Study Master's Degrees in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest at a glance

Budapest has all the things a big city can offer to international students – good quality of living, a wide range of study degrees and a diverse culture – with a lower cost of living.  Study in Budapest to benefit of top academic Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes. In addition, you will get to meet a welcoming student community and explore all the wonders of an ex-empire capital city!  Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, split in two halves (Buda and Pest), on either side of the Danube River. Budapest is a great stepping-stone to visiting the rest of East-Central Europe, countries like Austria, Poland, Serbia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia and Romania.


Studying in Budapest

Budapest has a rich history of higher education, with some of its universities dating as far back as the 14th century. Academic education in Hungary’s capital is generally of a high standard, although it frequently adopts a more traditional approach than that of Western European countries.

Following the regulations of the Bologna system, both colleges and universities in Budapest may launch Bachelors, Masters and PhD courses that are globally recognised. Other study programmes include joint degrees with other European universities, Erasmus Mundus degrees, advanced certificate programmes and summer courses.

International students in Budapest can attend a number of pre-university programmes, which are built up of special preparatory courses. A successfully completed foundation study is acknowledged with a certificate and ensures admission to the given programme at Bachelor’s level.

Medicine, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, veterinary studies, and engineering are among the most popular fields for foreigners to undertake in Budapest. There is also the whole range of other options from marketing and business management to international studies, environmental sciences, and creative arts.


Career opportunities in Budapest

Budapest is an important economic and industrial hub. Several international companies have set up headquarters in Budapest due to both the city’s central location within Europe and the notable low expenses.

As a student in Budapest, you can find many internship and part-time working opportunities in sectors such as banking and finance, retailing, trade, transportation, tourism, real estate, media, advertising, legal services, accountancy, insurance, fashion and the arts.

Important multinational employers in Budapest include: IBM, Morgan Stanley, Ericsson Worldwide, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Tata Consultancy Services, Vodafone, General Electrics, Prezi, Deloitte, Bosch, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, IKEA, and L’Oréal.


Budapest city life

Budapest’s architectural and historic importance has earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list, where it is described as “one of the world’s outstanding urban landscapes”. Hungary’s capital doesn’t just look beautiful – it also offers plenty of things to do and explore, from world-renowned spas, art galleries and classical music, to trendy cocktail bars, excellent cuisine and outdoor festivals.

While in Budapest, make sure to discover the historic Castle Hill with a walking tour and take a Danube cruise for beautiful panoramic views. You can also relax in one of Budapest's famous baths, such as the Király Baths, the Rudas Baths or the Gellért Baths, and enjoy rides with the super cute yellow subway line (the oldest subway in the European mainland).

Other important places to visit in Budapest include: the Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, Budapest Parliament, Heroes’ Square, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Andrássy Avenue, the Fisherman's Bastion, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Vajdahunyad Castle, or the Spoon Cafe.

Budapest has a number of relaxing paradises, such as the Millenáris Park, the Botanical Garden, the City Park, the Margaret Island, the People's Park and the Csepel Island. The best known of Budapest's outdoor cultural events is the huge Sziget music festival, held on Óbudai Island, every August.

International atmosphere in Budapest

Budapest is one of Europe’s most attractive capitals, drawing a great number of tourists, expats and foreign students, as well as many international businesses and events. One of the largest cities in European Union, Budapest hosts large communities of Germans, Slovakians, Romanians, Croatians, Chinese, Arabs, Vietnamese, and Russians.

Some of the most spoken foreign languages in Budapest include English, French, German and Russian. English is especially used within the service industries, the community of international students, and the business environment.

Weather Budapest

Budapest has a four-season climate. Spring is characterized by abundant sunshine and scattered showers, summer can have prolonged hot periods, and winters are unpredictable, with fairly frequent snowfalls. July is the hottest month in Budapest, with an average temperature of 21°C (70°F), while the coldest is January, at an average of -1°C (30°F).

Universities in Budapest

Kodolanyi Janos University (KJU) is a state accredited non-profit university offering, academic programs in the fields of tourism & hospitality, business management, mass media & communication, social sciences, history, cultural and language studies. 

See 3 Masters

Based in Vienna, Central European University (CEU) brings together students and faculty from over 100 countries to exchange ideas in an open and dynamic community in the heart of Europe. Accredited in Austria and the U.S., CEU offers 50 English-language graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, and three undergraduate programs in the social sciences and humanities. 

See 36 Masters

CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Program of the European Union.  

See 7 Masters

Budapest Metropolitan University, Budapest have become part and parcel of the Hungarian higher education scene in the past 18 years. With a constantly growing number of students, education venues and campuses, and a diverse range of programs. Today the University gathers a total community of around 6,500 students, out of which 1,000 are international students. 

See 12 Masters


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!

Hey there 👋🏼

Interested in some tips for finding the best matching programme for you?

Here is a checklist of the most common actions that users take before finding their dream programme.

Completed items

Search with at least 2 filters
You can use the search page. The filter section on the left contains a variety of useful filters.
0 / 5
Visit 5 programme pages
You can find programmes in different ways. If you haven't viewed any programmes yet, the search page is probably a good place to start.
0 / 2
Visit 2 university pages
You can find universities in different ways. From the page of a programme you like you can jump to the corresponding university or you can start with the country you like and check a list of universities there.
Take our personality test
Would you like to know what kind of programme would fit your personality best? Go to the personality test page to take the test.
Take our country test
Would you like to which country would be the ideal place for you to study? Go to the country test page to take the test.
Create an account
Creating an account gives you a number of benefits. It will unlock 6 more items on your checklist. Some new things you'll be able to do are:
  • Check your fit with a programme
  • View recommendations
  • Compare programmes