Bard Abroad in Budapest, Hungary




CEU offers 2-credit and 4-credit courses.  Students should plan to take three 4-credit courses, then choose additional 2 or 4-credit courses up to 16 credits total per semester.  All courses are taught in English.  Study abroad students can study during the fall or 'winter' terms, or for the academic year (fall and 'winter').

Students who participate in the Bard-CEU program can transfer up to 8 credits from their credits earned during the program towards their MA studies at CEU should they decide to apply and are accepted to one of CEU's MA programs. The transfer of credits will be subject to regulations described in Annex 2 of CEU's "Student Rights, Rules and Academic Regulations."

Areas of Study:

Cultural Program

An orientation is held within the first days of arrival in Budapest to acclimate study abroad students to the academic culture and expectations at CEU.  The cultural program includes a tour of Budapest, group dinners, visits to nearby Hungarian towns and villages, evenings at the theater and opera and a trip to a neighboring country.  Students can also participate in CEU-wide events such as picnics, sports days, coffee house gatherings and club events.


Internships are available for students wishing to enhance their studies with practical experience.

Potential placements:
  • Open Society Archives (OSA)
  • Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS)
  • CEU Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS)
  • Roma Education Fund (REF)
  • Hungarian Red Cross
  • Mai Manó House for Photography

Research Centers

CEU Research Centers complement research and teaching activities, enhancing interdisciplinary connections and integrating academic and policy-relevant activities. CEU Research Centers operate large-scale research projects, organize events, workshops and conferences, and offer fellowships.

The Open Society Archives
The Open Society Archives (OSA) saves, processes, and makes available materials of legendary “enemy” radio: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. OSA’s collection is one of the largest communism and the Cold War archives, with one of the most significant human rights materials collections in the region.    Expand for more. Expand