Pre-Semester Hungarian Course

The Babilon Language School offers Survival Hungarian and Cultural Immersion, a two-and-a-half week course in Hungarian culture and practical language skills, prior to the beginning of each semester. (See the BSME academic calendar for the exact dates of the course.) This is optional and not included in the BSME tuition—see below for the details about the cost of the course.

If you indicated on your application that you would like to participate in this course, you will automatically be enrolled. If you did not indicate that on your application and would like to attend, please contact the BSME North American Office to enroll. You will receive an email from Babilon Language School, about a month before the language course begins, with details on the program.

Note: We strongly advise that you take this course, since it gives you an opportunity to adjust to Budapest before your BSME semester.


The cost of the course is $350. Checks should be made payable to “Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education” and sent to the BSME North American Office by the following dates:

  • before July 1 for Fall semester
  • before December 15 for Spring semester

Refund policy: If you choose not to participate in the course after paying the $350 fee, but at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the course, you will receive an 80% refund. If you cancel later but until or on the first day of the course, you will receive a 60% refund. After that, there is no refund.

Fee on arrival: You may choose to participate in the course upon arriving in Budapest, without having prepaid. However, you will have to pay a higher fee of 115,000 HUF, in cash.


If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Babilon school directly:

Babilon Language School
1075 Budapest
Károly krt 3/a IV em

tel:  011-36-1-269-5531
fax: 011-36-1-322-6023