarian public research university based in Budapest. Founded in 1635, ELTE is one of the largest and most prestigious public higher education institutions in Hungary. The 28,000 students at ELTE are organized into nine faculties, and into research institutes located throughout Budapest and on the scenic banks of the Danube. ELTE is affiliated with 5 Nobel laureates, as well as winners of the Wolf Prize, Fulkerson Prize and Abel Prize, the latest of which was Abel Prize winner László Lovász in 2021. (source: wikipedia)


Franz Liszt Academy of Music LFZE

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem, often abbreviated as Zeneakadémia, "Liszt Academy") is a music university and a concert hall in Budapest, Hungary, founded on November 14, 1875. It is home to the Liszt Collection, which features several valuable books and manuscripts donated by Franz Liszt upon his death, and the AVISO studio, a collaboration between the governments of Hungary and Japan to provide sound recording equipment and training for students. The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music was founded by Franz Liszt himself (though named after its founder only in 1925, approx. 50 years after it was relocated to its current location at the heart of Budapest). (source: wikipedia)


Hungarian University of Fine Arts MKE

The Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Hungarian: Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem, MKE) is the central Hungarian art school in Budapest, Andrássy Avenue. It was founded in 1871 as the Hungarian Royal Drawing School (Magyar Királyi Mintarajztanoda) and has been called University of Fine Arts since 2001. (source: wikipedia)


Hungarian Dance Academy MTE

The State Ballet Institute, which opened in September 1950, became the Hungarian Dance Academy on 1st July 1991 and has been called the Hungarian Dance University since 1st February 2017. The institution was reorganised as part of higher education in 1983 and has operated a primary school (later a secondary school for eight grades) right from its establishment. As the school has had a dormitory, too, we could introduce a unique model in Hungarian arts higher education. Qualifications to be obtained were constantly rising to a higher level: from 1950, the institution functioned as a school of an intermediate level, from 1975 as one similar to those in higher education, from 1983 with a narrower profile in higher education, from 2006 as an academy of higher education with BA and MA programmes and finally, from 2017 as a university running BA and MA programmes. (source )


Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design MOME

The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (in Hungarian: Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem, MOME), former Hungarian University of Arts and Design, is located in Budapest, Hungary. Named after László Moholy-Nagy, the university offers programs in art, architecture, designer and visual communication. (source: wikipedia)


National University of Public Service NKE

The University of Public Service (UPS; Hungarian: Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem) is a higher educational institution in Budapest, Hungary. Established in 2012, it is one of the youngest universities in Central and Eastern Europe; however, its faculties as former independent colleges look back much earlier.

The university was officially founded on 1 January 2012 through the merger of the Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University (becoming the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training), the Police College (becoming the Faculty of Law Enforcement) and the Faculty of Public Administration of Corvinus University of Budapest (becoming the Faculty of Public Administration at UPS). In addition to these faculties, UPS includes institutions that function as educational organs and think tanks and is initiating its fourth faculty of European and international studies.

The university's primary goal is to educate future public administration officials, military and law enforcement officers (through BA and MA programmes) and to develop the skills and know-how of current members of public service (through further training programmes). Moreover, UPS also functions as a think tank for public service (through PhD programmes, joint conferences and individual research activities of lecturers). (source: wikipedia)


Óbuda University OE

The Óbuda University (Hungarian: Óbudai Egyetem, Latin: Universitas Budensis), named after Óbuda, a part of Budapest, is a technical university in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded in 2000 as Budapest Tech (Budapesti Műszaki Főiskola) with the merging of three polytechnical institutes (Bánki Donát Technical College, Kandó Kálmán Technical College, Light Industry Technical College). With more than 15,000 students it is one of the largest technical universities in the country. Having complied with the requirements, the institution was promoted to university status on 1 January 2010 under the name of Óbuda University. (source: wikipedia)


Semmelweis University SOTE

Semmelweis University (Hungarian: Semmelweis Egyetem) is a research-led medical school in Budapest, Hungary, founded in 1769. With six faculties and a doctoral school it covers all aspects of medical and health sciences.

The university is also the largest provider of health care services in Hungary. Most of the departments cater for the most serious cases and patients requiring complex treatment.

As the highest listed institution in Hungary in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Semmelweis University is among the top 250 universities in the world. (source: wikipedia)


Academy of Drama and Film SZFE

The Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest (Hungarian: Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem, SZFE) is an educational institution founded in 1865 in Budapest, Hungary. It became a university in 2000 and the name was changed to University of Theatre and Film Arts.

On 31 August 2020, the university's management resigned in protest at the imposition of a government-appointed board of trustees which they saw as limiting the university's autonomous status. (source: wikipedia)


University of Physical Education TE

From 1 September 2014, the former Hungarian College of Physical Education became an independent institution of higher education again, and from 2022 it was renamed the Hungarian University of Physical Education and Sport Sciences.From January 2000 to August 2014, it was the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences of Semmelweis University. (source: wikipedia)


B. Ecclesiastical institutions of higher education


Lutheran Theological University EHE

The Evangelical University of Theology (EHE) is the only evangelical higher education institution of the Evangelical Church of Hungary, the only university for the training of pastors, staff and teachers. The first legal predecessor of the University is the Latin School of Sopron (together with the Berzsenyi Dániel Evangelical Lyceum of Sopron), founded in 1557.

In 1892, it became independent and operated as the Sopron Evangelical Theological College, then became the Evangelical Theological Faculty of the Pécs-based Royal Elisabeth University of Sciences (now the University of Pécs) - although it continued to operate in Sopron. From 1923, he began to train pastors at university level.

Between 1951 and 1998 it continued to operate under the name of Evangelical Theological Academy, now in Budapest. State accreditation was granted in December 1998, making it a state-funded, non-state university. A library and a dormitory are part of the institution. (source: wikipedia)


Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church KRE

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (Hungarian: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem) is a Christian university in Budapest, Hungary. The university has more than 7000 students. The university has four faculties and offer courses leading to degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. (source: wikipedia)


Budapest University of Jewish Studies OR-ZSE

The Budapest University of Jewish Studies (Hungarian: Országos Rabbiképző – Zsidó Egyetem, or Országos Rabbiképző Intézet / Jewish Theological Seminary – University of Jewish Studies / German: Landesrabbinerschule in Budapest) is a university in Budapest, Hungary. It was opened in 1877, a few decades after the first European rabbinical seminaries had been built in Padua, Metz, Paris and Breslau. Still, it remains the oldest existing institution in the world where rabbis are graduated. (source: wikipedia)


Pázmány Péter Catholic University PPKE

Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) (Hungarian: Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem (PPKE)) is a private university in and near Budapest, Hungary, belonging to the Catholic Church and recognized by the state. Founded in 1635, the PPCU is one of Hungary's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education.

The Faculty of Theology was established by archbishop Péter Pázmány in Nagyszombat, the Kingdom of Hungary (today Trnava, Slovakia) in 1635. The university is located in two cities: the Rectors' Office, the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Information Technology, and the Postgraduate Institute of Canon-Law are located in Budapest. The campus of the Vitéz János Faculty of Teaching is in Esztergom, just across the Esztergom Basilica. The Faculty of Humanities operated a campus in Piliscsaba, in the vicinity of Budapest from 1994 until end-2020, after which it relocated its departments and courses to Budapest.

The university has several research groups and institutes. One of the most important international research programmes of the university is the Syro-Hungarian Archeological Mission, which does the restoration of Margat's crusader fortress.

Nearly 8.000 students attend the university, enrolled in several Bachelor, Master, and PhD programmes.

International cooperations include the Erasmus programme and bilateral agreements. It was named in 2009 as one of the most active members of the Erasmus programme. It is a co-establisher of the International Research Universities Network and has strong connections with Radboud University Nijmegen, Catholic University of Leuven, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Saint Louis University and University of Notre Dame. (source: wikipedia)



C. Private or foundation institutions of higher education


Andrássy University Budapest ANNYE

Andrássy University Budapest (AUB) (full name: Andrássy Gyula German Speaking University Budapest/Andrássy Gyula Deutschsprachige Universität Budapest) is a private university in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Andrássy University Budapest was founded in 2001 and is the only completely German-language university outside the German-speaking countries. As a European university in Hungary, it is supported by five partner states (Austria, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Germany, Hungary) and also by Switzerland and the autonomous region of Trentino-South Tyrol. (source: wikipedia)


Budapest Metropolitan University METU

Budapest Metropolitan University (Hungarian: Budapesti Metropolitan Egyetem) is an accredited private institute of higher education in Budapest, Hungary. It is formally known as the Budapest Metropolitan University or budapesti Metropolitan Egyetem.


As the Budapest College of Communication and Business (Hungarian: Budapesti Kommunikációs és Üzleti Főiskola), it had offered regular and correspondence BA courses in business communication, international communication, a joint degree in communication (journalism) and European public service and business administration between 2001 and 2005. The university was accredited as an adult education institute, as well, in 2003. It has started the training of television journalists in partnership with the Hungarian Public Television. It has its own language department, which functions as an official EURO, ITK-Origo and TOEIC language exam centre and offers regular, business and special language courses. The Trade Academy of BKF offers special courses at intermediate and advanced level. The students can master the tricks of their chosen professions in study groups of 12-18 in the school’s campus, which is located in a suburb of Budapest. The well-equipped and modern school buildings have recently been renovated, and a brand-new, high-tech building was constructed in 2005 with the support of the European Union. Apart from baccalaureate courses, the school also offers vocational and post graduate courses, company courses in communication, business communication and European public management. The school also has a secondary school (BKF Bilingual Vocational School).

BKF focused on Communication and Media studies, Business, Economics and Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality, and Applied and Media Arts.

Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences had its first graduation ceremony on February 26, 2005, when the school bid farewell in style to the first students of business communication who graduated in January 2005. Since 2005, MET has implemented the Bologna process, and transformed the study programmes by the new Hungarian accreditation requirements. The current, running BA and BSc programmes are communication and media studies, business and management, international business, trade and marketing, tourism, public service.

In 2009, MET integrated the "Heller Farkas" College of Tourism, and established an Institute of Visual Arts with BA programmes in photography, graphics, media design, cameraman, film and media studies - these programmes started in 2010. Besides the main campus, in 2010 the Rózsa Street campus opened its gates for art, tourism and catering students. (source: wikipedia)


Central European University CEU

Central European University (CEU; German: Zentraleuropäische Universität, Hungarian: Közép-európai Egyetem) is a private research university accredited in Austria, Hungary, and the United States, with campuses in Vienna and Budapest. The university is known for its highly intensive programs in the social sciences and humanities, low student-faculty ratio, and international student body. A central tenet of the university's mission is the promotion of open societies, as a result of its close association with the Open Society Foundations.[9] CEU is one of eight members comprising the CIVICA Alliance, a group of European higher education institutions in the social sciences, humanities, business management and public policy, such as Sciences Po (France), The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), Bocconi University (Italy) and the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden).

CEU was founded in 1991 by hedge fund manager, political activist, and billionaire philanthropist George Soros, who provided it with an $880 million endowment, making the university one of the wealthiest in Europe, especially on a per-student basis. The university was founded in Central Europe because of a perceived need for an independent and international university for the region, in light of the fall of the Socialist Bloc and concomitant democratisation.

The university is composed of 13 academic departments and 17 research centers, in addition to the School of Public Policy and the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations. CEU's alumni include notable politicians, academics, and activists, such as former President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili and Lívia Járóka, the first Romani woman ever elected to the European Parliament. CEU was the highest-ranked university in Hungary before it was forced to leave the country.

On 3 December 2018, CEU announced it would cease operations in Budapest and relocate to Vienna after the Hungarian government's refusal to sign an agreement allowing the university to continue operations in Hungary. This withdrawal is the result of a long legal battle between the university and Viktor Orbán's government, and is set in the wider context of contemporary Hungarian politics. This situation has sparked discourse regarding academic freedom in Hungary, and spurred widespread protests in favour of CEU. On 6 October 2020, the European Court of Justice ruled that the "lex CEU" legislation, drawn up by the Hungarian government, was incompatible with European Union law. (source: wikipedia)


Milton Friedman University MILTON

It is the aim of Milton Friedman University and its maintainer, the Hungarian Unified Jewish Congregation (EMIH), that the rejuvenated institution will play a decisive role in Hungarian higher education. To this end, it is launching new courses and programs in specific areas where there is a shortage of qualified professionals. Already available at the university is a Sports Facility Management post-graduate program, an undergraduate degree in Community Services Management, on-line Finance and Accounting, Digital Editing and the first Private Pilot License (PPL) program in Hungary that is taught at the university level.

In its efforts to transform the university, the management of the institution has created four organizational units that are different and separate from one another, yet work together effectively as a whole. The following four faculties will be established in the very near future:  Faculty of Economics and Informatics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Pedagogy and the Faculty of Theology.

In line with needs of the business world, Milton plans to launch a number of new specializations in the fields of commerce, marketing and tourism. Plans also include social and art-related courses and programs.  As a first step, the Faculty of Pedagogy will train economics teachers and as the infrastructure develops, nursery school/kindergarten teachers and basic teacher training. (source: )


The Hungarian Ministry of Education has published an official "Admission Guide for International Applicants", where you can find informatio in English about: