BSM: Budapest - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

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Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) is an academic program held in Budapest, Hungary for American and Canadian undergraduates. BSM has come to be viewed as one of the most prestigious and essential study-abroad programs for undergraduate stud... read more

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I really enjoyed my stay in Hungary. While I probably will not continue on in math, I gained a lot of valuable mathematical insights from the classes. More importantly, I developed a fondness for travel in Europe and, as an almost direct result, am applying for graduate schools in Europe to continue my education and travels ther... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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I not only got a chance to challenge myself academically, and take mathematics classes which interested me greatly, but also allowed me to travel to countries and places i would normally not have gone to, such as, Slovakia, Serbia, Hungary. - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) is an academic program held in Budapest, Hungary for American and Canadian undergraduates. BSM has come to be viewed as one of the most prestigious and essential study-abroad programs for undergraduate students of Mathematics.

Spend part of your junior or senior year in Budapest. Learn mathematics from leading Hungarian scholars in English.

Hungary has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics education. However, because of the language barrier, students have not been able to take advantage of the skill and dedication of the mathematics faculties of Hungarian universities.

Initiated by Paul Erdős, László Lovasz, and Vera T. Sós, the program Budapest Semesters in Mathematics provides a unique opportunity for North American undergraduates. Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors in their junior/senior years may spend fall, spring or summer semester in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers. The instructors of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics are members of Eötvös University, the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the three institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary's highly acclaimed mathematicians. Most instructors have had teaching experience in North America and are familiar with the cultural differences.

All courses are taught in English.
Classes are small.
Credits are transferable to North American colleges and universities.
The school is near the center of historic Budapest.
Living costs are modest.
An optional intensive language course is offered about two weeks before regular semester classes begin (not available for the summer semester).

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
Year Founded:
1985
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