There is no cost to apply to BSME. The application is submitted through St. Olaf College’s International & Off-Campus Studies online system. The application consists of completing a questionnaire about your contact/background information, writing an essay describing why you wish to participate in the program, submitting a college transcript, and obtaining two letters of recommendation.

To get started, APPLY HERE.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 1 of the same calendar year
  • Spring semester: November 1 of the previous calendar year (see note below)
  • Summer@BSME: March 1 of the same calendar year

Spring semester applicants: Applicants who are not North American citizens may need a visa to enter Hungary. For such students applying for spring semester, we strongly recommend apply by October 15 to allow enough time to process your visa application.

Important Notes:

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis. Your application will be reviewed within a month after all required parts have been submitted. Apply early!
  • Most schools have specific requirements students must fulfill before they study abroad. It is important that you check with your college/university to make sure you meet these requirements and will receive BSME transfer credit and all possible financial aid.
  • Participants must have completed at least one year of college by the time they enter BSME.