Assistant Director, Operations & Development
Program sponsor: St. Olaf College
Students on this program take upper-level mathematics courses taught in English by eminent Hungarian professors from the Technical University of Budapest. Each course usually meets three to four times per week and is taught for 14 weeks, for a total of 42 contact hours per term. Students must have completed the equivalent of at least one semester of Abstract Algebra or Advanced Calculus (a first course in Analysis) prior to attending the Budapest Semester.
Students are required to have at least a sophomore status, be in good academic standing, and have completed one semester of Real Analysis or Abstract Algebra by the start of the program.
None; however, students will be required to take one Hungarian language course for each term on the program.
4 to 6 Northwestern units.
Homestays with a Hungarian family or student apartments with other program participants.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) program through St. Olaf's College, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to the BSM program, you will be required to pay a deposit to St. Olaf's College to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay this deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include only your BSM tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
If you receive an invoice from St. Olaf's College that includes your BSM tuition, you should not pay it. Northwestern will pay St. Olaf's directly for your study abroad tuition.
It is your responsibility to pay directly for all other charges abroad, including your housing. Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly.