Corvinus University of Budapest



Corvinus University of Budapest has a 120-year history and is the leading university in Hungary in Business and Management, Economics and Social Sciences. We are one of the most prestigious European research universities. We have around 12,000 students, of which, approximately 2,000 are international.


Studying in Budapest, the commercial and cultural capital of Hungary offers significant benefits. English is well spoken. Budapest is an affordable, safe and exciting place to live - well connected with other capitals of Central Eastern Europe. 

The city attracts thousands of international students and millions of tourists annually. There are hundreds of multinational companies with headquarters in the city looking to recruit talented graduates.

International world rankings

  • QS Top Universities – 801-1000 overall

QS subject rankings 

  • 251-300 Business
  • 251-300 Economics
  • 251-300 Sociology.


  • Business Ethics Center
  • Centre for Elite Research
  • Centre for Empirical Social Research
  • Competitiveness Research Centre
  • Corruption Research Center
  • Corvinus Center for Central Asia Research
  • Foreign Language Training and Research Centre
  • Health Economics and Technology Assessment Research Centre
  • International Business Research Centre
  • Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research
  • Research Center for Educational and Network Studies, RECENS
  • Research Centre of Human Resource & Organization Development
  • Research Centre of Information Resources Management
  • Center for International Higher Education Studies
  • Research Centre of Strategic and International Management


Budapest is the major economic and commercial hub of Central Eastern Europe.

The university is closely connected with many of the largest firms in Hungary and the region.

There are more than 150 multinational companies with offices in Budapest including: Tata Consultancy Services; Deloitte; KPMG; Morgan Stanley; Vodafone; Microsoft; Unilever; Proctor & Gamble; Citi; OTP; McKinsey & Company; Samsung, IBM, General Electric etc.

Non-EU students can work up to 20 hours per week whilst studying. 

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
1201 -200
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Student services

Students' union -

International Student Services -

Housing services

We have c. 1000 accommodation places available in Corvinus dormitories -

We also offer an additional 500 places through our accommodation partners - some of the leading student options in the city!

Prices typically range from 150 - 450 EUR/month.

Library services

We hold a print collection of about 400 thousand books, dissertations, manuscripts & lecture notes.

The library provides access to a wide range of printed and electronic resources that support the learning, teaching and research activities of students and faculty.

The collection focusing on economics, business studies, social sciences and related applied sciences is unique in Hungary!

ICT services

For internet access, each Corvinus student is given a unique code (Cusman code) in order to access the Wifi & IT facilities on campus. Moreover, the library offers a place for students to not only study but also access computers for research and study purposes.

Medical services

Corvinus University now offers on-campus counseling services to all students who wish to seek further guidance/advice from a professional counselor/psychologist during their semester if need be. The Corvinus Counseling Center offers free, confidential consultation session to students. 

For more, see:

Student Life

Campus life

Our central Budapest campus is located in a UNESCO heritage site. We have three closely connected buildings.

The beautiful main building has lecture theatres, senior staff offices & student services.

The new, high-tech Czuczor Street building (also known as "C" building among students) was completed in 2007. The building also hosts the 450-seat central library of the university.

The Sóház (Salt House) was built in the 1890s as an office building serving the Main Customs House. Nowadays it is the beating technological heart of our university as the IT center of our institution can be found here.

Sports facilities

Corvinus University of Budapest has a Sport Center at Ménesi street, recently renovated.

We have a gym and students can join several sport clubs, like table tennis, judo, basketball, football, volleyball. 

Student clubs

Our university has more then 50 students associations. Just a few of them: Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l'Europe (AEGEE) , Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (AIESEC), Erasmus Student Network (ESN), International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE).


Corvinus University of Budapest is an AMBA accredited university and a CEMS member.

Student Reviews

Great for economics!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lots of opportunities for students to study economics, join student organisations and meet other students, make new friends. Lots of events are organised by the student groups and there is also opportunity to go abroad to study with Erasmus+.

Great choice for studying economics !
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

At this university there are a lot of opportunities for young people to study courses, make a lot of friends and make work related relationships, join student organisations for further education on various interesting topics. Wide range of opportunities to go abroad and study. Lots of student events and parties organised.

Don't go there
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

very poor student support

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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