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Study in Hungary

Introduction To Hungary

Living in Hungary is one thing, but studying there is an entirely new challenge and experience that can alter your life for the better. You will graduate from a higher education institution in Hungary with a European degree in your hands and be able to approach life in new ways. You’ll be knowledgeable and intelligent enough to create a promising future.

The third-largest parliament in the world is located in Hungary. The country is also home to 400 different bird species.

  • Hungary contains 10 national parks and 35 landscape conservation areas.
  • It is in a temperate zone with four seasons, with winter being the coldest (-4°C).
  • Hungary ranks eighth in the world for hosting the Summer Olympic Games.
  • Hungary is made up of 19 counties, with Budapest serving as the nation’s capital and largest city.
  • Hungary is also a signatory to the Schengen Agreement, NATO, and the European Union.

Students can pick from a variety of academic specialties at the universities and institutions in Hungary. Popular academic specialties include:

  • Economic Science
  • Arts, Humanities and Education
  • Social Science
  • Sport Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Teacher Training
  • Legal Science
  • Medical and Health Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Natural Science

Hungarian Higher Education System for Pakistani Students

  • No of higher education institutes: 65
  • State funding universities: 28
  • Church funding universities: 26
  • Privately funded universities: 11
  • No of courses offered: 500 courses in English, French, and German are offered to international students.

Hungary's Higher Education System Types

Typically, universities and colleges are the two types of higher education institutions that provide courses in all three training cycles: bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral.

Study Subjects Available to Students in Hungary

Students can pick from a variety of academic specialties at the universities and institutions in Hungary. Popular academic specialties include:

  • Economic Science
  • Arts, Humanities and Education
  • Social Science
  • Sport Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Teacher Training
  • Legal Science
  • Medical and Health Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Natural Science

Degree Programs to Study in Hungary

However, there are some integrated (one-tier) courses in veterinary medicine, architecture, dentistry, pharmaceutics, law, and medicine where bachelors and masters are combined. The majority of the courses are offered as bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs. The length of a one-tier curriculum is 10–12 semesters (5–6 years).  The following is a list of degrees Hungary offers to Pakistani students.

Degree Program Duration 
Postgraduate special training course 1-2 years
Vocational training course 2 years
Undivided master’s degree programs 5-6 years
Bachelor’s degree 3-4 years
Master’s degree 1-2 years
Doctorate/ PhD program  2 +2 (4 years) *

*At a university in Hungary, the PhD program is completed in 4 years. The university administers a test at the conclusion of the fourth semester, and after passing it, the students do research and produce theses during the following two years.

Hungary's Grading System

The performance of each student is assessed by higher education institutions in Hungary using the Hungarian grading system (5-1). The following ECTS conversion table is used to ensure that grades are transferred between the Hungarian and ECTS grading systems.

For students from Pakistan, studying in Hungary is a great choice for a number of reasons:

University tuition in Hungary is reasonable

Hungary offers an economical alternative for Pakistani students seeking a top-notch education at an affordable price because its tuition costs are much cheaper than those in other European nations.

Hungary offers Pakistani students a high-quality education

Universities in Hungary are well known for offering top-notch instruction in a variety of subjects, including medical, engineering, computer technology, and the arts. The universities offer a cutting-edge curriculum, qualified faculty, and cutting-edge infrastructure.

Scholarships for Pakistani students in Hungary

For international students, especially those from Pakistan, Hungarian universities provide a number of funding possibilities, such as the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program.

Exposure to a multicultural environment

Hungary is a multicultural nation, and it welcomes students from all over the world to study there. Pakistani students can benefit from a diversified and welcoming atmosphere that will enable them to broaden their cultural knowledge and acquire a global perspective.

Jobs for Pakistani Students in Hungary on a Part-Time Basis

In Hungary, the cost of living is reasonable and excellent. There are many different types of affordable student housing options available, including shared rooms and dorms. The minimum wage for student jobs in Hungary is 750–800 HUF per hour, and international students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week.

Hungary’s Universities Ranking

The Bologna method, which is in use across all of Europe, is used to develop higher education legislation in Hungary. As a result, degrees conferred in Hungary will be more widely accepted on the global market. Here is a list of some of the top universities in Hungary according to the QS rankings for 2023.

University QS Rank 2023 
University of Szeged 551-560
University of Debrecen 651- 700
Eotvos Lorand University 701-750
University of PECS  701-750
Budapest University of Technology and Economics 801-1000
MATE Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences  801-1000
University of Gyor 801-1000
Corvinus University of Budapest 1001-1200

Eligibility to Enroll in a Degree Program

Admission Requirements for Hungary Universities for Pakistani Students 2023

To get admitted to a university in Hungary, a student must fulfill a number of requirements for the course or program. A few requirements must be satisfied by all applicants in order to be accepted. Details on the specific entry requirements to each study program at a Hungarian institution can be found here.

Entry Requirements for Universities in Hungary

Students who wish to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or basic medicine must first pass an oral and written admission exam in biology, physics, and chemistry. While applicants for other study subjects are not required to take the entrance exam, a pre-admission interview is still held.

Degree Program Eligibility Requirement
Preparatory Course You must have successfully finished upper secondary (high school) education or have received a college degree in order to get admission in a preparatory course.
Bachelor Programs You need to have successfully finished upper secondary (high school) education and be able to demonstrate the minimum language requirement .
Master Programs If you want to be considered for a spot in master’s program, you have to possess your bachelor’s degree from an institution with international accreditation.
PhD Programs You must have a master’s degree from HEC recognized university.
Postgraduate Diploma Programs For specialist training program you must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from HEC recognized university.

Language Requirement to Study in Hungary

If you have an intermediate or bachelor’s degree in English and English is the language of instruction at your institution, you do not need to present the language certificate. Otherwise, the following English proficiency certifications are acceptable for courses offered in English at Hungarian universities:

  • 5 IELTS
  • 72 TOEFL
  • 115 Duolingo

Documents Required for Admission in Hungarian Universities

Here is a list of documents required at the time of admission application along with the above listed academic required documents

  • Completely filled application form
  • Academic document (last attended degree)
  • Passport/ National ID card
  • Resume/ CV
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Application fee slip (some of the Hungarian universities charge 150 US$ as a non-refundable application fee)
  • Student gap of 4 years is acceptable to enroll in any degree program.

Steps to Apply for Admission at the University of Hungary

Thousands of students from around the world choose to apply for study programs at Hungarian institutions each year. Check out this page for a step-by-step application procedure guide.

  • Learn more about the university you want to attend
  • select a course of study, its costs, and admission requirements
  • visit the university website and click the “apply” option
  • You must register on the university’s website, fill out the application, upload all necessary scanned documents, and wait for the application process to be completed by the university.
  • You must also take an online test and a Skype interview. After passing the entry requirements, you will receive a conditional acceptance letter.

Application Timeline for Admission in Hungarian Universities

Hungarian universities follow semester system for every study program and there are two semesters (autumn and spring) in a year including 20-28 weeks.

Semesters  Admission for the course Study period (Term session 14-15 weeks) Exam period (6-8 weeks)
Autumn Semester (Sep- February) Start of September Second half of September to middle of December Middle of December to beginning of February
Spring Semester (Feb – July) First half of February Second half of February to the first half of May Middle of May to the beginning of July

Requirements and Study Visa Process for Students in Hungary 2023

The highly regarded and advanced higher education system in Hungary is drawing thousands of foreign students. Applying to a university in Hungary is a wise investment that will pay off with a prosperous life. The process for obtaining a visa begins after receiving an acceptance letter from a university in Hungary. Hungary’s visa requirements for students are as follows:

Types of Study Visas for Hungary for Pakistanis:

Hungary offers two different categories of student visas (C type and D type):                      

  • 1: 90-Day Study Period (C Type Visa):

If a Pakistani national’s study program or diploma expires within 90 days, they must apply for a type C-visa.

  • 2: Study Programs Longer Than 90 Days (D Type Visa):

Pakistani students must apply for a D-Type visa if their study programs are longer than 90 days in length.  You can enter Hungary with a D-type visa, but you must apply for a residence permit within 30 days after arriving.

Fee for D-Type Hungarian Study Visa from Pakistan

D type visa fee 32,407 PKR
Attestation of copy (if required) 32,407 PKR
Attestation of translation into foreign language (if required) 13,258 PKR
Police clearance certificate fee 32,409 PKR

Documents Required for Pakistani Students to Apply for Study Visa to Hungary

  • National Passport (must be valid for at least 18 months, although it is preferable if it is valid till the end of your studies.)
  • Two recent passport-size photos.
  • An original acceptance letter from the Hungarian university.
  • A bank receipt for the transfer of tuition fees.
  • A confirmation of an airline reservation or ticket purchase.
  • A bank statement for the last six months totaling 35,000 HUF.
  • Educational records attested by the IBCC, HEC, and MOFA.
  • A clearance certificate from the police department.
  • Travel insurance, if provided by the university (some universities send a certificate of insurance along with an acceptance letter).

Note: Embassy only accepts original documentation; therefore, bring all of your original documents, along with copies, if necessary, when you visit the embassy.

Hungary's student visa processing duration 2023

The first thing you must do after receiving an acceptance letter from a university or institution is schedule a meeting with the consulate. The dates of the consular meetings are limited. Within three to four weeks, it will be your turn. Depending on how quickly your documents and interviews are completed, processing your visa could take 1 to 4 weeks. To avoid delays, apply as soon as you can.

Universities in Hungary

Universities list will be updated soon.

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