Plan your studies

If you are considering to get your degree in Hungary, this article will guide you through some tips that will give you an insight into the application process from searching and finding your university to submitting your documents. 

7 tips to plan your studies

1. Get familiar with what we offer

Take the first step towards planning your studies and get familiar with our higher education’s system, our degree programmes to find what suits you the best and browse universities throughout the country to get a basic overview about how and where you could obtain your degree exactly.

2. Choose your study programme

Our Study Finder database can help you with finding the programs you like by browsing through study fields, institutions, cities and levels of study. At the moment this database provides information on 505 programmes in English, French, German and several other languages.

3. Contact the chosen institution

If you managed to choose your future institution visit the university’s website to get more detailed information about the university itself and the course you want to apply for. Contact your institution to know what’s next, ask for details about deadlines, and set the appointment for a Skype interview if needed by the school.

4. Keep up to the deadlines

Institutions may have their own specific deadlines for the application period that is why contacting your school is essential. Application timeline can help you with general timing but it does not give you the deadlines of each institution.

5. Read about funding options

If you will fund your studies by yourself it’s worth to consider from the start how you will finance the tuition fees for years. As scholarships can’t be awarded to all applicants you may need to cover living expenses and your university’s tuition fees on your own. Fortunately, in Hungary we offer several funding options for self-financed students to fund their university years. See Tuition fees and Funding options to help you planning your budget consequently.

6. Prepare your application

Generally, you need to have some basic documents such as a language proficiency test or your obtained diplomas to apply for the chosen course. See Entry and admission requirements to know what should be submitted. Please note that we listed these requirements in general so the chosen institution's expectations may vary. 

7. Good luck!

Kéz és lábtörést!  (Break a leg! in English) is the Hungarian way to wish someone good luck. If you apply for the Autumn semester you have to get a notification by July, in case you wish to start your studies in the Spring semester from February you will get your final results until the end of January. Good luck for your future studies here in Hungary!

Now that you have the big picture of how to get started, you will find all the information below to start planning your studies with all the details.