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 does not have any of the above certifications, their English proficiency will be assessed during the admission interview. 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 studies at the institution.
If the applicant can prove that they completed their former education 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

EUR 80 between 01/10/2023-15/11/2023

EUR 100 between 16/11/2023-30/04/2024

EUR 120 between 01/05/2024-31/05/2024


The application fee (non-refundable) needs to be transferred to the following account:


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

EU/EEA Students


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

Non-EU/EEA Students


2400 Euro/semester


Please note that if you are a citizen of a non-EU/non-EEA country, you may have to transfer the first semester's tuition fee before your visa appointment takes place.

The tution fee is to be paid through our online study system called Neptun. Admitted students will find the exact payment details in the letter of acceptance.


Application deadline

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 application deadline refers to the final submission of the complete application package through the online system.

For the September intake, there are three application periods:

  1. Early Bird Period: October 1, 2023, to November 15, 2023, 23:59 (CET)
  2. Regular Period: October 16, 2023, to April 30, 2024, 23:59 (CET)
  3. Last Call Period: May 1, 2024, to May 31, 2024, 23:59 (CET)

These distinct periods allow applicants the flexibility to submit their applications at their convenience. All applicants within each period have an equal chance of gaining admission to the program.


After each application deadline, the Admission Board reviews the application. After uploading the videos, applicants are informed of the selection outcome through the online application system within approximately one month. Admission letters are expected to be sent out through the online application system until the end of June. For February intake and Early Bird applications, admission letters are expected to be sent out through the online application system until the end of December.


Based on the results, certain students may be placed on a waiting list. Final results are expected by the first half of August.

Procedure of the entrance examination:

Applicants with a full application package will be asked to participate in an oral entrance exam. The institutional admission scores are based on the overall evaluation of interview performance/entrance exam, motivation letter and other materials submitted. The entrance exam seeks to assess the general and professional knowledge and interest of the applicant.

A successful oral entrance exam is the prerequisite 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, Institute of Political and International 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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Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship programme

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.

The programme aims to support the professional advancement of the scholarship holders with high-quality Hungarian higher education while improving their Hungarian language skills and strengthening their Hungarian identity. After graduation, scholarship holders return to their home country with competitive skills and knowledge that enables them to support their community, preserve Hungarian values and reinforce the relations between the diaspora and Hungary.


Program director

Mr. Andrew R. RYDER
Head of the Program
Tel.: +36 1 372-2500/6867

Program coordinators

Mr. Benedek DÖRGŐ
Program Coordinator
Phone: 0036 1 372-2500/ 6867
Program Coordinator
Phone: 372-2500/6856


1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A