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Study in Hungary; tuition fees, cost of living and list of top universities

    Hungary is considered to be one of the oldest countries in Europe with over 1000 years of history. The country is situated in central Europe with population of over 11million people. Since 2004, Hungary has been a member state of the European Union and this has afforded students the opportunity to discover other parts of Europe while earning a higher education degree.

    Cost of study and living in Hungary

    Cost of living in Hungary is relatively comfortable. It’s estimated at 450 to 500 Euro per month which covers the cost of accommodation, food, textbooks, phone , internet subscription, accommodation etc.


    Students with best academic records usually benefit from the State-Funded program, where the government of Hungary pays the tuition of students selected. If you are an EU student or come from a country that has reciprocal agreement with Hungary, you may qualify for the “State-Funded” student.

    International students, non EU and students who don’t fall within the “State-Funded” category will have to pay tuition fees usually ranging from 1000 to 3000 euro per academic year. In addition they may also pay registration fees ranging from 40 to 700 euro depending on the course.

    Admission requirement for study in Hungary

    Students applying to study at the undergraduate level are expected to have completed a secondary education or high school and are in possession of a valid school certificate qualifying them for a higher education studies in Hungary.

    Students will also be required to prove their proficiency in the use of English or Hungarian language.

    Master’s studies

    Applicants for master’s study are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor’s degree or it’s equivalent.

    Doctoral studies

    Applicants that wish to study at this level should have a good master’s degree that is recognized in Hungary

    Top universities in Hungary

    • Attila Jozsef University
    • Avicenna International College
    • Budapest University of Economic Sciences
    • Central European University
    • Debrecen University Of Agricultural Sciences
    • Hungarian Academy of Craft and Design
    • Kosuth Lajos University


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