About Hungary

  1. The country's capital and largest city is Budapest
  2. Official language: Hungarian
  3. Area: 93,030 Km2
  4. Population: 9,855,571
  5. Kerala to Hungary distance: 6,638 km
  6. Flight time from Kochi to Budapest is 11 hours 40 minutes


  1. The climate of the Hungary can be described as typical European climate with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters. January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures usually around zero, but in some cases winter months can be very cold with temperatures far below zero and strong
  2. In summer daytime temperatures reach 20-25°C, but sometimes quite higher, more. In most of the time is dry weather with sunny spells, although sometimes heavy Thunderstorms can occur at the end of the day. July is the warmest month with an average Temperature of 22°C. Annual Precipitation is about 400-600 mm in the lowland areas, but more in the mountainous regions.
  3. Generally, the weather is best May-September, when days are warm and the nights are cool, although it rains more in Spring than in summer.


    Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) will receive a "Confirmation of Acceptance" letter from the CEU Admissions Office. They need to apply for a long-term visa for study purposes (in Hungarian: “tartózkodási engedély átvételére jogositó vízum”). Please note that this type of visa is a special national single entry visa that enables its holder to apply for a residence permit for study purposes after enrolling in a university in Hungary.


    Students entering on a long term visa need to visit the Immigration Office within 30 days to pick up their residence permit. It's strongly recommended to visit the office as soon as possible, because the application process can be very long, and the residence permit will be necessary for many official affairs.

    Required documents for residence permit for students entering on a long-term visa: Available at:
    Application FormStudent Life Office or here
    Student's DeclarationStudent Life Office or here
    Certificate of CEU EnrollmentStudent Records Office
    “Accommodation Reporting Form” signed by Dormitory official or by legal owner(s) of the apartmentStudent Life Office
    For Dormitory Students: Certificate of AccommodationDormitory (Send request to: Edina Varga,
    For Off-campus Students: rental contract in Hungarian or English (one original and one copy)Blank contracts are available at Student Life Office
    For Off-campus Students: “certificate of property ownership” (in Hung: tulajdoni lap) one original and one copy (issued within 30 days)Landlord or Land Registry Office
    Passport (valid for at least 18 months at the time of application)
    Copy of complete passport, blank pages excluded
    Proof of health insurance in Hungary (original and photocopy) All enrolled students who receive financial aid from CEU are covered by the CEU Generally Providential Health Plan for which they need to register upon arrival. Enrolled students, who are not covered, can purchase this Plan from CEU. Student Life Office
    One passport size photo

    If you have received a CEU Master's Excellence Scholarship or CEU Doctoral Scholarship, you do not have to present proof of possessing additional funds in order to receive a residence permit. If you have been awarded a CEU Master's Scholarship, you should have approx. 45,000 HUF per month on your bank account to present to the Immigration Office.
    If you are not a recipient of the CEU Master's Excellence Scholarship or CEU Doctoral Scholarship, the Immigration Office in Budapest may require that you submit a bank statement to certify that you are able to cover your living expenses and/or the amount of the CEU tuition (if applicable). CEU estimates that students need to budget an average of 170,000 HUF per month to cover accommodation costs, costs of utilities, meals, city transportation, instructional materials, as well as other personal expenses and incidentals.


1 Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
2 Budapesti Muszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem
3 Szegedi Tudományegyetem
4 Debreceni Egyetem
5 Pécsi Tudományegyetem
6 Miskolci Egyetem
7 Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem
8 Szent István Egyetem
9 Nyugat-Magyarországi Egyetem
10 Pannon Egyetem
11 Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem
12 Széchényi István Egyetem
13 Szolnoki Foiskola
14 Dunaújvárosi Foiskola
15 Károly Róbert Foiskola


1 Szegedi Tudományegyetem
2 Debreceni Egyetem
3 Pécsi Tudományegyetem
4 Miskolci Egyetem
5 Szent István Egyetem
6 Széchényi István Egyetem
7 Semmelweis Egyetem
8 Adventista Teológiai Fõiskola
1Semmelweis University
2 University of Debrecen
3 University of Szeged
4 University of Pécs
1Hungarian Ayurveda Medical Foundation