Laura Paine Schiff

Hungarian Parliament Building

Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) Computer Science

Language of Instruction: English
Term: Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Specialized study abroad program for computer science and software engineering majors

The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2018
See other program dates


The Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) is a specialized study abroad program for computer science and software engineering majors. You will live in a furnished apartment with other program participants.


At AIT, you will learn from Hungarian scholars, designers and entrepreneurs in a small classroom setting. Coursework emphasizes problem solving, interactivity and creativity. Program philosophy emphasizes close collaboration of students and faculty. You can take foundation courses in computer science. You can also take courses on advanced computer science applications. Examples include computational biology or computer vision applications for digital cinema. You can also take humanities courses related to Hungary’s rich cultural heritage. You should expect to take 4-5 classes on this program.

Program Features

You will live in an apartment with other program participants. You can take part in extracurricular activities. Past activities include city tours, music concerts and Hungarian countryside excursions. You are encouraged to take advantage of Hungarian language training.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.
    • This is a popular program which is dedicated to keeping class size small. Please visit the program website for more information on admissions. You can also discuss with the adviser listed on this webpage. You may want to consider a back up study abroad program choice.

Fact Sheet

Language of Instruction:
Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 1, 2018