Study in the heart of Europe
Join our preparatory program in Budaőest, practice English and Mathematics and get accepted to the Corvinus University of Budapest.
What to do in Budapest?
For foreigners and locals there is a lot the city can offer with continuous and diverse cultural and entertaining events. During your stay in Budapest, in your free time next to the preparatory course, we advise you to try as many things as possible. There are concerts and exhibitions around the city almost every day and from early spring to late autumn there are many festivals that worth a visit as well, like the Budapest Spring Festival, or music festival. For the latest programs visit the website of WeLoveBudapest or Funzine.
In Budapest you can possibly find a national or cultural institution of your home country or several events connected to your nationality or religion. For some examples follow the links below:
Culture and climate
Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. The Christian Kingdom of Hungary was founded in 1000 A.D. and the country is now a Republic. Budapest, the capitol of Hungary, is the biggest city of the country with a population of nearly 2 million. Both Budapest and the country side has a lot to offer for tourists and visitors. Just to name the most famous ones here is a list of the Hungarian UNESCO Word Heritage Sites you should visit:
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings
Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
The climate of Budapest is humid continental. Winter (December until early March) is by far the coldest and cloudiest time of year. Snowfall is fairly frequent in most years, and nighttime temperatures of −15 °C (5 °F) are not uncommon from mid-December until mid-February. The spring months (March and April) see variable conditions, with a rapid increase in the average temperature. Budapest's summer, lasting from June until September, is the warmest time of year. Budapest has as much summer sunshine as many Mediterranean resorts. Sudden heavy showers also occur, particularly in May and June. The autumn in Budapest (mid-September until late October) is characterized by less rain than in summer and long sunny days.
Hungarian currency and life costs
Hungary's currency is Forint (Ft or HUF). About 330 Ft = 1 €.
You can check the convert ratio between your local currency and forint here.
The following costs might help you calculate how much money you need to live in Budapest:
1 month rent = from 350€
1 month public transport pass= 35€
A lunch meal at a fast food restaurant= from 5€
A dinner meal in a restaurant= from 8€