Academic Calendar

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

Spring 2019 Semester Schedule

Earliest arrival date January 16 (Wed)
Optional Hungarian Immersion course January 23 (Wed)* to February 7 (Thu)
Last day to arrive in Budapest February 6 (Wed)
Academic orientation and welcome party February 7 (Thu)
First day of classes February 11 (Mon)
Registration deadline February 28, noon (Thu)
Last day to drop a course May 17 (Fri)
Last day of classes May 24 (Fri)
Final Exams May 27 (Mon) to 29 (Wed)
Farewell party May 30 (Thu)
Last day to vacate housing June 2 (Sun)

* We suggest you to arrive by January 21 (Mon) for the Hungarian Immersion course.

Official holidays (no classes, BSME Budapest Office closed): National Holiday: March 15 (Fri) (resulting in a long weekend March 15 (Fri) – March 17 (Sun)), Labor Day: May 1 (Wed), Spring break: April 13 (Sat) – April 22 (Mon)

Fall 2019 Semester Schedule

Earliest arrival date August 14 (Wed)
Optional Hungarian Immersion course August 21 (Wed)* to September 5 (Thu)
Last day to arrive in Budapest September 4 (Wed)
Academic orientation and welcome party September 5 (Thu)
First day of classes September 9 (Mon)
Registration deadline September 26, noon (Thu)
Last day to drop a course December 6 (Fri)
Last day of classes December 13 (Fri)
Final Exams December 16 (Mon) to 18 (Wed)
Farewell party December 19 (Thu)
Last day to vacate housing December 30 (Mon)

* We suggest you to arrive by August 19 (Mon) for the Hungarian Immersion course. Please, also note, that August 19 (Mon) and 20 (Tue) are National Holidays!

Official holidays (no classes, BSME Budapest Office closed): Fall break: October 19 (Sat) – October 23 (Wed, – National Holiday: Revolution Memorial Day), All Saint’s Day:  November 1 (Fri) (resulting in a long weekend November 1 (Fri) – November 3 (Sun))

Spring 2020 Semester Schedule

Earliest arrival date January 6 (Mon)
Optional Hungarian Immersion course January 14 (Tue)* to January 29 (Wed)
Last day to arrive in Budapest January 29 (Wed)
Academic orientation and welcome party January 30 (Thu)
First day of classes February 3 (Mon)
Registration deadline February 20, noon (Thu)
Last day to drop a course May 8 (Fri)
Last day of classes May 15 (Fri)
Final Exams May 18 (Mon) to 20 (Wed)
Farewell party May 21 (Thu)
Last day to vacate housing May 24 (Sun)

* We suggest you to arrive by January 12 (Sun) for the Hungarian Immersion course.

Official holidays (no classes, BSME Budapest Office closed): Spring break: April 6 (Mon) – April 13 (Mon), Labor Day: May 1 (Fri) (resulting in a long weekend May 1 (Fri) – May 3 (Sun))