We are happy to welcome you to the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics. On this page you find a lot of useful information considering the academics. Please study this material carefully.
|Practical and Academic Orientation, Welcome Party||June 10 (Sa)||exact time, location TBA|
|First day of classes||June 12 (Mo)|
|Registration deadline||June 16 (Fri), Noon|
|Drop deadline||July 28 (Fri), Noon|
|Last day of classes||August 4 (Fr)|
|Final exams||August 3-4 (Th-Fr)|
|Grade report sheets handed out||August 5 (Sa)|
Courses and course descriptions are available here.
- Since we adjust the courses to the level of the audience, all course descriptions are tentative.
- In the fall and spring semesters of the program,
the first three weeks we have a "free shopping period", when students can sit in as many classes as they wish
and decide what to register for by the end of the third week.
Similarly, adjusting to the length of the Summer Semester, there will be a one week long shopping period. This should help you decide e.g. between the different levels of combinatorics, problem solving etc.
- Each course, except the research one and the independent studies course has 8 contact hours (four meeting times) per week. We strongly discourage taking more than 2 courses (i.e., a typical course load should be either two normal courses or a normal course plus a research option).
The "Research Opportunities" class is an
undergraduate research course and it is designed
for very advanced students. It gives them the opportunity to try their
hands on research within a small group setting (or individually) under
the guidance of a professor.
NOTE: those interested in doing research will meet with their professors at the Welcome party, where they should arrange for the weekly meeting times.
Please, be aware that your RES course may not be offered afterall! In particular, in order to help you (and the professors) make a proper choice, each research topic carries an entry with assignments for the first week. This serves as a kind of "entrance exam" for the actual problem. Only those will be admitted to work on a problem who are judged by the professor to have made a significant progress by the end of the first week of the semester, and therefore are predicted to be able to complete the course in good standing.
- Finally: there will be a series of extra talks on Hungarian language, Hungarian culture as well as Colloquium Lectures on various branches of mathematics. We will also offer "outside" organized activities (e.g. off the beaten track walks of Budapest etc). Watch for announcements on the calendar at www.bsmath.hu and the Facebook group. The extra talks and events will (almost) always be scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays at or around 2 pm.