International Students

Study in Hungary

Stipendium Hungaricum (SH) scholarship programme

Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People (SCY)



1. Pre-arrival and arrival details

1.1 Visa application
1.2 Arrival period
1.3 Arrival details
1.4 Dormitory in Esztergom

2. After arrival
2.1 Registration
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
3.6 Accommodation
3.7 Survival Hungarian
3.8 User's Guide to Hungary
3.9 Emergency Phone Numbers

4. Contact information


1. Pre-arrival and arrival details

After going through the application process, students have to prepare themselves and their papers to join their selected programmes on time.


1.1 Visa application

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.

Necessary documents:

  • 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!

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1.2 Arrival period

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.

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1.3 Arrival details

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.

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1.4 Dormitory in Esztergom

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!

  1. Exchange some money at the airport (est. 20 USD to HUF).
  2. Buy two bus tickets from the machine at the bus stop (1 ticket = HUF 350), or buy one transfer ticket (HUF 530).
  3. Take bus number 200E to its final stop: “Kőbánya-Kispest” station.
  4. From “Kőbánya-Kispest” station, use the second ticket (or your transfer ticket) and go by metro line 3 to: “Árpád híd” station.
  5. At Árpád híd station, look for the Volán Bus ticket office.
  6. Buy a ticket to Esztergom (bus number 800), ticket price is HUF 930.
  7. Take the bus and stay to the final stop
  8. 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.

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2. After arrival

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:

2.1 Registration

Students are requested to show up in the Registrar’s Office and their relevant department as soon as possible after their arrival to Hungary.

Necessary documents:

  • Passport
  • Diploma original(s)
  • Translated certificate of education (diploma/degree), and transcript of grades
  • Language certificate
  • Photo
  • Health document


Registrar’s Office:

Esztergom, Majer István út 1–3 : For [MA] Archaeology
Ms. Váné Krisztina
Monday-Friday: 9:00–12:00

Budapest, Mikszáth tér 1, Sophianum, room 102: for PhD Doctoral School of History
Ms. Subicz Katalin
Tuesday: 10:00–18:00
Friday: 8:00–16:00

Budapest, Mikszáth tér 1, Sophianum, room 005: for BA and MA in International Relations
Ms. Varga Ildikó
Tuesday: 13:00–16:00
Wednesday: 9:00–12:00
Thursday: 13:00–16:00
Friday: 9:00–12:00

Budapest, 2-4 Tárogató Street: for BA and MA in English Studies
Ms. Boglárka Kőszegi
Tuesday: 13:00–16:00
Wednesday: 9:00–12:00
Thursday: 13:00–16:00
Friday: 9:00–12:00

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2.2 Bank account

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.

Necessary documents:

  • 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:


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2.3 Residence permit

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).

Necessary documents:

  • 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.

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2.4 NEK Number

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

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2.5 Student ID Card

To request it in the Registrar's Office with the NEK number.

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2.6 Phone number

You can acquire one from any Hungarian mobile service providing company (Vodafone, Telenor Hungary, and T-Mobil).

You only need to have your passport with you.

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2.7 Tax number (for SH and SCY students only)

Necessary documents:


Fill in the form provided by the tax office in Hungarian (please find the guide to do so here)

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2.8 Health insurance (TAJ card)

Necessary documents:

  • 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.

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2.9 Scholarship agreement (for SH and SCY students only)

Students will be provided the scholarship agreement to sign by the university coordinator upon possessing every document listed above.

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2.10 Complementary health insurance

Necessary documents:

  • 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.

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3. Useful information

3.1 Neptun (study system)

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.

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3.2 Regulations and Information on Studies

Please click on this link to learn more about the regulations.

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3.3 Public Holidays in Hungary

For information on holidays, please click here.

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3.4 Public transportation


3.5 Mentor System

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.

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3.6 Accommodation

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.

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3.7 Survival Hungarian

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.

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3.8 User's Guide to Hungary →


3.9 Emergency Phone Numbers

General emergency number

112

Police

107

Ambulance

104

Fire service

105

English language telephone directory service

191

24 hour English language crime hotline

+36 1 438 8080

International operator

199


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4. Contact information

University Coordinator
Dr. Sam Mohamad
E-mail: mohamad.sam@btk.ppke.hu

Mentor Student – Budapest
Ms. Eliza Kollerits
E-mail: kiskosaras@gmail.com
Phone: +36 30 298 2131

Mentor Student – Esztergom
Ms. Adrienn Nagy
E-mail: nagy_adri1229@yahoo.hu
Phone: +36 30 196 6901

Mentor Student – Esztergom
Ms. Viktória Fehér
E-mail: feherviki1997@gmail.com
Phone: +36 20 294 3979

Registrar – Esztergom, Majer István út 1–3: For [MA] Archaeology
Ms. Krisztina Váné
E-mail: vane.krisztina.katalin@btk.ppke.hu

Registrar – Budapest, Mikszáth tér 1, room 102: for PhD Doctoral School of History
Ms. Katalin Subicz
E-mail: subicz.katalin@btk.ppke.hu

Registrar – Budapest, Mikszáth tér 1: for BA and MA in International Relations
Ms. Ildikó Varga
E-mail: varga.ildiko.zsoka@btk.ppke.hu

Registrar – Budapest, 2-4 Tárogató Street: for BA and MA in English Studies
Ms. Boglárka Kőszegi
E-mail: koszegi.boglarka@btk.ppke.hu

Departmental Coordinator – Archaeology
Ms. Zsuzsanna Kovács
E-mail: kovacs.zsuzsanna@btk.ppke.hu
Phone: +36 26 577 070/2970

Departmental Coordinator – English Studies
Mrs. Barbara Deák
E-mail: deak.barbara@btk.ppke.hu
Phone: +36 70 657 63 01; +36 26 375 375/2886

Departmental Coordinator – International Relations
Ms. Júlia Fejes
E-mail: fejes.julia.roza@btk.ppke.hu
Phone: +36 1 327 59 18/4120

Departmental Coordinator – Romance Philology (French, Italian and Spanish)
Mrs. Györgyné Halmschalger
E-mail: halmschlager.gyorgyne@btk.ppke.hu
Phone: +36 26 577 000/2881

Manager of the Dormitory
Mrs. Gabriella Ágostonné Apáti
E-mail: apati.gabriella@btk.ppke.hu

International Coordinator
Mrs. Zsuzsanna Keresztfalvi
E-mail: keresztfalvi.zsuzsanna@ppke.hu
Phone: +36 70 522 7747

International Coordinator
Mr. Gábor Ulakcsai
E-mail: ulakcsai.gabor@btk.ppke.hu
Phone: +36 30 828 3276

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