| Student Residence Halls |
There is a
huge variety of dorms, from which you can choose, at ELTE. Some are well-known,
some feared, others quiet and friendly. So in simple terms you will always be
able to find one that suits you and your personality best.
some people, who are afraid of these places. Simply because it can be
intimidating to live, eat and study between unknown people. But after a while,
you will get used to it, and eventually your stay turns into a constant party.
You meet others, get know the “core” of groups. But most importantly, you find
out information about university life quicker and get helpful insights to make
your semester more enjoyable. Simple things like books and notes can be
acquired more easily within the confines of the dorm. Lastly, lets not forget
the convenience of the party scene. You never have to go too far to find a good
party, nor do you have to wait for hours in the night for transport to get
home. In the dorms it is simple: you simply go to your room and to bed if you
two types of the dormitories. Ones with a social background, and ones with a
scientific background. Unfortunately you won’t have the chance to participate
in the work of the “scientific colleges”, because the people who live there are
selected on their scientific excellence, and the time you’ll spend here as an
exchange student won’t give you the chance to get involved in this type of
dormitories. Some of the dormitories are in a very bad state. They constantly
have to be renovated “next year”, but the “next year” never comes. Meanwhile,
the people living there make up for this little problem themselves. There are,
however, some dormitories that have been renovated recently. They are in a
first-class condition and foreign students used to get a place in one of these
places (well, the reasons are well-known :).
So the three main
dormitories, where you’ll get a place, if you apply for one:
The Kõrösi Csoma Sándor Dormitory
It is the
greatest and oldest dormitory in Hungary. So if you get a place here, you will
not get bored. The dormitory has three main buildings, namely the the ‘A’, the
’B’ and the ’C’ building. There are three beds in one room, and some rooms do
not have a toilet or facilites attached. The guestrooms are kept tidy, so they
are in a better condition than the average rooms. This dormitory has the widest
range of opportunities. There are several sport activities, a gym, table
tennis, and much more. As for clubs, there are five of them which take care of
free time and culture. The five clubs have an annual contest, within the so
called “Budaörsi Napok”. This is a weeklong event, with rock-bands, alcohol and
168 hours of partying. Usually held in the spring, this is one of the most
important events in the life of the University. The dorm also has a buffet, a
library, film-library, Internet in every room, photocopy and of course the
Capacity: 1293 person
Location: 1118 Budapest,
Dayka Gábor u. 4.
Transit links: bus no. 139 from
the Southern Railway Station, buses no. 40, 40E, 53, 140E, 153 from Móricz
Zsigmond Square. Take off at the Dayka Gábor utca stop.
20,000 HUF per month for a regular room (the two roommates are included). If you
want to stay in the guest room, the price will be 26,000 HUF per month (in this
case you will have two roommates and a shower).
Dormitory on Nándorfejérvári út
This is one of the newest dormitories of the University. It was renovated two years ago, so it is in a very good condition. Everything is shiny new, and in superb condition. There are special courses offered within this building by two colleges. The Bolyai College which is the oldest one of ELTE, and the other is the Social Sciences College. Therefore, if you live here be prepared to run into those students. Because of the small number of residents, socializing opportunities are not very good. This is more like a quiet island than a party place. Nevertheless, the surroundings are great, and there are some opportunites for sport. Further facilities include: internet access in very room, buffet, community rooms on each floor with TV and a gym.
Capacity: 130 person
Location: 1117 Budapest, Nánderfejérvári út 13.
Transit links: trams no. 41, 47, 18, 118 from Móricz Zsigmond Square, buses no. 14, 114 from Kosztolányi Dezsõ tér and bus no. 103 from Etele tér.
Prices: approx. 20,000 HUF per month for a regular room (with two roommates). If you want to have a place in the guest rooms (single rooms with shower) you’ll have to pay 32,000 HUF per month
Dormitory on Ajtósi Dürer Sor
This is a
small size dormitory the capacity is only 244 people. If you get a place here,
you will reside with students from the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of
Education and Psychology. Foreign students usually get a place here. The
building is not in a very good condition, but the renovation is about to happen
“soon”. Every room is designed for two, but some rooms do not have attached
bathrooms, instead they share a common one on the floor. The services include
Internet in every room, table-tennis, buffet, TV room, and a film library.There
is an ELTE campus nearby, with some language departments, and a swimming pool.
On the other side of the dormitory there is the City Park, which is one of the
biggest parks in the city. Unfortunately, the Ajtósi Dürer sor, which is a
6-lane road runs in front of the building, so sometimes it can be a little
Capacity: 244 person
Location: 1146 Budapest,
Ajtósi Dürer sor 23.
Transit links: bus no. 7 from the
city center (Stefánia út stop), tram no. 1 (Ajtósi Dürer sor stop), trolley no.
72, 74, 75.
Prices: approx. 20.000
HUF per month for a regular room (with one roomate) or approx. 26.000 HUF per
month for a guest room (with one roommate and a sink).