After you successfully fulfil the entrance requirements for the veterinary medicine program at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest and pay the tuition fee, you receive an official notification about your admission from the program coordinator (Letter of Admission).
Depending on your citizenship you may or may not need to apply for a visa to enter Hungary. Please, select the category below which applies to your circumstances.
Information on the changes of the rules of the foreign students’ residence in Hungary effective from January 1, 2018
CITIZENS OF THE EU/EEA MEMBERS STATES
Citizens of EU/EEA (EEA: member states of the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Lichtenstein) may travel to Hungary without a long-term study visa. However, they need to obtain a registration card for the duration of their studies in Hungary.
For more information please visit the relevant section of ‘Visa and Residence Permit’ information.
CITIZENS OF COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EEA
If you are a student from the non-European Economic Area (non-EEA), you need to apply for a long-term “D” type visa for study purposes at the Hungarian Consulate of your country of residence. 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. This visa, contrary to the Schengen (tourist) visa, can only be obtained from the Hungarian consulates listed here.
If you require a visa, please ask for a visa appointment as soon as possible (right after you are notified about your acceptance), because in some cases the process can take up to three months, or even longer for visa applications with missing information.
The following documents are needed for the application for residence permit:
- a wholly and legibly completed, signed “residence permit” application form.
- valid passport (the validity of which has to exceed that of the requested visa by at least 3 months)
- one passport size photos (not older than 3 months)
- confirmation of Acceptance from the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest (Letter of Admission)
- visa fee: ~60 EUR
- declaring a real, exact address in Hungary (the document certifying accommodation in a student hostel or the tenancy contract)
- documents certifying subsistence in Hungary (bank account statement; or the declaration of the parents that they assume coverage of all costs of the stay in Hungary; or the document certifying the scholarship)
- attestation of the school that the applicant is exempt from the payment of school fees or that he/she has already paid the tuition fees.
- travel insurance (A travel insurance is required to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accidents and other losses incurred while traveling; it can usually be arranged at the time of the booking of a trip and should be valid until the beginning of the study program) or equal financial means
After you arrive to Budapest, you can arrange your registration card (EEA) or residence permit (non-EEA) at the Immigration and Asylum Office (in Hungarian: Bevándorlási és Menekültügyi Hivatal, abbreviated as BMH).
1135 Budapest, District XIII., Szegedi út 35-37., ground floor (Twin Office Center Office-Block)
Foreign nationals (under visa obligation) wishing to pursue studies in Hungary are required to apply for entry visa (exceeding 90 days) in their home countries and enter the country on the entry visa issued by the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate.
For more detail, please visit:
Students coming from EU & EEA countries do not need a student visa, but have to apply for a registration certificate within 90 days after their arrival to Hungary.
For more information please visit our subpage: Visa and Residence Permit
Information on housing services that are recommended by the university is available here.