Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Designer-Maker MA in English application

Application procedure
Admission rounds
Admission points
Form of financing
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Updated: 19.06.2024.
MOME’s Master’s programmes also provide those with outstanding artistic skills but no prior specialised art or similar education with the opportunity to study. MOME offers 6 English-language MA programmes, the rest are available in Hungarian language only.

Application procedure

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.



By 31 May 2024:

International applicants (Both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA)

Submit your application via our interface with the payment of the registration fee.

By 15 Febr 2024:

Nationals of Hungary or EU / EEA citizens are entitled to apply to a state-funded study form for 12 semesters in Hungary. Submit your application via website (only available in Hungarian). 

If you have questions regarding the procedure contact us!


Portfolio / Admission preparation

By 1 February 2024:

The content and format requirements for the portfolio upload, as well as the amount and payment method of the registration fee for Hungarian nationals will be posted on the university’s website.


Portfolio upload

6 May (noon) to 3 June (noon) 2024:

Prerequisite for the practical test: uploading the application file (online) via and paying the admission fee (online). The upload interface is only available during the upload period.
For the detailed uploading guidelines please click here.


Admission interview (online)

1 July 2024:

Take the practical entrance examination and/or admission interview. The exact time / date will be sent by email from our admission office after your portfolio upload.

Before the summer practical examination, candidates complete an online orientation questionnaire, which requires no prior preparation. 

Announcement of results: mid-July.

Admission rounds


A university degree (bachelor's degree/college degree or master's degree) -- is a precondition for applying to these programmes. No prior art education is required. Please note that foreign degrees must be accredited and equivalent to a Hungarian bachelor degree. Those graduating in the current academic year must provide an official letter by their university to confirm their graduation. 

Applicants are not required to present an English language certificate, however a minimum B2, preferably higher-level knowledge of English is necessary. Applicants’ language proficiency will be evaluated and assessed during the admission process and at the entry examination interview.

Admission points

Applicants can score a maximum of 99 points for the practical exam, and may receive an additional 1 point as required by law, based on social disadvantage, disabilities, maternity leave, etc., adding up to a total score of 100.


A registration fee will be charged to cover the costs of organising and conducting the practical exam for all MAs. The registration fee is €50 per application and must be completed upon submitting an application. The basic condition for accessing the portfolio upload is the payment of the registration fee. Those applying via (DreamApply platform) the payment of the application fee is administered there. 

Those applying via (central Hungarian application system) you must pay the special procedural fee via the portfolio upload platform at the time of your registration. The fee for the special admission procedure is HUF 5,000/application for these applicants, which can be paid by bank card via the upload interface, in accordance with the procedure found there.

Form of financing

We offer both Hungarian state subsidized and self-financing forms of study, with the same admission requirements and procedure.

Tuition costs for self-funding students: 

  • Hungarian self-financing students: 2.000.000 HUF/semester

International students:

  • EU/EEA citizens: 5.000Euro / semester
  • Non-EU/EEA citizens: 12.000 Euro / semester

Study in Hungary Bilateral Scholarship
International applicants from the below countries may be eligible to apply for a Hungarian state-grant scholarship (state subsidize study form) based on the bilateral agreement of the two countries. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, UK, USA

Application for the scholarship is open till February 22nd, 2024. Please note that beside the scholarship application MOME’s admission steps must also be completed. 
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Stipendium Hungaricum
MOME has joined the list of participating universities, for the 2024-2025 academic year we accept applications within the Stipendium Hungaricum framework.
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Regional Social Mobility Scholarship
In alignment with the University’s long-term international strategy, students accepted from the following countries will be eligible to apply for the scholarship: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Belarus, Croatia, Kosovo, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Russia.
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State Subsidized study form 
Nationals of Hungary or EEA Member States are entitled to apply to a state  subsidized study form for 12 semesters in Hungary. Application for this study form is via website (only available in Hungarian). 

If you have questions regarding the procedure contact us!


Do you need help?

If you are an international applicant, feel free to contact Kata Kovács, the coordinator of our intenational programmes, and book an appointment online, so that you can easily discuss your questions about administration. 

Student Affairs and Registrar's Office
1121 Budapest, Zugligeti út 9-25. MASTER
M_101 ( English MA's)
Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday: 9:30-11:30, 13:00-15:00
Friday: 9:00-11:30, 12:30-14:00
+36 30 080 0447

Admission procedure of the Designer-Maker MA programme in PDF format. The university reserves the right to change the period of the entrance examinations, as well as the order, the content and method of execution of the individual examination tasks. Please check our website regularly for updates on the application process.

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