Hungary is a landlocked country in central Europe whose capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. Hungary is slightly bigger than its western neighbour Austria and has about 10 million inhabitants. Other countries that border Hungary are Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. It has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Hungary is one of the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world, so you'll have plenty to do and see whilst based there.

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Important considerations

  • Only students without resits can complete a year abroad in Hungary - as term starts early September.
  • You will need a Resident Permit to study in Hungary and must apply through the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in the UK prior to your departure. The contact details of the Hungarian Diplomatic Mission can be found here. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your planned final date of departure from Hungary. The Residence Permit must be picked up within 30 days from the time of entry to Hungary.
  • You will need to purchase health insurance cover while studying in Hungary. You will receive further information from your host on acceptance.
  • Cost of living can vary depending on where you study and your lifestyle - see our partner page for further information.
  • Off campus accommodation is unlikely but usually there are plenty of off campus options available.