Quick Facts

Language of instruction: English

Language requirement: None

Courses offered in English

Eligibility requirement: Engineering students in good academic standing.

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Must have met engineering progression requirements to apply.

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Fall or Academic Year
  • October 1 for Spring

Approximate Academic Calendar:

Fall: Early September to mid January (with possibility of holding exams earlier)

Spring: Start of February to end of June

Duration: Fall, Spring or Year


The program at Budapest University of Technology and Economics is run through IESP. Please refer to BUTE's web site for more information.


You must carry the equivalent of 15-18 UW credits while abroad on this program, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. At least 50% of the courses you take abroad must be in engineering, science, or math. You can take any course abroad that you can get approved as equivalent to a UW course; learn how to get courses equated. You can also choose from a list of courses already approved as equivalent to UW courses:

To view all BUTE courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents go to the Budapest equivalency list under the 'Academics' tab at the bottom of the page. Some syllabi are available on BUTE's academic website- specifically Civil & Environmental Engineering (click on 'Organization Units'), Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Transportation & Vehicle Engineering and Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Consult the Erasmus and Exchange Office's website to view available courses. If you are looking at aparticular course, it will be helpful to note that the 4th and 5th letters indicate a particular department:

  • EP: Architecture
  • VE: Chemical Technology & Biotechnology
  • EO: Civil Engineering
  • GT: Economics and Social Sciences
  • VI: Electrical Engineering and Informatics
  • GE: Mechanical Engineering
  • TE: Natural Sciences
  • KO: Transportation and Vehicle Engineering

The lists of courses offered in Fall 2018 are below. These are provided as a reference--course lists for Fall 2019 will not be available until at least April 2019.


The current cost estimates can be found on the Hungary program page. Click on the "Cost" link and then on the program term that you plan to attend (ex: Fall 2019-20).

The amounts are approximate and will vary based on the actual program you attend, your own spending, and the current currency exchange rate. As you budget for your study abroad, make sure you plan for these contingencies. Check current exchange rates online at or


Most students live in apartments, arranged upon arrival. The Erasmus and Exchange Office is available to assist in locating housing. You can also consult Hungary's International Exchange Erasmus Student Network for housing information.


1) Complete the IESP application.

2) In addition, you will need to complete BUTE's application, the link to which can be accessed through the links provided in the IESP application.

3) Students applying to study primarily in the department of Civil Engineering at BUTE will also need to fill out BUTE's exchange student form. Please fill out this spreadsheet, save it, and then upload it into the IESP application (see above).

4) Be prepared to submit the upload the following items into the BUTE application.

  • Passport copy
  • Official UW-Madison transcript

Transcripts can be obtained by either (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at 333 East Campus Mall or by (2) ordering them online via MyUW. Either option is free. Please note that hard copy transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive through the mail. Transcripts ordered online are available for pick-up the same day.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.