Bard Abroad in Budapest, Hungary

How to Apply

How to Apply


Application deadlines:
  • Fall/Academic Year: April 1
  • Spring: October 1
Early applications are strongly encouraged.  Applicants should receive notification of their admission status within two weeks of completing the application process.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Undergraduate students at North American colleges or universities with a 3.0 overall GPA or higher are invited to apply (students should have a >3.0 GPA in their area of concentration). 
  • Applicants are typically third and fourth-year students.
  • Faculty recommendations should be from the same department as the classes you are proposing to study at CEU.

Visa and Passport Requirements

At the time of application, students must have a valid passport, be in the process of obtaining a new passport, or be in the process of renewing a current passport. According to US passport regulations, passports must be valid for a minimum of six months after the program end date. More information about visa requirements will be shared during the enrollment process.

Please notify us during the enrollment process if you plan to travel in Europe either before or after your program.  Students who are US passport holders face time limitations on their presence within the Schengen region. Immigration documents obtained for students on our program only cover the dates of the program as allowed by Hungarian/Schengen law.  Those who overstay can be fined or prosecuted. Students who are US passport holders on our program must carry a full course load (12+ credits) to maintain their in-country immigration status. Those who hold passports from countries other than the US, should research Hungarian immigration requirements for their home country.