BA in Tourism and Catering




What will I learn?

Budapest is the vibrant capital of Hungary and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Consequently, tourism and catering is one of the most popular degree programs in Hungary as well as in Budapest. This is also due to the colorful, diverse nature and human-centered view of tourism.

This bachelor program offers a thorough grounding in all important subjects and topics in tourism and catering. What makes the program really unique is the host of specializations available for students including Health and Wellness Tourism Management, Hospitality and Hotel Management and Destination Management drawing heavily on Hungary having a world-renowned reputation due to its rich thermal healing water assets or it's number one position in international dental tourism. Furthermore, we place emphasis on the development of practical skills, therefore our students will have the opportunity to undertake project-based learning, challenge themselves in professional competitions, attend workshops, or take part in hotel visits.

Our courses are also recommended by the National Tourism Committee; and the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


• International Hotel and Hospitality Management

• Health Tourism


• Tour operators

• Managers of family businesses

• Tourist consultants or advisors

• Event organizers

• Tourism managers of small municipalities and regions

• Managers of local, regional and national tourism

• Animators

• Managers working for health and wellness spas

• Mid- and top-level managers of hotels

• Attraction managers


Leisure and Tourism Studies, Catering and Gastronomy Studies; Service Design and Development; Tourism Geography; Hotel Management; Travel Agency Management; Informatics, Microeconomics, Social Studies, Basics of law, Business Economics, Accounting

Study options

Full Time (7 semesters)

Tuition fees
EUR 2,300/semester
Start date

Expected February, September 2024


Budapest Metropolitan University

Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9,


1148, Hungary

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a secondary school certificate/diploma with the final exam results; secondary school certificate (if it is not in English or Hungarian). English Language Requirements: Minimum requirement IELTS 5.5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed High school / secondary education (or higher).

The minimum language requirements:

  • IELTS minimum score of 5.5
  • TOEFL 69

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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