- Why Study in Hungary?
- Our Partner Universities/Colleges
- Checklist of Documents Required for Visa
- Living Cost in Hungary
Small country with great history, Hungary is located in the very middle of Europe. It has a population of 10.044 million in an area of 93030 km2. The country’s climate is continental and is protected from excessive climatic changes and natural catastrophes. Since May 1, 2004, Hungary has been full member of the European Union and enjoys a status equal with that of all other member states. Its capital, Budapest, is a metropolitan with two million inhabitants and it is seen by many as one of the most beautiful European cities. Other Hungarian cities are easily accessible from the capital due to an extensive transport system. Hungarians are famous for their hospitality and cuisine. Culture and sports are also important features of Hungarian life including first class opera, theatre and cinema as well as world tournaments in various sports> The largest pop-festival of Europe, ‘Student Island ‘ is organized yearly on one of the islands emerging from the river Danube in Budapest.
Hungarian higher education has a long history; the first university was founded in 1367. Its modern Higher education system consisting of universities and colleges emerged in the 20th century. A measure of Hungary’s success in contributing to the world’s intellectual heritage is the fact that 13 Nobel Prize winners were educated in the country.
Further benefit for the career
During the past decades, it has become a most convenient choice for international students to pursue their studies in Hungary. Every year nearly 10,000 foreign students reside in the country, 3000 of them participating in study programmes offered in foreign languages.
According to a recent survey carried out by the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) in terms of study programs provided in English, Hungary is the sixth most popular destination in Europe
The Bachelor, Master and doctoral degrees granted by Hungarian Higher Education institutions (HEIS) can easily get recognized in all European Union Countries.
Traditionally Hungary operates a dual system of higher education consisting of universities and colleges. These institutions grant degrees in binary patterns. Universities can offer both Bachelor and Masters (as well as PHD/DLA) degrees, while colleges offer Bachelor degrees. The duration of training for a Bachelor degree is 3-4 years, while it is 4-5 years for a Masters degree, with the exemption of medical training which requires 6 years of study. The academic year is divided into 2 semesters including 14-15 weeks of lectures and seminars followed by a 6 week examination period in addition to full degree courses, HEIs offer shorter programmes too, such as summer universities and past time training.
Credits gained in Hungary are transferable
As Hungary is now a member of the European Union, The Hungarian higher education institutions are part of the European Higher Education Area, and the credits and degrees gained in Hungary are transferable to other European institutions.
Study programs offered are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee
The Hungarian higher education system consists of 68 HEIs- including state universities and colleges, church universities and colleges, as well as private institutions accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC)
- Galf Business School (affiliated to Szent Istvan University, Budapest
The applicant must have the following documents to apply for student visa:
(Please Note: DO NOT OMIT ANY OF THESE DOCUMENTS)
- Original Passport
- 2 Passport size photographs
- Fully completed Student Visa form + Visa Fees
- Travel Itinerary/Flight Booking Confirmation
- Final Offer of Place from St Istvan in Hungarian and English
- Course Extension letter
- Accommodation confirmation
- Fee Receipt
- Medical Insurance arranged by the Agent/Student.
- Financial Papers: Minimum €10,000 liquid money in terms of Bank balance, deposits, any other deposits etc
- Photostat of all academic documents
- Interview confirmation letter
- All original documents: academic / financial.
Living Cost in Hungary
The cost of living in Hungary is far less than most cities in the United States. One of the driving forces that make Hungary and especially Budapest so popular with expats is its low cost of living. For many expats that enjoy the slower pace of life and living among beautiful culture and architecture, Hungary is a real treat. It doesn’t cost that much to spend 6 months to a year in Hungary and if you can find some part time work such as teaching English or working using the Internet, you can practically stay forever.
Most expats can usually live comfortable for about $1,000 per month, any more and they can afford much more luxuries. Many expats simply share an apartment with a few friends and eat most of their meals via grocery shopping. It is not uncommon for students or some expats to get by on $600 per month. However, to live comfortably a monthly income of about $800 to $1200 should be a target.