|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters (2 years) (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Social Integration Counsellor)|
|Tuition fee||€2,900 per semester|
|Application fee||€120 one-time|
|Examination fee||€120 one-time|
Undergraduate / Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Fully recognised studies: Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Sociology.
In the case of degrees gained on other fields except for the mentioned ones above, each degree will be considered individually, and transcripts from your Bachelor’s degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.
If the applicant takes their final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.
This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
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.
Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C1
The language of instruction for the entire programme is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview, the Faculty of Education and Psychology doesn’t require an official language certificate.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
IN THIS CASE THE MOTIVATION LETTER MEANS A “STATEMENT (or letter) OF PURPOSE” DOCUMENT. Please read the following instructions to find out how to write your perfect “letter of purpose” document.
Your statement of purpose should be about 900-1000 words. It should be coherent and well-structured, clear and easy-to-follow. Take care of your grammar. Use automatic spellcheck. When you have finished writing your statement of purpose, give it to one of your friends and ask him/her to evaluate it. If s/he does not understand something clearly, how would other readers do?
STRUCTURE:In the first few paragraphs, introduce yourself and highlight data that concern your schooling and academic achievements, which you think the members of the admission committee should really know about you. If you have any experience in working in the field of, or in any project or organization related to, intercultural affairs, write about it here.
In the next paragraphs, write about your previous studies concerning intercultural studies and/or ethnic and minority relations. You might have been specialized in Intercultural Relations, Intercultural Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Multicultural Education, Ethnic Studies, Minority Studies during your undergraduate years, you may have just visited one or two courses, or you might have just read a book about any of these fields. Write down why and how you have become involved in these issues and why you would like to spend two more years studying them.
In the next paragraphs, write about your special interests and professional plans. We want to know what problems, subjects and research fields you are particularly interested in, what sort of activities you would like to be engaged in, and what kind of plans you have for the future. If you already know what your thesis will be about, do not hesitate to mention it.End your proposal with one or two closing remarks.
Do not forget, you only have 900-1000 words to convince the committee that you are the appropriate candidate for the program. Sometimes students ask if they could be a bit personal in their letter. Well, you can turn your voice into a bit more personal so that we could get an impression about you but do not forget that we are primarily interested in your academic motivations and professional plans.
Transcript of records
Movitation letter (statement of purpose):
Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
Copy of application fee transfer
Entrance exam fee
An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English
The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. The program is both theory-based and practice oriented. Courses are based on latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. Approximately half of the program consists of trainings, seminars, and field work.
This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in the cultural, intercultural, and social aspects of psychology and education. We look for those applicants who see a great challenge in the organization of the working together of people of different sociocultural backgrounds, in the initiating and maintaining of intercultural dialogue, in the efficient resolution of emerging conflicts, and in profiting on the assets of diversity as well as in the promotion of the living together and successful cooperation of various minority and majority groups.
Strength of the program:
The program, which is one of the few of its kind in Europe, is strongly committed to interdisciplinary studies with a focus on psychological and educational issues. Focusing on the human dimensions of intercultural issues and interactions, while also giving ample consideration to their global context, the Program distinguishes macro-historical, macro-political or macro-sociological approaches.
Graduates will be able to understand the characteristics of intercultural relations and communication and co-ordinate the work of people from different cultures effectively in various fields both at national and international level in public administration, minority self-government, minority and mainstream media, schools as well as other formal and informal educational institutions, multi-national and civil organizations. After receiving an MA degree, students may apply to continue their studies in our PhD program.
• Social Integration Counsellor
• Coordinator at international office of universities
• Integration counsellor of migrants at organizations
• Person in charge of diversity managements at companies