Academics at BSM


  • BSM instructors are member of Eötvös University, the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the three institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary’s highly acclaimed mathematicians.
  • Full semester program includes 14 weeks of instruction and one week of final exams
  • Fall and Spring Classes meet two to three times per week (56 contact hours per semester, includes office hours)
  • The Summer program is eight weeks long, meets two hours per day, four days a week with the expectation that students will take two full-credit courses.
  • Classes stress problem solving, foster student creativity, and support group learning
  • A wide variety of mathematical courses is offered
  • Course offerings combine standard upper-level courses in areas of strength of Hungarian mathematics such as combinatorics, number theory, and probability theory
  • Link to the Summer Program webpage
  • St. Olaf College serves as the School of Record for BSM and provides the official transcript for the program


Click this link  for the BSM Office in Budapest and syllabi of courses for each semester


  • Small classes, taught in English
  • Full-credit courses taught by instructors with experience teaching North American students
  • Credits transferable to North American colleges and universities
  • Community of mathematically motivated students
  • Research opportunities with professors
  • School centrally located in Budapest
  • Modest living costs


  • Average home school GPA of 3.7
  • Completed first theory course in analysis or abstract algebra
  • Eager for a deeper immersion into the study of mathematics
  • Excited to experience a different culture