¨ Starting a student life in
§ Passport and visa: Applicants and students must arrive in
- a bank certificate about the transfer of tuition fee for one semester,
- properly filled visa application form, (downloadable from: )
- passport (valid for at least two years),
- a passport-size photograph,
- visa fee,
- an airplane reservation or fare ticket may also be ask for.
D-5 is a multiple entry visa, which
entitle students to enter and leave
§ Residence permit: Students from every country,
including EU countries, must apply for a residence permit from the Immigration
Office of Hungary within 90 days of their arrival or before the D-5 visa
expires. For students from non-EU
countries, the prerequisite of getting residence permit for the first time
is a medical check-up. This must include examination for AIDS (Organon
or Elisa method), leprosy (issued by a dermatologist), syphilis (lues-test,
Wasserman), typhus and paratyphus (excrement examination) and tuberculosis
(X-ray screening). These cost approx. 20,000 Hungarian Forints, but applicants
can have these examinations made at home. In the latter case, the results will
also be evaluated in
§ Health insurance: The tuition fee does not include health insurance. A full coverage basic health insurance is required for registration, which costs approximately EUR 60 per month if obtained in Hungary. The health insurance is a prerequisite for obtaining the residence permit.
§ Student card: Each registered student (who has
residence permit) is given a student card, which ensures for them substantial
discounts on municipal and other public transport, museums, swimming pools etc.
§ Housing: Renting an apartment is the student’s own responsibility, but the University gives assistance for the newly arrived students to find proper accommodation. The rent is EUR 300–500/month excluding utilities.
§ Customs regulations: Foreign citizens may be required to pay duty for valuable goods (e.g. car, expensive electronic devices). For further information please contact the Hungarian Embassy in your country.
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