National symbols


The coat-of-arms of the Republic of Hungary is a pointed, impaled shield. The right side consists of a silver double cross on red base, situated inside a small golden crown, the crown is placed on the middle heap of three green hills. On the left side is the so-called Árpád stripes, four silver and four red stripes. The top of the shield features the Hungarian Holy Crown.


The flag of the Republic of Hungary is a tricolour consisting of horizontal red, white and green bands of equal width.

The three colours represent three virtues: red is for strength, white is for faithfulness and green is for hope. Alternatively, red represents the blood spilled for the country, white stands for freedom and green is for the land.


The text of the Hungarian national anthem was written in 1823 by Ferenc Kölcsey, one of the great poets of the Reform Age. The music was composed by Ferenc Erkel in 1844, when he won the contest to compose the national anthem.

Holy Crown

The Hungarian crown was given to Saint Stephen by the Pope on the occasion of his coronation at around 1000. The crown and the coronation insignia (the orb and sceptre, the coronation sword and the coronation mantle) were taken to the US after World War II and were eventually returned to Hungary in 1978. Now they are on display in the Parliament building in Budapest.

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September 15, 2017 12:00

Study in Hungary is participating in the “Salao do Estudante 2017” international education fair in 3 cities in Brazil scheduled for 30 September – 5 October 2017. The Fair is one of the most important recruitment events in Brazil organized by the BMI.

August 30, 2017 17:46
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We are happy to announce the I Am Off To Hungary Selfie Contest, and looking forward to see the best pictures of the departure from your home country and arrival to Hungary!

August 21, 2017 09:49

It is not only the theoretical knowledge gained during the studies. It is also about the knowledge gained from living happily in a foreign country, communicating and interacting with people from different nationalities and cultures.