September 07, 2020 13:27
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Corvinus University of Budapest

If you are interested in studying in Hungary but you are still thinking about which university to choose, our series about Hungarian universities will help you to decide! In this part, you can read more about Corvinus University of Budapest. If you want to study for a valuable EU degree in the capital of Hungary, read our article and get inspired!


Corvinus University is one of the most prestigious Hungarian higher educational institutions in the fields of Economy, Management and Social Sciences. The university has a long history and tradition, one of the direct precursors was established already in 1899. It is located in Pest on the left bank of the River Danube.

The Budapest Campus of Corvinus University has three main buildings. The University’s main building (Building E) is close to the Budapest River Bank UNESCO Heritage Site and offers one of the best panoramic views of Budapest including Gellért Hill and Liberty Bridge. The university is next to the Great Market Hall and it is very close to the city centre with numerous opportunities for international students. Concerning public transport, you can either reach out for metro line M4 at Fővám Square or you can choose Trams 47 and 49 as well as BKK buses. If you want to go out with your friends between two classes to have lunch, you only need to walk 5 minutes to Ráday Street or Kálvin Square, where you can have culinary experiences and try traditional Hungarian  cuisine. Moreover, the University is very close to Bálna Budapest, which is a service centre and cultural meeting point with numerous restaurants and shops.


Corvinus University of Budapest defines itself as a research university with a strong educational orientation, where the scientific performance can be measured on an international scale and students can obtain diplomas acknowledged to be comparable with other high profile universities around the world. This high-level education is provided by 12 institutions in the field of business and management, economics, and social sciences. At Corvinus you can learn languages, make connections, and gain cultural and professional experience at the same time. The university puts considerable emphasis on international connections, so it provides you with the opportunity to study at one of the 300 partner universities located on 5 continents.  Since Corvinus is a bilingual university with a growing number of English programmes, you can learn in an international environment and have friends from all over the world.

Currently, 19 BA/BSc and MA/MSc English language programmes are available and of course the university provides several other opportunities like 4 doctoral programmes with different specializations, MBAs and double degree programmes as well Concerning international awards, Corvinus University was positioned among the first 100 best business schools by the Financial Times Business Schools Ranking in 2019. The institution has several very prestigious international accreditations, and lately the university has also gained the renowned AMBA accreditation. This international organisation is one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education. Fewer than 300 business schools in the world hold this accreditation, the first in Hungary being Corvinus.


Besides studying, the university provides all kinds of opportunities for international students to relax and enjoy themselves while participating in high-quality events and programmes such as Researchers’ Night in Hungary or Brain Bar, which is Europe’s biggest festival on the future since 2015. If you want to have community experiences, there is a plethora of student organisations at Corvinus and they are all centred around common interests, be it in Economics, Tourism or even Journalism. When admitted to Corvinus, you may join one of the Colleges for Advanced Studies, which are special knowledge communities and provide you further learning and professional experience.

Corvinus University of Budapest has three dormitories which can accommodate approximately 1100 students. As a leisure time activity, you can choose from the available courses of the Physical Education Department and Sports Centre, or you can also buy a gym card at the local university gym. Additionally, if you need a study area to prepare for your tests, you can always go to the University library at the new building (Building C). The library provides access to a wide range of printed and electronic resources and it has a printed collection of 400 thousand books, dissertations, manuscripts, and lecture notes. The collection focuses mostly on economics, business studies and social sciences.

Corvinus University of Budapest provides a great chance for international students not only in the fields of academic development and networking but also in the fields of personal growth and building international and professional relations during your Hungarian studies. So, if you are eager to try yourself in an international environment and want to earn a European degree, Corvinus University offers you great opportunities!

To find out more, read their international booklet HERE. You can get more information about the university by following the official social media channels and the website:

Are you curious about Hungarian higher education in general or about other higher education institutions in Hungary? Check out our series of articles about other institutions such as the University of Pécs, the University of Debrecen or the University of Győr.

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