Saint Louis University

Joe Adorjan

The Center for International Studies administers a scholarship program generously funded by former chairman of the board of trustees, Joseph Adorjan.

The Adorjan Scholarship Program funds the exchange of students between Saint Louis University, Saint Louis University-Madrid, and Pazmany Peter University in Budapest, Hungary.

The Scholarship covers travel and extra costs of attending one of the partner institutions, and will provide the additional support needed for students who might not normally afford a study abroad experience. Past awards have ranged from $2,000 to over $5,000.

Applicants must contact International Studies before applying for the scholarship. The scholarship application can be downloaded here.

Check out the Budapest Timelapse from SLU student Doug Flaherty during his semester abroad at Pazmany Peter University in Budapest, Hungary.

To learn more about Joe Adorjan, click here for the most recent bio. For information on the honor Mr. Adorjan recently received in Washington, D.C., click here.

BudapestThe Adorjan Scholarship Experience

Budapest is considered by many to be one of the hidden treasures of Europe and one of Europe's most affordable cities. It is a city of modern bridges, cafes, and markets amid an eclectic mix of architectural styles that reflect its unique history. Castle Hill, the Royal Palace, and Old Town are sights not to be missed. Wait until darkness falls for a breathtaking view of the Danube River with the lights of the seven bridges, the castle, and the Parliament building reflected on the water.

Pázmány Péter University
Pázmány Péter Catholic University is a private university of the Catholic Church in Hungary. Founded in 1635, PPCU is one of Hungary's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education.

Students have the possibility of meeting students from around the world. Students can live at St. Ignatius Jesuit College, a special dormitory where they join an international community of students from different universities of Budapest, located in the heart of the city.

Students studying at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or School of Law and Political Science can take courses in a variety of disciplines, including the opportunity to study Hungary and Eastern Europe-related topics, such as cinema, politics, history, and society.

While all classes are taught in English, students are surrounded by people, from different countries across the world, who all speak different languages. Students also have the opportunity to take beginning Hungarian and additional language courses, such as French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

How Do I Get Started?
Come meet us by scheduling a meeting with our Director, Dr. David Borgmeyer. Email Lori Corzine at or call (314) 977-5124 to schedule an appointment, or, email Dr. Borgmeyer directly at, or by calling (314) 977-5160.