Computer Science Preliminary Course


Computer Science Preliminary Course


Declaration of Completion (non-degree program)


Preparatory program






1 semesters (0,5 years)

ECTS credits


Minimum number of students


Maximum number of students



This program is recommended for future students who want to build a firm basis for their further studies in the BSc program of Computer Science. Students who get admitted to Computer Science BSc but cannot reach the minimum level in the entrance examination, will also be redirected to our Preliminary Course.

Strength of program

The curriculum of the Preliminary Course is assembled on topics relevant to a Computer Science BSc program, such as algorithmic thinking skills, Mathematics, English language, and basic knowledge about computers and programming.

  • Topics in Mathematics (IP-18fPRETMG, 8 hours, 8 credits)
  • Introduction in computational thinking (IP-18fPREFICTG, 4 hours, 4 credits)
  • Scratch Programming (IP-18fPRESPROGEG, 4 hours, 4 credits)
  • Computers in practice (IP-18fPRECPEG, 2 hours, 2 credits)
  • Intermediate English (IP-18fPREIMEG, 6 hours, 6 credits)
Career opportunities

The successfully completed Preliminary Course automatically ensures admission to our Faculty’s Computer Science BSc program.

Job examples

Not applicable

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

3,200 EUR

3,200 EUR

Application fee

80 EUR (non-refundable)

80 EUR (non-refundable)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

3,200 EUR

Application fee

80 EUR (non-refundable)

Offered for the next academic year


Start program

02, Sep, 2024

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Apr, 2024

Is there a February intake


Deadline for applications - February intake

31, Oct, 2023

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have sufficiently good grades in their secondary school finishing documents, especially from Mathematics. Intermediate level of English knowledge is also required.

Language requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2):  B1

Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2):  B1

Documents to submit with application
Document Comment
Online application form -
Record of the final two years in secondary school -
Secondary school certificate -
Proof of application fee transfer  
CV -
Motivation letter -
Copy of the main pages of the passport needs to be valid
Passport photo -
Medical certificate -
Language certificate if available
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.

The application fee should be transferred using the following information:

Name of beneficiary: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Address of beneficiary: Egyetem tér 1-3., Budapest, H-1053, HUNGARY

Account number: 10032000-01426201-00000000 IBAN number: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
Swift code: HUSTHUHB
Bank’s name and address: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury), Váci út 71., Budapest, H-1139, HUNGARY

Please add the following Comment to the bank transfer: Your name, Computer Science Preliminary Course, E10104/18

Applications are only accepted being submitted through the online application system.

Procedure of the entrance examination

The applications are examined by the Admission Board and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until the end of June (September intake) / the end of November (February intake). Admission letters are sent out in the online application system soon after the decision.

If an applicant’s documents and grades are acceptable, then in most cases he/she will be asked to participate in a Skype interview as well. In this interview, we want to make sure that the applicant can speak and understand English at an intermediate level.

Type of entrance examination: oral

Place of entrance examination: online

Program leader

Prof. Ferenc WEISZ

Program coordinator

Ms. Gyöngyi FAZEKAS and Ms. Judit FELEDI-ÜVEGES
Postal address: ELTE Faculty of Informatics, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C

More information
Faculty website
Program website

Faculty of Informatics

Faculty of Informatics