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Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Introduction

MOME is a university for artists, designers, creators and innovators who are committed to break the mold of mediocrity. We focus on taking a whole person approach via mentoring and creating a value-driven arts and design ecosystem in the CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) region.

MOME has been welcoming international students for over 30 years as part of the European Union's Erasmus Program, and we are proud of our collaboration with nearly a hundred art and design universities worldwide. In 2024 September MOME launches six full-time English-language master’s degree programs.

The growth of our international student body remains a key focus of our future goals since the presence of international students plays a key role in shaping our diverse community and culture.

MOME provides tuition fee support to foreign students who are accepted to international programs, come from a specific geographical region, and qualify for support based on their professional accomplishments.

MOME’s 29,000 m2 state-of-the-art campus opened its gates in 2019. The renewed academic buildings support cooperative, interdisciplinary opportunities for multi-degree training. Greater emphasis is assigned to forms of training that respond to the challenges of the 21st century, offering knowledge-enhancing skills that can be used in the creative industry, alongside undergraduate courses.

Our TechPark on campus provides the state-of-the-art workshop and studio capacity needed for education. At the same time, a facility is also a place for experimentation, prototyping, and the development of media content, as well as professional implementation.

We would love to welcome you into our community!

Admissions

For our English-language MA programs, furnishing proof of at least B2-level English language proficiency or fluent English skills is also required in addition to an academic degree.

Application procedure

A university degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) is a precondition for applying to these programs. Applicants are evaluated based on their portfolio presenting their professional journey, and also on their personal introduction (practical exam). This way, prospective students can be selected on the basis of their talent, abilities, and accomplishments to date.

1. step

(For EU citizens:) Submit your application via our apply dot mome dot hu interface or the felvi dot hu website (the latter is only available in Hungarian). Start of the application period: December, exact date TBC.

2. step

The content and format requirements for the portfolio upload, as well as the amount and payment method of the special procedural fee, will be posted on the university’s website by 1 February 2023.

3. step

Between 8 May and 4 June 2023: Upload your portfolio

4. step

3 to 7 July 2023: Take the practical entrance examination.

The university reserves the right to change the period of the entrance examinations, as well as the order, content, and method of execution of the individual examination tasks. Any such change will be published on the university’s website.

Scholarships and Funding

In alignment with the University’s long-term international strategy, students accepted from the following countries will be eligible to apply for the scholarship: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Belarus, Croatia, Kosovo, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Russia.

Considerations for awarding the scholarship will include professional accomplishments and the income situation of the candidates. The scholarship will be awarded in an amount covering 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% of the tuition fee, subject to the decision of a committee designated by the Rector and the Chancellor. The number of scholarship recipients will depend on the size of the University’s budget earmarked for this purpose from its revenue.

The scholarship will be granted for the entire duration of the training, as long as the scholarship recipient earns at least 15 credits per semester. Unless this requirement is met, the scholarship awarded will be terminated automatically without further notification.

Application for the scholarship

Application for the scholarship starts on 8 May 2023. If you are a citizen of a country that is eligible to apply for the scholarship, and you have successfully applied on either apply dot mome dot hu or felvi dot hu for a self-funded program, you will need to upload a financial disclosure form during the portfolio submission period. You will receive an email at the end of April with information about where to upload the declaration and how to apply for the scholarship. You must complete the submission of your application by 4 June 2023. Please note that those who have applied for a state-funded program on felvi dot hu are NOT eligible to apply for the Regional Mobility Scholarship.

MOME provides tuition fee support to foreign students who are accepted to international programs, come from a specific geographical region, and qualify for support based on their professional accomplishments.

For more information on the different scholarship opportunities, please contact the institute.

Visa Requirements

If you apply to our programs from a country outside the EEA/EU, you may need to apply for a Residence Permit Visa (D-visa) to enter Hungary. To apply for a D -visa you must contact the closest Hungarian Consulate to your home.

Please note that the visa application process is lengthy, it can take up to two months, therefore arranging your appointment with the consulate as early as possible is strongly recommended. Mid-July appointments need to be booked in May or early June.

Upon successful admission to the selected program, we will provide you with a letter of acceptance which you can use for your visa application. You will also receive a certificate of enrolment once you have completed the registration process at the beginning of the semester.

Please find more information on the student visa (D-visa) application process on the Consular Services' site.

Students from 3rd countries coming from a visa waiver country must also apply for a Residence permit for study purposes upon arrival in Hungary. Our Student Affairs office will assist you in the residence permit application process.

The application for a residence permit can also be submitted online, via the electronic administration platform of the Immigration Office, EnterHungary. To find out more about how you can arrange your application online please download the manual.

Arranging your health insurance

Students should arrange for appropriate health insurance in their home country. Those with chronic illnesses should check whether they are also covered by health insurance. Students taking any medication regularly should make sure that they will have access to it during their stay in Hungary. It is not possible to receive medication via post from your home country as it can get held up at customs due to the difference between the regulations of the EU and non-EU countries.

Making these arrangements in your home country will almost certainly be less expensive than making them here in Hungary.

Please make sure to check before signing up with an insurance company the number of health centers they are contracted with in Hungary/ Budapest and the range of services included.

Currently, in Hungary, the following Hungarian insurance company offers individual student health insurance plans for international students: Generali

You can contact their English-speaking customer service for getting a price quote at +36 30 211 2770 or contact them by filling in their online information request form.

You can find below a list of private health centers which may be useful when searching for an insurance provider: These health centers all have English-speaking doctors and assistants and provide a wide range of health specialist services. Please note that there are several private clinics/health care centers in Budapest, but you need to ensure that your insurance is contracted with the place you are visiting. Some examples:

  • FirstMed
  • Rozsakert Medical Center
  • Medicover
  • Buda Health Centre

Campus Features

Dormitory

Our students’ comfort will be assured by 40 double bedrooms with their own separate bathrooms. Both floors of the dormitory have a shared kitchen and a common laundry room, that students are free to use. There is a spacious lounge as well in common use. Internet access is provided per room.

This academic year, applications for dormitory placement can be submitted through the Neptun system. After logging in to Neptun, you can submit your application by selecting the Applications option under the Administration menu item

Our international students should contact our colleagues about the details of the dormitory move-in process.

Research Hubs

The Innovation Center conducts research across five main fields, each represented by a separate hub.

Material Research Hub

Interdisciplinary research group focusing on tangible technology, dynamic surfaces, biomaterials, electronic textiles, and soft robotics. They develop prototypes, research fabrication methodologies, and create new materials.

Data Storytelling Hub

Data collection is a daily practice in the 21st century but the stories behind the data are rarely unveiled. Data storytelling helps with interactive tools and narrative methods to show patterns that can help us make decisions.

Sustainable Industry Hub

Utilizing traditional ecological knowledge, state-of-the-art technologies, and human ingenuity and intuition, we explore ways in which industry could do more with less, and serve not only the economy but also ecologies.

Interaction & Immersion Hub

In the Interaction and Immersion Hub, we are looking at the design gaps of the Metaverse-like environments and we strive to create such prototypes that can have a beneficial effect on our mental health and also our daily life.

Social Design Hub

Developing and supporting practice-based design research in order to seek opportunities for a more sustainable lifestyle and economy.

Incubation

Our goal is to develop entrepreneurial skills, improve self-confidence, and help transform innovative ideas into more developed business concepts. We have integrated our strengths in nurturing young talent into a design-driven incubation program.

MOME has set an ambitious goal to be the leading creative industry and innovation hub in Central and Eastern Europe by 2030. To complement the university’s efforts to achieve this goal, we’ve launched a design-driven incubation program to aid young innovators, researchers, and aspiring entrepreneurs in Hungary.

Anyone may apply to participate in our incubation program, regardless of one’s age, educational background, discipline, industry, or field of study. We aim to have an interdisciplinary group of participants, and preference is given to those projects that are impact-focused, connected to well-being, or otherwise aligned with MOME’s areas of expertise or research fields.

TechPark

MOME Technology Park (TechPark) - with 25 workshops and studios - is providing the Technology, equipment, workshops, and applied mastery necessary for academic education. A place where students can experiment, experience, and bring their ideas to life with support and mentoring from Techpark experts.

TechPark is composed of workshops/laboratories/studios independent of the education faculty departments overseen by TechPark management - operating and aligned by constant consultation with faculty departments in regard to professional training and developmental issues.

TechPark has been working as a technology service center, providing expertise, construction capacity, and infrastructure access for the Academy and IK (IC), and additionally to external customers (film production, sound recording, events, courses, camps, etc.).

Workshops/laboratories/studios are fully open and accessible to all students, depending on the acquisition of necessary skills and privileges, subject to teaching and research priorities and capacities. (use/rental of equipment and rooms).

Workshops and Studios

Concrete Lab

The lab provides students with the opportunity to mix and cast various kinds of concrete. Equipment includes: •

  • Small mixer
  • 50 L mixer
  • Scales
  • Vibrotable Potential hazards

Staying in the workshop without an instructor is prohibited. Using the equipment is possible after accident-prevention training and induction.

Leather workshop

In addition to performing assignments from the Garment Accessory Design Specialisation of the Textile Design Programme, leather craft, as well as a shoe and hat-making technologies are also taught. It is a modeling workshop with state-of-the-art equipment that also interacts with other workshops (Modelling, Metal, 3D Printer, Laser Cutting). In addition to raw materials made of natural leather, this workshop also deals with textiles, films, and other alternative materials.

Digital object creation lab

The lab introduces modern technology into the world of object creation. Technologies in the workshop include Laser cutting, Engraving, 3D printing, 3D scanning, Vinyl film cutting (plotter cutting), ceramic decal printing, and Prototyping. There are four computers available to students. Kindly take into consideration that printing may last up to 10–20 hours, so please find out any necessary information in time. Please bring your 3D models in .stl format.

MOME’s 29,000 m2 state of the art campus opened its gates in 2019. The renewed academic buildings support cooperative, interdisciplinary opportunities for multi-degree training. Greater emphasis is assigned to forms of training that respond to the challenges of the 21st century, offering knowledge-enhancing skills that can be used in the creative industry, alongside undergraduate courses.

Our TechPark on campus provides the state-of-the-art workshop and studio capacity needed for education. At the same time, the facility is also a place for experimentation, prototyping and the development of media content, as well as professional implementation.

For more information on the MOME campus, please contact the institute.

    Locations

    • Budapest

      Zugligeti út,9-25, 1121, Budapest

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