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Study in Hungary - Requirements, Universities, Cost

Find everything you need to study in Hungary on this page and browse through thousands of programs and degrees
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Why study in Hungary?

Studying in Hungary has many advantages, such as low tuition fees and low living and accommodation costs. At the same time, they have universities that offer high-quality studies, with an emphasis on research and the connection with the modern labor market. The central position of Hungary in Europe gives you the ability to travel easily and at low cost to many countries, lifting up your student experience even more.

International students are given the opportunity to work in Hungary’s rapidly growing economy and there is a high demand in the fields of mechanical engineering and technology. Citizens from the European Union can work without any restrictions (for the rest there is a limit of 24 hours per week) during their studies, thus supporting their tuition fees. The cost of living for an undergraduate or graduate student in Hungary is on average 400-700€/month and their currency is the Forint (HUF).

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Bachelor’s in Hungary

Bachelor’s in Hungary last 3 years and can be as long as 5-6 years. They have lower tuition fees than the rest of Europe and a long history that dates back to 1367 with the founding of the first Hungarian university! They include all fields of study and are a unique experience, mainly because of the culture and safety that the country offers.

Bachelor’s studies in Hungary are ideal because of the organization of the support structures, the hospitality of the locals and the interculturality. Young undergraduate students will not have difficulty adapting to a new environment, on the contrary, they will feel safe and receive support until they get used to their new everyday life



Master’s in Hungary

Master’s degrees in Hungary may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for a master’s degree abroad. However, they are high-level programs that provide opportunities for innovative research in many modern fields of technology, science and entrepreneurship and offer a direct connection to the labor market.

Another reason why postgraduate degrees in Hungary are so popular is the fact that their universities are among the oldest in the world, dating back, as we mentioned, to the 14th century. Also, Hungarian postgraduate students can support their studies with some work and gain practical experience in some of the top companies based in the country.



Requirements for studying in Hungary

The requirements for studying in Hungary include English language certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL, etc., a copy of a passport or identity card, a translated copy of a high school diploma for undergraduates and a copy of a diploma for postgraduates, as well as a student visa for a residence permit in the country (not applicable for citizens of the European Union).

Individual documents such as transcript, curriculum vitae and personal statement may be requested in Hungarian master’s degrees, as in all master’s degree applications worldwide.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad.



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Hungary

Financially weaker students can claim scholarships to study in Hungary through the universities themselves, but also look for government scholarships or some sectoral funding in related support organizations.

You can also look for scholarships in your country of origin, as for example in Greece, where many scholarships are given for studying abroad every year. Another way to get funding is to apply to study in Hungary through Brive and claim one of our scholarships.

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Brive Scholarships help you fund your dream by completing study abroad applications through our innovative platform. Apply with one click, claim one of the 3 scholarships and start your career with the most reliable ally!

Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Hungary?


The best cities to study in Hungary are Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc and Szeged.

What is the average cost of living for students in Hungary?


The average accommodation costs for students in Hungary range from €230-350 per month for shared accommodation or hostel accommodation, with the total monthly costs being around €400-700. Staying in a private apartment can be very expensive (€500+), which varies depending on the city, region and type of house.

In what languages are bachelor's and master's degrees offered in Hungary?


The languages in which bachelor's and master's degrees are offered in Hungary are English, Hungarian, German, French, etc.

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