Academic Calendar

Two semesters are offered each academic year. Each semester comprises 2.5 weeks of Hungarian Immersion course and 15 weeks of classes. Fall semester starts in early September and spring semester in early February. See below for specific information about the current and future academic years:

Fall 2021 Semester Calendar

BSME will run an in-person program only if there is confidence that we can do so safely and anticipate completion of the semester in-person and in-country. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Hungary, in Europe, and in the United States.

Required: Pre-arrival online orientation 7/20 @ 11am CT
Arrival for BSME housing (* see below) 8/13 – 8/15 ONLY
Hungarian language / culture course 8/16 – 9/1
Classes begin 9/6
Classes end 12/10
Exams 12/13 – 12/15
Program ends 12/16
Last day to vacate BSME housing 12/18

(*) Upon arrival in Budapest, there is a required 7-day quarantine period. Please see our COVID-19 Return Plan for more details.

Note: For COVID precaution, there is no Fall break or Thanksgiving break during Fall 2021.

Spring 2022 Semester Calendar (Tentative)

Required: Pre-arrival online orientation Early December (TBD)
Arrival for BSME housing 1/12 – 1/15 ONLY
Hungarian language / culture course 1/17 – 2/2
Classes begin 2/7
Classes end 5/20
Exams 5/23 – 5/25
Program ends 5/26
Last day to vacate BSME housing 5/29

Note: For COVID precaution, there is no Spring break during Spring 2022. There will be two long weekends with no classes due to Hungarian public holidays: March 12-15 and April 15-18.

Fall 2022 Semester Calendar (Tentative)

Earliest arrival for BSME housing 8/9
Hungarian language / culture course 8/16 – 8/31
Classes begin 9/5
Fall break and Thanksgiving break TBD
Classes end 12/9
Exams 12/12 – 12/14
Program ends 12/15
Last day to vacate BSME housing 12/30