February 13, 2020

Study in Hungary


Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. This small country is one of the oldest European countries, situated in the middle of the continent in Central Europe. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD and the Schengen Area.

Capital: Budapest

Currency: Hungarian forint Population: 9.897 million Official language: Hungarian

Hungary attracts foreign students from all over the world. Most international students come from Germany, Iran, Norway, Israel and Sweden, and citizens of neighbouring countries. In 2009, the total number of foreign students studying in Hungary was 16,916. Budapest, the biggest capital city in Central Europe, attracts visitors from all over the world, offering a great experience to the international student community.

We can assist and advise you step by step are the application process for the course you seek and entry requirements both for the course and entry into your country of choice. We will suggest relevant courses and Colleges that will suit your requirements and once decided, process the application on your behalf.

Please Note: Course entry requirements are education & language vary from country to country and some are easier for course acceptance.

To properly assess an enquiry & assist the student, we need to know the following;

Please provide us with as much information as possible about yourself & what you are seeking so we can help you.

 What type of course are you seeking? … duration etc

 What education qualifications have you … including results\marks? This is important re the type of course you wish to apply for.

 What level of English do you have? .. ielts or equivalent. If not what marks in English do you have in your exams?

 What is your nationality?

Course Application

 IELTS not required..Student must have a secondary school certificate (12th year) and the necessary level of English to follow the courses

General application requirements
Required documents usually include:

 Copy of High-school graduation Certificate (in English or with an authorized translation) and all official transcripts from your secondary school;

 Letter of recommendation;

 Curriculum Vitaein English

 Motivation letter;

 Medical report;

 Two passport size photos;

 Copy of passport with your personal data;

 Proof of paid Application Fee.

All documents have to be translated in English. Application requirements may differ depending on the College you choose.

Preparation courses in Hungary

Some international students may not be able to attend a degree in Hungary because their previous studies do not match the academic system of the country. To be allowed to take an undergraduate or graduate degree in Hungary, they will need to enrol in a one-year pre-Bachelor or pre-Master offered by a local university.

Popular foundation degree studies in Hungary include pre-law degrees, pre-MBA courses, pre-medicine, pre- nursing studies, or other types of international foundation programmes in engineering, economics, finance, social science, science and other types of university pathway programmes. Preparation courses in Hungary include academic English language training to help international students meet university language requirements for future undergraduate or graduate studies.

Foundation degrees in early years in Hungary are perfect for increasing your chances of getting accepted to a Hungarian university. Pre-university business schools, law schools or med schools make sure international students develop the skills they need to succeed in the Hungarian academic system. Pre-university education also includes cultural integration classes that help students feel more at home. Some pre-university programmes guarantee enrolment to the institution if students complete the preparation with high grades.

Language Requirements

If the language of instruction is English, you will be requested to prove your level of command of the English language. For this purpose, you may present the results obtained at internationally recognized examinations, such as the IELTS \ TOEFL test, or pass an exam at the Hungarian institution where you will be studying.

Ielts not required but the student must have the necessary level of English to follow the course. Pre-courses available including English classes to help the students to improve their English to achieve the necessary level of English.

What are the English language requirements for a foundation degree?

Higher education institutions need to make sure that your English language skills are up to the level demanded by university studies. All international students who want to sign up for a preparation course taught in English are required to prove sufficient English language proficiency.IELTS or TOEFL preparation are the most commonly accepted English language tests, but other options may also be offered (for example PTE-Pearson Test of English or Cambridge). Usually, the preferred English level varies depending on the degree course students apply for. According to a recent research study made by StudyPortals, most universities worldwide accept:

 Minimum overall IELTS score of 5.0 – 33.56% of preparation courses require this band score.

 The most common general accepted TOEFL score is an average of IBT 71 or around 530 for the paper- based test.

Preparation courses for Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees are suitable for a wide range of abilities in spoken or written English and include interactive learning, self-study, assignments, projects and online activities.

Exceptions from English language tests

The following candidates may be exempt from the English language requirement:

Students who have completed their previous education in English, depending on the nationality or the country where their previous qualifications were completed. The prerequisite condition is to provide a statement or certificate issued by the Registrar (or equivalent) of that institution confirming this.

Working while studying, Allowed to work part time.

Visa Application
Visa information

Applications for visa and residence permit for Hungary can be filed at the Hungarian Embassy in the candidate’s country of permanent residence. Non-EU students need a study visa for the duration of their studies, while EU students only require a residence permit.

Requirements for a Visa application:

 Applicant’s passport and copy with a minimum one year validity;

 A filled visa application form

 Parent’s or guardian’s bank statements

 Commitment letter from the parent or guardian that he or she will support the student during his / her education in Hungary

 Proof of sufficient funds

 The documents certifying subsistence in Hungary (bank account statement; or the declaration of the parents or student for 3 months that they assume coverage of all costs of the stay in Hungary

 Proof of sufficient funds to cover living expenses in the form of bank assurance/statement

 Bank statement

 Students degree and academic records

 Proof of registration to the university

 Letter from college that the applicant is exempt from the payment of school fees or that he/she has already paid the tuition fees.

 Visa fee

 A travel health insurance for the whole period of stay.

 Two passport size photographs.

 A wholly and legibly completed, signed “residence permit” application form (can be downloaded from the website of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs -www.kulugyminiszterium.hu).

Applicants are interviewed at their nearest Hungarian Embassy.

Living in Hungary

 The great River Danube passes Budapest, alsocalled “aLittleParisontheDanube”.

 Many cinemas and theatres in the capital city play in English.

 International festivals and popular night spots make the city attractive to students.

 Monthly public transport pass is about 30 EUR, while a student pass is about 13 EUR.

 The cost of student accommodation in Hungary is lower than most Western European Countries and Scandinavia.

 Rent for a one-bedroom apartment outside a city centre averages at 150 EUR, about the same as utilities.

 A meal at an inexpensive restaurant costs about 5 EUR.

 Old medieval castles can be found all over the country, many of which function as hotels.

 2000 year old Roman ruins and 400 year old Turkish monuments can be found side by side.

Please Note: We make every effort to ensure the information provided on the Information sheets is accurate and up to date. All information provided should be verified prior to booking a course and committing to travel. If you find an inaccuracy in the information provided, please let us know so we can amend accordingly.

Course options available in Hungary

Each enquiry received is quoted & priced depending on the students wishes re country, course selection, length of stay, education qualifications, entry requirements etc.

 Course Entry requirements apply

 Full details of any option available on request

 There are many other course options available covering other areas of interest

Cost of course euro €1,750 per semester.. 2 semesters required to be paid initially

Ref: HU01

Admission & Placement fee apply

Intakes: February & September

Ref: HU02

Outlined below are some of the most popular courses on offer through us. Please enquire if you are seeking a specific programme that is not shown. Further detailed information in relation to any specific course is available on request.

 BA Course;
Business Administration and Management (6 + 1 semesters),

 BA Course;
International Business Administration (6 + 1 semesters)

 BA Course;
International Relations (6 semesters).

 Pre-course:
2 semesters long, available including English classes to help the students to improve their English to achieve the necessary level of English.

Cost of Pre-course ;
euro €1,000 per semester

Foundation Programs

 Basic Medicine Course (Premedical Studies) … US $5500

 International Foundation Year … US $5500

 Intensive Foundation Semester… US $3300

 English Language Courses… US $3300

Undergraduate programs

Agriculture Programs

 Agricultural Engineering, MSc… US $6500 per year

 Food Engineering, BSc… US $6500 per year

Business Programs

 Business Administration and Management, BA

 Commerce and Marketing, BA

Course fees US $5500 per year

Engineering Programs

 Biochemical Engineering, BSc

 Chemical Engineering, BSc

 Civil Engineering, BSc

 Electrical Engineering, BSc

 Mechanical Engineering, BSc

a., Automotive Production Process Control Specialization
b., Building Services Engineering Specializaton
c., Operation and Maintenance Specialization

 Mechatronics Engineering, BSc

Course fees US $6500 per year

 Professional Pilot, BSc

Course fees US $34000 per year

Health Programs

 Physiotherapy, BSc

 Public Health, BSc

Course fees US $6000 per year

Humanities Program

 English and American Studies, BA

Course fees US $6500 per year

IT Programs

 Business Informatics, BSc

 Computer Science, BSc

 Computer Science Engineering, BSc

Course fees US $5500 per year

Music Programs

 Musical Creative Art and Musicology, BA

 Performance (Music), BA

Course fees US $8500 per year

Science Programs

 Biology, BSc

 Chemistry, BSc

 Mathematics, BSc

 Physics, BSc

Course fees US $6000 per year

Ref: HU02

Admission & Placement fee apply

Intakes: February & September

Graduate programs

Agriculture Programs

 Animal Husbandry Engineering, MSc

 Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, MSc

 Food Safety and Quality Engineering, MSc

 Rural Development Engineering, MSc

Course fees US $7500 per year

Business Programs

 International Economy and Business, MA

Course fees US $6500 per year

Engineering Program

 Engineering Management, MSc

 Mechatronical Engineering, MSc

 Mechanical Engineering, MSc

Course fees US $7500 per year

Health Programs

 Health Social Work, MSc

 Public Health, MSc

 Complex Rehabilitation, MSc Course fees US $7500 per year

Humanities Programs

 English Studies, MA

 American Studies, MA

Course fees US $6500 per year

Science Program

 Applied Mathematics, MSc

 Chemistry, MSc

 Hydrobiology – Water Quality Management, MSc

 Molecular Biology, MSc

Course fees US $7000 per year

IT Program

 Computer Science, MSc

 Computer Science Engineering, MSc

Course fees US $6500 per year

Law Program

 European and International Business Law- LL.M.

Course fees US $6500 per year

Music Program

 Classical Musical Instrumental Performance, MA

Course fees US $8500 per year

Ref: HU02

Admission & Placement fee apply

Intakes: January & September

IELTS not required..Student must have a secondary school certificate and the necessary level of English to follow the courses

When the student is called for an appointment in the embassy they normally are required to show their level of English language.

Entry & Visa requirements General entry requirements:

Pre-courses available including English classes to help the students to improve their English to achieve the necessary level of English.

Language requirements:

International students should submit documentation confirming their knowledge of English, or are required to attend an English language course. This requirement does not apply to students for whom English is a native language or was a language of instruction at school.

Applicants are interviewed at their nearest Hungarian Embassy.

Advice & information available on course, college & entry requirements.