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Teaching of Hungarian Language

Ain Shams University, Cairo Faculty of Languages (Kulleyat al-Alsun) Hungarian language teacher: Miss Renáta Kovács  (Only for students of the University. For more details please turn to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Tel: 26-26-259)


Teaching of Hungarian Language

Office of the Hungarian Cultural Counsellor 13, Gawad Hosni St., 2nd floor, Cairo, Abdin Autumn-Winter Semester: from October till January Spring-Summer Semester: from February till May.

Tuition fee: on self-financing basis. 
Venue: Reading room 
For more details please turn to Mrs. Aisha Ibrahim, Phone: 392-6692


Self-financing studying facilities in Hungary

Detailed information about Hungarian universities, graduate and postgraduate courses on foreign languages  (For more details please turn to Mrs. Aisha Ibrahim, Phone: 392-6692)



Hungarian Language Courses summer university (HLCCP and eiLC)


Further information can be found at:

or do not hesitate contacting the international relations office at:

HLCCP – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Since application deadlines of Central European University are approaching, we would like to remind you of the following details:

The application deadline for most CEU degree programs is January 25, 2012.  The online application form and other necessary application documents must be uploaded by this time except for language tests scores (which have to be submitted by February 29,  2012.) 

Applicants to Erasmus Mundus programs seeking Erasmus scholarships must submit their application package by January 4, 2012.  Self-funded Erasmus applicants will have an extended deadline to submit their applications, although early applications are encouraged.

Upon starting the procedure, please be sure to read the application instructions carefully.  If you have specific questions, visit our Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

As a reinforcement let us repeat once again, how to compile a successful application dossier: On our website, you can find two short videos on how to improve your research proposal and to write a convincing statement of purpose, which many applicants have found helpful.

Central European University


International Business School Budapest

IBS offers higher education programmes in the field of business on Bachelor (4 years) and Master (1 year) level, the graduates acquire the degree of Oxford Brookes University.

International Business School Budapest

1021 Budapest, Tarogato ut 2-4, Hungary, , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +36 1 391 2579


Reasons to choose IBS

Attractive Study Programmes in English

Being a private international university, IBS quickly adapts to the needs of a constantly changing international market and modifies its academic programmes accordingly. In close co-operation with our strategic partner in Oxford and other European partners we produce flexible and motivated business people who perform efficiently and think flexibly in the challenging environment of global business.

International Environment

International experts, guest professors from abroad, and students from all over Europe, Central- and South America, Asia and Africa make IBS an attractive venue for cultural interaction and networking. Through our exchange programmes, IBS students can study in more than 70 partner institutions in over 15 European countries. They will be hosted by the best business schools in some of the most exciting cities of the world for at least one semester during their studies at IBS.

British degrees

Our students from Hungary and abroad study for Bachelor's and Master's degrees conferred by our strategic partner, the prestigious Oxford Brookes University. These degrees will open up doors for IBS graduates in the labour markets of Great Britain, the European Union and the world at large.

Team Work and Skills Development

The businessperson of the future will have to function both as a team leader and as a team member. For this reason, a significant part of professional practice is done in small study groups. This helps students to improve their abilities in communication, understand different viewpoints, and manage conflicts and master leadership. The development of personal skills and competencies has become the focus of business education worldwide as it has been for a long time at IBS.

Thrilling Student Life

IBS is not only a place for studying. It is also home to several cultural and sports facilities. IBS Student Stage is a popular theatre open to the public as well as IBS students. The IBS Café and the campus garden are pleasant venues where students and teachers can relax. Those who wish to exercise not only their mind, but also their body can visit the IBS Fitness for work-out, aerobics, tennis, sauna solarium and massage. 

Residence Hall

A fully refurbished Residence Hall located right next to the school's main building awaits our international students from abroad with well-equipped comfortable en suite rooms. All rooms (single or shared) have a spectacular park view and contain every modern amenity: bathroom, internet connection, TV, refrigerator, balcony and is obviously suitable for quiet studying as well.


Undergraduate (Bachelor) programmes

Admission requirement for all BA programmes: high school diploma and sufficient level of English.


The BA (Hons) in Business Studies (BABS) Programme is a four-year full-time course of modular studies. Years 1, 2 & 4 are IBS-based, Year 3 is employment experience (Placement). The programme is delivered in English. The BA in Business Studies with Honours programme offers you a thorough and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of business in relation to its environment and allows you to develop the methodological skills required to operate effectively in business.


The BA (Hons) in International Business Relations (BAIBR) Programme is a four-year full-time course of modular studies. Years 1, 2 & 4 are IBS-based, Year 3 is employment experience (Placement). The programme is delivered and assessed in English. The BA in International Business Relations programme aims to train you to be international business professionals who speak several languages, and have a broad and multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of international economics, international law, international business, international marketing, international management, social sciences, communication and diplomacy.


The BA (Hons) in Finance and Accounting (BAFIN) Programme is a four-year full-time course of modular studies. Years 1, 2 & 4 are IBS-based, Year 3 is employment experience (Placement). The programme is delivered in English. By the time you graduate from Bachelors of the Finance and Accounting programme you will have had the opportunity to execute, control and manage financial or accounting tasks. Besides theoretical concepts, you will have gained practical insights and experience which will help you in obtaining your first job.


The BA (Hons) in Travel and Tourism Management (BATTM) Programme is a four-year full-time course of modular studies. Years 1, 2 & 4 are IBS-based; Year 3 is employment experience (Placement). The programme is delivered in English. Tourism is multi-faceted and the purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the various components of the global industry whilst allowing deeper understanding of the strategic management in a number of areas, such as Hospitality, Tour Operations and Resorts & Attractions.


The BA (Hons) in Arts Management Programme is a four-year full-time course of modular studies. Years 1, 2 & 4 are IBS-based, Year 3 is employment experience (Placement). The programme is delivered in English and is committed to the concept "Where Creativity Meets Commerce" with integrated high-impact business practices integrated into a hands-on programme that focuses on managing both the people and the companies which make up the arts and events organisational communities. IBS in combined partnership with Oxford Brookes University, UK, offers students the most comprehensive arts management programme in Central Europe.

Postgraduate (Master) programmes

Admission requirement for all MSc programmes: a BA degree in any field of studies and sufficient level of English.

IBS offers four postgraduate programmes in English, leading to a Master of Sciences degree conferred by Oxford Brookes University:

MSc in International BusinessMSc in Financial ManagementMSc in Human Resource ManagementMSc in Marketing Management

All our MSc programmes belonging to our MSc Portfolio are full time, 3-term long and last for effectively one calendar year (from September till September) and are designed primarily for recent graduates from countries all over the world, but will also be attractive for those wishing to make a career change. 

In order to ensure the possibility for our students to work full time while studying, we have created a schedule that would fit their work duties: classes are held on Thursday and Friday evenings (between 6 and 9 p.m.) and Saturday all day (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.).

Since the organisational survival in the global marketplace demands effective competitive strategies, all of our programmes belonging to our MSc Portfolio put a considerable emphasis on developing students' strategic thinking.

Relevant to the complexities involved in this approach the programme is divided into two-two stages within the first two terms. We call these four stages "Thinking Blocks": (1) Environment, (2) Structures, (3) Process Know-How, and (4) Functions. The first and the third stages are common for all MSc programmes – this approach gives the opportunity to appreciate, in a wider sense, the structure and purpose of organisations, whether they are commercial companies, public institutions or not for profit organisations. During the last term, students write a dissertation or a consultancy project work according to their choice.

Other programmes

Summer School

This course consists of 100 English language classes of 45 minutes over the course of four weeks in July every summer. It aims to develop and practise general and business English grammar and vocabulary at intermediate level, with special focus on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

Social Activities

There are planned extracurricular activities like visits to museums, outings, film club and sightseeing in Budapest. These activities are aimed at helping international students get better acquainted with the Hungarian culture and making the most of their stay in Hungary. In addition, there will be exciting excursions, twice a week to the most beautiful historic sites and treasures of nature in Hungary.

Accommodation, meals

The IBS Residence Hall is located on campus. The double rooms have their own bathroom and unlimited Internet access. Full board is offered at the Residence Hall restaurant (packed lunch for excursions).

Intensive English Language Programme (IELP)

IBS offers an Intensive English Language Programme that lasts one academic year for those students whose English level needs improvement before they start their Bachelor /Master studies. Nearly 50 specially trained, "handpicked" language teachers at IBS guarantee that our students acquire the basic English language skills as well as the highly specialised language of business, academic writing and negotiations.

The IELP programme is a one-year full-time course of 22 hours of English per week that is 600 hours per academic year. The programme offers you a thorough knowledge, understanding and practice of general English language skills (and business English vocabulary at higher levels) at various language levels with the primary objective to prepare students for continuing their studies in English at bachelor level.

Students are grouped according to their present level of English, the levels ranging from Beginner to Upper-Intermediate / Advanced. The IELP Programme can be chosen prior to the college studies.

ERASMUS exchange programme

ERASMUS is a student, teacher, placement and staff mobility programme of the European Union, with a focus on encouraging students to study abroad during their years of higher education. IBS students have the opportunity to study one semester – if they wish – in one of our 70 European higher education partner institutions through this programme.

Career, Work Placement

IBS graduates enter the employment market with a competitive edge, as an 11-month placement (on-the-job experience) is an integral part of the curriculum on all Bachelor programmes. During the second year we prepare our students with the necessary behavioural and communication skills for the placement in the third year. Our third year students can experience a real work environment, put to test their studies of the previous two years and strengthen their practical knowledge. This will enable them to be more prepared and conscientious about their career goals.

IBS' Business Network Centre and Career Office aims to continuously maintain, strengthen and further develop its corporate network, involve the business world into our education and get our students and faculty involved in the business world.

Fees for 2012/13

Programmes in Budapest

Tuition fee per year in EUR

Master's degree programmes


Bachelor's degree programmes except BAAM


BAAM (Arts Management)


Intensive English Language Programme


Registration fee for non EU citizens (one-time fee)



Application Process

1.   General application: please fill in our online electronic application form .

a.                 If you apply for a Bachelor programme or the Intensive English Language programme please fill in the online electronic form and upload your high school diploma with official English translation as well as your passport copy (with passport number, photo and expiry date). If you have an IELTS or TOEFL language certificate, please upload it as well, it can make you exempt from taking IBS' own English test if you have sufficient score. Passing the IBS English test and interview is a requirement for all BA programmes.

b.                 If you apply for a Master programme please fill in the online electronic form and upload your BA degree with official English translation (if you have received it) as well as your passport copy (with passport number, photo and expiry date). If you have an IELTS or TOEFL language certificate, please upload it as well, it can make you exempt from taking IBS' own English test if you have sufficient score. Passing the IBS English test and the Orientation Interview is a requirement for all MSc programmes.

c.                 After submitting the online application form, please verify the email you automatically receive. If you have any technical problems, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . After we receive your online application we will inform you about the next step by email.


Residence Hall

Situated in the heart of IBS Campus, IBS Residence Hall offers comfortable accommodation in well-equipped en suite rooms to international as well as local students and visiting professors. Only 20 minutes from the city centre, the fully-refurbished 100 rooms overlooking the garden offer guests peace and quiet. Rooms can be occupied by one person or shared with another student. Each room has its own bathroom, and there are communal kitchens and laundry rooms at the disposal of our students on each floor.

Several sports possibilities for both students and teachers are available on the campus of the School. In addition to the special IBS-price, IBS Fitness offers extra discount for Residents.


Students may opt for a 5-month or 10-month contract at the following prices:

Length of Contract

Type of room


in EUR

Rent totals

in EUR

5-month contract

shared occupancy


5 x 280 = 1400


10-month contract

single occupancy


10 x 385 = 3850

10-month contract

shared occupancy


10 x 260 = 2600


1 month summer extension

single occupancy



1 month summer extension

shared occupancy





Hungary is one of the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world with a capital (Budapest) regarded as one of the most beautiful cities. It is a member of the European Union with a population of around 10 million and borders Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. It has been a parliamentary republic since 1989.

Budapest, situated right in the heart of Europe along the two banks of the River Danube, is a lively, friendly city with a continental climate. It has succeeded in adapting to the modern world while preserving its rich historic past. The city offers a wealth of entertainment and cultural activities, museums, concerts, theatres, opera as well as discos, jazz clubs, elegant shops and good food. An excellent inexpensive public transport system of buses, trolley buses, trams and underground lines extends all across the city.


You can watch short films on Hungary and Budapest on our website.


Costs of Living in Hungary

The currency of Hungary is Forint (HUF). IBS estimates that the monthly budget of students requires about 150,000 – 200,000 HUF (appr. EUR 550-750) but of course it depends on individual spending habits. This sum covers accommodation, utilities, city transportation, meals and personal expenses.

The following price list should give you an idea of how to plan your budget (prices are in HUF).


Average price

1 kg bread

200 - 300

1 kg sugar

150 - 200

1 l milk

200 - 300

100 g cheese

200 - 350

Average restaurant main dish

1,000 – 2,000

Expensive restaurant main dish

2,000 - 4,500


260 - 300

Ice cream

200 - 350

Soft drink

200 - 400

Movie theatre ticket

1,000 - 1,500

Entry fee for clubs, discos

1,000 - 3,000

Rock concert ticket

2,000 - 15,000

Metro, bus, tram ticket


Mobile phone charges per minute

20 - 120

Squash court rental per hour

2,500 - 3,500

Swimming pool entry

1,000 - 1,500

1 l petrol



Living costs per month



70,000 - 150,000

Utility bills

40,000 - 70,000


40,000 - 65,000

Student's monthly travel pass



10,000 - 50,000


165,000 - 350,000



Things to do before travelling to Hungary

Enquire about the requirements for a residence permit application for studies at the nearest Hungarian Consulate. Make health insurance for the period of your trip and your studies. Practise English, read and talk a lot. You are welcome at our Summer School which is a four week long English course each July. Get information on Hungary and IBS, you can find videos on our website.

When should I arrive at IBS?

We suggest you arrive in the last week of August or first week of September as you can move in the Residence Hall only after August 21. If you join the Intensive English language programme in February, please arrive in the last week of January or first week of February.

Who should I contact about accommodation?

IBS offers accommodation in its Residence Hall where students can choose between single or shared en-suite rooms. Please contact the Residence Hall Manager, Ms Zsuzsa Gyorgy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all information.

What is the structure of an academic year?

Please find the academic calendar on our website, one academic year lasts from September to June with 2 semesters.

Where to find information for International Students?

Please check out our International Student Guide where you can find information about Hungary, IBS, the admission process, the visa application procedure to Hungary among others. You can also read reports of IBS students here.

How can I get insight into the everyday life of the school?

Please check out the IBS blog.

Who should I contact with questions about admission?

Please contact the Recruitment and Marketing Centre of IBS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +36 1 391 2579.



Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies Program

Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies Program – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Note: This information sheet has been prepared in English as a complement to the Hungarian language application. In case of doubt, please refer to the original version or visit the website of the Balassi Institute at

The Balassi Institute invites applications for a 10-month scholarship during the 2012/2013 academic year. The scholarship is intended for individuals of Hungarian origin living outside of Hungary who wish to strengthen their language knowledge and cultural identity. The goal of the Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies scholarship is to improve the Hungarian language skills and cultural knowledge of young people of Hungarian origin who are citizens and residents of other countries (the so-called "Western diaspora").

The two-semester course takes place at the Balassi Institute in Budapest.

Young people, 18 years or older, are invited to apply. Volunteer work, references from post-secondary institutions, and any other activities related to Hungary or Hungarian culture are taken into consideration in the selection of the applicants.

About the program:

The program consists of language and cultural studies and provides opportunities to actively explore Hungary and contemporary Hungarian culture. In the framework of cultural studies the students learn about history, literature, geography, folklore, art history and social issues. At the end of the program students take a final exam in the above subjects, defend their final essay, and take a Hungarian language exam that is officially recognized by the Hungarian government. (The level and type of the language exam is decided by the language skills examination board.)

For those students who wish to apply for credits in their post-secondary institution, the Balassi Institute provides detailed course descriptions in addition to the transcript.

Class attendance is mandatory. Should a participant miss classes without cause, or violate the Institute's Study and Exam rules or Disciplinary Guidelines, the individual will lose the right to continue in the program and the right to reside in the Institute's residence. Any individual who has been expelled from the program will have to return any scholarship money received up to that date.

Program duration:

10 months (September 2012–June 2013)

The scholarship includes:

Full tuition fee21000 HUF/month grantstudent residence (2-3 persons per room)student ID (qualifies for discounts)

Attention please! Due to legal changes the scholarship grant does not include a free health insurance.

Total number of course participants: 18

Deadline for applications:

May 11, 2012

The applications will be evaluated by June 8, 2011 and applicants will be notified about the results by June 13. Decisions about the applications are made by the Balassi Institute. All decisions are binding. The Balassi Institute will not consider applications that are submitted after the deadline and/or are incorrect or incomplete.

Required documentation and references:

completed application form (please print)an essay of about 300 words about why you would like to study in Hungaryhandwritten résumécopy of passportcopy of transcripts, diplomas (signed or certified by the appropriate authorities)reference letter from a volunteer organization (e.g. scouts, church) or recognized individualdeposit of US $600 (cost of two field trips)

Applicants must complete the online registration form of the Balassi Institute by May 4, 2012 (

The applicant is responsible for the following expenses:

Travel to and from Hungaryfor non-European Union citizens: cost of health insurance to which the Balassi Institute contribute 3.000 HUF/month Food and personal expenses (Note: Recommended monthly amount for food and personal expenses is approximately US$ 250 /300 CAD/)Language exam fee (ORIGO intermediate: 25.900 HUF, Advanced: 28.900 HUF, ECL B2 or C1: 25.000 HUF)Monthly student transit passStudent visa feeCost of two field trips: 40.000 HUF and 80.000 HUFResidence card: 2000 HUF, student ID: 1960 HUF.

These amounts are payable at registration.

The application process is not considered complete unless a deposit of US $600 is included with the application documents. This is a deposit for the field trips. Method of payment: certified check or traveler's check, to be included with the application and sent to Dr. Judit Kesserű Némethy (see address below).

In the case of successful applications, the applicant will be required to pay any outstanding fees at registration. If the application is rejected, the Hungarian Scout Association will refund the deposit. If after accepting the offer for admission the applicant decides not to participate in the program, the Hungarian Scout Association will refund 50% of the deposit.

Please mail the application form and supporting documents to:

Dr. Judit Kesserű Némethy

(Teleki Pál Alapítvány)

1 Washington Square Village, Apt. 3L

New York, NY 10012, USA

Should you require additional information please contact:

Dr. Judit Kesserü Némethy

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gábor Szórád (Hungarian Scouts Association in Exteris)

Tel.: 00 1 973 208 0450

Fax: 00 1 973 208 1451


The application form and this information in English and Hungarian can be downloaded from the following websites:

Balassi Institute                              

Hungarian Scout Association in Exteris

All Hungarian speakers should fill in the Hungarian-language form. Please use the English-language form only if you do not speak Hungaria



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