Eleven universities, fifty-five nations – University Sports Festival Budapest 2018

Let’s move together! With this motto, University Sports Festival Budapest was organized for the 3rd time by Eötvös Loránd University, ESN ELTE and BEAC (Budapest University Athletics Club) on the 30th of November. Students of 11 higher education institutions of Budapest were training together at the festival in ELTE sports hall.

The main goal of the festival was to provide a community experience for foreign students studying in Budapest and to connect young people of different universities and colleges from all around the world.

55 nations were represented at the event: students of Germany, Angola, Kazahstan, USA and Iran were doing sports together!

Students had the possibility to try several individual sports besides volleyball and futsal championships, such as different types of aerobics, combat sports, airflow yoga, polefitness, functional circuit training.

Belly dancers and cheerleaders of BEAC presented a spectacular show.

Universities were competing against each-other in the grand final, where the Budapest University of Technology and Economics could stand on top of the podium and became the champion of University Sports Festival Budapest 2018.

For ELTE and BEAC it is very important to organize programs that are attractive to foreign students as well. Nowadays approximately 200 foreign students do sports in the sports club of ELTE.

Ferenc Takó, Phd, head of ELTE International Strategy Office, and György Ilyash, head of ELTE Sports Office participated at the award ceremony.

The event was supported by Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre Nonprofit Ltd and VIWA Vitaminwater.

Photos are available at BEAC Facebook page.


Futsal championship:

  1. University of Physical Education
  2. Szent István University
  3. International Business School

 Volleyball championship:

  1. Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  2. National University of Public Service
  3. University of Physical Education


  1. Budapest University of Technology and Economics – 1321 point
  2. Eötvös Loránd University - 1183 point
  3. University of Physical Education - 1156 point
  4. National University of Public Service - 1060 point
  5. International Business School - 862 point
  6. Andrássy Gyula Universität - 665 point
  7. Szent István University - 552 point
  8. Budapest Business School - 459 point
  9. Central European University - 453 point
  10. Corvinus University of Budapest - 363 point
  11. Balassi Institute - 201 point