Undergraduate Summer Program

Experience Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, the highly acclaimed undergraduate study-abroad program, for eight weeks of your summer. Live in the historic European city of Budapest, take introductory or upper-division courses from master instructors, and enjoy the excitement of living in a culture known for excellence in mathematics education and research.

Summer Brochure


  • Classes are taught in English

  • Classes meet two hours per day, four days a week

  • Classes are small with a focus on problem-solving, student creativity, and group learning.

Classes Offered (a partial list)

  • Introductory Abstract Algebra

  • Combinatorics

  • Real Functions and Measures

  • Advanced Mathematical Problem Solving

  • Summer Research

  • Full Course syllabi:  http://www.bsmath.hu/history.html

Students are expected to take two full-credit courses during the summer semester.

  • At the beginning of the semester, there is a one-week shopping period prior to registration. This allows students to familiarize themselves with the courses they are interested in before deciding which courses to register for.

  • Each course has 8 contact hours (four two-hour meetings) per week. We strongly discourage taking more than 2 courses (i.e.: a typical course load should be either two normal courses or a normal course plus a research option).

  • Several research opportunities are offered by BSM faculty every semester. Students interested in research opportunities are required to solve qualifying problems in advance of arrival in Budapest. Qualifying problems will be posted on the Hungarian BSM website prior to the beginning of the semester. Interested students should submit solutions one week before the start of the semester and faculty will determine who is eligible based on these submissions.

Application Process

The admission process is competitive. Applicants are required to fill out the online application, provide an official transcript (sent to [email protected]), and submit two letters of recommendation from mathematics professors.

The application deadline for Summer is March 1st.


2024 Summer Tuition and Expenses

Tuition Cost: $5,495.00 due by May 1, 2024

Optional Babilon School Hungarian Language and Culture Course (5-day, non-credit course): $290 due by May 1, 2024.

Estimated Additional Expenses:

Airfare/transportation to and from Budapest is the responsibility of the student and is not included in the tuition. The student is also responsible for paying the following estimated expenses in Budapest, in Hungarian currency.


Rent $1,300
Meals (eating out liberally) $900
Utilities $225
Local transportation $110
Entertainment, miscellaneous $220
Textbooks $50    


Students will be housed in furnished apartments approved by BSM near the historic center of Budapest. Lodging is arranged by our Hungarian BSM Staff along with roommate assignments upon completion of your BSM Housing/Roommate form after acceptance to the program.


US and Canadian students will not need a Visa or Residence Permit, as their stay will be less than 90 days. International students will need to check with their home country consulates for the most current and accurate information.

Official BSM Transcripts

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN,  U.S.A. serves as the School of Record for BSM and provides the official transcripts for the program to the student’s home school.