Tuition Fees and Funding Options

Tuition fees

Compared to the rest of Western Europe, tuition fees in Hungary are very affordable.

Tuition fees vary depending on the selected university and study programme but below you will find a starting point for your further studies and an opportunity to see the bigger picture. To obtain accurate information regarding tuition fees visit the website of the chosen university.

  • Medicine and dentistry: approximately € 3000-4000 / semester
  • Engineering programmes: approximately € 1600-2500 / semester
  • Business Administration programmes: approximately € 1200 / semester
  • International Relations programmes: approximately € 600-1000 / semester

In the case of most institutions, the tuition fees must be paid before enrolment.

In addition to paying tuition fees, students at Hungarian universities are also required to pay an application fee, exam fee and registration fee, each around €15.

Funding options 

Those who want to find funding options as self-financed students can take student loans with a favourable interest rate from the Hungarian Student Loan Centre.

For the application you need:

  • a permanent residence or immigration card
  • to be under 40 years old

Hungary is aware that students may have difficulty repaying a loan and so offer an income-based repayment. This means that the amount of money a student needs to pay back and when it needs to be repaid depends upon how much the student is earning. 

Another option to fund your university studies is to get a student job through student-job agencies. According to Hungarian law a student is entitled to have either a full-time (8 hours) or a part-time job (4 or 6 hours), however scholarship contracts may control the conditions under which a student can work. The minimum wage for unskilled work for 8 hours per day is around 430 EUR while the salary is approximately 560 EUR for skilled jobs.