Do I need a visa to study in Hungary? How do I get it?
If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you’re going to need a student visa to attend school in Hungary. The process involves:
- Scheduling your interview with the Hungarian embassy
- Completing the online application form
- Gathering all the required documents
- Attending your interview
Note that you can’t start processing your student visa until you get accepted by a school in Hungary. For the full list of details, please visit the Hungarian embassy website or contact the Hungarian embassy in Manila.
Why should I study in Hungary?
While there are only 10 recognized Hungarian universities, all of them offer high-standard programs that match the quality of other EU nations, despite their lower tuition rates. In fact, higher education has existed within the country since the 1300s! Diplomas from Hungarian institutions have high value and prestige around the world.
The cost of living in Hungary is also rather affordable, allowing 40,000 international students to study there each year. Aside from this, most universities in Hungary offer courses in English as well. So if you're on a tight budget but still want a quality education with a European lifestyle, then Hungary may be a good choice for you!
Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?
There are many scholarships offered by the Hungarian government and even the schools themselves. Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships. Explore our partner schools here
, and inquire to get connected with your university representative.
What are the required languages for studying in Hungary?
Even though Hungarian is the native language of Hungary and is the primary language of 97% of its population, most Hungarian universities offer courses in English. However, every foreign student is required to submit proof that they are proficient in English through a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®).
If you wish to study with Hungarian as the language of instruction, you will also need to submit proof of your proficiency in the language through a Origó Hungarian language proficiency exam. If you’re worried about your English language proficiency, check out our partner language centers
that can help you improve your skills!
What are the requirements for studying at a school in Hungary?
Generally, schools in Hungary will ask for your:
- Education credentials,
- Proof of financial capability
- Proof of Hungarian or English proficiency (depending on your language of instruction)
The specific requirements will vary depending on your school, course, and level of study. Visit the Edukasyon profile of the school you like to find their specific requirements. For a list of schools in Hungary looking for Filipino students, see here
How do I choose a school in Hungary?
Schools in Hungary offer many undergraduate and graduate programs in every academic field. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Hungary that are looking for Filipino students just like you! Explore them here