Passport, Visa and Residence Permit
It is highly recommended to contact the Embassy of Hungary in your country before you make any travel arrangements.
Visa Free Entry
On the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements) you can find a list of those countries whose citizens are exempted from the visa obligation if they are travelling to Hungary holding a valid travel document entitling them to visa-free travel. However, three to five days after entering the country, you are required to contact the Immigration Office in Szeged and apply for a residence permit. It is also recommended to ask the Hungarian Embassy for them to confirm the information available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/en.
Student Visa Required
Students from outside of the Schengen Treaty Area have to hand in their visa application to their local Hungarian Embassy or Consulate. Please note that the period of the Student Visa procedure takes a minimum of 30 calendar days. In order to start the procedure of applying for the Student Visa, the Embassy concerned requires the student to submit a valid passport (the validity of which has to exceed that of the requested visa by at least three months). Three to five days after entering Hungary, students need to contact the Immigration Office in Szeged and apply for their residence permit. For details regarding the visa application and downloading the application form please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/en.
The Hungarian Embassy may require:
1. A proof of credited tuition fee. This certificate needs to be requested from our recruiting company, College International at email@example.com.
2. A proof of temporary accommodation. This certificate needs to be requested from the University Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.