Study In Hungary: Tuition Fees and Visa Requirements

If you have been looking for a good European country where the tuition fees are affordable, then think of studying in Hungary. Hungary is a European country that bridges Central and Eastern Europe by combining many of the attractions of the two regions – but above all Hungary prides itself on having a clearly distinctive identity. This pride is not without foundation. Although relatively small, Hungary has so much to offer visitors; from the architectural and cultural delights of capital city Budapest, to vineyard-covered hills and historic castles. With so many natural and manmade attractions, combined with relatively low living costs and a strong focus on internationalization, it seems likely that Hungary’s popularity as a study destination will continue to grow.You should definitely choose to study in Hungary so you could be at the leading edge of that trend.

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Student Visa Requirements

To study in Hungary as an international student, you will have to apply for visa. Please note that admitted students from within the EU/EEA will not need a visa to study in Hungary, but will be required to apply for a residence permit within 15 days of arriving. However, international students from outside of the EEA should apply for a student visa residence permit before arrival, via the nearest Hungarian embassy. Applications for a residence permit should be submitted at least six weeks before departure, as the processing will likely take at least a month.

If you are applying for Hungarian study visa, you will have to provide the following documents:

  • Passport (valid for at least three months after intended departure)
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • Completed application form
  • Proof of health insurance for the full duration of intended stay
  • Proof that tuition fees have been paid (or exemption certificate)
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover living costs in the form of bank statement
  • Official letter of acceptance from a Hungarian university
  • Proof of accommodation arrangements

All international students are required to register their place of residence with the local authorities, as soon as possible after arrival.


Costs and Funding

The cost of living in Hungary is relatively low,  you are likely to need about US$300-500 per month to cover expenses from accommodation to nights out. Living costs are especially more expensive in Budapest, where rent will start from about US$340 per month. While tuition fees are not insignificant, they are much lower than charges in countries like the US or UK. Tuition fees in Hungarian universities usually range from $4000 to $8000 per year

There are also scholarships for international students which are awarded by the Hungarian government, covering tuition fees, medical insurance, accommodation and a monthly stipend for residents of partner countries to study in Hungary at all levels. Students from within the EU may also be able to apply for a state-funded place, under the same system as local students. These are awarded based on academic grades, but are highly competitive, with the number of places available having been cut over the past few years. Students from Eastern Europe can also apply for scholarships from the Visegrad Fund.

If you are interested in studying in Hungary, you can start your application immediately by searching for universities offering courses in your chosen field, request application documents from the school and start your application.

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