WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Online

The course is based on a 9-week, 9-module online learning programme with online tutorial support. The course modules should be followed in sequential order over the 5 weeks and take approximately 90 hours to complete. We recommend 10 hours of online study per week as well as reading the textbook chapters relating to each module.
You can complete each module independently, at your own pace. In each module, you will be given detailed information on viticulture and winemaking as well as the wine regions and grape varieties of the world. After the course, you will be able to give an accurate assessment of wines and use your knowledge to confidently explain the style and quality of the wine. A WSET instructor will be available throughout the course to help you with any questions you may have. You can contact the instructor at any time during the online course.
And you can upload your tasting notes in the online classroom for a WSET instructor to review and correct.
Number of hours: 9
Number of modules: 9
Course duration: 90 hours
Course language: English
Do you need a textbook package? Yes
If you would prefer a classroom course, please click HERE.
WSET will provide:
  • login details for the online course
  • a WSET instructor to answer any questions you may have during the course via the online platform
  • WSET Level 1 course materials (available online)
  • assistance in the event of technical problems with the online course (
Borkollégium will provide:
  • administration for the online course of your choice
  • WSET Level 3 course materials (sent by post)
  • telephone and email contact in case of problems
  • arrangement and administration of the exam date (the exam will take place in person at Borkollégium’s classrooms in Budapest)


Module 1: Factors affecting the style, quality and pricing of wines
Module 2: Tasting technique, serving wines
Module 3-5: Factors affecting the style and quality of European wines
Module 6-7: Factors affecting the style and quality of wines from other parts of the world
Module 8: Sparkling and fortified wines
Module 9: Exam preparation


As the exam requires independent preparation, it will take place at an agreed time approximately one month after the course. The examination consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and four essay questions and will include a blind tasting of one white and one red wine. A minimum pass mark of 55% is required in each part of the exam.
Click here to learn about the current exam dates. The exam is not online, but takes place in person at Borkollégium.
Application deadline: 20 working days before the selected date.
The exam cannot be taken earlier than the advertised course completion date and must be taken within one year of the course start date at the latest.

Dates and course fee

Discounted price: 240.000 HUF (188.976 HUF + VAT), if payment is received 15 calendar days prior to the start of the course, either in person or by bank transfer to the school’s bank account.

Full price: 250.000 HUF (196.850 HUF + VAT), if payment is made within 15 days of the start of the course.

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The structure of our training system

Why choose Borkollégium?

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We were the country’s first wine school, thus have the most experience.
You will not only taste a wide range of wines, but wines of extremely high quality.
Should a wine seem flawed, it will be replaced.
We make learning easy, with a pleasant environment and comfortable atmosphere.
Our educators work to the highest of standards.
We are the only school in Hungary to offer students constantly updated textbooks, right from the very beginning.
You will get answers to all your questions. However, if our educators, very occasionally, can’t give you an answer right away, they’ll come back to you with it the next day.
Knowledge-based education is of paramount importance to us, and we aim to offer our students the best knowledge available.