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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory Areas of Study: Engineering
Program Category: Study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Nuclear Reactor Detection and Measurement with Professor, Dr. Sukesh Aghara

3-credits, Summer 2020 UMass Lowell Course

Travel May 23 - June 06, 2020 with Dr. Sukesh Aghara to Budapest, Hungary for a two-week program which will include classroom study, hands-on-experiments and visits to nuclear facilities and cultural sites!

Hosted at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, students will perform several experiments and conduct research using a research reactor on campus!


Program Description: Students will have access to perform several experiments and conduct research using a research reactor on campus. Devises such as proportional counters, solid state and scintillator detectors and reactor sources will be used to perform your experiments.

Informational Packet: Budapest.Info Session.2020.pdf

Travel Dates: May 23 - June 06, 2020

Course Info:
  • ENGY.4060, Nuclear Reactor Detection and Measurement, 3-credits.
    • Pre-Requisite: ENGY.3310 Fundamentals of Nuclear Science & Engineering.
  • Open to Graduate & Undergraduate students.
  • May satisfy an Arts & Humanities Breath of Knowledge Requirement
  • May satisfy an Honors Impactful Experience
  • May satisfy River Hawk Experience Distinction
Housing: Double or quad rooms with shared bathrooms, dormitory of host university within 15minutes to campus via public transportation

Cost Info: (budget sheet also linked above)
  • Program Fee: $2900.00
    • Billed to the student's SiS account during the normal billing schedules for the term the course is registered.
    • Includes: Pre/post travel orientation meal, accommodations, ground transportation while in Budapest, most meals, academic materials and experiment fees, international insurance and cultural activities (see Budapest.Info Session 2020 document above for list). 
    • Not Included: Round-trip airfare, weekend meals, personal spending.
      • Note: Students will be provided a suggested itinerary to encourage the group to travel together. Itinerary to be shared in late March.
  • Tuition/Registration Fee:
  • The Francis College of Engineering offers a travel grant opportunity.
  • Awards are disbursed to the student's SiS account during the normal disbursement schedules for the term the course is registered. Typically after add/drop.
  • Students should complete the following application and return to the Study Abroad Office by March 15, 2020 in person (UCrossing 370) or via email (
Questions: Kathleen Vaillancourt @