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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/25/2018 12/17/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Please double check brochure below for official program dates.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Housing Options: Apartment Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Business, Communication, Eastern European Studies, Film, Hungarian Language and Literature, International Business, Liberal Arts, Political Science
Program Description:
McDaniel LogoMcDaniel College in Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest night bridgeAt McDaniel College's Budapest campus, students have unparalleled opportunities to study and explore Hungary and the European continent. Study abroad students enroll in classes together with students and faculty from Hungary and all over the world, and participate in guided field trips to Hungarian and European cities as a regular part of the program. All courses at the Budapest campus are taught in English, and students may take a range of courses during their semester at this four-year Liberal Arts college. 

We have THREE programs that you may choose from:
  • Crossroads of Europe, Crossroads of the World (New!)
  • Business and Economics in Budapest (New!)
  • Liberal Arts in Europe

Academic Calendar

The Fall 2018 calendar can be viewed here: Budapest Calendar Fall 2018 .pdf


Each of the three Budapest programs offer dynamic and thought provoking classes. Class listings and descriptions can be found on the McDaniel Europe in Budapest website under the Courses tab, though more electives are offered depending on the term. Students take four classes for four credits each.  See below for full course offerings for the past semesters:
Budapest Classes Fall (This link provides a list to the tentative Fall 18 classes.)
Budapest Classes Spring (This link provides a list to the Spring 18 classes.)

The Crossroads of Europe, Crossroads of the World program offers classes that are a great fit for global studies or international relationships majors. In the Fall, classes focus on the political and cultural background of the country and region and in the Spring, classes focus on Hungary's art and culture.

The Business and Economics in Budapest program allows students to take classes from a variety of business class taught from a unique European perspective. Students are also able to take classes from the Liberal Arts in Europe program if they would like.

The Liberal Arts in Europe program encompasses classes in a wide range of disciplines including communication, history, psychology, political science, Hungarian, and cinema.  Students are also able to take classes from the Business and Economics in Budapest program if they would like.


Students may choose to live in single person apartments or shared apartments (with single bedrooms). Apartments are located within walking distance of campus and are easily accessible with public transportation.

Study Tours

To help students have a greater understanding of Hungary and the surrounding region, study tours and cultural visits are included as part of the semester's activities. Each semester, students will enroll in a multi-day study tour for-credit class and travel as part of their program.  Students will learn and see first hand the historical connections between the countries of Central Europe when they visit Vienna and Prague in the Spring and Mostar and Sarajevo in the Fall. Day trips to cities in Hungary and cultural activities within the city of Budapest are also included.

Program Costs 

The standard comprehensive fee per semester for students enrolled at McDaniel College Budapest includes: tuition, housing, guided study tours, internet service, health insurance coverage in Hungary, and an administrative fee. The billed costs do NOT include a meal plan. Students from McDaniel College will be billed their regular, McDaniel semester tuition. Students will also be charged a separate fee for required Chubb travel and medical insurance coverage for the semester. McDaniel students may transfer all McDaniel scholarships, and federal and state aid to the program. Non-McDaniel students must arrange transfer of scholarship and grant aid through their own campuses.

For information on current fees for McDaniel and non-McDaniel students, contact Elizabeth Davis, the Director of International & Off-Campus Programs, at

Application Process

  • Good academic (2.0 GPA or higher) and good disciplinary standing
  • Attend pre-departure orientation (either in person or online)
McDaniel College students: Click Apply Now and log in with your McDaniel username and password. 

Non-McDaniel students: Click Apply Now and follow the steps to create an account.  Contact Elizabeth Davis at for any questions you may have.