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The Ashkenazium accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Thanks to the seminar-based structure of the program, you may join the Master’s program any time of year, regardless of semesters. Once you have completed the requisite course work (120 credits), official graduation will take place at the end of that given semester and you will recive your diploma.

To be eligible for the MA program in Jewish Studies at the Ashkenazium, you must possess a BA degree from an accredited university in any field of study in the Humanities. The following fields of study will be favoured: Jewish Studies, Rabbinics, Biblical Studies, Philosophy, History, & Literature. The relevance of a BA in any other field will be assessed by the acceptance committee.

If you are applying from a country in which English is not the national language you will be asked to do a basic English proficiency test online.

4-step application
  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. The school will contact you by email or phone to schedule a long-distance interview.
  3. You will be sent a link for uploading (a) a photo of your passport, and (b) a contact numbers for a referee.
  4. Arrange for transcripts to be sent to the school.

Thanks to a special endowment from the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), the first 20 international applicants who are accepted to the Master’s Program in 2021 are eligible for a lowered tuition of 4000 Euros (approximately 4860 USD) per year for both years of the program. After these initial 20 places will have been filled, the normal tuition of 8000 Euros will apply. And even so, special considerations for the lower tuition rate will be made for students who can demonstrate financial need.

Tuition for Hungarian citizens is 360,000 Forints (approximately 1000 Euros). Tuition fees will be waived altogether for Hungarian citizens who can demonstrate financial need, a record of academic excellence and a passion for Jewish Studies.

Accomodation in Budapest

Upon being accepted to the MA program, the school will assist you in finding accommodation in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest.