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International schools in Hungary

In Hungary, children usually start school at the age of 6, and continue until the age of 18. Budapest offers several educational opportunities for non-Hungarian children of all ages, mostly in English, French, German, as well as some other languages. We present primary and secondary schools (also called general education) here; please refer to this post for foreign-language university education.

English schools

The International School of Budapest is the largest English-Hungarian bilingual school in Hungary, offering English and bilingual Hungarian-English programs according to the Cambridge International Curriculum, an international curriculum combining the requirements of the English National Curriculum and the Hungarian National Curriculum.

The SEK Budapest International School offers a bilingual Hungarian-English curriculum with an international attitude. It is part of a network running schools in the United Kingdom, the United States and South Africa as well. The Budapest school offers various additional services such as a school bus, full board taking dietary restrictions into account and thematic field trips. Students are required to wear a uniform, which can be purchased at the school’s store.

Britannica International School is the oldest British school in Hungary. It offers enhanced version of the National Curriculum for England. Students can take the International version of the GCSE, as well as AS and A level exams. The school also has its own library of almost 13,000 fiction books and 6,500 textbooks.

French and German schools

The Gustave Eiffel French School of Budapest belongs to the network of The Agency for French Education Abroad. They offer places for children from kindergarten age up to high school graduation. This school also offers a diverse lunch menu, also taking dietary restrictions into account, a school bus services, and a range of extracurricular and sports activities.

The Austrian-Hungarian European School is a German-Hungarian bilingual school run in close association with the Catholic Order of the Brothers of Christian Schools; however, children of other religions are also welcome. They educate children between the ages of 6 and 14. Most of the staff comes from Austria, with Hungarian teachers covering Hungarian history, literature and language classes. They also offer English as a compulsory subject from 5th form, as well as optional Spanish classes.

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