Entrance exams - who? when? where? how?

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Congratulations, you submitted your application to study at Corvinus University of Budapest!

Now that the adrenaline of pressing that „Submit” button is subsiding, you might be asking yourself – OK, but now what? How long do I wait for the next step? What is the next step?

Step 1: WHAT?
Make sure that all the documents you uploaded to DreamApply are valid, correct and fulfill the requirement outlined on our website.

Let’s check if you uploaded all the necessary documents:

  • A valid passport. Important: if you have dual citizenship, please upload both passports.
  • Proof of English language proficiency or proof of exemption. This applies to both undergraduate (for more information click here) and graduate applicants (for more information click here). Important: requirements differ for MSc Management and Leadership and can be checked by clicking here
  • Proof of payment for application fee. To find out more on how to pay the fee click here
  • Diploma and transcripts. Don’t worry if you are still studying – your in-progress transcripts count too!

Step 2: WHO?
Once you submit your application, the Admissions office will review your supporting documents and verify your proof of payment for the application fee. If all your documents are in order, then you will receive an automated confirmation email for each approved document. This means that the Admissions team will invite you for entrance exams in May – well done!

If you are missing information or any of the documents mentioned above, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office through the DreamApply system and should remember to provide any missing information by the deadline.

Pro tip: Although the application deadline is 30 April and it may seem like you have plenty of time, it is worth uploading missing information as soon as possible after you have been notified, so the Admissions Team can finalize reviewing your application and you can be invited to participate in the entrance exams.

Step 3: HOW?
Okay, you are now certain that your documents are in order and that the university received your application fee payment (you probably also received some email confirmations that your documents have been approved). Now it is time to pay even closer attention to your inbox, so you do not miss your entrance exam invitation.

Pro tip: Sometimes emails go to junk or spam. Whitelist international.application@uni-corvinus.hu and regularly check spam folders.

If you are applying for undergraduate programmes, you will receive either ONE or TWO email invitations to:

  • Mathematics exam for BSc programmes
  • Interview for BA programmes
  • Both mathematics exam and interview for BA PPE

Note: If you have applied to two programmes that require the mathematics exam, you will only sit the exam once (it is the same exam!). However, this is not the case with interviews – each interview is different, you have to interview for each programme you apply to.

If you are applying for graduate programmes, you may receive TWO or THREE email invitations for each programme you are applying for:

  • Competency test for all MA/MSc programmes
  • Written exam, depending on which programme you are applying for
  • Interview for all MA/MSc programmes

Note: If you are applying for multiple programmes, you will receive multiple emails with different links, each for every programme you applied for!

Step 4: WHEN?
In 2023, the broad admission period for self-funded applicants will be held in May. Please note, below dates are subject to change and should be considered as broad guidance only. Concrete dates for exams and interview appointments will be listed in your email invitations, which is why it is important to keep an eye on your email inbox, including spam/junk folder.

  • Competency test and written exams for MA/MSc applicants: 15 May
  • Mathematics exam for BSc programmes and BA PPE: 15-17 May
  • Oral interviews: 15-24 May

13 Mar 2023