Name of the Program

Ethnic and Minority Policy Program


MA (master degree)


Two years  / four semesters


Full time

ECTS credits



ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences

Expected duration

September 2021 – (no option for cross-semester program)


Essential requirements

Applicants must have a BA/BBA degree in any of the following areas:  social studies, sociology, social work, political science, cultural anthropology   
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. 

Required readings for the entrance exam

Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. 2010. „1. What is Ethnicity?” In Ethnicity and Nationalism. Anthropological Perspectives. 1-23.  London, New York: Pluto Books.

Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. 2010. „6. Nationalism.” In Ethnicity and Nationalism. Anthropological Perspectives. 117-146.  London, New York: Pluto Books.

Okin, Susan Moller. 2004. „Multiculturalism and feminism: no simple question, no simple answers.” In Minorities within Minorities. Equality, Rights and Diversity edited by Eisenberg, Avigail and Jeff Spinner-Halev. 67-89.

Pettigrew, Thomas F. 1998. „Reactions Toward the New Minorities of Western Europe.” Annual Review of Sociology 24: 77-103.


Application fee

100 Euro (non-refundable)

EU/EEA Students

1300 Euro/Semester

Non-EU/EEA Students

3000 Euro/semester

How to pay?

In case of a successful entrance exam non-EU citizens will be requested to transfer the first year's tuition fee in advance in order to get an acceptance letter in order to get the student visa to Hungary.

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: AF1T02/14


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 ythe main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)

After considering the applications we will inform the applicants about the exact date of the examination that will be organized via Skype.

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 the end of June].

Students who hold Hungarian citizenship and/or dual citizenship, must apply through


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

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. 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.



Program director

Szabó Miklós,

Program coordinator

Mr. Florian SIMON
Department Administrator

International Office, ELTE 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 Minority Studies


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)