Application procedure for Spring 2021 online semester

AIT offers two online programs for the Spring semester 2021. In order to apply for our programs first you will need to create a personal account on our website.

Application procedure for "Online semester at AIT"

Students taking the "Online semester at AIT" should complete the application form available on AIT’s website.  The application is a streamlined version of AIT’s regular application and comprises a few short answers, a short essay, transcripts, a homeschool contact for credit transfer and further administrative reasons and one recommendation writer who knows your academic qualifications well. Students who are already accepted to AIT's regular program do not need to reapply. They may indicate their intention to participate by sending an email to info [uhlztasp] ait-budapest [shzpokiz] com.

Students accepted to the "Online semester at AIT" program will be allowed to take any of the courses offered. At a later date students will also be asked to take a placement or self-evaluation test in order to inform the faculty about their preparedness.

Application deadline is: December 15, 2020.

Application procedure for "Taste of AIT"

Students wishing to take the "Taste of AIT" option will be asked to complete a short application form.

It is important to provide a contact to verify students’ full-time enrollment at their home school for the discounted AIT tuition, for credit transfer and further administrative reasons.

There will be entrance tests for the theory courses (Algorithms and Data Structures and Combinatorial Optimization) and self-evaluation for the practical courses (Deep Learning, Mobile Software Development and Computer Graphics). There is no entrance test for the humanities course. These tests and self-evaluations will be sent to students prior to enrollment and the results will be evaluated and returned with the professor’s recommendation within one week of receipt. Professors will let applicants know if they a) approve of them taking the course, or b) not recommend that they take the course due to appropriate preparation for the material in that course. This process is important in order to ensure that students are well-prepared to thrive in AIT’s robust curriculum.

Application deadline is: December 31, 2020.

For more information about Spring 2021 semester please click here.

Book an advising appointment with us: Calendar

Regular application process for in-class education (not for 2021 spring)

  1. CREATE a personal account and save your account name and password for future use.
  2. Apply to study abroad at your home institution! Keep in mind that many schools have very early internal deadlines for studying abroad.  If you attend a school that is new to AIT in order to receive credit and/or financial aid, you might need to petition your school to attend AIT before you apply to AIT.  In that case, do not hesitate to let AIT know how to help make your petition process go as smoothly as possible.
  3. Be prepared to provide TWO REFERENCE CONTACTS who know your academic qualifications well. At least one of them (ideally both) should be a computer science, mathematics, or engineering professor, and ONE STUDY ABROAD contact who can verify your approval to study away from your home institution.
          - In case of application to the Summer term only, providing one reference (instructor or academic adviser) is sufficient and no study abroad approval is required.
  4. Be prepared to provide information about your highest level of coursework in mathematics and computer science and what you are interested in studying at AIT.
  5. Prepare a well-written essay about why you want to attend AIT, what you hope to gain from the experience, and what you may be able to contribute to the AIT experience.
  6. Complete and SUBMIT the on-line application form by the deadline date. There is NO FEE to apply to AIT.
  7. Only AFTER you have submitted the online application; send an official copy of your TRANSCRIPT (postmarked by the application deadline date) to the AIT North American office: AIT - North America, PO Box 1244, Claremont, CA 91711. (Official emailed digital copies of transcripts are preferable and may be sent directly from an applicant’s school registrar or study abroad office to jorrison [uhlztasp] ait-budapest [shzpokiz] com. Any form or unsealed transcript sent directly by a student through post mail or email cannot be accepted and will be considered unofficial.) PLEASE NOTE: AIT NACD cannot receive EXPEDITED mail OUTSIDE the United States Postal System and does not provide a street address. Regular or Priority mail is preferred. ALSO: Please do not add signature-required services.
  8. An application is COMPLETE when the (1) on-line form is completely filled and submitted, the (2) official transcript and (3) both recommendations from your professors have been received, (When you submit your on-line application form, these professors will automatically receive an e-mail informing them how to submit their recommendations.) and (4) your approval to spend a semester abroad is verified by a study abroad official with your school.
    • You have a further 10 days to complete the application process after the final application submission deadline in order to provide your supporting materials; recommendations, approval and transcript.
  9. Application process: Rolling admission! You will receive an e-mail with the decision whether you have been accepted to AIT-Budapest from the Admissions Committee within 2 weeks from the receipt of your completed application package.
  10. In the case you are accepted, an e-mail will be sent to you with instructions on how to proceed with your confirmation of acceptance. You may be required to pay a deposit of $200 (the deposit is deductible from tuition but non-refundable) within 2 weeks of your acceptance date.
    Then, further practical information will soon follow the receipt of the deposit or confirmation from your school (if you are not required to pay the deposit by your home institution), which will outline instructions on the registration process and travel requirements (i.e. visa instructions). 

We want to see you at AIT!

Partner schools

Links to some of our partner schools Study Abroad offices:

Your home school Link to relevant office
United States Naval Academy
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Colgate University
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Denison University
Duke University
Gordon College
Grinnell College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Knox College
Lewis and Clark College
Macalester College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT
Middlebury College
Mills College
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mount Holyoke College
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Olin College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Quest University
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Scripps College
Seattle University
Skidmore College
Smith College
St. Olaf College
Swarthmore College
The College of William & Mary
Trinity University
Tufts University
The University of Kansas
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Washington
Vassar College
Wabash College
Wake Forest University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College Massachusetts
Whitman College
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University