Preparatory Course (Pre-Bachelor and Pre-Masters)

The International Preparatory (PREP) semester provides a route to entry onto the Bachelor or Master Degree course you have been accepted on application to KJU. This means that you will be a registered student at Kodolanyi Janos University for the period of the semester and your student status is extended on condition that you meet the requirements of completion.

The PREP Course is primarily designed for students who need to improve their English language and/or academic skills to university level fluency and get immersion to European and Hungarian culture.


English in Use (Grammar & Writing): The aim of the course is to develop students’ English language competence. There will be a focus on grammar, reading, speaking and writing skills, as well as a focus on expressing ideas in English with accuracy and clarity in field of academic language as well.

Communication Skills (Oral): The aim of the course is to raise students’ communication skills to achieve B2 or C1 level of General English Communication through the analysis of public speeches, in-class discussions and different kind of speaking tasks in following topics: Environment Protection, Globalization, Business, History/Politics, Travel, Social Issues.

Business English: The course objectives are to learn the key business language necessary to participate in an international work environment; to learn about the business concepts, developments in business and how business works in different cultures; to raise awareness of cross-cultural issues in the workplace. To gain solid foundation of Business English for a range of workplace situations; analyses and interpret texts and discuss topics of general interest to business people; demonstrate proficiency with the vocabulary of the business world, to develop language skills required in order to conduct international business in English; organize effective business meetings, making presentations in English; demonstrate appropriate use of English grammar.

EU Studies: Course objectives are as well to provide a solid understanding of what the European Union is, how it functions, what are its fundamental principles, how its legal system works to gain solid foundation of the European Union and its internal market functions, analyses and interpret texts and discuss topics concerning EU system and law; demonstrate proficiency with the vocabulary of the legal and political world; better understand the relationship between law and economics, history, politics and international relations; gain insight on the EU’ effects on the member states as to develop language skills required to understand and comprehend how the EU is governed.

Hungarian as foreign language:  Course objectives are to achieve basic understanding of the Hungarian language and to create positive attitude to acquiring the basics of Hungarian language Inquisitiveness

Course content: most common sentences of daily interactions, formulation of Hungarian sounds and words, understanding Hungarian language structure, Colloquialisms and slang, Formal vs informal language

The PREP semester study offers an academic environment where:

Group Division

On enrollment you are asked to take a placement test to be oriented to the right study group.

Group A is for students with intermediate command of English

Group B is for students with pre-intermediate command of English

Both groups have specific timetables tailored to your entry skills and is handed out by the study coordinator.

The course program for Group A intermediate students offers 3 extra degree modules (defined in your timetable) for academic credits (ECTS) in the value of 15 ECTS. On successful completion the credits will be acknowledged and transferred to your bachelor or master studies, which means that during your Prep course you can already accumulate half of the compulsory 30 ECTS for an academic semester of your chosen degree course.

Students who successfully complete the International Preparatory Course will earn a place in a BA /MA course at KJU on condition they will have attained the pass mark by the end of the PREP semester.

Conditions of successful completion:

Hungarian grades and their ECTS equivalents

Attendance Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to attend the Prep Semester Course since I have applied for a bachelor or master degree program and my English is at intermediate level?

As specified in the Letter of Acceptance, KJU admits all applicants to the complex program made up of the PREP Semester and the chosen bachelor or master course for the following reasons:

How can I carry on my degree studies after I have passed the PREP Semester Course exams successfully?

What happens if I fail in the PREP Semester Course exams?

Can I apply for a degree program offered by KJU that is different from the one I have been admitted to base on my Letter of Acceptance?

Can I transfer credits from my previous studies to my KJU degree course?



Oroshaza Campus
5900 Orosháza,
Gyopárosi út 3/f.
Budapest International Student Campus
1139 Budapest,
Frangepán utca 50-56.
Székesfehérvár Campus
8000 Székesfehérvár,
Fürdő utca 1.
+36 22 543 377
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