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    Dear Exchange Student,

     

    Welcome to ELTE Faculty of Humanties, School of English and American Studies (SEAS)

     

    SEAS (Angol-Amerikai Intézet in Hungarian) is one of the largest schools of the Faculty of Humanities (BTK) of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) with approximately 1500 students attending more than 450 courses offered by a staff of more than 80 core teaching members (see hierarchy) belonging to five departments. We also have a sizeable library (Angol-Amerikai Intézet Könyvtára) attended to by a group of dedicated librarians. You will also be able to borrow books from it.

    As for the geographical position of SEAS, it is referred to as R épület ‘Building R’ (standing for (H-1088) Rákóczi út 5, the postal address of SEAS) on the premises of the campus of the Faculty of Humanities (sometimes the building is also refreed to as E épület). If you see R327 (or R5 327), for example, in the course catalogue it reads: ‘room 327 in Building R’. The classrooms that belong to SEAS are found on the 3rd and 4th floors of the building (one classroom in on the first floor (R140) though). Your classes (especially the ‘big’ lectures) will often be in other buildings, e.g. Building D, A, B, etc.

    Campus of the Faculty of Humanities (take a virtual tour)

    Rákóczi út 5 (SEAS) -- main entrance

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    The 2017/18 academic calendar is here, some general information on the University is available here (see also University's homepage and Faculty's homepage). The campus also offers photocopying services (Building D, basement, far end of the corridor)

    In what follows we wish to give you a few guidelines in the form of frequently-asked-questions to ensure that you get the most out of your studies. You may want to come back to this page to check if you are on the right track. If you have questions that concern academic affairs, turn to Dr. Krisztina Szalay. For other (non-academic) concerns (e.g. paperwork, student residence halls/dormitories, student passes, etc.) turn to Mr. Sándor Balaci(if you are an Erasmus student or a student granted a tuition fee waiver) or Mr. József Bíró (in case you are a fee-paying student). 

    FAQ

    • Which institutions does SEAS currently have running contracts with?

    E BARCELO01

    Barcelona

    Univeristat de Barcelona

    E BILBAO02

    Bilbao

    Universidad de Deusto

    SK BRATISL02

    Bratislava

    Comenius University in Bratislava

    CZ BRNO05

    Brno

    Masaryk University

    CY NICOSIA01

    Cyprus

    University of Cyprus

    I FIRENZE01 Firenze

    Università degli Studi di Firenze

    DE HEIDELB01

    Heidelberg

    Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg

    SF HELSINK01

    Helsinki

    University of Helsinki

    TR ISPARTA01

    Isparta

    Süleyman Demirel University

    N KONGSBE01 Kongsberg University College of Southeast Norway

    PL KONIN02

    Konin

    State University of Applied Sciences in Konin

    D KONSTAN01

    Konstanz

    Universität Konstanz

    SK KOSICE02

    Kosice/Kassa

    Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Safárika

    UK LEEDS02

    Leeds

    Leeds Beckett University

    B LEUVEN01 Leuven KU Leuven

    IRL LIMERIC01

    Limerick

    University of Limerick

    P LISBOA03

    Lisbon

    Universidade Nove de Lisboa

    SI LJUBLJA01

    Ljubljana

    University of Ljubljana

    PL LODZ01

    Lódz

    University of Lodz

    UK LONDON097

    London

    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

    PL LUBLIN02

    Lublin

    Katolicki Universitet Lubelski

    E MADRID03

    Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    UK SALFORD01

    Manchester

    University of Salford

    D MARBURG01

    Marburg

    Philipps-Universität Marburg

    D MUNCHEN01

    Munich

    Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet München

    I NAPOLI02

    Naples

    Universita degli Studi di Napoli

    F NICE01

    Nice

    Universite de Nice - Sophia Antipolis

    PL OPOLE01

    Opole

    Opole University

    HR OSIJEK01

    Osijek/Eszék

    Sveuciliste Josipa Jurja Strossmayera U Osijeku

    CZ OSTRAVA02

    Ostrava

    University of Ostrava

    D PASSAU01

    Passau

    Universität Passau

    CZ PRAHA07

    Prague

    Charles University

    SK PRESOV01

    Presov/Eperjes

    University of Presov

    LV RIGA01

    Riga

    University of Latvia

    UK LONDON093

    Roehampton

    Roehampton University SUSPENDED FOR 2016/2017

    I ROMA01

    Roma

    Universitá degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza

    HR SPLIT01

    Split

    University of Split

    G THESSAL01

    Thessaloniki

    Aristotle University of Tessaloniki

    NTROMSO01

    Tromsö

    UIT The Arctic University of Norway

    NL UTRECHT01 Utrecht Utrecht University

    HR ZAGREB01

    Zagreb

    Univeristy of Zagreb

     

    The description below only covers SEAS and its courses. If you are interested in courses offered by the other schools of the Faculty, contact the schools individually.
     

    • Under what conditions will I be able to study in SEAS if my institution has no agreement with SEAS?

    Generally you can only study in SEAS if SEAS has an agreement with your native institution of higher education to ensure that an equal number of students is sent out and received on a regular basis every academic year. This is more of a principle than a rule, so SEAS may decide to let you stay on even if there is no such agreement. This, however, is decided on an individual basis between your home coordinator, your native ELTE coordinator, the faculty coordinator of ELTE and SEAS. You will be informed of SEAS' decision as soon as possible. SEAS also has to make sure that you meet its proficiency requirements in case of non-native speakers.

    • When does the semesters begin?
      • Autumn (Fall) semester: first week of September
      • Spring (Summer) semester: first week of February
    • What is the duration and broad outline of a semester?
      • study period: 14 weeks
      • exam period: 7 weeks

    The study period is immediately followed by the exam period. There are NO exams in the study period. If you want to go home for a major religious festivity, take seminars rather than lectures.

    • Is there a spring/autumn break?
      There is. Generally around the 6th/7th week of the semester. Duration: 1 week.

    The University is closed in the period running up to Christmas. It extends to the first days of January.

    • Are all of the courses and exams in English in SEAS?

    Yes. The only exception to this may be courses given for students in the MA in English with Teaching Qualifications programme. As only some of the courses require Hungarian as a mediating language, you are advised to make enquiries before you take such a course.

    • If a course has prerequisites, will they be observed?
      No.
    • What programmes are there in SEAS?
      • BA level courses:
        • BA in English and American Studies (course codes: BBN/BBI-ANG or BBN/BBI-AME)
        • BA specialisations (BBN-ANE, ANM, AND, ANF, AMW, ANB, ANG-3xx, AME-3xx, the last two known as '300 courses')
        • Of these:
          • foundation level (lower division) courses: BBN/BBI-ANG/AME-1XX
          • core level (upper division) courses: BBN/BBI-ANG/AME-2XX or 3XX
      • MA level courses:
        • MA in English (BMA/BMI-ANGD),
        • MA in American Studies (BMA/BMI-AMED) and
        • Of these:
          • foundation level (lower division) courses:
            • BMA/BMI-ANGD-A1, 2, 3, 4
            • BMA/BMI-AMED-1XX
          • core and specialisation level (upper division) courses:
            • BMA/BMI-ANGD-B1, 2, 3; CX
            • BMA/BMI-AMED-2XX, 3XX, 4XX
        • MA in English with Teaching Qualifications (TANM-ANG)

     

    • If I choose a BA course, how do I know which level it is?

    Generally, courses whose numeric part begins with '1' are foundation level courses (e.g. BBN-ANG11-112), those with '2' are core course (e.g. BBN-ANG-241) and those with '3' are specialisation courses (e.g. BBN-AME-312.200).

    • Can I choose just any course?

    Yes if you are a native speaker or a user of English at C1/C2 level, but if you are not, we recommend that you choose BA courses if you are a BA student. As an MA student you are advised to choose MA-level courses but you may also take BA specialisation courses (those that have '3' in the numeric part of the code: e.g. BBN-AME-312.200) or any other course which you get admitted in.

    • What types of courses are there?
      • Seminars/practical classes: practical classes take place in small-sized groups of 10-15 students. Attendance is obligatory and checked. A seminar means continuous assessment throughout the semester (this involves a mid term and an end term test, handing in homework assignments on a regular basis, or meeting any other requirements specified in the course syllabus). The grade awarded for a seminar will be a reflection of the quality and quantity of your work throughout the semester, so a seminar does not usually involve an exam. This is why your grade will usually become available at the very end of the study period or the very beginning of the exam period.
      • Lectures: attendance is generally not checked. If your instructor makes attendance obligatory, it will be checked and it will a prerequisite (stated in the course syllabus) for taking the exam. There is generally no continuous assessment of your work throughout the semester, so you will have to take an exam in the exam period. There are NO exams in the study period.

    Check the absence policy of SEAS here.

    • If I want to pass a course for credit, do the same requirements apply to me as to the Hungarian students?
      Yes, as specified in the syllabus.
    • How many times can an exam be attempted ?

    Any exam can be attempted twice in a given semester (the only exception being language proficiency exams, which can only be attempted once).

    • What is the level of language competence required for BA/MA courses?

    Advanced level of English is required to complete (any of) the courses.

    • What is the required level of minimum language proficiency in SEAS?
      • for BA courses
        • TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test): 500 or
        • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): 60 or
        • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.5 or
        • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B2
      • for MA courses
        • TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test): 550 or
        • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): 90 or
        • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.0/5.5/6.0 or
        • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B2

    SEAS will not require you to send in officially proved documents but on request you may have to send in a 1-2 page academic motivation letter in English to Dr [1]