International House, Budapest

International House, Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

School and Location Overview

Contact International House, Budapest

In order to provide you with the best service possible, International House, Budapest needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

Along with the importance we place on delivering quality, affordable training– something we’ve been doing for over 30 years. And if you do a course with us, you can count on a lifetime of support in pursuing your career in TEFL. Budapest is a beautiful, fascinating and exceedingly 'liveable' city, a great place to do the CELTA.

Note that we regularly offer significant discounts (50-100 GBP off) for Early Bird applicants.


We endeavour to provide support to trainees in finding a suitable teaching position, whether they choose to stay in Hungary or are interested in working somewhere abroad. There is an input session on the course that specifically addresses finding and keeping a job within TEFL. Information is given on the local teaching context, local schools, the best websites to consult when looking for work internationally, considerations when preparing for an interview and so on. The tutors will act as referees for you in your search for work after the course.

We’re happy to arrange accommodation for you in a comfortable 1 or 2 bedroom flat within a short distance from the school, either on foot or via Budapest’s excellent, and relatively cheap, public transport. Each flat is equipped with wireless internet, a washing machine, and in many cases other appliances such as a microwave, a dishwasher, etc. If you request a share, you would most likely be sharing with someone else on the same course as you. Flats cost 100.000 Ft per person in a share, 140.000 Ft for a single, including utilities, for a four-week period.

Candidates who withdraw from the course after making payment will be reimbursed the course fee minus the deposit and bank (transfer) costs if they notify IH Budapest Teacher Training in writing (via email) more than three weeks before the course start date. After that time the course fee is non-refundable.

Budapest, capital of Hungary, is one of those places where people go for a month or two and find themselves still here years later. It seems to be due to a combination of factors—the gorgeous architecture; the stunning tableau of the Danube slicing the city into its two main parts of Buda and Pest; the vibrant night life and day life; the proximity of nature, via the Buda Hills; and the simple fact that Budapest is an exceedingly liveable, comfortable city where everyone seems to find a niche that suits them perfectly.

Upcoming Courses

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Dates & FeeFormat
20 Nov - 15 Dec 2017 Full Time Details
08 Jan - 02 Feb 2018 Full Time Details
05 Feb - 02 Mar 2018 Full Time Details
20 Feb - 18 May 2018 Part Time Details
05 Mar - 30 Mar 2018 Full Time Details
09 Apr - 04 May 2018 Full Time Details
07 May - 01 Jun 2018 Full Time Details
04 Jun - 29 Jun 2018 Full Time Details
02 Jul - 27 Jul 2018 Full Time Details
30 Jul - 24 Aug 2018 Full Time Details
27 Aug - 21 Sep 2018 Full Time Details
24 Sep - 19 Oct 2018 Full Time Details
25 Sep - 14 Dec 2018 Part Time Details
22 Oct - 16 Nov 2018 Full Time Details
19 Nov - 14 Dec 2018 Full Time Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any cost to apply?
No. Applications are completely free. You will only be asked to pay for your course after you have been accepted.
How long does it take to apply?
The first part of the application should take around 5-15 minutes to complete.
What happens after I apply?
The school will review your application and contact you directly.
When should I apply?
As early as possible. Remember that the application is free, so the earlier you complete it, the earlier you will receive the result from the school and make your plans.

Student Reviews

Overall Ratings

9.3 / 10 (44 students)


Course Feedback

"Very professional and fun. I loved every moment. The tutors were amazing and so were my fellow peer teachers :)"
, CELTA student,
"The tutors were excellent and the structure of the course over a five week period was a perfect fit for my learning style. When I started my first ESL teaching job, I noticed right away how well-equipped I was from the CELTA training. "
, CELTA student,
"I immensely enjoyed the whole course and was satisfied with the tutors and the staff, as well. Sometimes, it would have been helpful if we had had the chance to use things in the teachers' room. Also, the snack bar was a bit too expensive, so we often had to go to some other place to buy coffee or something to nibble at. I think that even a small discount for CELTA students would easily solve this problem. Other than that, I found the course itself and its administration really impressive."
, CELTA student,


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