Incoming students

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"Erasmus was the best thing in my life. Without a doubt. And all we've been through is something that no one back home will ever truly understand. After this, I will never be completely home again, because part of my heart is in Budapest with all my friends. That's the price you need to pay for the richness of loving and knowing such amazing people that changed me and the way I see the world. Thank you."

To start planning your Erasmus exchange period at IBS, first you must contact the Erasmus co-ordinator in your Home Institution who has to nominate you officially.

After your nomination you will receive the following from us:

  • the application form to IBS
  • the list of modules running and their brief descriptions
  • the application form to the Residence Hall (if you wish to be accommodated there).

These documents must be returned electronically to Etelka Dombora at

Etelka Dombora
Erasmus Co-ordinator
Centre for Student Services (O114)
Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00
Fridays 9:00-12:00

Application deadlines:

  • for the first semester (starting in September): May 15th
  • for the second semester (starting in February): October 15th

Application form

Academic calendar for 2016/17

Semester 1 teaching period
19 September – 16 December 2016
Semester 1 examinations
2-27 January 2017
Winter holiday
19 December 2016 – 1 January 2017
Semester 2 teaching period
13 February – 19 May 2017
Easter holiday
10-17 April 2017
Semester 2 examinations
22 May – 23 June 2017

Please do not book trips or holidays for the teaching or examination periods.

Learning agreements

Once you have selected the subjects you wish to follow, you have to fill in the learning agreement and send it back by mail or fax – duly signed by yourself and the responsible coordinators at your institution. It is very important we receive your learning agreement no later than 15 July (1st semester); 15 December (2nd semester). Please note that the timetable may influence the accessibility of the chosen subjects, therefore the final confirmation of the learning agreement by IBS can only happen in mid-September / mid-February.

Erasmus course catalogue - 2016-17/1

Erasmus course catalogue - 2016-17/2

Erasmus course list - 2016-17-1

Erasmus course list - 2016-17-2


If you wish to stay at the Residence Hall, please also fill in the application for accommodation and return it to Mária Ortiz: Questions concerning accommodation should be e-mailed to this address. More information about the Residence Hall here: Residence Hall 

Upon Arrival

After your check-in, you will receive

  • your timetable for the semester;
  • a user ID for the IBS computer system;
  • a temporary student certificate ensuring cheap public transport. Note: this temporary certificate is valid for 60 days, after that it must be renewed.

You are required to pay for your printing at IBS. This can be arranged at the Cash Office (Room U1/117) prior to printing; also there you can buy a photo-copy card.

The library is free for all students. Details here:  Library

IBS operates an Intranet and Moodle website which provide all information needed for your studies. All students have access to the Intranet.

The schedule for the examinations is published one month before the examinations start. Students have to sign up for the exams using the electronic student database and registration system called Neptun. No exams can be taken outside the specified examination times. In each subject one exam date is provided. To attempt an exam students must have a valid coursework mark in the given subject (if the coursework mark is part of the assessment).

Advice and information for incoming Erasmus students

International Student Assistants

You may turn to either of the two IBS International Student Assistants, available at the following times at the International Office (O114/B), or by e-mail, any time before or during your study period in IBS:

Gabriella Szabó
Monday-Friday 9:30-10:30
speaks English & Russian

Katalin Czelvikker
Monday-Friday 11:00-12:00
speaks English & French


Upon departure

At the end of your studies the transcript of your academic results will be sent to your co-ordinator in your Home Institution.

The marking system of our School in line with the British marking tradition, is as follows:

Low pass

The British grades given in percentage correspond to the European Credit Transfer System as follows:

“A” – excellent
“B” – very good
“C” – good
“D” – satisfactory
“E” – sufficient
“F” – fail

You must achieve the minimum pass mark (40%) in both coursework and exam in order to get the credits for the subject.

You may wish to read this interview with an Erasmus student who studied in IBS.

Enjoy your stay at IBS!

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