How to apply for student mobility

Hungarian higher education institutions have been awarded EEA Grants to establish co-operations with partner institutions in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. If you are a university student in one of these countries and your institution has a partnership in Hungary, you should inquire about available scholarships at the international office.

You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if you have completed at least two semesters of your studies before starting your mobility period. Students (including PhD students) are entitled to a study period of 3 to 12 months within one academic year. Study periods should not be shorter than one semester. All courses offer recognized ECTS credits which will count towards your degree.

You may also apply for a practical placement in Hungary. The length of the placement must be between 6 weeks and 12 months within one academic year. During your practical placement mobility, you also earn ECTS points or you can be provided with a Europass Diploma Supplement to substitute ECTS credits.

Summer school participation is also allowed. You have the option of studying for 30 days in Hungary over the summer.

Financial matters

As an incoming student to Hungary, you are entitled for a one-time travel contribution of 500 EUR and a monthly grant of 400 EUR during your studies. In case you are participating in a summer school, you will receive a lump sum of 900 EUR for the whole month of your stay (including travel cost contribution).

Some universities offer various intensive preparatory courses before you travel. Such courses might also be covered by the scholarship fund.

There is no compulsory self-contribution. However, the scholarship grant may not cover all of your expenses. Any additional resources must be provided by yourself. Please click here to learn more about living costs in Hungary.

Studying in Hungary

Hungary’s higher education system was established in 1367 when the first Hungarian university opened its doors. Since then, the Hungarian higher education has represented academic excellence. In 1999, Hungary joined the Bologna process through which the country adopted the three-cycle higher education system. As in many other countries in Europe, students start their university studies with a Bachelor’s program, followed by a Master’s course and up to the doctoral level.

There are two semesters in an academic year: autumn (from September to February) and spring semester (from February to July). Traditionally, Hungarian institutions use a five-scale grading system with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest grade. To pass an exam, you need to receive at least a 2 (that is equivalent to ‘sufficient’).

Free-time in Hungary

Hungary has many things to offer for its visitors. The country lies in the temperate climate zone therefore it has four different seasons throughout the year. December and January are the coldest winter months while July and August are the peaks of summer. In each season, there are several pass-times you can enjoy for a reasonable price.

Ten national parks and eight World Heritage sites wait for you to visit with several other attractions. Lake Balaton, the biggest natural lake in Central-Europe, offers a great chance for a good summer swim. Several cinemas screen movies in English and in other foreign languages with Hungarian subtitles. There should be no problem finding a place to have a cup either. Many bars offer great music with reasonable prices on drinks.

For more information on life in Hungary, please visit our Study in Hungary website or check out the latest edition of our User’s Guide to Hungary.

Utolsó módosítás: 2016.06.06.