Neo-Latin Languages and Cultures Specialized in Italian Studies BA


Neo-Latin Languages and Cultures Specialized in Italian Studies BA


Philologist in Romanistics, Specialized in Italian Studies


Degree program



Accreditation number



Department of Italian Language and Literature




6 semesters (3 years)

ECTS credits


Minimum number of students


Maximum number of students


Short description

Scopo del corso di laurea è di formare esperti che dispongano di conoscenze teoriche e pratiche nel campo della lingua e della cultura italiana e più in generale delle scienze umane e che grazie a queste conoscenze possano esercitare creativamente la loro professione a livello teorico e pratico, inter- e multidisciplinare. I laureati disporranno di conoscenze teoriche sufficienti per poter continuare gli studi nella laurea specialistica (MA).

The aim of the degree program is to train experts with theoretical and practical skills in the field of Italian language and literature, or, more generally, in the field of humanities, who, owing to these skills, can creatively practise their profession at theoretical, practical, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary levels. Graduate students will have enough theoretical knowledge to be able to continue their studies at an MA specialization.

Strength of program

I laureati saranno in grado: di usare la lingua italiana in orale e in scritto a un livello corrispondente al livello C1 delle norme europee; di utilizzare gli strumenti generali di studio e le tecniche fondamentali di ricerca correnti nello studio della lingua e della cultura italiana; di capire globalmente, riassumere, tradurre a livello basico testi di carattere generale.

Graduate students will be able to use the Italian language in speech and in writing in a way which corresponds to C1 level of the European framework, use the general study techniques and basic research techniques in connection with the Italian language and culture, understand as a whole, summarise and translate general texts at a basic level.

The BA program lasts 3 years. The program is divided into two modules: the first year is the foundation module, the second and third years the main module. At the end of each module there are complex examinations. At the end of the basic module, students take a language proficiency examination, at the end of the main module they attempt the final examination. Note that the program does not offer teaching qualifications.

Find the lists of study units on the site of the Faculty.

Career opportunities

I laureati potranno: utilizzare creativamente le conoscenze acquisite nel campo delle relazioni culturali, lavorando come mediatori linguistici; svolgere funzioni organizzative nel campo della vita politica, economica e culturale dove sia richiesta la conoscenza della lingua e della cultura italiana; svolgere funzioni organizzative e relazionali a livello linguistico nei media; lavorare come mediatori linguistici e culturali nell’industria turistica.

The graduate students will be able to use their knowledge creatively in the field of cultural relations, working as linguistic mediators; to act as organizers in the fields of politics, economy and culture where the knowledge of Italian is required, to take organizing and relational positions at a linguistic level in the mass media; to work as linguistic and cultural mediators in the industry of tourism.

Job examples

Carriera diplomatica, come interprete e traduttore presso il corpo diplomatico guida turistica esperto linguistico presso ditte e imprese manager culturale.

Career in diplomacy as interpreters and translators, tour-guides, experts of the language in companies, cultural managers.

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

2,000 EUR

2,000 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,000 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

Offered for the next academic year


Start program

04, Sep, 2023

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Jun, 2023

Is there a February intake


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

The students who can apply for the Italian Studies BA Program are expected to present the documentation of their certificate of matriculation from a secondary school and to submit their application with the necessary attachments.

The university only accepts certificates, which are equivalent to the Hungarian certificate of matriculation, thus appropriate for continuing one’s studies in university education. If the certificate is not in English, the university needs an official translation, which could be a translation by the secondary school as well.

If the applicant completes their secondary education during the current term and their certificate is not issued before the application deadline, a proof of student status or a certification, which verifies that the applicant will receive matriculation is required instead. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present their certificate of matriculation upon enrolment at the latest.

This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.

Language requirements

Conoscenza dell’italiano di livello B2

Documents to submit with application




Online application form


Record of the final two years in secondary school


Secondary school certificate (graduation certificate)

Notarized copy only on request.


In MS Word format with one low resolution photo

Motivation letter


Copy of the main pages of the passport
(needs to be valid)


Copy of application fee transfer


Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer


Language certificate

Official test result or certificate must be provided;
see program specific proficiency requirements.

Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English


Optional documents for admissions

  • Letter of Reference
    Also called "Letter of recommendation." From a former instructor and/or employer.
Application procedure

Application deadlines

The deadline for application means the deadline of submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.

Period 1 for September intake: 01/11-30/11/2022 23:59 (CET)
Period 2 for September intake: 01/02-30/06/2023 23:59 (CET)

The application procedure includes 2 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Humanities ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods.

Procedure of the application

The application starts in 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.
Applications will only be processed if the application fee (150 EUR; non-refundable) has been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account.
For further information and details about transferring the application fee please visit our Faculty’s website:

IBAN Bank Account: HU 03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/a, Hungary
Name of the Bank: Hungarian State Treasury Ltd. (Magyar Államkincstár)
Address of the Bank: 1139 Budapest, Váci út 71.

Name of applicant
AY (for example: 2023/24/1)
The University’s sub-account number: AC9202/04

Entrance examination and selection process

When the university receives the full application package and it is checked by the Department of International Affairs an entrance exam date option will be sent no later than the application deadline for the relevant period. Please, check your messages in the application system, and the e-mail address that is linked to the account regularly. The applications are examined by the Admission Board no later than after each application period and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system after the decision is official. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system within a few days. 

Procedure of the entrance examination

The entrance exam contains a discussion about the motivation of the applicant. Successful applicants must have a good command of English to pass the entrance exam.  The format of the entrance exam is an online interview. Ranking is based on the overall evaluation of academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Program leader

Dr. Vilmos BÁRDOSI

Department of International Affairs
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4.

More information

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