Living Cost and Study plan
Living costs are relatively low in Hungary, and while tuition fees are not insignificant, they are much lower than those charges in countries such as the US or UK. As an example, fees are as follows: €2,500-4,200 (US$3,400-5,700) per semester for a bachelor’s degree; €3,000-5,000 (4,000-6,800) for a master’s degree; €4,500-5,500 ($6,000-7,400) for a PhD. The university advises budgeting around €60 ($80) per month for health insurance, €200-500 ($270-680) for rented accommodation, and €200 ($270) per month for utility bills. Some scholarships for international students are available from the Hungarian Scholarship Board.
International Students in Hungary
The majority of foreign students in Budapest, Hungary arrive from the neighboring countries such as Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine. Non neighboring countries which large numbers of international students in Hungary come from: Germany, Norway, Asia and Iran, which are represented in higher numbers at the full time programs in Hungary each year. In addition to the above mentioned full time programs, as Hungary is becoming a more and more popular study abroad destination, there are thousands of foreign students that study in Hungary in one of the various Erasmus programs, the nationalities of which include Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, Greek, Cypriot, Polish and starting 2010 an increase in students arriving from the UK.
Hungarian embassies issue education visas easier than other European Union and Schengen Member States. Residence permit issued in Hungary for foreign students allows them to travel to other Schengen countries without any visa. Number of low costs flights connect Hungarian cities to other countries and popular travel destination. There are employment opportunities in European Union during education years and after graduation.