APPLICATION FORM - SPRING SEMESTER 2018

The AIT curriculum is based on small classes with a high-level of interaction among all participants. Successful candidates should therefore have the confidence and maturity to participate actively in such an environment. Also, AIT students are expected to have computational and mathematical sophistication including

  • At least one course that involves programming (in any modern language)
  • Exposure to concepts in data structures
  • Mathematical maturity developed through a college mathematics course beyond calculus (e.g. linear algebra, discrete mathematics, etc.)

In the application form below, you will be asked to give the names and e-mail addresses of two persons who know your academic qualifications well and who will write letters of recommendation for you. At least one of them (and ideally both) should be a computer science, mathematics, or engineering professor. When you submit your application, these contacts will automatically receive an e-mail explaining the process to submit their letters, so it is important that you have already received consent to list their names.

You will also be required to provide a contact from your study abroad office who will verify that you have gained (or are working to gain) approval to study away from your school. Please be sure to enter the correct contact, such as the study abroad director or advisor you have been working with.

Finally, to complete your application and once your most current classes (SP17) are recorded on your transcript, please request an official copy of your transcript be sent to the AIT North American Co-Directors office: AIT - NACD, Attn: Jody Orrison, PO Box 1244, Claremont, CA 91711. (Pleasure ensure that the transcript is postmarked no later than the application deadline.)
(Official "pdf" copies of transcripts may be sent directly from an applicants’ school registrar, study abroad office, or on-line retrieval system to jorrison [at] ait-budapest [dot] com. They will not be accepted if sent from applicants.)

The online application deadline for the 2018 Spring Semester is October 15, 2017 (in your school's timezone). All supporting documents must be received within 10 days of the deadline.

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, feel free to contact the AIT North American Administrator, Jody Orrison at jorrison [at] ait-budapest [dot] com.

Semester for which you are applying: Spring Semester 2018

Name

(the name you prefer to go by)

If you do not have a secondary email, please input the primary address once more.

Permanent home address

Name and address of school currently attending

Expected date of graduation and expected major (e.g., Computer Science)

List the 5 most advanced computer science, mathematics, or engineering courses you will have taken prior to entering the AIT program. Include the semester/year (e.g., Spring/ 2015) and the letter grade (e.g., A-) you received in those courses you have completed. For those in progress, please write "in progress."

  

  

  

  

List the names and e-mail addresses of two persons who know your academic qualifications well, who will be submitting letters of recommendation for you. At least one of these (and ideally both) should be a computer science, mathematics, or engineering professor. When you submit your application, these professors will automatically receive an e-mail telling them how to submit their letters.

  

Please provide the name and e-mail address of a competent person at your Study Abroad Office/Office of International Programs (or the office/contact from which you will gain approval to study abroad). In case you do not know an actual person, please provide a general e-mail address of the office. It is required to fill in at least one email address.*

  

Citizenship (where your passport has been issued):*

We ask about your citizenship in order to assist you with your visa process once you are admitted.

List some of your academic and nonacademic accomplishments:

Indicate whether you are interested in attending the optional 2-week Hungarian language course preceding the AIT semester. Please note that the fee for this optional course is not included in the AIT tuition.

Please indicate below which courses you are interested in to take. Minor changes to your proposed schedule will be possible, but please note that courses with less than five interested applicants will not be offered. For now, we suggest selecting enough courses to have a total of 16-30 credits. For detailed information on the courses, please go to the curriculum and syllabi page.

Title   Duration and credits I'm interested

Foundational Courses in Computer Science

Semantic and Declarative Technologies   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Graph Theory   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Combinatorial Optimization   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Theory of Computing   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Data Mining, Part 1   weeks 1 - 7
2 credits
Data Mining, Part 2   weeks 8 - 14
2 credits
Algorithms and Data Structures   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Computer Graphics   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Quantum Probability and Quantum Logic   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits

Advanced Applications

Computational Biology and Medicine (Highlights in Systems Biology and Medicine; a Computational Genomics Approach)   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Structure and Dynamics of Complex Networks   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Computer Vision Applications for Digital Cinema   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Mobile Software Development   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Applied Cryptography   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits

Creative Design and Entrepreneurship

IT Entrepreneurship   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
User Interface Design   weeks 1 - 14
2 credits
Scalable Systems and Development Processes   7 weeks
2 credits
Design Workshop   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Hungarian Music in a Central European Context   weeks 1 - 14
2 credits
Hungary Through Hungarian Cinema   weeks 1 - 14
4 credits
Budapest Studies   weeks 1 - 14
2 credits
Hungarian Language I.   weeks 1 - 7
2 credits
Hungarian Language II.   weeks 8 - 14
2 credits

In a clear and thoughtful essay, please explain (1) why you are interested in attending AIT, (2) what you hope to gain from the experience, and (3) what you believe you can contribute to the experiences of the other participants in the program. Please limit your essay to approximately 500 words:

After clicking the SUBMIT button it is not possible to make changes. You will receive an automatically generated confirmation email with a copy of your application immediately and also a follow-up email within a few days from the AIT office with further application instructions. Please don’t submit two applications! If you would like to make corrections in your application please contact our office writing an email to info [at] ait-budapest [dot] com.