Students and Visas

Information about studying in Hungary and the residence permit for students from non-EU countries...

Study Hungary has detailed information about courses offered at universities in Hungary.

EU/EEA citizens do not need a visa to study in Hungary. However, if their stay is longer than three months they must apply for a Registration Certificate at the Office of Immigration and Nationality in the place of residence. The following documents are required in support of an application:

  • Proof of payment of tuition fees
  • Proof of registration at an education institute in Hungary
  • To download the application form for a registration certificate: Click here (PDF)

Non-EU citizens who wish to study in Hungary are required to apply for a residency permit for the purpose of studying. The following documents are needed in support of an application:

  • Documentation detailing prospective accommodation
  • Proof of financial support
  • School examination certificates
  • Proof of ability to study in the language of the course
  • All inclusive health insurance
  • Existing provisions to leave the country
  • For further information about obtaining a residence permit in order to study: Click here
  • To download an application form for a residence permit for the purpose of study: Click here (PDF)

The website of Hungary's Office of Immigration and Nationality has further information about obtaining a residence visa for the purpose of study, and the documents required.

Health care for students

Holders of a European Health Insurance Card are entitled to free health care in Hungary. A student can request free insurance cover from a Hungarian health insurance company by submitting their certificate of enrolment (in Hungarian) from their host university.

  • For more information about the European Health Insurance Card: Click here

Student discount cards

All full-time students are eligible for a European Youth Card (diákigazolvány), which gives a 50 percent discount on public transport and the entrance fee for many museums, as well as a five to ten percent discount in some shops.

  • For further information about the European Youth Card: Click here