Applied Economics BSc


Applied Economics BSc


Economist in Applied Economics


Degree program



Accreditation number





6 semesters (3 years)

ECTS credits


Minimum number of students


Maximum number of students



The goal of this program is to provide general training in the field of economics at the bachelor level, with special emphasis on social, political, and international applications. Besides rigorous training in methodology, students will acquire a solid knowledge of the concepts, principles and theories of economics, and will be introduced to other social sciences and business studies as well.

The program is recommended to applicants who are interested in learning how choices and strategic decisions are made at different (individual, firm, and national) levels in the economy, what kind of social and political forces influence decision-making, and are not afraid of using models, and deductive reasoning to solve problems.

This program enables students to further their studies in several directions at the master’s level, including economics, business, sociology, and international relations, or to apply their broad-based knowledge in areas of government, business, politics, or media. The general character of the program offers graduates high flexibility in their future career decisions.

Strength of program

Being part of Hungary’s leading science university, the teaching and research environment of the program is excellent, and unique in the country. The social, political, and international orientation of the faculty offers the students of applied economics an open-minded and vivid milieu, where multidisciplinary thinking opens additional dimensions to ideas. Another strength of the program comes from the tradition of integrating social sciences when studying economic, political or social issues, and considering economics as part of a broad family of social sciences. Professors of the program are leading experts in their fields, and have extensive international network linkages. Our aim is to give our students an up-to-date knowledge of the field of economics as well as a special mindset which may help them succeed later in their career.

The structure is available on the website of the Faculty.
Career opportunities

The general and broad-based character of the program gives students high flexibility in their decisions what to do after graduation. One option is to continue their studies at master’s level. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers several English language programs including International Relations, Cultural Anthropology, Health Policy Planning and Financing, Community and Civil Development Studies, and Ethnic and Minority Policy. If someone wants to make a PhD it is also possible in the Faculty’s Doctoral School of Sociology. Another option is to jump right into the middle of hard work after graduation, in which case a BA diploma of Applied Economics provides them with an excellent entry ticket. Applied economists are always welcome in most areas of the government, public institutions, NGOs, business firms, in culture, sports, or the media.

Job examples

Business Analyst, Marketing Expert, Financial Analyst, Market Analyst, Sales Manager

EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

950 EUR + 250 Euro/semester English language curriculum development fee

2400 EUR

Application fee

EUR 100 (non-refundable) between 16/11/2023-30/04/2024 ........... EUR 120 (non-refundable) between 01/05/2024-31/05/2024

EUR 100 (non-refundable) between 16/11/2023-30/04/2024 ........... EUR 120 (non-refundable) between 01/05/2024-31/05/2024

Other costs

Application for late applicants between 01/05/2024-31/05/2024 will increase to EUR 120 (non-refundable)

Application for late applicants between 01/05/2024-31/05/2024 will increase to EUR 120 (non-refundable)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2400 EUR

Application fee

EUR 100 (non-refundable) between 16/11/2023-30/04/2024 ........... EUR 120 (non-refundable) between 01/05/2024-31/05/2024

Other costs

Application for late applicants between 01/05/2024-31/05/2024 will increase to EUR 120 (non-refundable)

Offered for the next academic year


Start program

02, Sep, 2024

Deadline for applications - September intake

31, May, 2024

Is there a February intake


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants need to submit their secondary school certificate and record of the final two years in secondary school. 

Additional documents to be submitted: 

  • Motivation letter in English 
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid) 

Language requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2 
Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): B2 

Types of language exams which are accepted: 

  • IELTS Score: 5.5 
  • TOEFL iBT Band: 46-59 
  • Cambridge English Scale Score: 162. 

If the applicant does not have any of the above certifications, their English proficiency will be assessed during the admission interview. Any letter of acceptance issued by the Faculty of Social Sciences is based on the verified fact that the applicant’s command of English has been assessed; therefore, they are considered eligible to pursue their studies at the institution. 

If the applicant can prove that they completed their former education entirely in English by submitting a notarized attestation and a detailed academic transcript, no proof of language knowledge will be required throughout the admission process. 

Documents to submit with application
Document Comment

Application form


Record of the final two years in secondary school


Secondary school certificate

Motivation letter

The general guidelines and expectations for the letter are: the applicants introducing themselves, their motivation, interests and goals with the program. The length of the motivation letter is between 1500 and 4000 characters.

Copy of the main pages of the passport

needs to be valid

Copy of application fee transfer


Language certificate

 If the applicant has one


Application procedure

The application starts on the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Students who (also) hold Hungarian citizenship must apply through Please note that if an application is submitted not according to the aforementioned, it will be rejected. 

Procedure of the entrance examination

The application deadline refers to the final submission of the complete application package through the online system. 

For the September intake, there are two application periods: 

Regular Period: October 16, 2023, to April 30, 2024, 23:59 (CET) 

Last Call Period: May 1, 2024, to May 31, 2024, 23:59 (CET) 

These distinct periods allow applicants the flexibility to submit their applications at their convenience. All applicants within each period have an equal chance of gaining admission to the program. 

After each application deadline, the Admission Board reviews the applications. After the admission interview, applicants are informed of the selection outcome through the online application system within approximately one month after the admission interview. Admission letters will be sent out through the online application system until the end of June. For February intake and Early Bird applications, admission letters will be sent out through the online application system until the end of December. 

Based on the results, certain students may be placed on a waiting list. Final results are expected by the first half of August. 

Type of entrance examination: oral

Place of entrance examination: online

Applicants with a full application package will be asked to participate in an oral entrance exam. The institutional admission scores are based on the overall evaluation of interview performance/entrance exam, motivation letter and other materials submitted. The entrance exam seeks to assess the general and professional knowledge and interest of the applicant.

A successful oral entrance exam is the prerequisite of getting admitted. If the applicant fails the oral entrance exam, the application will be rejected. 

Applicants may receive points for the Skype interview on a scale from 0 – 100 points. 

Applicants who do not receive at least 50 points will not be considered for admission. 

Program leader

Dr András Székely-Doby
Associate professor

Program coordinator


International Office, Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences