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Eotvos Lorand University: MAUI
Budapest, Hungary
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: MAUI
Housing Type: Student Dormitories Minimum GPA: 2.5
Study Abroad Adviser: Alex Spellis
 Language Category:
Language Category B
Program Description:

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The University

The predecessor of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) was founded in 1635 in the rural town of Nagyszombat by Cardinal Péter Pázmány, as a catholic university for teaching Theology and Philosophy. In 1770-1780, the University was transferred to Buda and later to Pest, and with the support of Maria-Theresa, the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, became the Royal Hungarian University. In 1950 the university was reorganized and adopted its present name. It was named after one of its professors, the world-famous physicist, Loránd Eötvös.

Over the last hundred years, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has had many world famous scientists and four Nobel Prize laureates among its teachers and alumni. The current number of students enrolled yearly has reached 32,000, and there is an academic staff of 1,800 highly-qualified teachers and researchers.

The City


As the largest city of Hungary, it is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation  centre. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities Europe,  its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Hero's Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway,  the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. Learn more about Hungary here!

About the Program

This program is part of a consortium agreement between the Mid-America Universities International and the Utrecht Network Consortium of European Universities.  Students interested in this destination apply through the usual OU process, but are then recommended to the Mid-America Universities International (MAUI) coordinating office and are considered for final selection with other students from MAUI universities who have requested the same destination.   Students who want to participate during a spring semester may apply one cycle early, in February of the year before they would participate, although it is not required.  This program is not usually competitive. 

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: September to December
Spring semester: February to May

Program Requirements

  1. 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  2. Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  3. 2 Recommendation letters from any OU professor
  4. Host University Application
  5. Residence Permit

What about academic credit?

Courses in English can be found here.

Grades received on reciprocal exchange study abroad programs through the University of Oklahoma are posted by the Office of Admissions as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) on the OU permanent record.  These grades are not factored into the participant's Grade Point Average.   Because each student is enrolled in 12 credits per semester while abroad, participants are expected to enroll in an equivalent number of credits at the host university.   Academic systems around the world vary in what equals 12 OU credits.   The decision about awarding credits is made in the Office of Admissions at OU.

To see courses previously taken by OU students at Eotvos Lorand University and their OU equivalents, click the following link: Eotvos Lorand University - Course Equivalency Information.

Where would I live?

Students may live in the student residencies or private housing.

Money Matters
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees and insurance to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to Eotvos Lorand University.

Use this Eotvos Lorand University Budget Estimate to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started!

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 09/03/2014 01/31/2015
 NOTE: Dates are approximate and subject to change. Do not use these dates to purchase flights.
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 09/26/2014 TBA TBA

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