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Questions and Answers

What is the ideal arrival date? How much money do I need? What about accommodation? How can I register at the Stipendium Hungaricum Office of Corvinus?

Find all the questions and anwers below!
The week before the start of the tuition in the Fall semester is the orientation week, therefore we would kindly recommend you to arrive at the very end of August or very beginning of September. Please make sure to arrive by the end of September the latest as you will need to register at your study coordinatros office and a late registration could mean that you won’t be able to begin your studies at CUB.
1. Public transport

  • Bus 200E stops at the airport every 7-10 minutes. It takes you to Kőbánya-Kispest metro station. From here you can travel to the city center with metro replacement bus (metro line 3 is under renovation). At the airport you can buy a transfer ticket at one of the vending machines for about 2,50 EUR. You will get two tickets. Validate the one with nr. 1 on the bus at one of the machines and then validate the one with nr. 2 at the entrance of the metro. You can use your debit/credit card when you buy the tickets.
2. Taxi
You can take a taxi at the airport. The official taxi company of the airport is Főtaxi. They have a booth in front of the arrival terminal. It is a good and reliable company and the ride to the city center is about 30 EUR.

3. Airport shuttle
One ride to the city center is about 16 EUR/person.Change some money at the airport as debit/credit cards and foreign currencies are not acceptable on the bus and metro. Don’t change too much though as the exchange rates are not very customer friendly at the airport. The taxi and shuttle companies may accept debit/credit cards.Please note that the scholarship program doesn’t cover your flight ticket and airport transfer.
You will have the option to get a mentor in the beginning of the first year of your studies at CUB, who helps your integration in the everyday life in Hungary. You will receive further information on the mentor program before your arrival to Hungary.
You can fulfill these tasks in any order. Check the following question for the answers on the how to do these tasks.

  • Registration at your study coordinator’s office
  • Registration in the Stipendium Hungaricum office
  • Application for the residence permit at the “Immigration and Asylum Office” if you don’t travel with a D visa
  • Opening a Hungarian bank account
  • Requesting a tax number
  • Getting a student id code
Your study program coordinator will send you information on this via e-mail at the end of August. This registration must be done only at the beginning of the first semester of your studies. Your study coordinator will send you the exact details of this registration in August.    
Registration in the SH office is a must at the beginning of each semester. The SH office will send you information on this via e-mail twice a year, at the end of August and at the end of December. Please note that you have to sign your scholarship agreement in your first year at the first visit and no scholarship transfer can be done without a signed scholarship agreement.
You must have a valid residence permit allowing you to study in Hungary during the whole period of your studies. There are two possible scenarios.

1. You are entering the Schengen Area with a D-visa and a Non-EU/EEA passport.

2. You are entering the Schengen Area as a tourist and without a visa – Non-EU/EEA passport.

Please check the Survival Guide for further details.
You have to have a Hungarian HUF account in any bank in Hungary in order to get any kind of payment eg. scholarship, accommodation money etc. from the university. The branches of the big banks near the university (the followings are rather examples and most students have accounts in these banks) are:

  • CIB Bank: 1094 Budapest, Ferenc körút 15.
  • Erste Bank: 1082 Budapest, Baross utca 1-3.
  • K&H Bank: 1053 Budapest, Kálvin tér 3.
  • OTP Bank: 1085 Budapest, Kálvin tér 12-13.
Please send your bank account number to your CUB study program coordinator, who will register it in Neptun. Please note that the scholarship transfer is not possible if your bank account is not registered in Neptun!!!
Please visit the tax office near the university. Only your passport is needed for the tax id application.

Address: 1097 Budapest, Vaskapu u. 33-35.

WebsiteOffice hours

  • Mon 08.30-18.00
  • Tue 08.30-12.00
  • Wed 08.30-18.00
  • Thu 08.30-12.00
  • Fri 08.30-11.30
The card will be sent to you several months after the application, but you get the number immediately when you apply for it.Please send your tax id number to your study program coordinator, who will register it in Neptun. Please note that the scholarship transfer is not possible if your tax number is not registered in Neptun!!!
You have to visit the Document Registering Office (Okmányiroda in Hungarian), where you have to sign the application form and your photo will be taken. You have to identify yourself with your passport.

Address: 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 2-3.

You will receive a NEK-code that you must register in NEPTUN system.

Steps of the registration

  • Go to Neptun/Administration/Student card request/click on “Add new”
  • Register your NEK code (right side of the NEK paper, numbers and letters only)
  • Choose: First application
  • Confirm your permanent address and save.You can get a temporary student card from your study program coordinator until you get the permanent plastic card, which takes about 2-4 months.
Please note that the temporary student card is valid only for 60 days and you must ask for another one if you don’t get your permanent id during this period.When you receive your permanent student card, please have it validated by picking up a sticker at your study program coordinator’s office. The permanent card is NOT valid without a sticker and it must be validated each semester.
Steps that lead to your first scholarship transfer. These can be done in a different order of course.

1. In September, at the beginning of your first semester you sign the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship agreement during the scholarship registration. This must be done only once.

2. You register for the scholarship in person during the Enrollment/Registration week. In the first semester identifying yourself with your passport, later either with your passport or with your residence permit. This registration must be done at the beginning of each active semester until the end of your active student status. The SH office sends you a reminder on this in August and in December.

3. You apply for a tax id and your tax id is registered in Neptun.

4. You open a HUF account in a Hungarian bank and your bank account number is registered in Neptun.

5. You activate your student status in Neptun.The first scholarship and accommodation contribution (if applicable) transfer will be done only if all of the above are fulfilled.If you are a first-year student you have a chance to get the first scholarship in October but only if you activate your Neptun by 10 September at the latest and your bank account and tax numbers are registered in Neptun by 25 September at the latest.

Registration in person for the scholarship is a must at the beginning of each semester. Please note that due to technical issues we are not be able to transfer any scholarship and accommodation contribution in September and in February.You receive the September and October amounts due to you in a single installment in October and the February and March amounts due to you in a single installment in March.

IMPORTANT: the October and March scholarship amounts (and any further amounts due to you in the course of the Fall and Spring semesters) will be transferred ONLY IF you register for the scholarship in person during the Enrollment/Registration week and you activate your Neptun status by the 10th of September/February at the latest.

Should you miss these deadlines for any reason whatsoever, your scholarship transfer will be delayed by a month and you will get the first transfer (including the September, October, November amounts) only in November/ (including the February, March, April amounts) only in April.

After the first instalment of each semester, you get the scholarship at the beginning of each month, by the 15th of the given month.
Unfortunately, due to the covid situation, the dormitories of Corvinus are closed at the moment. Please check the Housing Guide for information on how to look for an apartment.
You get the following amount of money each month in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program. This amount will NOT cover all your needs as this is only a contribution.

You will receive the following contribution based ony your study level:

BA/BSc and MA/MSc students:

43.700,-HUF scholarship plus 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution per month or a dormitory placement (limited availability)

PhD students:

In the 1st and 2nd year of your studies 140.000,-HUF scholarship plus 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution per month or dormitory placement (limited availability)

In the 3rd and 4th year of your studies 180.000,-HUF scholarship plus 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution per month or a dormitory placement (limited availability)

You can check below how much money you actually need to live on:

You will need about 100.000-150.000,-HUF/month to live on based on your needs plus the rent.
Renting one room costs about 85.000-100.000,-HUF/month + utilities (25.000-30.000,-HUF). All in all you will need about 210.000-280.000,-HUF/month.
Based on your needs in the first month you will probably spend more money as you have to buy some basic things to get you started.  
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