Program Costs (Fall 2022)


Fall 2022 semester: $5,345 (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.

Tuition Payment Schedule

All tuition must be paid as follows.

  • Non-refundable tuition deposit of $500: Within 3 weeks of receiving your acceptance letter.
  • Remaining tuition: Before July 1.

Regardless of your financial aid package, ALL tuition must be paid in full to the BSME North American Office no later than July 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 Refund

If you choose to withdraw from the program within the first 5 weeks, we will reimburse a portion of your tuition according to the following schedule: less than 1 week, 90%; less than 2 weeks, 80%; less than 3 weeks, 60%; less than 4 weeks, 40%; less than 5 weeks, 20%; beyond 5 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 semester total over 4 months is 880,000 – 1,520,000 HUF.
  • Note: Utilities typically include water, electricity, heating, gas, internet, and common charges.
Expense description Estimated monthly cost
Rent (not including utilities) $400
Utilities (based on moderate usage) 20,000 – 40,000 HUF
Food 60,000 – 150,000 HUF
Local transportation 10,000 HUF
Miscellaneous 30,000 – 60,000 HUF