Our Faculty has been involved in the Erasmus programme, the most important mobility programme, since 1996. Nowadays we have bilateral agreements with more than 60 universities all over Europe giving students, teachers and administrative staff the opportunity to attend partner institutions. We send approx. 60 students to our partner universities every year, and receive more and more incoming students each year.

An exchange student is a student who is admitted to our university under an exchange programme such as Erasmus or a bilateral agreement. In this case the student is a registered student at their home university and spends one or two semesters at ELTE.

Application process

1. Nomination by the sending instituition 

To be an exchange student you must be selected by your home institution. Once you are selected, your home coordinator has to send an official nomination e-mail to


Nomination deadline (sending instituition)

Registration deadline (student)

autumn semester

10th May

30th May

spring semester

10th November

30th November

2. Registration by the student 

After you were nominated, you will be asked to fill in our online application form (please read the Privacy notice), and will be informed about the details of your stay in Budapest. If you are coming as a freemover please contact us at
Please note that acceptance letters are only issued on request, so please let us know if your home instituton requires it.

3. Learning Agreement

Before your arrival, you will be asked to fill in a preliminary learning agreement (before the mobiliy) where you should indicate the courses you intend to choose. If you are accepted at this Faculty, you should take 2/3 of your courses here, the remaining 1/3 can be chosen from other faculties.
Within two weeks of arrival  you will have the chance to modify your chosen courses, drop some of them or take new ones. Please note that your workload is specified by your home institution. They usually require you to gain 30 ECTS credits per semester, but it can differ according to your university's requirements.



Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences




Hungary, HU


H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A


Name: Rita Varga-Kovács
email / phone: +36-1/372-2500/6779 
Function: international coordinator

The exact timetable contains date, time and place of the courses will be communicated in the beginning of each semester. The course list can change slightly by the beginning of the semester.

Please note, that signed Learning Agreement Before the mobility does not mean that you are already registered to the courses. Registration works electronically, via Neptun (electronic study sytem of ELTE).

4. Registration on the Orientation Day

Physical documents to bring along:

  • Identity card or passport
  • Confirmation of arrival (filled!)
  • Other document that your university requried to sign (filled!)