Study In Hungary

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Tuition fees and cost
of living in Hungary

Hungarian universities charge tuition fees, but compared to other countries in Europe they are very affordable. Depending on the university and the programme, you can expect to pay around 2,500 to 3,000 euros per year; Engineering programmes can be a bit more expensive at up to around 5,000 euros per year. Studying medicine or dentistry usually incurs tuition fees of around 6,000 to 8,000 euros per year.

At the same time, student life in Hungary is very affordable. Considering accommodation, food, transport, and other things, you can get by on less than 600 euros per month in Budapest (the capital), and on less than 500 euros per month in the smaller cities.

The scholarship to study in Hungary

Hungary is becoming an increasingly popular host country for international students. One of the reasons is the Stipendium Hungaricum, Latin for “Hungarian Scholarship”. The scholarship is very generous: It includes tuition fees, medical insurance, a housing allowance and a monthly stipend. Every year, the Stipendium Hungaricum is awarded to around 5,000 students from over 70 partner countries. Whether you are eligible for the subject you want to study depends on the cooperation programmes that are in place. Usually, you need to submit your application with all documents by mid-January to receive the scholarship for your studies commencing the same year.

Work While
Studying

Any student who is more than the age of sixteen can work as a student worker with the same least wage and assured minimum wage rules. The duration of the casual work is mentioned in the law and is upon the calendar year or month or day. The sum of the work days should not be more than ninety days within one year and fifteen days within one month. One may find a job in Hungary by using the personal contacts. You can consider an apprenticeship or a period of study in Hungary prior to looking for the job. In Hungary the employers take into consideration a nice academic background and computer skills as important aspects in a job. An interview is the most pivotal aspect in the selection process.

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Easy for
Living

Hungary is a good country to select as study abroad destination. At least this is the case for most student. Some things that one finds fun and attractive may be a headache for other. For example, some students wouldn’t prefer Non-English countries as study abroad destination while some particularly choose Non-English countries to experience a different language and environment. That’s why it is important to first have knowledge of all benefits and challenges of studying in Hungary if you wish to make it your study abroad destination. In this article you will find every benefit and challenge waiting for international students in Hungary.

Check Eligibility Criteria

Low Competition for
Admission and Scholarship

Many international students from all around the world go to Hungary for higher education. However, we can’t say that it’s a popular study abroad destination. This makes it very beneficial for international students because it means less competition. Countries like USA are best in the field of higher education but hard competition makes it difficult to get admission there. As the competition is low, it is easier to get admission even in the top ranked universities of Hungary. The best thing is that you also have more chances of getting scholarship. Hungarian universities would offer reasonable scholarships to attract international students.

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Very Few Universities

There are only 25 universities in Hungary and a few colleges that offer Bachelor’s degree. This means that you have less options in study programs. None of Hungarian universities are ranked even in top 500 of the world. The most top ranked university of Hungary by QS in 2017 was University of Szeged at 501 – 550.

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Lower Living
Cost

Hungary is one of the cheapest study abroad destinations in whole Europe. Other European countries may offer less tuition fees in universities but their living cost reaches almost twice to Hungary. Living cost is more difficult to handle than university fee. Hungarian universities may charge higher fees compared to other European universities but because living cost is lower in Hungary, it makes overall cost of studying abroad lower here.

To give you a clearer idea, Numbeo estimated that cost of living in Hungary is almost 89% more than cost of living in Pakistan. On other hand, cost of living in Germany is 192% more than Pakistan while France is 230% more expensive compared to Pakistan. You should also know that Germany and France are the most popular study abroad destinations of Europe.