|Nominal duration||6 semesters (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||BA (Philologist in Germanic Studies, Specialized in German as Ethnic Minority Studies)|
|Tuition fee||€1,800.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€150.00 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable!
|Examination fee||€100.00 one-time|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The students who can apply for the Germanic Studies, Specialized in German as Ethnic Minority Studies Program are expected to present the documentation of their certificate of matriculation from a secondary school and to submit their application with the necessary attachments.
The university accepts only certificates, which are equivalent to the Hungarian certificate of matriculation, thus appropriate for continuing one’s studies in university education. If the certificate is not in English, the university needs an official translation, which could be a translation by the secondary school as well.
If the applicant completes their secondary education during the current term and their certificate is not issued before the application deadline, a proof of student status or a certification, which verifies that the applicant will receive matriculation is required instead. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present their certificate of matriculation upon enrolment at the latest.
This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.
The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
— Record of the final two years in secondary school
Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records is required to be submitted, if the language of the original is not in English.
Optional documents for admissions
During the course the students — while continuously developing their lexical-grammatical, written and spoken language competences — acquire knowledge in the area of linguistics, literature, cultural and media sciences which enables them to get an orientation in German language and culture. On the other hand the participants of the course receive differentiated knowledge about history, ethnography, language, language usage, literature and the legal and institutional system of the ethnic Germans in Hungary. Besides classroom courses we particularly emphasise the demonstration of decisive elements of the German minority’s present in Hungary in the form of visits to institutions, field work and remote project days. The students shall prepare their graduate thesis in the area of the German minority in Hungary.
The course imparts up-to-date and marketable knowledge first in the area of German linguistics, litarature and culture and secondly in terms of the German minority in Hungary, thus increasing job opportunities. Due to the double focus of the course (German as a majority and minority language and culture) the students acquire high quality intercultural competence.
The second strength of the course consists in the teachers who are not only internationally recognised researchers of their area whose publications are well known in Hungary and abroad but who are laureates of highly esteemed Hungarian (national and minority) and foreign awards and prizes due to their scientific and scientific-organisatoral activities.