AIT - Budapest

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Academic Program

Instruction in English in foundational computer science courses and advanced applications. Hungarian language I and II is required for Scripps students. COSA strongly recommends and covers the cost for the optional Survival Hungarian course offered before the program start date.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Christopher Towse; France Lemonine
  • Fields of study: Computer science, humanities, Hungarian language
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of one math class beyond calculus, and one course involving programming prior to participation
  • Size of the student body: Students from the Claremont Colleges and other small, US liberal arts colleges

Living Arrangements

Students share apartments in the city center, about a 45 minute commute to the AIT campus. Students prepare their own meals with a meal stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December (mid August for optional Survival Hungarian class)
  • Spring: Early February to late May (mid January for optional Survival Hungarian class)


  • Advising Tips: This program requires two faculty references. One must be in computer science and the second can be either an academic or a character reference. Referees must use the AIT online form.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Budapest and Los Angeles.