Expanding Erasmus opportunities at ELTE

Expanding Erasmus opportunities at ELTE
Erasmus student mobility applications for 2023–24 will be launched at the beginning of February, with more than 1200 ELTE students expected to be able to use the funding to travel to partner universities abroad for study or internship.

Every February, ELTE students can apply for semester-long part-time courses at a choice of over 500 partner institutions in Europe and many outside Europe. Each year, the trips can take place in the autumn or spring semester of the following academic year, with no tuition fees at the universities abroad in addition to scholarship support.

An important new feature is that students can now apply to universities with which ELTE has an Erasmus Framework Agreement in all subject areas, regardless of their field of study. Such agreements have been concluded with the institutions of the CHARM-EU University Alliance, which includes the University of Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Utrecht, the University of Montpellier, Åbo Akademi, the University of Würzburg, and the Hochschule Ruhr West.


Throughout the year, students can apply for 2-12 month internships abroad during their studies or even after graduation.

The 2021–27 Erasmus cycle also introduces new short-term student mobility opportunities. Blended intensive programs typically provide students with the opportunity to participate in one-week group study trips as well as virtual collaboration. Doctoral students can apply for a research or study trip of 5 to 30 days to any university, professional or non-profit organization in an Erasmus program country.


Since the basic scholarship - especially in the case of Western European countries - typically does not cover all incurred expenses, students can also apply for a number of additional grants. The total financial support available can thus reach up to HUF 400,000 per month.

For semester-long study or long-term internship mobility, there is often a risk that the students will delay their studies at home. As a solution to this problem, ELTE has already introduced the so-called mobility window in the sample curriculum of 74 courses, i.e. a semester in which the courses taken abroad can be included without delay. In the case of seventy-nine degree courses, an equivalence database has been created, allowing students to check in advance which compulsory subjects they can take abroad are guaranteed to be recognised as compulsory subjects at home. You can then choose the semester and the partner institution you want to go to. More than 13 000 students will benefit from these facilitations.

The 2023 call for applications will be published in early February. In the meantime, interested students can find out more about the opportunities and criteria on the university's Erasmus website, and from February we will also be holding a number of face-to-face meetings and information events for ELTE students planning to study abroad.