Each & everything you want to know about Hungary student visa.


International Students who got admission to Hungarian universities are required to apply for a Hungary study visa.

but there are a few important factors related to documents & procedures which must be considered before applying for that visa.


The rules are constantly changing & students need to get updated regularly.

This detailed guide will cover each & everything related to Hungary’s study visa.

It will answer your every query.


At the end of this guide, students will also find a “question-answer session” related to the visa interview.

The research and living cost to study in Hungary  is much less than the rest of the EU.

That’s why many International students prefer Hungary over other European countries.

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The first university in Hungary was developed about six centuries ago.
There are almost 67 higher education universities in Hungary that provide quality education.

 The University of Szeged ranks in the top 500 universities in the world. About 20,000 students are studying at the University of Szeged.


The University of Pecs and Eotvos Lorand University are the top universities in Hungary.

The dental and medical schools of Hungary are famous all over the world. These institutions are offering specific programs for international students.

It also provides funded scholarships for international students.


Hungary study visa


1. Types of Hungary study visas for International Students

2. Hungary study visa fee for International Students? 

3. Office responsible for Hungary student visas

4. International Students Who can travel Visa-free to Hungary 

5. Hungary Study Visa Processing Duration for International Students

6. Documents required for Hungary study visa?

7. Steps required for a Student Visa to Hungary

8. Consulates and Embassies of Hungary All Over the World

9. Interview Questions for Hungary Study Visa

10. Frequently Asked Questions

11. Summary of the Whole Guide

Want to study in Hungary for free? Check a detailed guide about Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship. 



1. Hungary study visas for International Students 

International students need to apply for D Type visa and C type visa.

D Type Visa

This type of visa is for those applicants whose stay exceeds 90 days.
Both non-EU and EU students will apply for a D-Type visa, if the study period is expected to be more than 90 days.
When reaching Hungary, students have to apply for a residence permit within 30 days.

NOTE: Besides students, the following types of applicants need to apply for a Hungary long-stay D-type visa:

Employment Visa for Hungary

Job Seeker Visa for Hungary

Research Visa for Hungary


C Type Visa

This type of Hungary visa is for those applicants whose stay doesn’t exceed 90 days.

The students of EU/EEA don’t need to apply for any visa if the study programs end within 90 days of duration.

Remember non-EU students need to apply for these visas. 



2. Hungary study visa fee for International Students? 

The processing fee for a Hungary study visa is $60. There may be some other expenses for documentation & attestations before getting a study visa.
Students need to be prepared to spend around  $830 per month for their stay duration.

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3. Office responsible for Hungary student visas

The Migration Department of Hungary is the office that give decisions related to Hungary visa applications.
The review process may take from two weeks to one month.
It is better to apply six months earlier for the visa process before travel. 




4. International Students Who can travel Visa-free to Hungary

Students from these countries don’t need  study visas, if their stay isn’t exceeding 90 days. 

However for a single entry Such applicants are required to apply for a residence permits.

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5. How much time do Hungary’s study visas require?

The processing time for a Hungary student visa can reach from one week to 4 weeks.
It depends on document completion and interview processes. It is better to apply as early as possible.

Students have to fix their meeting with the consulate. This meeting organizes after receiving an acceptance letter from a Hungary university.
Meetings of the consulate have a tight schedule.
Visa interview turn will come up to 3 to 4 weeks. 




6. Documents required for Hungary study visa


1. Valid Passport

2. Visa Application Form

3. Three passport-size Photos


5. Letter of acceptance

6. Medical Insurance

7. Accommodation Document

8. Bank Statement or sponsorship

9. Flight Ticket

10. Academic Documents


12. English language proficiency certificate

13. CV

14. Motivational Letter

15. Marriage Certificate

16. Visa Processing fee receipt

17. Receipt of University Tuition Fee Payment

18. Other Certificates

19. Polio and Corona vaccination certificate [Optional]

20. PCC (Police clearance certificate )  [Optional]

21. NOC (NO Objection certificate)  [Optional]



1) Passport

A: The passport must have at least one year of validity period after issuance of visa.
B: Applicants will also provide visa copies (if they have any).

C: Passport must have at least two blank pages.

D: All the previous passports must also be attached. (If they have any)



2) Application Form for Hungary Study Visa 

Students can fill their particular visa application here, for short & long term visa.
Most students need to apply for  D-type  visa. Mention your period of stay, Complete this form and sign it.



3) Three passport-size photos

The picture format for a Hungary student visa is the following.

  1. Three recent (within 6 months) passport-size (35x45mm) photos.
  2. White/grey background with neutral facial expressions. (Unedited)
  3. Avoid uniforms & the head should be 80% in the photo.
  4. The applicant should look at the camera.
  5. one photograph should be glued to the visa application
    while the other should contain the applicant’s full name on the reverse side, & should be attached with a paper clip to the visa form.
    The same rules apply to every Schengen country.


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A birth certificate and National Identity card is mandatory. It depends from case to case.



5) Letter of acceptance from the Hungary university:

University admission letters, in general, must mention your

  1. Course name
  2. The Estimated duration of your course
  3. Official Dates on which the course will begin
  4. Tuition fee
  5. It should state whether it’s a Full-time course or part-time, & Licensing information only in the case of private universities).
  6. The letter must be signed by the institution head or the official representative.

In some cases, particularly at the time of admission, your academic history must be closely aligned with your future studies, so be careful while selecting your course, because you have to convince the visa officer about that relevant course.



6) Medical Insurance (Travel insurance)

Medical insurance is required by the Hungarian National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.
It is important otherwise the applicant could spend a lot of money in case of a medical emergency.
Plus it is compulsory when the student later wants to apply for a residence permit.

Applicants must provide travel insurance which should cover all the medical expenses, & should be eligible for all Schengen countries.

If the university covers health insurance, it should mention in the letter.



7) Accommodation Document 

If the university is providing accommodation, it should be mentioned in the acceptance letter. 

In other case, student must provide Accommodation proof of their stay. It could be a rented house, hostel or hotel accommodation.



8) Bank statement for Hungary student visa:

Depends entirely on the individual cases. Official Bank statement of last 3-6 months (Upto 10,000 $ ) is required.

It’s proof that you can support your duration and study financially. If you already got a scholarship, you may not need the bank statement.

If bank statements and work documents are not in English, translate them into English. It must contain a notary attestation.


If the students are receiving Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, they don’t need bank statement.

Students can also provide a sponsorship letter for Hungary study visa, If they have any issue with their personal bank statement.
Parents can also provide sponsorship letters. This letter will give details of living costs.
Please attach the following documents with your sponsorship letter.

ID card of the sponsor

Work Document of the sponsor

Bank Statement of the Sponsor 



9) Flight Ticket

The booking confirms your date of arrival in the country and in the particular city.

The hotel reservation shows that the applicant has a place to stay.



10) Academic Documents

This includes all your Academic certificates & transcript record like

A: Bachelor’s transcript & certificate (If a student is applying for a master’s)

B: Master’s transcript & certificate (if the student is applying for Ph.D.)

C: Metric & FSC transcripts (10-12th Grade) (A level) (DMCs) and certificates (if the student is applying for Bachelor

 D: Course summary (to explain your courses & how your previous courses & studies resemble your future studies)

E: Two Letters of recommendation from the university & also the detail of the Referees.


The above-mentioned documents must be attested by the responsible authorities & ministries, like MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), etc. 

Translate educational documents into Hungarian language with attestation from the notary.



11. IELTS Requirement for Hungary study visa:

Interestingly there is no IELTS requirement for Hungary study visa. Even Non Eu Students from countries like Pakistan & India can get a study visa with out IELTS.
However universities in Hungary define their own admission process, & may ask for IELTS or TOFEL during admission process.
The general minimum IELTS requirements for bachelors is 5.0 – 5.5
and  For masters is 5.5 – 6.0. 

Most Hungarian universities accept English proficiency certificate & some also conduct internal institutional language exams.



12) English language proficiency certificate

Applicant should attach English proficiency certificate while applying for Hungary study visa. This certificate is provided & issued by the university at the time of graduation.

This certificate basically mention that the student can fluently write & speak English. And the course of conduct in university lessons/exams was in English.

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13) CV

CV is compulsory for the university admission process and for embassy interviews.
We recommend to make a Cv with Europass.

It should contain all your contact details and academic information.



14) Motivational Letter for Hungary study visa

Letter of Motivation must be signed & should highlight three things.

1. Academic background: (Elaborate on the study & relevant internships/jobs )
2. Academic motivation: (Explain why you picked the scholarship & why you are eligible)
3. Personal interests:  (Your relevant achievements & hobbies)



15) Marriage Certificate (If Applicable)

The embassy will ask about marriage certificates and Childbirth Certificates. It is better to bring both marriage and childbirth certificates along with you. 

These documents are necessary for family registration.



16) Visa Processing fee receipt

Student visa fee for Hungary varies from nationality to nationality. It usually costs €60.



17) Receipt of University Tuition Fee Payment

Attach documented proof of tuition fee paid. This may be bank deposit slip of or ATM transfer slip.



18) Other Certificates

These certificates include internship certificates and experience letters. The embassy gives extra value to these certificates.



19) Polio & corona vaccination certificate:

(Entirely depend on individual cases) The polio vaccine certificate could be still important in cases of some specific countries like Pakistan & Afghanistan.

There is no need to quarantine or do the PCR test anymore, but the vaccination record is important.



20) Police clearance certificate for a student visa to Hungary: (Optional)

It strictly depends on the individual case.
Applicants don’t need it for a short-term stay (C-type visa). But for a long-term stay (D-type visa) PCC certificate is sometimes needed. 



21. No objection certificate: (Optional)

Also known as NOC. It is compulsory for some countries. It’s a letter from your university that states that you can legally return to your country.

1. Must be written by the DEAN or other responsible people like an Advisor or HOD (Head of Department) from the university.
2. The letter will elaborate that the student is applying for the Schengen Visa & will come back to the country after degree completion.
3. If the student got a scholarship, the NOC must include that a scholarship funds the student.

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7. Steps required for Hungary study visa


By following these five steps, students get a Hungary student visa.


7.1. Acceptance offer from Hungary University

7.2. Contact the embassy

7.3. Prepare the documents for visa application

7.4. Apply for a visa appointment

7.5. Collect D-type visa & passport



7.1 Acceptance Offer from a Hungary University:

 Students need to get acceptance by a Hungarian university before applying for a Hungarian student visa.
Check the website of the university and fulfill their requirements.

Once you get confirmation from the university and pay the deposit fee, the next step is to fulfill the list of 21 documents discussed above.


7.2. Contact the Embassy

Contact the Hungary embassy in your home country. The embassy may ask for extra documents.
Applicants can check the consulate and embassy information here.


7.3. Prepare Documents for Hungary visa Application

Complete the visa application form. Students can download the visa from here.
Confirm the type of form that matches the stay duration.
Verify all the provided information of the application and complete original copies.
Visa applications may reject due to false information.


7.4. Apply for Hungary study visa Appointment

After submitting an application for a visa, students can get an appointment here.
Bring complete documents along with copies before appearing for an embassy interview.

Students need to provide biometric data.
Students will later submit applications to the consulate officers for residence permits. 


7.5. Collect D-Type Visa and Passport

Applications for residence permits and long-term study visas can take up to 30 days. Students will get visa collection notification after the consul’s decision.
Applicants will receive a D-Type visa for a single entry.
This visa is valid only for 30 days.

When reaching Hungary, apply for a residence permit as soon as possible.


8. Consulates and Embassies of Hungary All Over the World

There are 278 consulates and 97 embassies of Hungary in different parts of the world.

This embassy page of Hungary consists of a list, which has details of all Hungary’s consulates and embassies.




9. Interview Questions for Hungary Study Visa


There are common questions student face during their visa interview.

These questions vary from profile to profile and are given below:

Name of the student & questions about previous educational qualification?

What is your purpose for going to Hungary?

Did you already search for opportunities in your home country?

Where is the university located in Hungary?

Who is your sponsor? What is your relationship?

What is your course structure or Course summary?

Which course you will start at the university?

Why did you choose this university and subject?

How will this course shape your career?

How did you find this university?

What are your plans after the completion of the course?
Who advised this accommodation and how much will be?

When will your course start?

Why did you choose Hungary and not another country?

What is the capital of Hungary and the spoken language?

Can you name other cities where are famous universities exist?

Did you do an examination or a test made by the university?

Please name the person with whom you are in contact at the university?

Where will you stay in Hungary?

How much do you expect to spend per month in your destination city? On your rent, food & fee.

Is there any information to tell us to support your application?



10. FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)


How much times Hungary visas require?

It takes 10 to 15 days for a Hungary touristic visa to issue. The time may extend to 45 days if extra documents need. 



Does the previous nationality have an effect on applying for a Hungary Study Visa?

The previous nationality is not the reason to deny a visa to someone. Though, Consulate offices have the right to decline visa applications in Hungary. Yet, they don’t use this right.



Can a person get a multiple-entry visa for tourist purposes?

Yes, it is possible. Multiple entry visas can get for tourist purposes in Hungary. This visa is valid for one year. In some cases, it is also valid for five years. 



Can I appeal again if my Hungary study visa got rejected?

YES. The applicant can appeal within 8 calendar days by writing an A4 paper to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary. The appeal must be in English or Hungarian language. The cost of the appeal is 160 euro per applicant & the process takes 15 days.
The whole procedure of appeal is here.


Can I do part-time work with Hungary Student Visa?

Yes, Students can do part-time jobs in Hungary. EU students have the option to work unlimited time. 

There is a need for permits for non-EU international students. Non-Eu students holding residence permits can work up to 24 hours a week.
They can work 66 hours a year outside of the study term. 



Can students shift families with them to Hungary?

If a student wants to shift family members, they will again apply for a family visa, & show proper means of income & supporting documents.
Family can also visit them on special occasions like convocations, special ceremonies, etc.



Does a student allow to stay in Hungary after graduation?

YES. After graduation from university, Students needs to apply for Work search permit to stay in Hungary. This work-search residence permit will also help in seeking jobs or entrepreneurship. Students need to submit applications 15 days before their residence permit.

This residence permit is valid for nine months period. 



How can I apply for Residence Permit after arriving in Hungary


Students need this form, to apply for a residence permit in Hungary.

When applying for a residence permit, students may also need the following documents:

Acceptance from University

Money proof of fees or accommodation sent to the university


Finances proof

Certified and translated education documents and transcripts

English Language Test Score

Health Insurance

Accommodation arrangement proof in Hungary




11.  Hungary study visa for international students (SUMMARY):

1. Take a visa appointment at a nearby Hungary embassy or consulate. Choose the correct visa category. (D Type, student long-term visa.)

2. Pay the visa fee and other processing fees. Provide them with enough financial resources in case you didn’t get scholarships.

3. Carefully Prepare the list of documents discussed above.

4. Do the visa interview & wait for the result. It can take some time.


If You have any questions related to your Hungary study visa or any other study visa, you can also contact us for a live one-on-one session.

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