PROGRAM COSTS and WITHDRAWAL POLICY

The Summer 2023 tuition cost is $4,995. The optional Babilon Language & Culture course (1 week, non-credit) is an additional cost of $255. Link to Summer Program

The Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 tuition cost is $13,495 per semester. The optional Babilon Language & Culture course (2 weeks, non-credit) is an additional cost of $410.

The Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 tuition cost is $12,995 per semester. The optional Babilon Language & Culture course (2 weeks, non-credit) is an additional cost of $380.

Tuition Deadlines

  • Tuition deposit of $750 to be paid to the North American Office right after acceptance.
  • Remaining tuition due, in full:
    • Spring Semester – December 15
    • Summer Semester – May 1
    • Fall Semester – July 1

Tuition Refunds

  • All tuition and fees will be refunded if BSM cancels the program before the first day of the program (all tuition including deposit)          
  • All tuition and fees will be refunded if the student withdraws from the program before the first day of the program (no deposit refund)
  • 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%.

BSM only collects tuition, all other costs are paid by the student. Lodging, meals, transportation, and textbooks are not included in the tuition; estimates for these costs can be found below. Apart from housing, living costs in Budapest are modest.

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.

The following estimated costs of living in Budapest for five months, academic year per semester, are in the table below and are paid by the student while in Budapest:

Estimated Additional Expenses
Expense Description Cost
Rent (per student per term) $2,600
Meals (eating out liberally) $3,150
Utilities*
 $650
Local transportation $270
Entertainment, miscellaneous $550
VISA/Residency Permit  $80
Textbooks $150-350

*Utility costs: Recent Hungarian Law is impacting the market cost of utilities in Budapest; if students have concerns or questions please contact Anna Foti, BSM Director of Student Services at office@bsmath.hu.

Two more items must be added to these expenses: Transportation to and from Budapest and within Budapest is the students responsibility.

Summer program costs can be calculated on two months versus five months. Link to Summer Program

The above expenses will be paid in Hungarian Forints (HUF). They are a rough estimate and will vary depending on the exchange rate.

Cell phone options include: purchase a pre-paid cell phone in Hungary; Skype is available and is the cheapest option; or if you choose to bring a cell phone from home be sure to check with your local company on international rates.

Student Handbooks: https://www.budapestsemesters.com/importation-information/