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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Dormitory, Independent housing Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring City: Piliscsaba
Country: Hungary USD Scholarships: Coyote Commitment, Mickelson Scholarship, Presidential-Alumni Scholarship, South Dakota Opportunity, Ullyot Scholarship
National/Non-USD Scholarships: Boren Award for International Study Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English, Hungarian Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Virginija Wilcox
Program Description:


Pazmany University is one of the oldest universities in Hungary; the humanities campus is located in Piliscsaba while the rest of the university is located in Budapest. USD students are able to pursue a number of courses in English, mainly within the subject areas of history, political science, cultural studies, religion, and international studies. USD students will study alongside other international students and local Hungarian students and will learn about topics ranging from Central European minority politics to the European Union and modern-day Hungary, to European law and government. This program is well-suited for students majoring or minoring in the social sciences and humanities, or who need to complete general education requirements for their program of study.

For more information about the University, read here
For information about Hungary, read here



Course Catalog
Academic Calendar

Universities in Hungary approach academics in a very different way than in the United States. Students may not receive a syllabus and, if they do, it will not contain the same amount of detail provided in USD syllabi. Students are expected to pursue more independent study outside of the classroom while still continuing preparation for final exams. This course layout allows students the opportunity to pursue personal academic interests within the context of the course without having the additional reading and writing assignments typically found within the American higher educational system. Students’ grades will typically be only based on a final exam.



USD students can choose to live in Piliscsaba in student dormitories, which are typically single rooms with access to fully equipped shared kitchen and common living areas, or independently find an apartment in Budapest. Students will have access to the inexpensive student cafeterias on campus; the university does not offer meal plans.

More information on housing options at Peter Catholic University, here.



Pazmany is a USD Direct program, which means students will continue to pay USD tuition and fees. Students will continue to receive any federal financial aid (with the exception of federal work/study) and most USD scholarships (Coyote Commitment, Mickelson, Presidential-Alumni, SD Opportunity, and Ullyot).

Due to the low cost of living in Hungary, this exchange is one of the USD’s most affordable options. The central location also allows for easy travel throughout Europe.

Students will pay for housing upon arrival in Hungary.

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USD students must complete the Study Abroad application before being nominated to Pazmany University. Students will work in conjunction with overseas staff to coordinate their arrival in Hungary, course registration, and housing.

This program is offered for a semester or academic year basis; there are no summer programs available.



For general inquiries, email or (605) 677-6338.

To schedule an advising session with Virginija, go to