Currency

Forint (HUF) has been the local currency in Hungary since August 1946. It was named after the city of Florence, where golden coins had been minted since 1252.

Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000 and 20,000. All of them are watermarked, contain an embedded vertical security strip of thin metal and are designed to be suitable for visually impaired
individuals.
Six different coins are in use: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 forint coins.

You can also open a bank account as the non-residential account service is designed especially for foreign nationals. All you need is your passport. You can open a HUF account or any other currency account.

Exchange rates
Please visit the Hungarian National Bank's website for the current exchange rates. 

 

Latest news

March 28, 2017 09:23

The Summer University on Hungarian Language and Culture at Eötvös Loránd University prepared a present for Spring to those who are interested in Hungarian language and culture.

March 9, 2017 08:56
14-25 August, 2017

Eötvös Loránd University organizes the first ELTE Budapest Summer University, which is a two-week program offered to Hungarian and international students, in various study fields. Language of the summer university is English.

January 25, 2017 16:02
The Deadline for Stipendium Hungaricum Application is 31st of March

European degree is a key for global job market, get it in Hungary! Apply for Stipendium Hungaricum state financed scholarship until the 31st of March! Register here: https://cwp.scholarship.hu/Welcome.asp?lang=eng

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