Students with Stipendium Hungaricum or Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

Students with Stipendium Hungaricum or Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

Students with Stipendium Hungaricum or Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People are entitled to enjoy health care services (point i) of section (1) of paragraph 16 of the Act 53/1997 on the Eligibility for Social Security Benefits and Private Pensions and the Funding for These Services) and they are entitled to have a social security card ("TAJ card").

TAJ CARD

With the "TAJ card" (the card for Hungary’s national health insurance scheme), scholarship holders are publicly ensured and they are able to access public healthcare for free at the health care institutions in their district, not just emergency or urgent care.

Those are entitled to have the TAJ card who have 

  • a foreign citizenship, 
  • -who have no permanent accommodation in Hungary BUT
  • have a temporary Hungarian accommodation 

AND 

  • who have Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, OR
  • who are part of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

How to request the TAJ card?

Please follow the Quaestura Office's guide: https://qter.elte.hu/Statikus.aspx/GyIK-TAJ

PLEASE NOTE!

Before you ask for a treatment, please always ask if you can use your TAJ card for the service. If you need help and would like to visit the doctor, please contact your local, Hungarian-speaking mentor who can help you with finding a doctor.

In case of emergency, do not hesitate to visit a medical emergency service ("ügyelet”). In urgent cases, you will receive the medical teatment. Until you receive your TAJ card, in case of emergency, please always take with you your "Letter of Award” (scholarship holders), your "certificate of student status” and your passport and residence permit with the accommodation reporting form.

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