How can a foreigner get into any hungarian university
How can a foreigner get into a Hungarian University
Nowadays Hungary is a popular destination for foreign people in higher education. More and
more student choose to study in Hungary. The number of foreign students has considerably
increased in the last few years. Many of them comes from the neighboring countries but there
are a lot of students from Africa, Asia, etc (even from South-America).
Foreigners can study the following subjects in Hungarian universities:
General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Psychology,
Veterinary Sciences, Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary, English Language Course, Economics,
Business Administration, Art, Art History, Communication, International Studies, Political
To get into any Hungarian University you have to follow some instructions:
EU/EEA students don’t need a visa to study in Hungary, but they do need to apply for a
residence permit within 90 days of moving to the country. If you want to take a course in
Hungarian, you have to take an exam to prove your language skills.
1. Choose University and course
2. Download, print, and fill the application form.
3. Collect the required documents
4. Send the documents to the given adress
5. Pay the application fee
6. Choose an exam place and date and apply for it via e-mail
Application documents are different in every university but there are some documents which
are required in all of the Hungarian universities:
copy of passport/ID
original/copy of Secondary school leaving certificate
Entrance exam: There’s an oral and a written part in the interview.
After the entrance exam the exam papers will be sent to the universities for evaluation. The
decision is not based on only the exam results. The University Board makes the decision
usually within a few weeks after the exam and the applicants are notified about it by e-mail
or/and hard copies.
Foreign students can also apply for exemption from the entrance exam on condition they hold
Degree in a related field and proof of B2-level English knowledge is also a prerequisite.
Additional required documents for applicants for exam exemption:
- copy of transcript/degree of the related studies the request is based on, or copy of the IB or
- course description of the subjects studied (syllabus)
- proof of language knowledge: B2 level language exam (such as Cambridge FCE/CAE,