Kindergarten Education BA Programme

Kindergarten Education BA Programme


This is the complete recording of the online info session “Study Kindergarten Education BA at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest” held on 31 March 2021. 

Are you thinking about working with children aged 3-6? Start your new career as a Kindergarten Educator in an international atmosphere in Budapest! 

Studying in another country is always an incredible experience including a new environment, a fascinating foreign culture and new friendships forever! The application period has started, so you can apply now and experience it for yourself as well!

 We welcome students from all over the world!

 Why choose us? Let’s see, step by step:

Why Budapest?

As the capital city of Hungary, Budapest offers amazing places, a rich cultural background, word-class festivals and a vibrant day- and nightlife. Find out more here or here, or just google it yourself!


Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) is the oldest and largest university in Hungary and the most popular higher education institution among applicants each year. The University has eight faculties. With a wide range of student services and facilities, ELTE provides a truly academic environment. Read more about ELTE here!

Why our Faculty?

Our faculty (the Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education) is close to the inner-city area, yet still located in the beautiful, green district of Budapest. Take a look at our facility and get familiar with the area/neighbourhood with the help of our two, first-year, Hungarian, pre-school students: Peek-a-Boo :)

The Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education has a 150-year heritage as a teacher training institute. Throughout the three years (six semesters) of this programme, completing your psychological and pedagogical studies allows you to learn how to care for and educate kindergarten-aged children continuously, with real pre-school practice. Thanks to this practical training, you will be able to begin your career easily, no matter where precisely in the world you start working!

For international students, we offer a full degree Kindergarten Education BA Programme for the 2021/22 Academic year, in which the language of instruction for the entire program is English. The programme can be started immediately after graduating from secondary school.

You can find detailed information about the programme (description, entry requirements, admission, fees) here: Kindergarten Education Programme
Level of the study programme: BA/BSc full degree
Nominal duration: 6 semesters / 3 years
Language of instruction: English
Location: Budapest
Programme Structure: Kindergarten Education - Programme structure  

How to apply?

Application platform for International self financing Students: ELTE website 
The deadline for submission of applications is: 15 May 2021.

Application platform for Hungarian Students: Felvi website
The deadline for submission of applications is: 15 February 2021.

Scholarship opportunities:

Stipendium Hungaricum
The deadline for submission of applications is: 16/01/2021
The online application system is accessible HERE.

Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People
The deadline for submission of applications is: 31/01/2021
The online application system is accessible HERE.

Apply – Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship
The deadline for submission of applications is: 31/01/2021
The online application system is accessible HERE.

Online Entrance exam process

Aptitude test – written

Language aptitude test in English – written (Motivation letter)

Aptitude test – video file

Aptitude Test in Physical Fitness – video file

Physical aptitude is specially designed to cater to the level of aptitude that the candidate has a basic physical skills; his/her physical ability is qualified for the teacher’s profession; and the ability to acquire the curricula of the pre-primary’s physical education. Applicants have to upload a self made video according the requirements attached here that prove their physical suitability. If you need more information ask the coordinator.

Our special Medical certificates

Health statement (download)
Physical aptitude statement (download)

Note: These are the only acceptable documents concerning the health and physical status of the Applicant!

Online Aptitude tests (approx. 30 Minutes)

After sending all the necessary application documents, motivation letter, medical certificates and the Physical aptitude video the applicant takes a professional entrance examination via Skype organised by the Admission Committee of the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education.

·         Language aptitude test in English

·         Speech aptitude test

·         Aptitude Test in Singing and Music

The candidate needs to pass all of the aptitude tests.

Place of entrance examination: Online

In case you would need more detailed information or have a question in connection with your admission process, please contact the program coordinator.

CORONAVIRUS – Information about the current situation:

We would like to assure you, that your future is very important for us, thus it is a paramount priority that we start the next Academic Year under all circumstances!
If the Pandemic situation continuously requires strict regulations, we are going to run the Kindergarten Education BA programme as distance learning,
so it will not cause any significant disadvantage in your study progress.
Under the current situation it is difficult to make detailed plans for the future, as we do not know how will the conditions change in the World, but here we would like to make it clear well in advance, that this way or the other the programme will undoubtedly be running also from September 2021!

Why to choose us? - Watch this video!