Student Life

Preparing for your mobility

Once you receive the Letter of Acceptance to the Program, the next step will be to prepare your arrival.

You need to handle a number of important issues and we invite you to read carefully information linked to your mobility, enrolment and stay in the country of study.

IPCV partner universities will help you to prepare local administrative issues (looking for an accommodation, registering with Local Authorities, enrolling at the university of study),to get used with student facilities (university restaurants, libraries, Internet, sport, service for the disabled, student associations, etc.) and to discover city cultural and social life (integration activities, Buddy programmes, etc.).

Candidates who plan to come with Family members (married candidates, candidates with children) or with special needs, i.e. who have serious health conditions and/or physical disabilities that should be taken into account, are invited to inform in advance the University of Study.

Insurance

The IPCV Consortium concluded a partnership with the Marsh Company. Students will be provided with detailed information and individual contracts during the Welcome days.

Travel

The IPCV Office does no manage the booking or pre-payment of travel tickets.

Non-EU students are requested to apply for an international passport. EU students are required to hold a valid identity card to travel within the Shengen Space.

Visa & residence permit

Since Visa application may be a time-consuming process, we encourage students to start their application at least 3 months before their arrival in the country of study.

Accommodation

Student need to take care of accommodation as soon as possible to avoid difficulties upon arrival.

Student Buddy System

Buddies are students from the universities who welcome international students and help them throughout their mobility period.

Travel

The IPCV Office does no manage the booking or pre-payment of travel tickets.

Non-EU students are requested to apply for an international passport before arriving in the country of study. 

EU students are required to hold a valid identity card to travel within the Shengen Space countries.

You should keep in mind that specific goods may be banned or restricted when travelling through the European Union. When arriving at the airport overseas you must go through Customs.

You should travel with your Vaccination Book (updated with tetanus vaccine). If the country of origin has recently been hit by an epidemic, specific vaccinations may be required before entering into the country of study.

Visa & Residence Permit

Non-EU nationals who are planning to study in Europe must obtain a Visa and Residence permit for the Shengen zone.

Due to the relevant EU Directive (2016/801), residence permits for the whole duration of the international study program must be granted by the authorities of the first Member State, that is, Hungary.

Non-EU nationals must schedule an appointment with the nearest Hungarian Consulate to obtain a ’type D’ Schengen Visa for the purpose of studies. Since Visa application may be a time-consuming process, we encourage students to start their application at least 3 months before their arrival.

Please make sure you request the Residence permit at the Hungarian Consulate for the full length of your Master’s Program (2 years, i.e. until: 31/07/2021).

EU nationals staying in another EU state for more than 3 months must apply for a Registration card.

Costs:

Visa fee (Hungary): 60 €

Registration card for EU nationals (Hungary): 1000 HUF (cc. 3 €)

Useful links:

How to apply for a visa?

Residence Permit for the Purpose of Studies

Registration card for EEA Nationals 

 

Accomodation

Students need to take care of accommodation as soon as possible to avoid difficulties upon arrival.

Unfortunately, the number of available rooms and apartments in university student houses is very limited. As a consequence, this type of accommodation may not be secured. 

In order to improve their chances of obtaining accommodation via the International Offices, students are strongly advised to apply well in advanceBe careful, there are different application deadlines from one university to another.

International Offices may also recommend private student houses

Student Buddy System

Le Buddy System

Buddies are students from the universities who welcome international students and help them throughout their mobility period. Their task starts before the students arrive: they answer questions concerning finding a place to live, getting around the city, choosing the best suitable courses, helping in enrolment to the Faculty etc.

The first few weeks said to be the hardest for foreign students, facing a different country, unknown language and new habits, not to mention the different education system. That is why the student buddy system exists. On the other hand, having this enthusiastic student circle may come in useful in making friends in the local student community.

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