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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Area of Study: Business, Economics, Finance, HR Management, International Business, Management, Marketing
Program Description:

ESSCA at Corvinus Univ
Business Exchange Program at ESSCA École de Management

The SIUE's long standing relationship with ESSCA, selected business majors, minors or MBA graduate students may participate in an exchange semester at the ESSCA campus in Budapest, Hungary located within the prestigious Corvinus University. A variety of core business courses and electives are offered in English. ESSCA has had a base in Budapest since 1993 and is the only French Business School in Hungary granting a degree accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.With more than 2 million inhabitants and 10,000 companies, Hungary's capital is influential throughout Central Europe, a region of significant economic growth. In its 15 years of presence in Hungary, ESSCA has welcomed and educated close to 1,000 students from Hungary and Central Europe, along with students from around the world. Most of them now hold senior positions in commercial and management fields. See the ESSCA Budapest Practical Guide for additional useful information.

Students approved by both SIUE's School of Business and ESSCA to participate in this exchange program will be charged SIUE tuition for the anticipated SIUE equivalent courses and credit hours on the SIUE bursar bill for the semester in Budapest. In addition to the SIUE tuition, studetns will be billed for the SIUE Information Technology Fee. All other SIUE student fees are waived for the exchange semester abroad. Students will receive a tuition waiver at ESSCA and pay only administrative fees

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Airline ticket to Budapest, housing costs, meals, spending money and incidental expenses. The Practical Guide offers some insight into accommodation and meal costs for Budapest.

ESSCA Hungary does not run a students’ residence in Hungary. ESSCA can refer students to real estate agencies in Budapest, which offer all sorts of rental accommodations in the neighborhood of ESSCA.

Third Country Citizens (neither Hungarians nor EU nationals) have to apply for a Hungarian Residence Permit.  The process costs around 60 euro and the main required documents for the application are: an ESSCA Acceptance Letter, Health Insurance, certificate of a proper financial background for the duration of the program and a signed contract about your accommodation in Hungary.  For detailed information, please contact the nearest Hungarian Consulate and/or visit the website of the Immigration Office of Hungary

This program is suitable for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing the following degree programs at SIUE:

B.S. Business Administration
B.S. Accountancy
B.S. Economics/Finance
B.A. Economics

To learn more and to start the application process:

Students interested in this program must meet with Norris Manning in the School of Business to discuss course availability and suitable courses to correspond with remaining SIUE requirements. Please call 618-650-5450 or email to schedule an appointment with Norris to discuss a semester abroad in Budapest.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 04/30/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/30/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.