BSM Tuition

Summer 2024: $5,495 

Fall 2024: $13,995

Spring 2025: $13,995

 Optional Babilon Language and Culture Course

Summer 2024: $290

Fall 2024: $460

Spring 2025: $460

The Babilon course is an optional, non-credit course offered in Budapest before the start of the BSM program. It is one week long in summer, and two weeks long in spring and fall.

Tuition Deadlines

  • Tuition for summer is due, in full, by May 1

  • Tuition deposit of $750 to be paid to the North American Office within three weeks of acceptance for spring and fall semesters.

  • Tuition balance is due, in full:

    • Spring Semester – December 15

    • Fall Semester – July 1

PLEASE NOTE: BSM does not offer scholarships or financial aid. Students must check with the Financial Services Office or Study Abroad Office at their college to verify if they will remit tuition payment or if it is the student’s responsibility. If federal loans are used to pay tuition, check with your financial aid office to make sure your federal student loans will not begin repayment status if you are absent for a semester.

Tuition Payment Methods

BSM accepts payments via check, ACH, and wire transfer. Detailed information can be found here: BSM Tuition Payments

Additional Expenses

BSM only collects tuition and the Babilon course fee. All other costs are paid by the student, including lodging, meals, transportation, and textbooks; estimates for these costs can be found below. Apart from housing, living costs in Budapest are modest.

Students are responsible for all transportation costs to and from Budapest. The following estimated costs of living in Budapest for an academic year semester, are paid by the student (in Hungarian forints) while in Budapest:

Estimated Additional Expenses

Expense Description


Rent (per student per term)


Meals (eating out liberally)




Local transportation


Entertainment, miscellaneous


VISA/Residency Permit 




*Utility costs: The market cost of utilities in Budapest fluctuate; please direct questions to Anna Foti, BSM Director of Student Services at [email protected].

Summer program costs can be found here: Link to Summer Program

Withdrawal and Tuition Refunds

  • All tuition and fees (including the deposit) will be refunded if BSM cancels the program before the first day of the program.

  • All tuition and fees (excluding the deposit) will be refunded if the student withdraws from the program before the first day of the program.

  • If you choose to withdraw from the program within the first five weeks of the semester, the program will reimburse a portion of your refundable tuition according to the following schedule: less than 1 week, 90%, less than 2 weeks, 80%, less than 3 weeks, 60%, less than 4 weeks, 40%, less than 5 weeks, 20%.