Work in Hungary as a student

Are you thinking about working in Hungary during your studies?

Some of you might decide to work part-time during your studies or in the summer holiday to finance your living costs or to gain valuable work experience. Currently, depending on your citizenship, there are different rights and obligations.​

  • If you are a student coming from an EEA state (member states of the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Lichtenstein), there is no limitation regarding the working hours and you need to hold a registration card.
  • If you are a citizen of a country that is not part of the European Economic Area (non-EEA state), you can be employed during your studies with a residence permit for study purposes and work 30 hours a week during your study period, or 90 days or 66 working days outside your study period.

Reasons for finding a job during your studies:

  • employers provide flexible working hours and conditions for students (part-time, 4 or 6 hours / day)
  • you can finance your living alongside your monthly stipend
  • you gain work experience

Careers offices
Most higher education institutions in Hungary have their own careers offices where students can obtain information regarding available jobs. These offices offer job opportunities through databases as well as organising programmes for students looking for jobs, and they help you with career planning and management.