University of Public Service


The University of Public Service (Ludovika – UPS) is the single institution in Hungary to offer degree programs in public service with a comprehensive approach focusing on the needs of the government. It educates the next generation of military, law enforcement, public management and international affairs experts and leaders. A specialised faculty at the University covers the field of water sciences, which is a topical issue for the future of the whole international community. Hence our University operates in cooperation with national stakeholders and international actors.

The mission of our university is to train professionals by earning three types of degrees: Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral. Our aim is for our graduates to become capable individuals who are committed to tackling the challenges that affect the various parts of the public sector.


Ludovika – University of Public Service pays attention not only to developing world-class education but also to creating a modern, lively, open, and student-friendly environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure. At the Ludovika Campus students can enjoy the services of a modern educational building complex that combines 21st century technology with tradition and the heritage of the former Ludovika Academy which dates back to 1808. The Ludovika Residence Hall offers outstanding living circumstances at an excellent location in Budapest with both green areas and the proximity of the city center.


Why should you choose Ludovika-UPS?

  • Ludovika-UPS offers a one of a kind atmosphere in which civilian students are working together with law enforcement and police officers that is a unique experience even on a global scale;
  • The teachers of Ludovika-UPS are recognized experts and practitioners at the same time, therefore offering high-level education;
  • Most of the courses are for smaller groups of students enabling interactivity during lectures and seminars;
  • the University offers outstanding infrastructure at the Ludovika campus with a high-quality dormitory and also offers great training facilities for officers. And these facilities are constantly being developed.
  • Budapest with its rich cultural and student life offers a great destination and also great base from where you can reach further great destinations;
  • the Erasmus Student Network operating at Ludovika-UPS does an outstanding work for international students: they not only help them to integrate into the student life of the university but they also organise several programmes and help in everyday issues.
  • UPS-Ludovika facilities & sports

International students said...

The reason why I came to Budapest is the nice feedback from my friends about the city. I agree with them because Budapest is a nice and lively city. People here are friendly and helpful. Furthermore, Budapest is located in the middle of Europe so I'm planning to visit other European countries as well.” Faruk from Turkey

I really appreciate the work of the coordinators and mentors of the Erasmus program at Ludovika-UPS, because I was never alone with my problems. I can always rely on their help.Andrzej from Poland

I have chosen Budapest, because here is like in my dreams and I like to be here… The time I spend here is undoubtedly priceless… My plans are to travel all around Europe and to have a great time here… Thanks for everythingCryst from Turkey



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1083 Budapest, Hungary
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