Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

How will start the 2020/2021 academic year?

Hybrid education will be introduced at the university, which means that the course may be organised in the following forms:
a) course requiring the student’s in-person attendance, 
b) online course or
c) blended course which may be a combination of courses in-person and online. 
The form of a given course is recorded in Neptun.
During in-person attendance course, mask wearing and distance are mandatory in university buildings.

I have heard that the special academic regulations for students changed. Where can I find them?

Special academic regulations for students can be found here. Please follow our website, the rules may change again.

I am at risk. How can I participate in education?

If you are unable to enter Hungary on time or due to illness attendance education is risky or you are at risk age, or you live in a household with a sick or at risk age person, you can submit a distance educations application at Neptun. If you are licensed for distance education, you can study online.

When can I enter the Student Affairs Office? 

Study administration is still done online, except for enrollment. You can handle all other matters electronically.

Should students continue to pay their full tuition fee for the hybrid semester?

Yes, as educational activity continues.

Will the current semester be delayed?

The schedule of the academic year will not change during the state of emergency. The exam period will also remain as planned. 

What happens with the Student ID Cards that do not have a valid sticker for the spring semester yet?

Student ID Cards that have a sticker for the autumn and spring semester of 2019/2020 will be valid for 180 days after the end of the emergency state announced by the Government (15 December 2020).

How can I join a Teams meeting?

Please follow this link.

How can I join a Webex meeting?

Please follow this link.

How can I appear Teams?

To appear Teams you must have IIG/Caesar ID. In this site you can login with your Neptun ID to demand IIG/Caesar ID. After it you can use Teams with your ID, that looks like name@student.elte.hu.

I want to learn more effectively, what do you suggest?

We suggest you to use this free Coursera course, which is the largest edutacional portal in the world.

What happens to the Erasmus student mobilities planned for the autumn semester of the 2020/2021 academic year? 

According to the briefing of the ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body published on 29 July 2020, Erasmus student mobilities for the autumn semester of 2020 are supported from 24 August 2020, provided that they are long-term physical mobilities of at least 3 months in case of studies, and at least 2 months in case of internships. The Erasmus scholarship is only granted for the physical part of the mobility and for the mandatory quarantine period. In case a virtual mobility period is also included, this must be indicated separately. Failure to meet the minimum physical mobility period through no fault of the student (for example, due to the coronavirus pandemic) will be handled as a vis major situation. In this case, the settlement of the grant depends on the outcome of the vis major procedure initiated by the student by submitting an individual application for equity. The study activities of the student during both the physical and the virtual mobility period will be accepted at ELTE. For more information on the Erasmus+ programme, visit our website here.

What happens to the student mobilities planned within the framework of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) in the autumn semester of the 2020/2021 academic year? 

According to the briefing of the ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body published on 29 July 2020, student mobilities for the autumn semester of 2020 are supported from 24 August 2020, provided that they are long-term physical mobilities of at least 3 months in case of studies, and at least 2 months in case of internships. As the living costs and scholarships of students traveling under the SEMP are covered by the Swiss state, we recommend that any interruption, postponement, or cancellation of their mobility be agreed with the Swiss host institution and the international office of the sending faculty.

Is it possible to submit a travel application to the Talent Support Council now?

The Travel Grant has been suspended for an indefinite period with regard to the measures related to COVID-19. Please, check this site for further information.
If you have any question, please contact the Talent Support Council at tehetseggondozasitanacs@elte.hu

How can I complete my internship/my field practice?

Students can proceed with their internship or in case of dual training, with their practical training if the host institution or hosting company accepts them. Pandemic rules (mask wearing, distance keeping, hand washing) must be followed during the internship/field practice,

When will the spring semester end and when will the exam period take place?

The ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body does not plan to make further changes to the schedule of the autumn semester of the academic year of 2020/2021. The Study period therefore ends on 11 December 2020, the exam period starts on 14 December 2020 and ends on 30 January 2021. Should there be any further changes to the original schedule, the ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body will notify all students, teachers and staff members immediately.

What is the method for submitting the thesis?

You must submit your thesis electronically at Neptun. You can find information here.

How can I request a certificate of student legal status?

Certificates may be requested:

  • in the case of certifacete of legal status, by launching a case on Q-tér. Please indicate that you are requesting a certificate electronically or by mail, otherwise the certificate will be mailed. If requested electronically, it will be sent to your email address  stored in Neptun. Postage of the certificate of legal relationship is subject to a fee (HUF 1000);
  • in case of proof of residence, written from the student e-mail address stored in the Neptun system to the e-mail address of the head of dormitory;
  • in case of completion and other certification, written from the student e-mail address stored in the Neptun system to the e-mail address of the Student Affairs Office

How can I request application, tenders?

If a Neptun application is available, it must be initiated digitally, if not, an e-mail written from the email address of the student stored in the Neptun system, to the competent department from  with attachments, if necessary. If the faculty uses a template, a specific form for submitting an application or application, please use those.

How can I initiate an incorrect bank transfer?

Administration of the transfer can be initiated

How can I request a temporary student certificate?

You can apply for it by starting the case in Q-tér. Please indicate that you are requesting a certificate electronically or by mail, otherwise the certificate - temporary ID card - will be mailed. If requested electronically, it will be sent to your email address stored in Neptun. Postage of the proof of legal relationship by post is subject to a fee (HUF 1000). Mails are posted at most once a week, please note this when requesting mai.

How can I present my language exam?

The scanned image of the language exam certificate must be sent from the student's email address stored in the Neptun system to the Student / Doctoral Office email address.

Will there be a doctoral conferment ceremony?

The ceremony takes place within six months of the decision of the University Doctoral Council to award the degree. At the ceremony, the students must appear in person, and as part of the doctoral initiation, they must take an oath in accordance with Annex 3 of the Doctoral Regulations.  However, the decision of the University Doctoral Council on obtaining a degree will be sent to you by post after the decision.

The defence of my doctoral dissertation is due, will it be organised? 

The defences will be organised,  the dispute can also be maintained by using electronic devices that provide simultaneous transmission of audio and video. The students will be informed about the method of defense before the due date.

I am a student with special needs, how can I give any help?

You can send an e-mail from the student's e-mail address stored in the Neptun system to the e-mail address of the Faculty Disability Coordinator or you can phone them. Please read this website to the details.

How can I appeal against the university’s first instance decision?

From the student email address stored in the Neptun system to the Student Appeals Board's email address (hjb@kancellaria.elte.hu). The appeal must contain at least the following: the student's name, Neptun code, address, name of the student's faculty, the identification of the decision against which he wishes to appeal, the reason the purpose of the appeal. Within three business days, the Student Appeals Board will acknowledge receipt of the appeal. After making a decision without a personal hearing, the decision will be sent to Neptun or e-mail.

Where can I find information about the opening hours, availability and conditions of use of ELTE libraries?

About the opening hours, availability and conditions of use of ELTE libraries information is available on the shared portal of the University Library Service (ULS). Under the menu item Libraries, archives you can find more information after selecting the appropriate institution. The central library of the network is the University Library (6 Ferenciek tere, 1053 Budapest), the services of which have been available since June 17.

How can I register in an ELTE library?

Online: From the 24th of August 2020 online registration is possible in ELTE libraries via the mobile WebApp of the University Library Service (virtual library card, details here), which is also available with a desktop browser here. Online enrollment is only available to university citizens, subject to Neptun authentication, however, not every ELTE library provides it currently. A list of libraries where this option is available can be found in the “Frequently Asked Questions” menu item on the mobile WebApp. You can also find there more information about online registration.

In person: Personal registration / enrollment in libraries of the University Library Service is possible during opening hours, with the presentation of personal documents (identity card, address card, student card valid for university students, high school students), by filling in the registration form and signing the entry declaration.

It is necessary to register separately for each ELTE library, but the library card is common (it is the student card for students). Registration is free of charge for all ELTE citizens.

How can I find out if my library card is still active? How can I extend it?

To find out when your card expires, please, check your account online through the library catalogue.

The “My Memberships” menu item on the mobile WebApp (virtual library card details are here) also provides information about library data after logging in.

You can also inquire about the validity of the membership at one of the contact details of the libraries (phone, email, skype, chat, etc.).

It is possible to renew the membership in person during the opening hours of the given library by presenting the personal documents (see point 2), or in the libraries where online enrollment is available, it is also possible for ELTE citizens to renew the membership online via the mobile WebApp.

Can I return the borrowed books to the library?

The University Library (6 Ferenciek tere, 1053 Budapest) continues to act as a book reception point for students who are members of faculty libraries as long as the libraries of the University Library Service are closed.

Books can be returned in person at the Information Desk, by post, or dropping them into the book drop station by the entrance of the University Library during the opening hours. 

By reopening the member libraries, the standard borrowing system will be restored, which means that books must be returned to the library from which they have been borrowed.

Is it possible to borrow books from the Library? How?

Readers with a valid library card of the University Library can order a book for borrowing by e-mail (kolcsonzo@lib.elte.hu), telephone (+ 36-1-411-6500 extention 3417 or 3411) or in person at the Information Desk. After logging in to the online catalogue, a book request can also be initiated using an electronic application form. The library will send you an email notification of the terms of receipt. Readers have 2 working days to pick up the requested books.

The conditions for borrowing from the member libraries of the University Library Service can be found under the menu item Libraries, archives after selecting the appropriate institution.

Is it safe to borrow library books?

The procedure for lending books has been developed by the University Library in accordance with epidemiological regulations and recommendations. Accordingly, book lending is secure: all returned books are quarantined for 72 hours, after which they can be borrowed again.

When and under what conditions can reading rooms be visited?

Currently, the reading rooms of the University Library are closed. In accordance with the evolution of the epidemic situation and the relevant instructions of the university, the way of reopening will be determined on the bases of the continuous assessment of the situation, in compliance with the health regulations. Scheduled opening of the Grand Reading Room: September 7, 2020. Hopefully, other ELTE libraries/faculty libraries will  also be reopened in September.

Where can I find information about available databases and how can I access them remotely?

Accessible and subscribed databases are available via the library's website.

Remote access to the databases requires a Caesar ID, which can be requested via the ELTE IIG Customer Portal by entering the NEPTUN ID (Neptun code and password). Detailed information can be found here.

More information in English about our library services is available here.