BA International Relations

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Diplomacy in action. Multi-disciplinary. Multi-cultural.

Represent regional, national and international interests by gaining a deep understanding of the sensitive global problems of society and the political world.

Our International Relations programme will give you a strong platform, from which you can build your knowledge and skills, in order to handle various challenges relating to foreign affairs - laying the foundation of your diplomatic career.

You will gain a high-level of theoretical knowledge and hone your cross-cultural skills, taking a glimpse at the real-life work of diplomats and international organisations.

Get prepared for a career in international and regional institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and multinational companies (MNCs) with the variety of modules included in the programme.

You will gain an insight into the world’s most intriguing problems and political questions. For example, how to handle challenges arising from the European integration processes.

Importantly, you will learn much about other cultures and international cooperation.

Lectures and seminars are frequently held by guest speakers, including the representatives of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and of diplomatic missions and international organisations such as the EU, UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR etc.

This programme offers a fantastic networking opportunity for future diplomats and others international professionals.

Programme Information

ECTS: 180
Duration: 6 semesters (3 years)
Teaching hours: approx. 12 - 16 hours/week
Includes internship: Compulsory
Start date: 12 September 2022

Tuition fees (EEA): 590 000 HUF (≈ € 1 745*) per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 3 540 000 HUF (≈ € 10 500*)
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 2 400 per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 14 400

*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.

The tuition fees may change, check back to the page for updates.

Programme Specification

What you will study
Core Modules*

Year 1

  1. Introduction to Political Science
  2. Introduction to Economics
  3. Comparative Political Economy
  4. Research Methodology: Theories, Concepts and Research Design 

Year 2

  1. International Law
  2. China Studies
  3. US Foreign Policy: Theoretical Frameworks, Actors, Cases
  4. History of Civilisations

Year 3

  1. Security Studies
  2. Regional Studies
  3. Global Social Change and Inequalities
  4. International Political Economy

* The above is not an exhaustive list. Corvinus University of Budapest reserves the right to change modules.

Application Requirements 

  • A completed secondary education (you will need to receive the final certificate and a full transcript until 12 July 2021 the latest and send them to us)
  • Take part in a preliminary interview
  • Minimum B2 knowledge in English, proven by a certificate
  • A valid passport

Hungarian citizens can only apply trough

For Hungarian citizens, find the application requirements and process here:

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Preparatory Programme

If you do not meet the requirements, you can apply for our preparatory programme.

Note: there are three ways to apply to Corvinus as an international student:

  1. Self-funded route (all applicants)
  2. Stipendium Hungaricum route – non-EU applicants only, further restrictions apply
  3. Diaspora scholarship route - non-EU nationals with Hungarian heritage only, further restrictions apply


Accreditations and Rankings

#401-500 Times Higher Education Ranking By Subject

In Social Sciences Studies for 2021.

What our students think

Kambar Orazbekov
5th semester

“I am personally extremely pleased with my studies at Corvinus. The International Relations programme is constructed to give you a set of lens to perceive and understand the turbulent world around us on a deeper level. You will be able to see the insides of the global clockwork mechanism, identify how and which of the cogs connect, and use this knowledge for own, and common good.”

Career Opportunities

Our students are able to find work at communications agencies, organizations performing public relations tasks and strategic consulting, event organizers and training companies, communication and (main) press departments, or at print, electronic and online media, publishers within two months of graduating on average.


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