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Why Study in hungary.

Hungary is becoming an increasingly popular study abroad destination – especially for medicine. Hungarian higher education has gained great credibility over the years in, among other things, it’s very strong tradition in the sciences.

Cost Of Study in hungary

The tuition fees you pay will depend on where you choose to study and at what level. If you are from an EU country, you may be able to apply for a state-funded place.

Education System in hungary

The Hungarian higher education is split to a system of colleges and universities, where colleges are directly affiliated with a university and operate as college faculties of the university. Universities generally award both college and university level courses.

Student Visa Process

International students who want to stay in Hungary for more than 90 consecutive days and who are not EU citizens are required to apply for a long-term student visa to stay in the country.

Universities In hungary

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Why Study In hungary?

Hungary is the perfect European country for pursuing higher studies that is not as expensive. Hungary is the bridge between Eastern and Central Europe and it is the best country to a higher education degree. Although Hungary is a small country, the things it has to offer far exceed its size. It has cultural and architectural wonders as well as hills covered with vineyards and castles and palaces.

 

Hungary may not be a well-known destination for higher studies, like the UK or Germany, but it is slowly and quietly making its own place in the study abroad niche. Hungarian universities are seeing an influx of international students as they realize all that this country has to offer. Hungarian universities are also now offering courses that are taught not only in the Hungarian language but in several others, the most popular being English. Hungary is on its way to becoming a higher education hub. The study in Hungary is slowly becoming very desirable.

 

Four Hungarian universities have made an appearance in the QS World University Rankings and the education standard is growing each day. Universities in Hungary, follow the Bologna Process so that the education offered here is compatible with that all over Europe. You can get a bachelor’s, followed by a master’s degree and then finally a doctorate.

 

The living costs in Hungary are comparatively much less and you can have a European education at very less cost. Houses and apartments are available cheaply on rent for foreign students and university dorms provide accommodation too.

 

The attractions and nightlife in Hungary are also quite famous. The wine, is, of course, a specialty that can be found nowhere else. Hungary is putting a concerted effort in the education and research sector and is slated to become a very popular study abroad destination. Choose Hungary for your higher studies and experience its delights first hand.

Higher Education System In hungary

The Hungarian  higher education is split to a system of colleges and universities, where colleges are directly affiliated with a university and operate as college faculties of the university. Universities generally award both college and university level courses. In the old system, college level training lasts three to four years, where as a university degree takes at least four years to complete and at most 5 years with the exception of the six year long medical program. Further, university studies were split in three stages roughly corresponding to the bachelor, master and PhD courses but with longer study periods.

 

Starting in 2005 and 2006, Hungarian institutions of higher education have started the transformation toward the regulations of the Bologna system. In the new system, both colleges and universities may launch bachelor, master and PhD programs provided that the necessary requirements are fulfilled. This also means that all awarded degrees are equivalent and transferable throughout the EU and many other countries.

As in other countries, some qualifications will not be available at bachelor level, but instead start with the award of a master degree. Examples of such qualifications are: medical studies, veterinary science, pharmaceutical studies and architecture to name a few.

 

The Hungarian Academic Year

 

The Hungarian academic year runs with teaching from September to June with long holidays in July and August.

 

Degree Structure in Hungary

 

Degrees in Hungarian higher education reformed to conform to the international standard of the Bologna process. This means that apart from certain vocational degrees awarded by non-university and college institutions, degrees awarded will conform to the standard of bachelor, master and PhD degrees. This means that not only will degrees be more widely comparable on the international market, but it will also be more widely possible to pursue a master degree in a different field than your bachelor for example.

 

In certain more vocationally directed courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine to name a few, the first degree awarded is a master degree after five to six years of study depending on the field.

 

Hungary’s EU membership also means that its degrees awarded in medicine, veterinary studies and architecture are directly tranferrable and accepted for professional purposes to other EU countries.

Cost of study.

Hungary uses the Forint (HUF) as its currency.

 

The tuition fees you pay will depend on where you choose to study and at what level. If you are from an EU country, you may be able to apply for a state-funded place. This will be under the same system as Hungarian citizens, so applications may be competitive. 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.

 

Living costs will depend on where you choose to live in Hungary. If you live in a bigger city, it will cost more than a smaller city or town. On average, you should budget for between $7,200/€6,400 and $10,500/€9,300 per year. This accounts for accommodation, groceries, travel and any other necessary expenses. Another living cost that international students need to consider is health insurance. If you are an EHIC card holder, you will be able to access the same healthcare as Hungarian citizens, but will incur some costs. If you are studying on a governmental scholarship, you might be able to apply for a social security card (TAJ card). This will allow you to access most public healthcare for free. If neither of these apply, you will need to purchase a health insurance policy. Some institutions offer health insurance policies, but you are able to purchase a private policy also.

Visa Process to Study In hungary

International students who want to stay in Hungary for more than 90 consecutive days and who are not EU citizens are required to apply for a long-term student visa to stay in the country.

 

Student visas requirements for Hungary vary, therefore it’s important to enquire well in advance about the entry regulations which apply to your home country. To receive a student visa for Hungary, you must first have an offer from a Hungarian university. You can only apply for your student visa prior to your departure from the Hungarian Consulate or Embassy that has jurisdiction in your state or country of permanent residence. Processing a visa usually takes around one month, but could be longer so make sure you apply as early as possible to avoid any unnecessary complications.

 

Documents required for your student visa for Hungary are:

 

  • -Proof of having paid the tuition fee
  • -An acceptance letter from the university regarding your admission
  • -Passport valid at least 6 months beyond your date of entry
  • -Copy of the photograph page of your passport
  • -Passport photo no more than 6 months old
  • -Proof of health insurance
  • -Proof of address or housing in Hungary
  • -Proof of sufficient funds to cover living expenses in the form of bank assurance/statement
  • -Visa application form
  • -3 stamped envelopes addressed to the applicant

 

When the consulates requires an appointment, you may need to scheduled it around 4 to 6 weeks in advance because appointment times are limited. 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.

 

To apply for a residence permit, EU and EEA citizens need to submit the following documents:

 

  • -Proof of payment of tuition fees
  • -Approval document of the host university in Hungary
  • -Proof of health insurance

Our Partner Universities

Sr. No University NameWebsite
1University of Debrecenwww.edu.unideb.hu
2International Business School (IBS), Budapestwww.ibs-b.hu
3 Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Science, Budapestwww.metropolitan.hu/en/