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Study in Hungary: A Guide for International students


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Hungary is becoming an increasingly popular study abroad destination, having gained great credibility over the years and has a very strong tradition in the sciences, particularly medicine. Beyond high-quality education, Hungary also offers a lively and welcoming culture, a fascinating history, and beautiful cities. Read on to learn more about what it's like to study abroad in Hungary.

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Hungary - The Facts & Figures






9.9 million

Area Size

93,030 km²



Academic Year

September - June


Forint (HUF)

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Located in the heart of Europe, Hungary is a land of great contrasts with a wealth of culture and history, complemented by a language very different from its neighbors. The country is situated in the low, flat area of the Carpathian Basin, with a landscape of hills and plains (Hungary features one of the largest continuous grasslands in Europe).

For the past twenty years, over 30,000 international students have attended higher education in Hungary. The country is especially popular for studies in sciences – particularly in such fields as medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine, to name a few. These are all programs with very competitive admission in many countries while Hungary offers an accessible alternative.

Hungary's high-quality medical degrees are accepted by the World Health Organization and are directly transferable to any EU country. Schools of higher education in Hungary are increasingly offering medical degrees in both English and other foreign languages such as German in order to attract more foreign students. Some of the top countries from which international students come to Hungary are Germany, Israel, Norway, Iran, China, and Canada.

Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Hungary? Hungary is a popular destination for a variety of students, given its diverse programs, free education, and its culture and history. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Hungary!

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Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance into a university. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Hungary, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Hungary to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Hungary.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Hungary may vary. To cover the rest of the costs, there’s plenty of scholarship opportunities available.

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Language & Culture

Hungary is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more!

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Last update: 29 Jun 2021

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