Hungary nicely bridges Central and Eastern Europe and perfectly combines many of the attractions of the two regions – but above all Hungary prides itself on having a distinctive identity. This pride is not without foundation.Although relatively small, Hungary has a lot to offer tourists and students- from the beautiful architectural and cultural delights of the capital city Budapest, to vineyard-covered hills and historic castles. With several natural and manmade attractions which combines nicely with relatively low living costs and a strong focus on internationalization, it seems likely that Hungary’s position as a top rated study destination will continue to grow over time. Therefore make up your mind to study on Cheapest Tuition in Hungary
Student visa Requirements
Please note that students from within the EU/EEA do not require a visa to study in Hungary, but are required to apply for a residence permit within 15 days of arriving in the republic. Students who hail from outside of the EEA should apply for a student visa residence permit before arriving, at their nearest Hungarian embassy. Please ensure applications are submitted at least six weeks before your departure, as processing time could take upto a month.
Student visas for Hungary require the following:
- Passport (valid for at least six months after your intended departure)
- Two passport-sized photographs
- Well completed application form
- Proof of health insurance for the entire duration of your intended stay
- Proof that tuition fees have been paid (or exemption certificate)
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover living costs in the form of bank statement
- Official letter of acceptance from a Hungarian institution
- Proof of sufficient accommodation arrangements
All international students are expected to register their place of residence with the local authorities,immediately after they arrive.
Tuition and Scholarships
Living costs in Hungary are relatively cheap and affordable in Hungary, with students likely to need about US$600-850 per month to cover everything from accommodation to nights out (~US$7,200-10,200 per year). Living costs will be more expensive in Budapest, where rent will start from about US$340 per month. You can get a rough idea of how your costs of living works out based on your accommodation, transport and city preferences here.
While tuition fees are not as low and cheap, but they are much lower than fees charged in developed countries such as the US or UK. These fees vary between universities and courses, with some programs as low as US$5,500 per year at the University of Debrecen, and going up to US$14,000 annually to study an English-taught medical degree (not excluding US$500 in application and entrance fees).
Note that some scholarships for international students are available courtesy of the Hungarian government, covering tuition fees, medical insurance, accommodation and a monthly stipend for residents of partner countries to study in Hungary at all levels. Students who hail from the EU may also be eligible to apply for a state-funded place, under the same system as local students. These awards are presented based on academic grades, but are quite competitive, with the number of places available having been cut over the past few years. Students from Eastern Europe can equally apply for scholarships from the Visegrad Fund.
List of Cheap Tuition Universities
University of Szeged
Eötvös Loránd University
University of Debrecen
Corvinus University of Budapest