Budapest Semesters in Mathematics/Math in Moscow

A Program in English for Undergraduates

Hungary has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics education. The program Budapest Semesters in Mathematics provides a unique opportunity for North American undergraduates. Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors in their junior/senior years may spend one or two semesters in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers. Most instructors have had teaching experience in North America and are familiar with the cultural differences.

  • All courses are taught in English.
  • Classes are held in small groups.
  • Credits are transferable to North American colleges and universities.
  • The school is near the center of historic Budapest.
  • Living costs are modest.

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) invites undergraduate mathematics and computer science majors in the U.S. to apply for a special scholarship to attend a semester in the Math in Moscow program, run by the Independent University of Moscow.

  • Five scholarships in the amount of US$7,500 are available per semester.
  • Scholarships are for U.S. undergraduate mathematics or computer science majors.
  • Application deadlines for scholarships: September 30 for spring semesters and April 15 for fall semesters.
  • Contact: Membership and Programs Department, American Mathematical Society, 201 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904; telephone 800-321-4267, ext. 4170

Features of the Math in Moscow program:

  • A 15-week long semester that offers foreign students the chance to spend a semester studying mathematics and computer science in in Moscow with internationally recognized research mathematics.
  • Courses are taught in the Russian tradition of teaching mathematics, features of which include: small classes, emphasis on in-depth understanding of carefully selected material, one-on-one interaction with professors.
  • Courses are taught in English.
  • For more information about the Math in Moscow program and application instructions, visit