Australian Studies Programme  

School of English and American Studies - Eötvös Loránd University   

1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5. office 406,  phone: (36-1) 485 52 00 extension 4399, email: ausprog[at]    




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Welcome to the homepage of the

Australian Studies Programme in Budapest







The Australian Studies Programme intends to present Australia’s multifaceted character so that students gain a thorough understanding of the older and newer traditions of this distant country, which is usually only known at the level of clichés in Hungary.

Australia’s development as a nation, the formation of its multicultural society and the reflection of these features in literature and other forms of art, along with the characteristics of Australian English are all areas we treat in our courses in literature, history and civilisation. We also conduct content and language integrated courses focussing on various Australian issues. The aim of the programme, however, is to go beyond the study of isolated fields and provide complex and comparative approaches that help students become broad-minded, socially aware, sensitive, accepting, well-prepared and analytical professionals of English.


The Australian Studies Programme offers courses and thesis supervision in the following study programmes:

BA in English - In this programme the aim of the Australian courses is to sensitize students to new perspectives and facets of English speaking cultures. The courses are offered among specialised courses under  the code BBN-ANG 372, content based language classes with the code BBN-ANG 204 as well as general studies coded BBV.

MA in English - Australian courses in the MA programme are offered in the Postcolonial literatures and cultures specialisation track and the Culture and Society track and their aim is to provide more in-depth knowledge and understanding of Australia and Australian Studies.

MA in English Language Teaching - In the teacher training programme Australian courses are provided among the English Speaking Cultures courses. The course aim to familiarize the participants with various facets of Australia and to help them integrate cultural issues into language teaching in their practice.


To find out more about the courses in these programmes, go to the BA & MA courses page.


The Pinnacles


The programme was created by the university - in 1992 - but it could not have survived without sponsorship. Our books all came as donations from the Australian Government, the Australian Embassy in Budapest, publishers, universities, authors and individuals.


A special word of thanks:


Before closing their office in Budapest, the Australian Embassy donated their library to the Australian Studies Programme of ELTE. The valuable collection of literature, historical, arts and political books is held in the library of the School of English and American Studies. The Australian Embassy has been helping our work with book and film donations as well as by inviting writers, artists, researchers and organising cultural events since 1991. We express our gratitude for all the support we have received.


     The Three Sisters
The Australian Studies Programme is hosted by the Department of English Language Pedagogy at the School of English and American Studies. Check it out at:
Anti-discrimination statement:
The staff of the Department of English Language Pedagogy and the Australian Studies Programme are fully committed both to promoting freedom of expression and to respecting the rights and dignity of all people regardless of their ethnic or socio-cultural background, gender, religion, beliefs or sexual orientation. As we consider diversity beneficial, and respectful communication essential, we expect the same commitment from our students in their discourse and behaviour.


            The Twelve Apostles

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