The Program is open to undergraduate students of all disciplines with a sufficient personal maturity to adapt to a new environment and a foreign society. Consequently, any undergraduate student of a University or College of good standing, who by the time of the start of the Budapest Semester has completed the first two semesters of his/her studies, is eligible to enroll in the Program. Students from any academic background are welcome, however, familiarity with one or more of the following disciplines is likely most conducive to completing a successful semester in the framework of BSCS: computer science and mathematics; natural sciences; philosophy and psychology. Students from other disciplines should contact the BSCS Program Chair before application time in order to discuss the compatibility of their academic background and expected benefits to be derived from completing the Program.
The selection of students takes place on a competitive basis, with previous academic results constituting the sole selection criteria. The general minimum entry requirement at application time is a US grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 should inquire with BSCS Directors on the possibility of a waiver.
Form sheets for application are available here. Application deadline for 2016 is April 15, 2016. Applications should be sent in email to:
“Early bird” applications: Applications arriving before December 15, 2015 are entitled to a 10% reduction in the tuition fee.
Applications sent via e-mail must be accompanied by a signed hard copy of the signature page (included in the downloadable application form) sent by airmail or surface mail to:
Dr. Laszlo Ropolyi, Assistant Professor, Program Chair,
Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Pazmany Peter s. 1/C.
1117 Budapest, Hungary
For any further information on the Program, kindly contact the US Coordinator, Ms. Judit Hegedus (e-mail: email@example.com).