Essential requirements

Full credit acknowledgement: Social Science, Communication and Media Science, International Studies, Political Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Social Pedagogy, Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, Community Coordination, Ethnography, Roma Studies (In case of other bachelor degrees: individual consideration)

Required language competencies

Minimum level of language proficiency (both written and oral): B2

IELTS Score: 5.5

TOEFL IBT Band: 46-59 

Cambridge English Scale Score: 162. 


If the applicant is unable to prove their knowledge of English with any of the above certifications, he or she must participate in a Skype interview or attend a prearranged interview (either in Hungary in person or on an on-the-spot admission abroad) organized by the Faculty and/or its delegates. The interview also seeks to assess the general and professional knowledge and interest of the applicant. Any letter of acceptance issued by the Faculty of Social Sciences is based on the verified fact that the applicant's command of English has been assessed; therefore, they are considered eligible to pursue their higher studies at the institution. If the applicant can prove that they competed their former education in entirely in English by submitting a notarized attestation and a detailed academic transcript, no proof of language knowledge will be required throughout the admission process. 


Application fee

100 Euro (non-refundable)

EU/EEA Students

1300 Euro/semester + 250 Euro/Semester English language curriculum development fee

Non-EU/EEA Students

3000 Euro/semester

How to pay?

Please note that if you are a citizen of a non-EU/non-EEA country, you may be asked to transfer the first year's tuition fee in advance in order to get an acceptance letter which enables you to apply for the student visa to Hungary.

Please note that we expect you to have the application fee transfered to the account below as well.

Bank: Magyar Allamkincstar Rt. // Hungarian State Treasury
Address: 1139 Budapest, Vaci ut 71
Account holder: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
IBAN: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000

While transferring the fees under "comments" please add:
your name
this code: F10206/18


Application deadline

30 April 2021

Application form

Application / examination procedure

First the applicant should fill in the online application form, then he/she also has to submit the following documents:

  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)

The applications are examined by the Admission Board [in May] and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until [June]. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until [the end of June]. In case of February intake, admission letters are sent out in the online application system [until the end of November]

Students who hold Hungarian and/or dual citizenshipm must apply through

Entrance exam

Type of entrance exasmination: oral
Place of examination: online or personally at ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences

Skype interview

Applicants with a full application package will be notified about the exact time and date of application interviews conducted via Skype. Applicants are responsible for having technically suitable conditions for the interview from their side. The Skype interviews will occur from May to June for September intake, and in November for February intake.

Applicants are expected to be prepared taking questions regarding the compulsory admission materials (see: Required readings for the entrance exam) from the side of admission committee composed of a professor, a lecturer and a student representative.

The application interview via Skype will include a discussion on the following topics:

The applicant should choose one from the well-known figures from the history of anthropology: Franz Boas, Clifford Geertz, Edmund Leach, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Bronislaw Malinowski, Margaret Mead – and review his/her works and achievements in the fields of anthropology.

Recommended Readings:
(You are also allowed to choose different reading from the authors.)

Edmund Leach: Social Anthropology (1976)

Claude Lévi-Strauss: Structural Anthropology (1963)

Margaret Mead: 

Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) 
Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935)

Bronislaw Malinowski: 

Argonauts of the Western Pacific: An Account of Native Enterprise (1922)
Baloma; the Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand Islands (1919)

Clifford Geertz:

The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (1973)
Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (1983)


Program director

Csaba Prónai (

Program coordinator

Mr Florian SIMON
Department Administrator

International Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences (


1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A




Program provided by

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Social Relations, Department of Cultural Anthropology


Stipendium Hungaricum Program

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students; currently more than 50 sending partners are engaged in the programme.

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Citizens of the following countries may apply at Visegrad Fund for a scholarship to provide support for their studies:
Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Kosovo (XK), Macedonia (MK), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), Russia (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK) and Ukraine (UA)