Tuition Fees and Funding Options

Tuition fees

Compared to the rest of Western Europe, tuition fees in Hungary are very affordable.

Tuition fees vary depending on the selected university and study programme but below you will find a starting point for your further studies and an opportunity to see the bigger picture. To obtain accurate information regarding tuition fees visit the website of the chosen university.

Most institutions require the tuition fees to be paid before enrolment.

Funding options 

Those who want to find funding options as self-financed students can take student loans with a favourable interest rate from the Hungarian Student Loan Centre.

To apply you need to be under 45 years of age and must be a Hungarian citizen, or have been granted refugee status, or have a settlement or an immigration permit, or have the right of free movement and residence in Hungary under the titles set forth in the Regulation, and have a valid student status with an institution of higher education, moreover have your place of residence entered in the personal data and residents’ registry office,. To help with repayment of the loan (which starts after you have finished your studies), an income-based repayment scheme is available. This means that the amount of money a student needs to pay back and when it needs to be repaid depends on how much the student is earning.

Another option to fund your university studies is to get a student job through student-job agencies. According to Hungarian law a student is entitled to have either a full-time (8 hours) or a part-time job (4 or 6 hours), however scholarship contracts may control the conditions under which a student can work. The minimum wage for unskilled work for 8 hours per day is around 430 EUR while the salary is approximately 560 EUR for skilled jobs.

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