Information for international students
International students can study at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in the following statuses:
- Exchange Student (Erasmus)
- Guest Student
- Regular (degree-earning) Student
The HUFA has been an active member of the Erasmus network since 1999, and thus hosts a large group of incoming exchange students each year. As per the bilateral agreement between the partner institutions, Erasmus exchange students are not required to pay tuition and can study at the university from one semester to an entire academic year. If you wish to know more information about the Erasmus exchange program and how you can become an exchange student, please contact the international office of your school. For more detailed information on how to apply for an Erasmus exchange at the HUFA, click here
To apply as a Guest Student at the HUFA, you must be the student of an institution of higher education in art or have sufficient academic background in the visual arts (more specifically, in the discipline for which you are applying), so that you will be able to join the rigorous academic program in progress at the HUFA. As a Guest Student, you can study at the HUFA for a semester to an academic year and can receive credit points for your work within the ECTS system, which you then may be able to transfer toward earning a degree at your home institution (depending on the specifications of the given institution). Please note, however, that as a Guest Student, you cannot earn a degree from the HUFA – this option is only open to Regular Students (please see below).
Guest Students are required to pay a tuition of HUF 300,000 per semester.
In order to apply as a Guest Student you must post the following material to the International Office:
- motivation letter
- a letter from the school that you are attending, attesting to the fact that you are currently enrolled there, or, if you have already graduated from an institution of higher education in art, a copy of the diploma certificate.
- curriculum vitae with passport photo attached
- portfolio, documentation of works (i.e. catalogues, photos, videos, drawings, paintings, etc. – both CDs and printed material accepted)
Application deadlines for Guest Students for the academic year 2013/2014:
Autumn semester/entire academic year: 15 May 2013
Spring semester: 30 October 2013
Semester dates for academic year 2013-14:
Autumn: 23 September – 19 December 2013
Spring (to be confirmed): 27 January – 24 May 2014
English language instruction and consultation is available to international (Guest and Exchange) students in the following courses:
- Painting Studio Practice
- Sculpture Studio Practice
- Graphic Design Studio Practice
- Intermedia Project
- Printmaking/Graphic Art Studio Practice
- Art Theory and Curatorial Studies
- Life Drawing (charcoal drawing with live model)
- Hungarian Language Lessons (for beginners)
- Mapping the Local (seminar)
- Art in Public Spaces (seminar)
Regular (degree-earning) students
If you wish to earn a degree at the HUFA, fluency in the Hungarian language is required, and you must go through the same standard entrance examination process as any Hungarian applicant would.
For information on the entrance examination process, click here.
(Please note, the webpage is in Hungarian, applicants are expected to have sufficient Hungarian to be able to navigate through the entrance examination process on their own.)
If you have further questions about the entrance examination, please contact the Registrar’s Office directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +36 1 351 7956.
Information about HUFA’s degree programs for Regular Students:
The basic university training comprises 5 academic years (10 terms).
Students may obtain the following degrees:
MA Artist’s diploma (5 years of study):
Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Art/Printmaking, Graphic Design, Intermedia, Conservation
Scenography and Art Theory and Curatorial Studies offer separate BA and MA
tracks (at 3 and 2 years of study, respectively)
Visual education - additional teacher's diploma
Students may start to specialize in teaching secondary-school artistic drawing, art history and projective geometry at the beginning of the 4th academic year.
Tuition fee for Regular Students:
Citizens of European Union Member States applying for a degree program (and prepared to take examinations in Hungarian) are not required to pay tuition. For third country nationals, the tuition fee is HUF 500,000 per semester (totalling at HUF 1,000,000 per academic year).
(Please note: the fee covers tuition only, it does not cover accommodation and meals.)
For further information regarding Erasmus/Guest/Regular Student statuses, please contact the International Office.
Download the English-Hungarian language catalogue of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts here (.pdf, 7.4 MB)