Regional and Environmental Economics is a practice-oriented programme that will mould you into a speciliast with unique skills sought by employers.
You will study the latest trends in urban, regional and rural development that can shift the environmental issues we are facing today. You will develop a critical approach to the present worldwide challenges, such as decarbonisation and climate neutrality or the impact of depleting non-renewable resources. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the connection between major economic decisions taken and their possible impact on our ecosystem.
There are unique benefits of studying Regional and Environmental Economics at Corvinus. Our programme is accredited by AESOP (the Association of European Schools of Planning) – no other university in Hungary shares this accolade. The accreditation assures the quality of your learning experience (aligning with internationally recognised best practices and contemporary topics), subsequently boosting your employment prospects!
Our programme is also ranked 39th in the world by Eduniversal (2021) for a programme related to sustainability and environmental management.
Our professors are distinguished practitioners and experienced academics. You will also hear from international guest lecturers and business leaders in Hungary about how development policy planning works; how can sustainability be achieved in the corporate world; and how innovative economic decisions can aid society in the fight against climate change. You will have the opportunity to join mentoring programmes with external partners (National Adaptation Centre Department of the Hungarian Mining and Geological Survey; Hungarian Society for Urban Planning), which will widen your perspective on the latest environmental issues and solutions available.
For admission onto the Regional and Environmental Economic Studies programme, you will typically hold an economics, agricultural or business-related degree. We accept applicants from other academic backgrounds who meet the compulsory credit requirements stated below.
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
Teaching hours: 10-16 hours/week
Start date: 12 September 2022
Tuition fees (EEA): 610 000 HUF (≈ € 1 700*) per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 2 440 000 HUF (≈ € 6 700*)
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 2 900 per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 11 600
*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.
The tuition fees may change, check back to the page for updates.
* The above is not an exhaustive list. Corvinus University of Budapest reserves the right to change modules.
There are two remarkable scholarship opportunities available to Non-EU international students:
Both scholarships entitle you to:
Eligibility requirements apply, so please click on “Scholarship opportunities” for more information.Scholarship opportunities
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:
In Hungary, there are legal pre-requisite credit requirements to study graduate programmes.
Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements for this programme before applying.
You will need a minimum of 40 ECTS constituted from any of the following areas:
Tip: to quickly calculate your credits in ECTS, divide learning hours by 30!
Learning hours should be formally described, but can be constituted of classroom hours, private study and assessment.
Be our student and a part of our community (Department of Geography, Geoeconomy, and Sustainable Development) where we have a mission towards socially and environmentally responsible businesses, local and global sustainability, liveable cities, and managing climate change challenges. Working as a public development expert, a planner, and an environmental specialist in Hungary and in the European Union for two decades, I have been combining economic, environmental and geographical information, just as our masters. So if you are interested in geography and environment, ready to learn economics, and committed to social and climate issues, do not hesitate to join us.