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Study in Hungary

Bridging Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary combines many of the attractions of both regions – but above all prides itself on having its own distinctive identity. This pride is not without foundation. Though relatively small, Hungary has much to offer visitors, from the architectural and cultural delights of capital city Budapest, to vineyard-covered hills and historic castles. With so many natural and manmade attractions, combined with relatively low living costs and a strong focus on internationalization, it seems likely that Hungary’s popularity as a study destination will continue to grow. Choose to study in Hungary now, and you could be at the leading edge of that trend.

Read on to find out more about the top universities in Hungary, the student cities you could be based on, and practical information about applications, costs and more.

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Budapest (also largest city)
  • Borders with: Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria
  • Official language: Hungarian
  • Currency: Forint
  • Member of the European Union since 2004
  • Hungarian-language name for the country is Magyarország, and the people call themselves Magyars.
  • Known for producing (and using) lots of the spice paprika
  • Traditional Hungarian cuisine includes goulash (a soupy stew), palacsinta (pancakes), spicy sausages, dumplings and stuffed vegetables.
  • The Danube River runs through the center of Budapest, and from north to south of the entire country.
  • Major industries include mining, construction materials, textiles, chemicals and food processing.
  • Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe, founded in A.D 896, before France, Germany or England.
  • Hungarians broke the Guinness World Record for simultaneous kissing in June 2007, when more than 6,400 couples locked lips outside the parliament building in Budapest.
  • Total population of just under 10 million, of which 3.3 million live in the metropolitan area of Budapest.
  • When Hungarian people introduce themselves, their last name comes first.