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Corvinus University of Budapest

4.4 out of 5 (92 ratings / 72 reviews) Budapest, Hungary
Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungarian: Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem) is a university in Budapest, Hungary. Corvinus University of Budapest is a research university oriented towards education. The university admits 14,000 students, offering educational programmes in business administration, economics, and social sciences.



In 1846, József Industrial School opened its gates with departments for economics and trade for upper grade students. The immediate forerunner of the Corvinus University of Budapest, the Faculty of Economics of the Royal Hungarian University, was established in 1920.


The University admitting more than 14,000 students offers educational programmes in agricultural sciences, business administration, economics, and social sciences, and most these disciplines assure it a leading position in Hungarian higher education. At the same time, its key ambition is to display the institution's uniqueness and to exploit the synergies resulting form professional diversity and from studying multiple disciplines.


Corvinus University of Budapest defines itself as a research university oriented towards education, where the scientific performance of the academic staff measures up to the international standard and the students can obtain a competitive degree having a standard and knowledge content identical to similar-profile universities and acknowledged on the European Union's labour market and on a global scale.

Corvinus University, which functions as a real 'universitas', accepts students at six faculties and offer courses leading to degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level in countless specialisations taught in Hungarian, English, French or German, qualifying them in a wide variety of fields.


The mission of the Career Development Office is to connect highly trained students and the academic and business world, and to establish an employment culture where students receive help in finding the most suitable job in terms of interests and knowledge, by promoting the means of conscious career building.


  • Job offers and internships
  • Company information system and Employee database
  • Course in career management and seminars in skills development
  • Career consultation (personal and group sessions)
  • Organising corporate programmes: company presentations, factory- and headquarters visitations
  • Pre-selection and preparation of selection decisions
  • Career fair in the Spring and in Autumn

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Student services

The Directorate of External Relations of Corvinus University facilitates the internationalisation at the University by taking care of various related activities, which could best be described by the words: initiation, coordination, support and representation. Most of these activities are in connection with student exchange and the partner agreements it is based on.

Housing services

The Directorate of International Relations and Innovation of Corvinus University facilitates the internationalisation at the University by taking care of various related activities, which could best be described by the words: initiation, coordination, support and representation. Most of these activities are in connection with student exchange and the partner agreements it is based on.

Library services

The University Library of Corvinus University of Budapest is an academic library aiming to provide excellent resources and services to support the learning, teaching and research activities at the University. There are four reading rooms, two computer labs, a newspaper reading room and an Economic History Research Library.

ICT services

The Information Technology Center (ITC) is in charge of maintenance of all computers installed at Corvinus University. The aim of ITC is to improve the university’s qualities and effectiveness through the implementation and maintenance of information technology.

CUB’s computer network consists of about 1200 computers in auditoriums and other various places throughout the premises.

Student Life

Campus life

The University is not just an educational institution, it is also the place where new friendships begin and often last for a lifetime.

University years are unforgettable for every student: long chats in the cafeteria, watching football in the local pubs, the dances of the Freshmens Ball and parties over the year are those memories you will talk about when you meet your long-time university friends.

The University promotes and supports student organisations, cultural events and other community building activities to make your university years a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Student clubs

  • The Student Union is a special unit among university bodies. Its central responsibility is to represent the students’ interests. Its members are elected annually. Each faculty has its own SU board, which are coordinated by the University Student Union (EHÖK).
  • Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe, European Students Network Association
  • AIESEC, as the UN acknowledged, is the world’s biggest international non-profit organisation which is run by students. It is present in more than a 100 countries, on 1600 universities, with 50 000 members. Hungary joined this network in 1972, and by now we have 12 offices in 8 cities.


There are 9 accredited doctoral schools operating at Corvinus University of Budapest, which have achieved high academic prestige.

Student Reviews

life changing experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

my new experience of study in Europe has given me a new perspective in life. it has enhanced my critical thinking and helped me in the research field. I have made friends from the whole world and this new circle in my life has diversified my views and gave me a pluralistic vision of the world. Opportunities like these should be availed by students because such...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Master in Finance with the specialization in Investment analysis at Corvinus University of Budapest. Satisfied with the wide range of relevant material and courses.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The best thing is the diversity of students and international community. Also it is one of the most famous and prestigious universities in Hungary. In some programme the quality and methods of the courses could be improved mainly in social science.

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