Student ID

After your arrival in Hungary, it is obligatory to request a student card that will certify your student status. This will entitle you to the same reductions as Hungarian students: on public transportation tickets, museum entrance fees, Youth Hostel accommodation, library memberships and various other discounts.

Your first step is to submit your application at one of the offices of the Hungarian Integrated Customer Service (Kormányablak in Hungarian). Then you need to upload the personal ID you received to get your temporary card. Please consult with a coordinator or an administrative staff member from your university for further steps on how to obtain the permanent plastic card.

Information on Metropolitan- and county government offices can be found on the following website:

With a student card, you can get 50% or more discounts in the following cases: 

  • monthly pass for public transport
  • travelling by train
  • travelling by bus
  • membership fee in public libraries
  • entry tickets to several museums