Organizing Your Stay


1. Pre-Arrival

Information on entering Hungary


2. Upon Arrival

Visa and Residence permit/Registration

Citizens of countries outside the EEA (European Economic Area)

Before Arrival
Before travelling to Hungary, please request a type D visa for the full duration of the study program.
Students who are citizens of countries outside the EEA need to apply for a long-term visa for study purposes (in Hungarian: "tartózkodási engedély átvételére jogosító vízum").
Please note that this type of visa is a special national single entry visa that enables its holder to apply for a residence permit for study purposes after enrolling in a university in Hungary. This visa, contrary to the Schengen (tourist) visa, can only be obtained from the Hungarian consulates listed here (Consular Services).

After Arrival
After entering Hungary on a long stay (D-visa) you will need to obtain

  • a residence permit for the purpose of studies (in Hungarian "tanulmányi célú tartózkodási engedély") and
  • a proof of accommodation (Accommodation Reporting Form)

from the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (Immigration Office, in Hungarian "Országos Idegenrendészeti Főigazgatóság") in Budapest.
Important: Please note that you must arrange this visit within 30 days after arrival in Hungary.

The Immigration Office encourages students to submit their application for a residence permit through an online platform called Enter Hungary.
Please consult the User Manual to make yourself familiar with this platform.

Important: In case of online aplication, you will be required to visit the Immigration Office within 15 days for biometric data recording.


Citizens of EEA (European Economic Area) Member States

Before Arrival
Citizens of EU and EEA countries enter Hungary without visa.

After Arrival
For the duration of your studies at Pázmány you will need to obtain

  • a registration certificate (in Hungarian: "regisztrációs igazolás")
  • an address card ("lakcímet igazoló hatósági igazolvany")

from the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (Immigration Office, in Hungarian "Országos Idegenrendészeti Főigazgatóság") in Budapest after you arrive in Hungary.
Important: Please note that you must arrange this visit within 90 days after arrival in Hungary.

The Immigration Office encourages students to submit their application for a residence permit through an online platform called Enter Hungary.
Please consult the User Manual to make yourself familiar with this platform.

Important: In case of online aplication, you will be required to visit the Immigration Office within 15 days for biometric data recording.


Useful links

 

Accommodation

International students are strongly advised to book their accommodation as soon as possible, well before travelling to Budapest.

Landlords are entitled to ask for a security deposit beforehand (which is usually the price of two months’ rent). However, be aware of scammers. There can be some false ads and addresses on the internet.

If possible visit the rental property in person and check the landlord’s ID. Even if you’re not able to meet in person, you can always request a real-time video walkthrough of the room/apartment. Be careful when paying/transferring money.

Please note that Pázmány University doesn’t operate the third party websites below, therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of these websites and are not responsible for the content either.

1. Church run/Catholic dormitories in Budapest

a) Collegium Adalbertinum (Archdiocese Budapest-Esztergom)

address: 1115 Budapest, Vasút street 8. (close to Kelenföld Railway Station)
website →
contact: kollegium@d50.hu

Run by the Archdiocese Budapest-Esztergom, this hostel opened its doors in September 2020.

Practice of religion is not a must, but students have to accept the values and the policy of the hostel and behave accordingly.
monthly rent (approx.): 175 EUR – 260 EUR


b) Saint Ignatius Jesuit College
(Jesuit)

address: 1085 Budapest, Horánszky street 18. (close to Sophianum)
website →
contact: iroda@szentignac.hu

The dormitory is located in the very heart of the city, in a seven-floor building renovated in 2015.

Here you may join a great community of students from different faculties of Budapest.

monthly rent (approx.): 170 EUR – 200 EUR


c) Sophianum
(Sacre Coeur)

address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum u. 19. (at Sophianum)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences may provide accommodation for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders in this dormitory, but places are very limited.


2. Private dormitories in Budapest

a) Hotel Galvani

address: 1117 Budapest, Galvani street 5.
website → (in Hungarian only)
contact: info@galvani.hu 
monthly rent (approx.): 100 EUR – 150 EUR


b) Prime magánkollégium

address: 1084 Budapest, Tavaszmező street 10.
website →
contact: info@prime-magankollegium.hu 
monthly rent (approx.): 170 EUR – 200 EUR


c) Dean's College

address: 1094 Budapest, Tűzoltó street 50-56
website →
contact: info@deanscollegehotel.com
monthly rent (approx.): 330 EUR – 540 EUR 


3. Flats and rooms to rent in the city

You can rent an apartment or a flat in Budapest.
The price of a studio starts from (approx.) 300 EUR/month + utilities,
a room in a shared apartment starts from (approx.) 200 EUR/month + utilities.

For more information please visit the following websites:


4. Hostels in Budapest

If you prefer to visit the room/apartment you would like to rent in person, we recommend you to stay in a hostel for the first few weeks while viewing rooms/apartments.


5. Dormitories in Esztergom (50 km from Budapest)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a limited number of rooms in the following dormitory:

Vitéz János Dormitory
address: 2500 Esztergom, Kossuth Lajos utca 25.
website →
contact: international.office@btk.ppke.hu 


 

Pázmány Péter Catholic University's Action Plan for Organizing Higher Education During the Health Crisis

 

Transfer admissions for Stipendium Hungaricum or Christian Young People scholarship holders are regulated by the program regulations and the calls for application.
For more information please visit this page.

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