HOW TO APPLY AT A UNIVERSITY

Finding the right study programme

First of all, you should and choose the degree programme options you might be interested in. Detailed information on the programmes is available on the institutions' own websites.

Finding the right university

Hungary has many different kinds of universities. They all offer excellent quality. But with so many universities to choose from, it's not always easy finding the one that best suits your needs.

Requirements

University admission and requirements

In order to be considered an eligible applicant, you need to fulfil certain general criteria. NB you may need to pass an entrance examination (especially when applying for polytechnic/UAS undergraduate entry).

Language requirements

If you apply for a foreign language course, then youíll also need to show you have the required level of the given foreign language (eg. English proficiency).

Costs / Funding

Right from the start, it's worth considering how you will finance your studies in Hungary. You will need to be able to cover your everyday living expenses in Hungary. Application / Visa / Accommodation

Applying for a course of study

once you've decided which study programmes interest you, you should check how and when to submit your application to those programmes.

Entry / Visa

If you are invited to Hungary to take part in an entrance examination, and/or if you are eventually accepted as a degree student, you'll need to acquire the necessary entry documents to Hungary. When applying for a student residence permit, you usually need to visit the local Hungarian embassy in person. What kind of entry documents you need depends on your nationality.

Finding accommodation

Once you've received your official letter of acceptance, you can start arranging the practical issues of your student life in Hungary. Your hosting Hungarian institution can advice you best on local student accommodation options and other such matters.

General requirements

Undergraduate studies (first cycle)

If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Hungary. However, you will have to prove your level of knowledge of the Hungarian language or English. In some cases, you are also required to take additional qualifying courses, called in Hungary as "preparatory courses".

Master's studies (second cycle)

If you are applying for a master's program at an institution in Hungary, you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor's or equivalent degree diploma.

Doctoral studies (third cycle)

In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at an institution in Hungary, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or master's degree program.

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