Want to study in Hungary?
Administratively, Hungary is divided into 19 counties with the capital city of Budapest being independent of any county government.
Hungary is among the top tourist destinations in Europe with the capital Budapest regarded as one of the most beautiful cities worldwide. Despite its relatively small size, the country is home to numerous World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grassland in Europe (Hortobágy).
The official language of the country is Hungarian, which forms part of the Finno-Ugric language family. Hungarians call their language Magyar. Although Hungary is located in Central Europe, Hungarian is not related to any of the languages that surround the country. Hungarian is spoken by 10 million people in Hungary and CCA. by 4-5 million more people outside of the country. There are also sizeable populations of Hungarian speakers in Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Ukraine, Israel, the U.S., and Australia. Smaller pockets of Hungarian speakers also live in Canada, Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria.
Why choose us?
- Hungary offers affordable tuition fees and living costs in the European Union and Schengen area;
- Number of Nobel Prize Winners and scientific inventors got their education here;
- We are the official recruitment partner of the most Hungarian Universities which offer international programs to foreigners;
- Easier admission procedure and fewer documents for getting acceptance;
- Hungary offers different type of scholarships for foreigners;
- Lots of education programs are offered in English and German languages;
- Hungarian embassies issue education visas easier than other European Union and the Schengen Member States;
- Residence permit issued in Hungary for foreign students allows them to travel to other Schengen countries without any visa;
- Number of low costs flights connect Hungarian cities to other countries and popular travel destinations;
- Employment opportunities in the European Union during education years and after graduation, etc.
Entry and Admission Requirements
- Entry and admission requirements in Hungary follow the standards of the Bologna Process. This means that a Bachelor’s degree must be obtained to have access to Master’s and Ph.D. courses. To be eligible for a BA degree you must have your language proficiency certificates, your diploma, and other documents required by the program.
- To apply for a Residence Permit for the Purpose of Study you must visit the local Embassy of Hungary in your country to issue the documents you need for entering Hungary as schools may also require some of these documents to accept your application. You will need a copy of your high school diploma to justify eligibility for higher education studies.
Generally, you’ll need the following documents to be submitted:
- an up-to-date CV
- a letter of motivation
- copy of your passport / ID
- proof of language proficiency
- English translation of transcripts of records
- English translation of obtained diplomas
- two academic reference letters
To apply for a Bachelor’s degree (3 years) prospective students need to possess a high school diploma translated into Hungarian or English with the corresponding transcript of courses and grades. Some courses may also require an entrance exam besides submitting these documents.
For a Master’s degree (2 years) application applicants have to submit the photocopy of their Bachelor’s diploma and probably have to take an entrance exam.
If someone wishes to obtain a Ph.D. degree (2+2 years), the minimum requirement is to have a university degree which is equivalent to a master’s degree. The prerequisite for entering doctoral courses is an MA/MSc degree or an equivalent to an MA/MSc degree. Within a Doctoral program, you need to complete 240 credits within 4 years of study. At the end of the fourth semester, a final examination must be taken. After a successful examination, the last 2 years of the doctoral program are about conducting the research and writing your dissertation, which can be extended with one more year.
Institutions in Hungary rank the applications based on applicants’ previous studies and the grade point average (GPA), also experience in work and research might be required by some institutions. In order to be admitted to a Hungarian higher education institution, prospective students must demonstrate that they meet certain requirements. Although there is a general system of entrance the entry requirements may differ at certain higher education institutions therefore always check the conditions in each institution before applying.
Tuition Fees and Funding Options
Compared to the rest of Western Europe, tuition fees in Hungary are very affordable.
Tuition fees vary depending on the selected university and study program but below you will find a starting point for your further studies and an opportunity to see the bigger picture. To obtain accurate information regarding tuition fees visit the website of the chosen university.
- Medicine and dentistry: approximately € 3000-4000 / semester
- Engineering programs: approximately € 1600-2500 / semester
- Business Administration programs: approximately € 1200 / semester
- International Relations programs: approximately € 600-1000 / semester
- In the case of most institutions, the tuition fees must be paid before enrolment.
- In addition to paying tuition fees, students at Hungarian universities are also required to pay an application fee, exam fee, and registration fee, each around €15.
Those who want to find funding options as self-financed students can take student loans with a favorable interest rate from the Hungarian Student Loan Centre.
For the application you need :
- A permanent residence or immigration card
- To be under 40 years old
Hungary is aware that students may have difficulty repaying a loan and so offer an income-based repayment. This means that the amount of money a student needs to pay back and when it needs to be repaid depends upon how much the student is earning.
Another option to fund your university studies is to get a student job through student-job agencies. According to Hungarian law, a student is entitled to have either a full-time (8 hours) or a part-time job (4 or 6 hours), however, scholarship contracts may control the conditions under which a student can work. The minimum wage for unskilled work for 8 hours per day is around 430 EUR while the salary is approximately 560 EUR for skilled jobs.