To study in Hungary is not as expansive as it is a perfect study destination in Europe for higher studies. This country is famous for its historical urban centers, soothing landscapes, thermal water and rich culture. The palaces and castles of Hungary are very famous and its beauty can be beyond your imagination. It is hard to differentiate between hotels and museums as both are rich and beautiful. Wherever you go you will get undeniable traces of the legendary Hungarian wines.

Official name: Hungary

·         Area: 93 022 km2

·         Population: 9 797 561 (2017)

·         Neighboring countries: Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia

·         Official language: Hungarian

·         State form: Republic

·         Capital and largest city: Budapest (population: 1 729 040)

·         Other large cities: Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs, Győr

·         Currency: Forint (HUF)

·         Time zone: CET (GMT +1)

·         Major rivers: River Danube (417 km), River Tisza (597 km)

·         Largest lakes: Lake Balaton, Lake Velence

·         Highest point above sea level: Kékes (1014 m) in the Mátra Hills

·         Hungary is a member of OECD, NATO, EU and the Schengen Convention.

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.

Climate and Weather

Hungary is in the temperate zone and has a relatively dry continental climate. There are big differences in temperature between the four seasons: summers are hot, while winters are cold. Average temperatures range from -1 °C in January to 21 °C in July. Hungary is protected from extreme weather conditions by the surrounding mountain ranges, the Alps and the Carpathians.

Living Condition & Cost of Living
You will need at least 150,000 Hungarian forints (approx. 520 euros; 690 US dollars) per month to cover the costs of accommodation including utilities, pay for local transport, and even go out occasionally. This amount should cover the costs of rent, utilities, shopping for everyday items and local transport – though not the tuition fee. As the rent constitutes a significant item of your total expenditure, the final amount will depend on whether you rent a room, a flat, or whether you are accommodated in a student hostel. There are regional differences in this amount: life in Budapest is more expensive than in other Hungarian cities.

Average prices

 rent of a small flat in Budapest (per month): from 70.000 HUF (220 EUR) + utilities (200-230 EUR)

·         rent of a room in Budapest (per month): from 60.000 HUF (190 EUR) + utilities
rent of a small flat in countryside (per month): from 50.000 HUF (155 EUR) + utilities
rent of a room in countryside (per month): from 20.000 HUF (60 EUR) + utilities
local transport in Budapest:

o    Monthly Budapest-pass: 9.500 HUF ( 30 EUR)

o    Monthly Budapest-pass for students: 3.450 HUF (12 EUR)

o    Singel ticket: 350 HUF

·         local transport in countryside:

o    Monthly pass: from 6.500 HUF

o    Monthly pass for students: from 3.300 HUF

o    Single ticket: from 300 HUF

·         1 loaf of bread: 270 HUF (1 EUR; 1.5 USD)

·         1 bottle of beer: 250 HUF (1 EUR; 1.4 USD)

·         1 bottle of wine: from 1.000 HUF (3.5 EUR; 3.5 USD)

·         1 liter of milk: 220 HUF (1 EUR; 1.4 USD)

·         eating out: 1.500-2.500 HUF (5-8 EUR; 6-12 USD)

·         daily menu: 890-1.500 HUF

·         cinema ticket: 1.090-1.670HUF (4 EUR; 5.5 USD); Digital 3D 1.600-2.100HUF

Education System

Primary Education

Hungarian is the primary medium of education, although facilities do exist for minority groups like Germans, Romanians, Slovenes, Serbs and Croatians too. There is a fair degree of decentralization and some discretion in the application of school funds. The general phase of education continues through to age 16. This begins with pre-school from ages 3 to 7 where some basic skills are learned. Four years of primary school follow, with a wide spread of the usual academic subjects and 1 or 2 foreign languages.

Middle Education

The 4 years of lower secondary school that follow add biology, geography, history, physics and chemistry to the learning mix. It is during this time that aptitudes are considered to have settled, and decisions made regarding the focus of the remaining school years.

Secondary Education

Secondary education is continuing to evolve as Hungary enters Europe and requires a whole new choice of skills. Students not entering general vocational school can choose between a Gimnázium with their eyes set perhaps on university, or aSzakközépiskola vocational school that prepares them for more technical tertiary education.

Vocational Education

By contrast, Szakmunkásképző Szakiskola vocational schooling focuses on providing the more practical skills that make young people job ready, or perhaps keen to enter a trade.
Tertiary Education

In Hungary tertiary education is provided by a number of colleges and universities. Education at the former takes 4 years, but at the latter up to 6. In both cases students must pass an intermediate examination in a foreign language of their choice before they may graduate. English and German continue to be popular choices although Spanish is on the ascendant too.

Hungary has a proud history of tertiary education. In fact Louis the Great founded the University of Pecs illustrated here in 1367.

Why Study in Hungary?

Major Points:

Internationally recognized degree

Low living cost

Schengen Country

Two intakes- Feb,Sept

9 months stay way option

High visa Success rate

Programmes Available:

The foreign language programmes are of high standard and tuition fees are very favorable when compared to its competition. The range of study fields students can choose from is wide:

·         Agricultural Science

·         Computer Science and Information Technology

·         Legal Science

·         Economic Science

·         Medical and Health Science

·         Arts, Arts and Humanities, Arts Education

·         Engineering Science

·         Social Science

·         Teacher Training

·         Sport Science

·         Natural Science

1. How much does it cost to study in Hungary?

International students may also be eligible for a scholarship provided by the Hungarian government. On average, you should expect to pay between $5,500/€4,900 and$15,000/€13,200 per year. You should also expect to pay application/examination fees of around $500/€440

2. How long does it take to get a Hungarian student visa?

After the appointment, the visa processing time usually takes an additional 1 to 4 weeks. You will need to apply for your residence permit within 15 days of arrival in Hungary. This applies to both EU and non-EU citizens planning to stay in Hungary for longer than 90 days.Oct 26, 2018

3. Can international students work in Hungary?

Students who wish to work while studying here are given many options to pursue their studies or gain some work experience. Hungarian and international companies offer multilingual positions for foreign students. Employers provide flexible working hours and conditions for students (part-time, 4 or 6 hours / day)

4. How much does it cost to study medicine in Hungary?


Tution Fees (6 years)

Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary

17,500 USD per year

University of Medicine in Szeged, Hungary

13,900 USD per year

University of Medicine in Pecs, Hungary

14,000 USD per year

Medical University of Vienna in Vienna, AustriaNo tuition fees

How can I get student visa for Hungary?

Documents Required For Student Visa:

1.       Visa application form.

2.       Passport (must be valid for at least 18 months, but preferably valid until the end of your studies.)

3.       Three passport-size photograph.

4.       Acceptance Letter from the university/college in English and in Hungarian.

Transit visa if required.

The work permit application is currently done as part of the residency application through the Hungarian immigration office. The procedure must start with a valid labor contract between the applicant and a Hungarian company – it is not possible to apply for a work permit in advance and look for a job later.

5. How can I check my visa status in Hungary?

Applicants can always track the status of their visa application status online as follows:

1.       Click Tracking Link.

2.       Enter Reference number (can be found on receipt: HLON/DDMMYY/00XX/0X – London; HEDN/DDMMYY/00XX/0X – Edinburgh)

3.       Enter Date of Birth.

4.       Enter the 2 words/2 numbers (appearing in Captcha Box) and Submit.

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