About Hungary

Hungary is one of the most exciting and satisfying tourist destinations on the European continent. As a country designed with diverse cultures, Hungary is also rich with reputed universities and a highly praised educational system. On one side it has cosmopolitan cities like Budapest and beautiful countryside worth exploring on the other. With a high-income economy and low rate of economic inequality, Hungary has a long history of significant contributions to arts, music, literature, sports, science & technology. Hungary can be the best place to fulfil higher education dreams.

Basic Facts

  • Official name – Hungary
  •  Population – 9,749,763
  • Currency – Forint (HUF)
  •  GDP – $398.278 billion
  • Capital – Budapest
  • Official Language – Hungarian
  • Largest City in the Country – Budapest

Reasons to Study in Hungary

  • Students can enrol in joint degree programs at many Hungarian universities through which they can earn double degrees. 
  • The availability of internships like Erasmus combines studies with professional practices in international companies. 
  • Compared with the other parts of Europe, the tuition fee and living costs in Hungary are cheap. 
  • Students can get many discount offers on public transport, sports venues, cinema tickets, etc., with a student identity card from the home university or an international one (ISIC).
  • Educational institutions in Hungary offer more than 500 courses in English, German, French, and other languages, and the foreign language programs are of a high standard. 
Intakes in Hungarian Universities

Fall Intake (Major Intake): September

Spring Intake (Minor Intake): February

Education Institutions in Hungary

Hungarian higher education is very renowned and consists of 65 institutions, ranging from minor universities of applied sciences to top research universities. 28 among them are state-funded, and they generally offer more than 500 courses in English, German, French and other languages. 

  • College education in Hungary generally lasts for 4 years, and university education lasts for 4 to 6 years. 
  • The vocational curriculum usually lasts 2 years. They are open to secondary vocational school graduates and vocational school students.
  • University Ph.D. courses usually take 3 years to complete. 
  • The Hungarian academic year runs from September to June with long holidays in July and August. 
  • Degrees earned from universities in Hungary follow the international standards set by the Bologna Process. 

Degrees awarded in medicine, veterinary studies, and architecture from Hungarian Universities are transferable and accepted for professional purposes in other EU countries. It makes the Hungarian education system and universities highly valued in the entire EU region. 

Time Schedule for Processing

Fall Intake
  • IELTS Coaching – December 
  • Appear for IELTS Test – January 
  • IELTS Test Result Publication -January/February 
  • Submit applications to Universities – from January to April 
  • Receive Offer Letters – January to May 
  • Arrangement of Funds – February to May 
  • Financial Assessment in the Universities – May to June
  • Visa Application- June to July
  • Visa Grant – July to September
  • Fly to Hungary- September
Spring Intake
  • IELTS Coaching – June 
  • IELTS Test – July 
  • IELTS Test Result Publication – July/August 
  • Submit applications to Universities – from July to October 
  • Receive Offer Letters – July to November 
  • Arrangement of Funds – August to December 
  • Financial Assessment in the Universities – September to January
  • Visa application – October to January 
  • Visa Grant – December to February 
  • Fly to Hungary – February  

Work Rights and Stay back Policies

  • International students can get a post-study work visa for 9 months after completing their study period.
  •  Foreign nationals from non-EU/EEA member countries should get a valid work permit or visa to work in Hungary. 
  • Persons under 25 years do not pay the 15% personal income tax, independent of the employment structure. 
  • Students can work up to 24 hours per week.

Cost of Study in Hungary

  • For most degrees- 1,200 – 5,000 EUR/year
  • For Medicine and Dentistry degrees- 12,000–16,000 EUR/year 
  • Costs of living in Hungary – 375 and 700 EUR/month.

Test Requirements

  • Students must be fluent in English with good communication skills.
  • IELTS is not required. But students have to appear for a Skype interview taken by the University Officer from Hungary. The interview is to judge the English proficiency of the candidate which lasts between 10- 15 minutes.