Program Costs (Summer@BSME)


Tuition for the Summer 2023 session is $4,995 (US).

Financial Aid

BSME does not offer financial aid or scholarships. If you receive financial aid, grants, or scholarships through your home institution, it is often possible for some or all of this money to be applied toward your BSME tuition. Please check with the Financial Services Office or Study Abroad Office at your home institution and verify if they will remit payment or if it is your responsibility.

If your home institution is responsible for your tuition, please share the BSME invoice (contained in the acceptance packet) with the office responsible for payment. If your school needs an invoice to come directly from us, please contact the BSME North American Office.

External Financial Resources: There are many grants available for teachers, both pre-service and in-service. See, for example, For other possible funding opportunities, consult with the mathematics / mathematics education representative at your college or university.

Tuition Payment

Regardless of your financial aid package, ALL tuition must be paid in full to the BSME North American Office no later than May 1, unless other arrangements have been made.

Checks should be made payable to “Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education” and sent to the BSME North American Office:

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education
Attn: Jill Fisher
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

Please write your full name (first, middle, and last) in the memo section of the check.

Withdrawal and Tuition Refund

If you choose to withdraw from the program, we will reimburse a portion of your tuition according to the following schedule: before the program start date, 80%; less than 1 week into the program, 60%; less than 2 weeks, 40%; less than 3 weeks, 20%; beyond 3 weeks, no refund.

Costs Not Included in Tuition

Below are program costs that are NOT included in the tuition.

  • Transportation to and from Budapest: To be arranged by the participant.
  • Living costs: See table below. The costs are given in Hungarian forint (HUF). An estimated total over 6 weeks was 455,000 – 705,000 HUF for 2023.
Expense description Estimated cost over 6 weeks (2023)
Housing and utilities in Budapest 200,000 – 240,000 HUF
Food in Budapest 120,000 – 250,000 HUF
Budapest local transportation 15,000 HUF
Camp accommodation, meals and travel 60,000 – 80,000 HUF
Miscellaneous 60,000 – 120,000 HUF