Tuition costs (in US Currency)

  • 2024 fall semester - $19,000
  • 2025 spring semester - $19,000

Tuition covers participation in AIT courses with individual mentoring by the faculty, and personal attention by the AIT staff (such as airport pick-up, orientation, housing assistance, etc).

Spring and fall semesters students are expected to select academic courses with an average load of 16-20 contact hours a week. While there is no charge for taking heavier loads, loads exceeding 26 contact hours a week are subject to approval.

Deposit

In order to confirm your position in the AIT Budapest program, you may be asked to make a $300 (US Currency) deposit to be received within two weeks after the admission decision. This fee is deductible from tuition but is non-refundable. Many schools have different payment procedures, therefore AIT will contact you after acceptance with your specific confirmation details and deposit requirements.

How to pay

Confirmation instructions will be provided to you via email after acceptance. Then after you accept your position in the program, a separate invoice will be emailed to you or your school with payment instructions. AIT prefers to be paid by electronic check, or ACH deposit, through the provided online payment system. The deposit should be received within two weeks after acceptance and the remainder of the tuition should be received at least 45 days prior to the first day of the AIT semester.

Other costs (such as housing, local transport, residence permit fee, etc.) are to be paid after arrival.

Cost estimation

Last updated: May 09, 2024

Please note that these costs are estimated for the 2024 fall semester, and use the current exchange rate (1 USD = 358 HUF).

Category Estimated cost
  lowest highest
Tuition fee $19,000 $19,000
Optional language course $460 $460
Residence permit (visa) fee $70 $100
Room (utilities included) $2,200 $4,300
Board/Food $3,000 (shared apt. 4 month) $4,500 (studio apt. 4,5 month)
Books/Supplies $20 $120
Local transportation $70 $85
Phone $100 $170
Personal Supplies $200 $500
TOTAL Costs $25,150 $29,285

Deadlines for tuition payment

  • Fall term tuition should be received between July 1 and 15.
  • Spring term tuition should be received between December 1 and 15.

Withdrawals and Refunds

If a student withdraws from the entire program after they have been notified of their acceptance, but before July 15 for the following Fall term or before December 15 for the following Spring, they will receive full tuition refund minus the deposit/withdrawal fee (currently: $300).

If a student withdraws from the entire program after July 15 for the following Fall term or before December 15 for the following Spring, but before arrival to Budapest, they will receive an 85% tuition refund.

If a Fall or Spring term student withdraws from the entire program after arrival to Budapest but before the last day of the first month of the semester, they will receive a 75% tuition refund.

If a Fall or Spring term student withdraws from the entire program after the first month of the semester, they will not receive any type of tuition refund.

If a student withdraws due to serious medical reasons before the mid-term break, and health conditions are certified by a doctor, they will receive a 50% tuition refund.