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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017
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01/03/2018 05/27/2018
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
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08/19/2018 12/20/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** 01/22/2019 05/30/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

Overview

 

Overview

  • Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) is the only Emory-approved study abroad program that specifically caters to math and quantitative sciences majors.
  • Budapest is a relatively "new" city in Europe; its distinct parts, Buda and Pest, only merged in 1873.
  • Small class sizes with Hungarian professors who prioritize problem solving and student creativity make BSM an attractive program to students interested in using their semester abroad to focus on mathematics courses.
 

Location

 

Location

  • Often called "the Paris of the East", Budapest is a destination that appeals to students who want to study off the beaten path in a cosmopolitan European city.
  • Budapest is known for its rich history, farmer's markets, thermal spas, and unique architecture spanning centuries.
  • Located in the center of Eastern Europe, Budapest is a stone's throw from attractive Central and Eastern European destinations, and well-connected to the Western Europe by train and plane.
 

 Dates

Dates

Fall Semester
Mid-August to Mid-December
Spring Semester
Mid-January to Late May
 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
    • have at least a 3.3 GPA
    • have completed one semester of Advanced Calculus (a first course in the Theory of
      Analysis) or Abstract Algebra by the start of the program
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

Classes are taught in English by eminent Hungarian professors, most of whom have had teaching experience in North American universities. In keeping with Hungarian tradition, teachers closely monitor each individual student’s progress. Considerable time is devoted to problem solving and encouraging student creativity. Emphasis is on depth of understanding rather than on the quantity of material. The imprint of the Hungarian tradition is particularly prominent in some of the courses. “Combinatorics” concentrates on combinatorial structures and algorithms, a stronghold of Hungarian mathematics. The courses, along with “Theory of Computing”, are a valuable introduction to Theoretical Computer Science. “Conjecture and Proof”, even more than other courses, introduces the student to the excitement of mathematical discovery. Concepts, methods, ideas, and paradoxes that have startled or puzzled mathematicians for centuries will be reinvented and examined under the guidance of enthusiastic and experienced instructors. The topics covered range from ancient problems of geometry and arithmetic to
20th century measure theory and mathematical logic.

All students are required to take the mandatory Hungarian Language course.

View the BSM Course Catalog

Credit and Grade Translation - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
 

Housing

 

Housing

  • Students are required to live in accommodations provided by the program.
  • Program housing includes homestays or student apartments that may or may not be shared with other students from the program.
  • Apartments are furnished with such things as furniture, sheets, towels, kitchenware, and a washing machine.
 

Cost and Funding

 

Cost and Funding

  • A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheet at the top of this page
    • Students will be charged regular Emory tuition for participation in the program
  • Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs
  • View study abroad scholarships here
  • Students pay housing fees on a monthly basis rather than as an up-front cost.
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Program Resources

 

Program Resources


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