Program Costs (Summer)


BSME is offering an online program in Summer 2021.
Please refer to this page for the costs of the Summer 2021 session.

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.

Tuition Payment Schedule

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.

Tuition Payment Details

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.

These are based on the current exchange rate and the costs may vary as the rate fluctuates.

  • 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 is 350,000 – 610,000 HUF.
  • Note: Utilities typically include water, electricity, heating, gas, internet, and common charges.
Expense description Estimated cost over 6 weeks
Housing and utilities 200,000 – 280,000 HUF
Food 90,000 – 225,000 HUF
Local transportation 15,000 HUF
Miscellaneous 45,000 – 90,000 HUF