To do after you’re accepted to BSME:
Required Online Forms
Upon acceptance to BSME, you will be given access to various online forms through our application system. These forms are required for participation in the program. Please complete and submit them as soon as possible. This will give us ample time for scheduling and coordinating.
Since you are staying in Hungary for more than 90 days, you may need a visa to enter Hungary even if you are a US citizen (and even though the US has a visa waiver agreement with Hungary).
You will have to decide between (1) obtaining a D type visa (a pre-approved residency permit) before you travel, and simply pick up your residency permit after arrival, or (2) enter Hungary without a visa, and apply for the residency permit after arrival. Please read the information provided in this link to guide you in making that decision. On the Travel and Visa Form (one of the required online forms), we will ask you about the decision you have made regarding the visa.
Obtaining a visa can be a lengthy process. To allow yourself enough time to complete all the necessary steps, we advise you start the process as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance from BSME.
Make sure you have a passport that is valid until the end of your planned stay in Hungary. If you need a visa, your passport must be valid for six months after the end of your stay.
Make sure you have a US (or equivalent) international health insurance that is valid in Hungary (and countries you plan to travel to) covering at least up to 40,000 USD of your health expenses, and is valid for your entire stay. Read more on Health Services.
Tuition Payment Schedule
All tuition must be paid as follows.
Non-refundable tuition deposit of $750:
- within 3 weeks of receiving your acceptance letter
- before July 1 for Fall semester
- before December 15 for Spring semester
Regardless of your financial aid package, ALL tuition must be paid in full to the BSME North American Office no later than July 1 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester, unless other arrangements have been made. Read more on Program Costs.
Traveling to Budapest
Please read the section Traveling to Budapest on our website.
Read the Academic Program and the Logistics sections of our website for detailed information on the BSME program, and logistics of living in Budapest.