The 180 credits of Bachelor studies include a 50-credit specialisation module, usually named “Differentiated Studies”. This module can be completed either by taking a specialisation offered by your own BA programme, or by selecting a minor programme.

If you decide to complete the 50-credit module by selecting a minor, please read this page carefully.


A minor is a 50-credit module different from one’s study programme. Basically, it is a 50-credit package of another study programme.

Advantage: students can apply for a Master programme connected to the minor if they complete the 50-credit minor during the BA studies. e.g. If somebody’s major is English and American Studies, and he/she completes the 50-credit French minor during the BA, they can apply for the French language, literature and culture MA.

When to start and when to choose the specialisation?

Application for the minors is recommended at the end of the first year.*

*Most of the minor programmes should be started already in 1st semester, so they are 6-semester-long programmes, such as the BA. If someone does not start it in the 1st semester, their study time has to be extended for 7-8 semesters. This is why it is worth to choose the minor at the beginning of BA studies, and take the necessary subject(s) in the 1st semester.

Always check the curriculum, and contact your coordinator at the Department of International Affairs for consultation if you wish to choose a minor.

Number of places is limited for the minor programmes, mostly there is a ’competition’ for the places based on study performance + applicants have to complete the entry requirements (listed below by the minor programmes).

The minor should be chosen in Neptun (May-June). The departments of studies examine all applications from Neptun, and they decide who can take/continue the minor programme next semester and further.

Selecting a minor is optional. If you do not select a minor, or if your application is not accepted, you can continue your studies with a specialisation from your own programme.  Be careful because you have to apply for the specialisations, too. Find more information HERE.


The study unit list (=curriculum) of each minor programme gives you information on the prerequisites. You can find the study unit lists below (“CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MINORS IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE”).

In general, you must fulfil two important criteria:  

  1. Language requirement: Just like in the case of other study programmes, advanced language proficiency is essential for being able to attend a minor. This means that applicants have to be able to pursue academic studies in the language of instruction of the given minor. There are 6 minors available in the target language (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Hungarian), they require advanced language skills in the target language. All other minors require advanced Hungarian language skills. Please, take this into consideration when you apply! Your language proficiency may be tested during the application period. For detailed information on the language requirements and the assessment process, you can turn to the person responsible for the relevant minor (see the study unit list). 
  1. Prerequisite courses: some minors have further prerequisites, which the applicants have to complete before the minor selection, in their first year. These prerequisite courses are available in Neptun from the first semester. Please, do not register for these courses, unless you would like to start a minor!  

Currently available minors in the target language


Please, pay attention to the beginning of the subject codes. You find the correct beginning in the upper-left corner of the table:

Other minors fully or partly in HUNGARIAN (min B2 level of Hungarian is required)

The proof of Hungarian language knowledge must be shown during the application period. Without it, the programmes are not available for international students.

You find the list of currently available minors HERE.

If you have questions, contact your coordinators: