Feeds Topics Study Abroad Things to know before Studying in Hungary

  • Creator
  • #7605

    Deborah Etim

    Hungary is a small, lovely country with a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Hungary offers a wide range of high-quality Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, despite not being as well-known as other European countries in terms of foreign studies. Although students have begun to consider Hungary as a study location, minor details, may be overlooked when applying to study in Hungary.
    Here are important things you need to know before opting to study in Hungary.

    Language Proficiency Test and Barrier: Unlike other countries that require some test of proficiency in the language of your course of study, you do not need one to study in Hungary. If your course of study is in English, for instance, you will not be required to take TOEFL or IETLS. All you need is to be able to communicate in the language. However, if you are not studying in Budapest, where the majority of people speak English, you will need to learn Hungarian. This will make it easier for you to travel around and interact with people.

    Currency: Despite the fact that Hungary is an EU member, Euros is rarely accepted. Forint is the country’s official currency (Ft). A Euro is approximately 300 Ft in value. In some places, like Budapest, you can still use Euros. However, it is advised not to use Euros because you may end up spending more because you will receive forints in any transaction, even when you use Euros.

    Visa: Hungary is a member of the Schengen Zone, which allows citizens of member states to travel freely across Europe. You will be permitted to travel and visit countries in the Schengen zone such as France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Spain, etc for up to 3 months with your student visa.

    Weather: Hungary’s climate is affected by regional influences, with warm, dry summers and harsh winters. Snow falls on average 40 days per year in lowland areas and 120 days per year in mountainous areas. Summers are hot, winters are brutally cold and dry, and the weather is partially cloudy all year. The temperature normally ranges from 26°F to 81°F throughout the year, with temperatures rarely falling below 12°F or rising over 91°F.

    Cost of Living: Hungary has a low cost of living when compared to other European countries such as Finland and Germany. For housing, books, and other necessities, a monthly budget of roughly 143,028 Ft to 200,000 Ft (€400-€500)should be adequate. Also, students can take advantage of a variety of discounts. This applies to public transportation, sporting events, and movie tickets. With the student card, they will all cost nearly half of the original price.

    Tuition: The majority of Hungarian students get educational subsidies from the government, not available to international students. Despite this, tuition in Hungary tends to be low, ranging from €900 to €3,000 for each academic session.Health Insurance: International students from outside the European Union must apply for and receive health insurance. In reality, having health insurance is a requirement for obtaining a student visa in Hungary.

    Acceptance Rate: While Hungary is a fantastic site to earn a degree, it does not attract many international students. Due to this, the acceptance rate into a Hungarian university is pretty high. You will most likely get admitted if you apply to study in Hungary.

    Work and Study: Foreign students from outside the EU/EAA area are permitted to work for 24 hours per week during the semester and 90 days during holidays.

    Graduate Job: You can apply for a permit that allows foreign students to stay in Hungary for up to nine months after graduation. To obtain a residence permit during this time, you must have employment.

    Despite having a small number of higher institutions, Hungarian universities are well-represented in international rankings. Five Hungarian institutions are among the top 1000 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education ranking of finest universities for 2020. You also need to follow the rules and regulations because Hungarians are quite conservative. So, learn the culture, ask questions and adapt!

Start of Discussion
0 of 0 posts June 2018