Entry requirements


Certificate of Secondary Education, (at least one subject in high level)


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

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

Non-EU/EEA Students

2400 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 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: F10102/18



Application deadline

30 April 2021

(However, applicants who have Hungarian citizenship and/or dual citizenship must apply via The deadline applicable for them is 15 Ferbuary 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:

  • Application form (
  • Record of the final two years in secondary school
  • Secondary school certificate
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
  • Copy of application fee transfer

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].

Procedure of the entrance examination:

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic exellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Based on the results of the applicants and the annual capacity, the faculty decides the lowest accepted score for admission. Besides reaching the lowest accepted score for admission, a successful oral entrance exam is perquisite of getting admitted. If the applicant fails the oral entrance exam, the application will be rejected.


Applicants may receive points for the Skype interview on a scale from 0 – 100 points


Applicants, who do not receive at least 50 points, will not be considered for admission.


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

Recommended reading for the oral exam:

John Baylis, Steve Smith, Patricia Owens: The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations






Program provided by


Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Social Sciences



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)


Program director

Mr. Dezső Tamás ZIEGLER
Head of the Program
Tel.: +36 1 372-2500/6867

Program coordinator

Departmental Coordinator
TEL: 0036 1 372-2500/ 6867

Departmental Coordinator
TEL: 372-2500/6856


1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A