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Non-degreePreparatory year for admission to the bachelor's degree at Budapest Business School

Tuition fee €5,000 per year
Application fee €300 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €50 one-time

This 50 EUR is an acceptance insurance paid to our agency to guarantee your acceptance letter. This means, if we cannot get you acceptance letter, then we refund you back this amount fully.

Please note that this amount will increase to 60 EUR from May 1, 2020 and further to 75 EUR from June 1, 2020. Complete your application package as early as possible and enjoy the lower prices!

Examination fee €200 one-time

This institution charges it in order to organize the online evaluation test to determine your English and math skills. This fee is non-refundable.


This programme aims to prepare foreign students who want to study in one of the following bachelor’s degree programs at the Budapest Business School (BBS):
-BSc in Commerce and Marketing;
-BSc in Tourism and Catering;
-BSc in International Business Economics;
-BSc in Finance and accounting;
-BA in Communication and Media Science;
-BSc in Business Administration and Management.

About Budapest Business School (BBS):
Budapest Business School (BBS) – University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary. BBS was established on 1 January 2000 as a result of the merger of its three legal predecessors: the College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism, the College of International Management and Business, and the College of Finance and Accountancy. The new institution preserved the established traditions and spirit of its predecessors, but extended its scope to cover the entire business science area, and it grew into a practice-oriented higher education institution on a European scale and became the biggest Hungarian college, educating a total of 20,000 students.

BBS has three Faculties in Budapest: the Faculty of Commerce, Catering and Tourism; the Faculty of International Management and Business; and the Faculty of Finance and Accountancy. Graduates of the legal predecessor institutions and those who obtained their degrees from BBS during the recent years have become experts and professionals in their field and they are in great demand in both the domestic and the international labor market. This is partly the outcome of the institution’s constant quest for innovation, and a series of training courses adapted to market requirements have been launched.

The Institution was awarded the Higher Education Quality Award in 2010, and since 2012 it is the holder of the ISO 9001:2009 certificate. In 2015 the BBS received the title of University of Applied Sciences. Budapest Business School is an integral part of the world’s scientific and educational system, with more than 200 educational and research contacts with higher education institutions in more than 40 countries on 4 continents. International cooperation projects include double degree programs; joint trainings; research and shared projects; educational and scientific cooperation. Student, teacher and staff mobility are carried out within the framework of Erasmus, CEEPUS and other mobility programs.

Why BBS?
• Academic staff with professional experience in business and public administration
• Diverse and colorful student life
• Wide range of international relations
• Practice-oriented training
• Excellent job prospects
• Internships at recognized businesses and public administration institutions
• Possibilities for retraining and further training in business and information technology
• Easily applicable knowledge, internationally recognized degree

Programme structure

After application students take Maths and English tests online, then they are interviewed via internet so that we can check their level before arrival. At the same time they are encouraged to keep on improving their skills. After arriving in Hungary, in the first week of the academic year, students write placement tests in English (dictation, grammar tests, writing, reading and listening comprehension) and Mathematics. Finally, their speaking skills and general knowledge are also tested. Groups are set up based on the test- and interview results, however students’ personalities, group dynamics and other aspects are also considered.

The program covers intensive English language training, and mathematics preparation classes. We ensure a culturally and socially beneficial study period in Hungary.

You will have the following number of classes to get ready for admission to the Budapest Business School-University of Applied Sciences:
- 900 classes of English;
- 56 classes of Mathematics.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States