2. After arrival
2.2 Bank account
2.3 Residence permit
2.4 NEK Number
2.5 Student ID Card
2.6 Phone number
2.7 Tax number (for SH and SCY students only)
2.8 Health insurance (TAJ card)
2.9 Scholarship agreement (for SH and SCY students only)
2.10 Complementary health insurance
3. Useful information
3.1 Neptun (study system)
3.2 Regulations and Information on Studies
3.3 Public Holidays in Hungary
3.4 Public transportation
3.5 Mentor System
3.7 Survival Hungarian
3.8 User's Guide to Hungary
3.9 Emergency Phone Numbers
After going through the application process, students have to prepare themselves and their papers to join their selected programmes on time.
Within the SH and SCY programmes, once students get the status “Scholarship awarded”, they will be contacted by the coordinators from PPCU in order to start the visa application process.
Non-SH or non-SCY students should start the visa application procedure upon receiving the letter of acceptance from PPCU.
- Passport (should be valid for at least one year from the time of application).
- Visa application form filled and signed.
- Photo (passport size photo – always good to have some more with you).
- Statement from your employer (or a declaration signed by yourself) also signed by two witnesses confirming the ability to cover expenses which are not covered by the scholarship (if any).
- Statement from your parents (at least one of them) showing their consent for you to study in the SH or SCY programme.
- Bank Statement (with history for three months). If you don't have a personal bank account, you can provide a bank account of a member of your family (parents or brothers/sisters).
- Letter of award (proof of scholarship – if any).
- Letter of acceptance (proof of university acceptance).
- Letter of accommodation (provided by the university – if any).
- Excerpt of family book.
NOTE! Students holding an SH or SCY scholarship are exempt from visa fees!
Students are expected to arrive during the last week of August, so they can do their registration (between 22 August 2018 and 6 September 2018) and perform all their administrative issues before the study period starts.
Please check the Academic Calendar for the Autumn semester of 2018/2019.
From the airport to downtown Budapest you can choose one of the following means of transportation:
- Bus 100E: It takes you to the city centre “Deák Ferenc tér” metro station, then you can take metro line 1, 2 or 3 to any other location. The airport bus ticket price is: HUF 900, whereas a ticket for the metro or any public transport is HUF 350 from the ticket machines, and HUF 450 on the spot. Please be careful always to have your tickets as fines are very expensive!
- Bus 200E: It takes you to “Kőbánya Kispest” metro station, then you can take metro line 3 to go to the city centre. For this option, you can buy a transfer ticket for HUF530 which allows you to use the airport bus and then the Metro (one plus one rides) during a validity time of 100 minutes.
- Airport Shuttle: 20 to 40 Euros depending on the number of passengers, please visit the Shuttle Budapest for more details.
- Taxi: est. HUF 9000 to the city centre. Please visit this link for more details.
NOTE! The HUF/USD and HUF/EUR exchange rate is very expensive at the airport, so it is recommended to exchange only as much as needed to cover your trip to the city centre, and then you can find better exchange rate offers in the downtown.
In order to learn how to reach our different campuses, please check this link.
The faculty provides an accommodation in Esztergom (a city 45km to the north of Budapest) in the Vitéz János Dormitory in “2500 Esztergom, Kossuth Lajos utca 25”.
The dormitory has double and triple bed rooms. There is a fridge in every room. Kitchens and bathrooms are shared on the floors. The washing machine service is free of charge.
All students are kindly requested to fill in the dormitory statement dormitory statement, (and choose to stay in the dorm, or to receive the accommodation allowance), and sign and scan and send it back to the university coordinator.
Regarding your arrival to Budapest, as you are arriving on different dates and times, we are only arranging airport-pickup upon preliminary request, and if you are arriving in groups. No individual airport-pickup is provided.
Otherwise, please find below the detailed steps how you can use the public transport to arrive to the dormitory!
- Exchange some money at the airport (est. 20 USD to HUF).
- Buy two bus tickets from the machine at the bus stop (1 ticket = HUF 350), or buy one transfer ticket (HUF 530).
- Take bus number 200E to its final stop: “Kőbánya-Kispest” station.
- From “Kőbánya-Kispest” station, use the second ticket (or your transfer ticket) and go by metro line 3 to: “Árpád híd” station.
- At Árpád híd station, look for the Volán Bus ticket office.
- Buy a ticket to Esztergom (bus number 800), ticket price is HUF 930.
- Take the bus and stay to the final stop
- Take a walk from the bus stop to the dormitory! (The final stop and the dormitory are marked on the map below or click on this link.)
Please read the dormitory regulation!
NOTE! You have to fill in the address report form, which you can get from the dormitory management. You will need this document upon applying for the residence permit.
After the arrival to Hungary, students have to report themselves in the International Office at the university coordinator within 24 hours!
NOTE! In every procedure below you are going to be assisted by the university coordinator and mentor students!
Administrative issues in the sequence of importance:
Students are requested to show up in the Registrar’s Office and their relevant department as soon as possible after their arrival to Hungary.
- Diploma original(s)
- Translated certificate of education (diploma/degree), and transcript of grades
- Language certificate
- Health document
Esztergom, Majer István út 1–3 : For [MA] Archaeology
Ms. Váné Krisztina
Budapest, Mikszáth tér 1, Sophianum, room 102: for PhD Doctoral School of History
Ms. Subicz Katalin
Budapest, Mikszáth tér 1, Sophianum, room 005: for BA and MA in International Relations
Ms. Varga Ildikó
Budapest, 2-4 Tárogató Street: for BA and MA in English Studies
Ms. Boglárka Kőszegi
For SH and SCY students it is necessary to have a Hungarian bank account, where their scholarship is transferred.
We recommend our contracted partner, OTP Bank, the branch of which is easy to find almost anywhere in your surroundings by checking this link.
- bank account request form
- copy of passport
Additional documents for students from Syria, Lebanon etc.:
- declaration about the use of the bank account
- verification of student legal status (from Registrar's Office)
- residence permit
Of course, you are free to choose any other bank you may like. Please find below some available banks in Hungary:
Non EU/EEA Students are requested to apply for a residence permit as soon as they reside in Hungary (no later than 30 days from their arrival).
- Passport (original)
- Passport (copy)
- Visa (copy)
- Photos (two pieces)
- Residence application form (2 docs)
- Translated certificate of education (diploma/degree)
- Student legal status certification (and the temporary student card)
- Accommodation verification (dormitory contract or apartment lease contract)
- Address report form, filled and stamped by your accommodation
- Letter of award
- Decision of admission
- Bank account certificate
- Health insurance
Office for Esztergom residents:
2800 Tatabánya, Győri út 13.
Office for Budapest residents:
1135 Budapest, Szegedi út 35-37.
Please click on this link for more details and forms.
Students need to go to one of the Document Registration Offices (Okmányiroda) with their official documents (passport, ID card, address report form, student legal status verification).
Office for Esztergom residents: 2500 Esztergom, Bottyán János utca 3.
Office for Budapest residents: any office to select on this page
Students with active status at PPCU are eligible to apply for a student ID card. Applications can be sent in the Neptun system provided you have your NEK number.
Make sure your personal data in Neptun matches information on your NEK data sheet.
When your card is ready you can pick it up in the registrar's office.
- Letter of Award
- TAJ Number request form (2 docs)
- Passport copy
- Visa copy or Residence permit copy
- Address report form
- Student legal status verification (from Registrar's Office)
To do in groups with the university coordinator and send electronically to the relevant office. (If residence permit is not available, the process is started with the visa.)
Upon receipt of the TAJ card or an e-mail about it, its serial number has to be registered in the Neptun system! (Registrar's Office)
TAJ cards are sent to the university administrator; students can take it from him.
Students will be provided the scholarship agreement to sign by the university coordinator upon possessing every document listed above.
- declaration of the policy-holder
- health insurance card
To be requested on institutional level.
The university coordinator or the mentor student fills in the declarations to issue (3 pieces) and cards, and has them signed by students.
Upon signature, the coordinator keeps 2 pieces and the student 1 piece along with the card.
Neptun is a system of administration in which you have to register your courses and exams, and receive any updated information about your study related issues. Please click on this link to learn more about Neptun.
Please click on this link to learn more about the regulations.
For information on holidays, please click here.
Mentor students are happy to receive and assist newly arrived students, and help them in the registration and integration issues. Please click on this link to learn more about the mentor students.
The university provides you the possibility to live in its dormitories, but if students prefer to rent an apartment or room, you can check this link.
It is highly recommended that students start to learn some basic and useful phrases in Hungarian. To start with, you can click on this link.
General emergency number
English language telephone directory service
24 hour English language crime hotline
+36 1 438 8080
Dr. Sam Mohamad
Mentor Student – Budapest
Ms. Eliza Kollerits
Phone: +36 30 298 2131
Mentor Student – Esztergom
Ms. Adrienn Nagy
Phone: +36 30 196 6901
Ms. Krisztina Váné
Registrar – Budapest, Mikszáth tér 1, room 102: for PhD Doctoral School of History
Ms. Katalin Subicz
Registrar – Budapest, Mikszáth tér 1: for BA and MA in International Relations
Ms. Ildikó Varga
Registrar – Budapest, 2-4 Tárogató Street: for BA and MA in English Studies
Ms. Boglárka Kőszegi
Departmental Coordinator – Archaeology
Ms. Zsuzsanna Kovács
Phone: +36 26 577 070/2970
Departmental Coordinator – English Studies
Mrs. Barbara Deák
Phone: +36 70 657 63 01; +36 26 375 375/2886
Departmental Coordinator – International Relations
Ms. Júlia Fejes
Phone: +36 1 327 59 18/4120
Departmental Coordinator – Romance Philology (French, Italian and Spanish)
Mrs. Györgyné Halmschalger
Phone: +36 26 577 000/2881
Manager of the Dormitory
Mrs. Gabriella Ágostonné Apáti
Mrs. Zsuzsanna Keresztfalvi
Phone: +36 70 522 7747
Mr. Gábor Ulakcsai
Phone: +36 30 828 3276