Residence Permit for the Purpose of Studies for non-EEA nationals

IMPORTANT

It is important that you clearly understand how you can arrange the residence permit for the purpose of studies (and the residence permit visa if required). Before submitting your application, please read carefully the relevant pages on the official site of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.

If you have any questions regarding process, please contact the Hungarian Consulate in your home country and the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.

Before you arrive in Hungary

You need to obtain a residence permit for the purpose of studies if you are a student from the non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) and you wish

  • to study in a registered secondary or Hungarian higher educational institution.
  • to participate in a preparatory course for higher education organized by a higher educational institution, and it certifies that you have the knowledge of language necessary for your studies.

If you are coming from a visa waiver country, you can apply for the Residence Permit for the Purpose of Studies before (it is highly recommended) or after you arrive in Hungary.

If you are coming from a country that is under visa obligations according to the Schengen acquis, you need to apply for the Residence Permit for the Purpose of Studies and with this, also a residence permit visa (D-visa) in a permanent residence application before you come to Hungary.

(Details: When the regional directorate grants the issuance of the residence permit, it permits the issuance of the residence permit visa simultaneously and notifies the consular officer. The permanent residence visa is issued, based on the decision of the regional directorate, by the consular officer.)

With the residence permit visa (D-visa), you can enter Hungary only once and you are allowed to stay with this document in Hungary only for 30 days.

Residence permit application in your country

You need to submit the residence permit application at the Hungarian Consulate or at other locations authorized to receive residence permit applications which operates in the country of your permanent residence or nationality. The decision on residence permit with study purposes will be made within 15 days.

After you arrive in Hungary

If you are staying in Hungary for more than 30 days (all non-EEA students: students from visa-waiver countries and students from countries with visa obligations), you need to go to the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing in order to register your accommodation in Hungary and to receive the residence permit.

Please note that the residence permit is only valid with your Address card and your passport. These three documents are required to be kept and carried on.

(1/A) Application for residence permit, if you have already applied for the residence permit at the Hungarian Consulate in your home country

Required documents, if you have already applied for the residence permit at the Hungarian Consulate in your home country (and you have a D-visa)

Data sheet for the issuance of the residence permit” also called “Adatlap a tartózkodási engedély kiadásához” in Hungarian

Please download it and fill it in!

Valid passport

 

1 passport-size colour photo

 

Certificate of school attendance

You can receive it at Quaestura Office or in person from your faculty coordinator.

Certificate of accommodation

Dormitory certificate (stamped and signed by the management); or

Proof of student hostel(stamped and signed by the management); or

Lease Contract, which should contain your and your landlord’s personal data (ID Card /Passport number, mother’s maiden name), the  exact address (postal code, city, street/square/road, house number, floor number, door number), period of stay (definite/indefinite time) and signatures of two witnesses.

 

Completed form of “Accommodation reporting form”

Please ask for an empty form from your faculty coordinator and ask your dormitory /landlord/ agent to sign it before you go to the Office!


(1/B) Application for residence permit, if you apply for a residence permit for the first time at the Immigration and Asylum Office

Required documents,  if you apply for a residence permit for the first time at the Immigration and Asylum Office

Application for Residence Permit for the Purpose of Study

Please download it and fill it in!

Valid passport

 

1 passport-size colour photo

 

Certificate of school attendance

 You can receive it at Quaestura Office or in person from your faculty coordinator.

Certificate of accommodation

  • Dormitory certificate (stamped and signed by the management); or
  • Proof of student hostel(stamped and signed by the management); or
  • Lease Contract, which should contain your and your landlord’s personal data (ID Card /Passport number, mother’s maiden name), the  exact address (postal code, city, street/square/road, house number, floor number, door number), period of stay (definite/indefinite time) and signatures of two witnesses.

     

Completed form of “Accommodation reporting form”

Please ask for an empty form from your faculty coordinator and ask your dormitory /landlord/ agent to sign it before you go to the Office!

Certificate of the financial conditions

Scholarship, bank account statement, or a bank account statement of your parents and a declaration from your parents that they support you financially, etc.

Certificate of payment of the tuition fee  

Certificate of health insurance

Any health insurance valid in the territory of EU

Completed form of “Declaration to undertake voluntary leave”

Download it, print it and fill it in!

Completed form of “Declaration” on how you would like to receive your residence permit

Download it, print it and fill it in!

Fee:

In case of a new request:

  • HUF 18 000 

In case of extension:

  • HUF 10 000 

The costs of the procedure is payable by way of electronic payment instrument (bank card) or in the form of bank deposit (using the cheque supplied by the regional directorate). In respect of yellow cheques, in the “comment” box the client’s name and date of birth, and the case type “Application for Residence Permit” shall be indicated.

 

(Individuals who have the right to free movement and residence, as well as citizens of third countries who study in Hungary with a Hungarian government scholarship or with a regular study allowance from the minister responsible for education are exempt from paying administration service charges according to point 2) c) of paragraph 5 of the Decree 28/2007 /31.05/ of the Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement on the charges of administration related to the entry and residence of individuals who have the right to free movement and residence, as well as the citizens of third countries.)


Validity of the Residence Permit

Please note that the residence permit is only valid together with your Address card and your passport.

The residence permit for the purpose of study is issued

  • If the course is shorter than two years, the duration for which the permit is issued adapts.
  • If the course takes 2 years or more, then the permit is issued for at least one and the maximum of two years which can be extended by one and the maximum of two years.

Extension of the residence permit

When your residence permit is about to expire, you need to apply for the extension of your residence permit.

How to apply?

You need to submit your request online at the Enter Hungary platform or in person at the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (address: 1135 Budapest, District 13, 35-37 Szegedi út (Twin Office Building, Ground floorat latest 30 days prior to the expiration of the right of residence.

When you apply for the extension of a residence permit, you need to present a valid passport (it must cover the period of authorized stay at most); the former residence card and former address card issued by the authority; and the same document as in the case of the first application (see the list above). In case your address didn’t change, it is enoughif you present the former address card and make a declaration that your accommodation did not change. Please note that the lease agreement must cover the period of your stay in Hungary at most. (When you sign the lease agreement, please be thoughtful your contract shall be contained the opportunity for an extension.


Reporting obligations of the third country nationals (non-EEA) living in Hungary)

If you are a non-EEA student and you plan to stay in Hungary longer than 30 days, you are required to register your accommodation and any consequent changes at the regional directorate or at the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing within 3 days of taking up residence. 

NOTE! The evidence of the registration of the accommodation issued by the authority is required to be kept and carried on by the third country national and presented to the authorities if requested.

HOW TO APPLY?

You are required to appear in person, at the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (address: 1135 Budapest, District 13, 35-37 Szegedi út (Twin Office Building, Ground floor) when submitting the application to the authority.
This procedure is free of charge.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

“Accommodation reporting form”

Please ask for an empty form from your faculty coordinator and ask your dormitory /landlord/ agent to sign it before you go to the Office!

Valid passport

 

Certificate of accommodation

Dormitory certificate (stamped and signed by the management); or

Proof of student hostel (stamped and signed by the management); or

Lease Contract, which should contain your and your landlord’s personal data (ID Card /Passport number, mother’s maiden name), the  exact address (postal code, city, street/square/road, house number, floor number, door number), period of stay (definite/indefinite time) and signatures of two witnesses.

Former “Address card” as the evidence of the registration of the accommodation issued by the authority.

If you already registered your accommodation, please take with you the “Address card” as the evidence of the registration of the accommodation issued by the authority.


Before you leave Hungary

You are not allowed to stay longer in Hungary until you have a valid residence permit. When your residence permit expires, you need to leave Hungary.


Downloads

Handout - Residence Permit for the Purpose of Studies for Non-EEA Nationals (without D-visa)

PDF

Handout - Residence Permit for the Purpose of Studies for Non-EEA Nationals (with D-visa)

PDF

Handout - Extension for a Residence Permit

PDF

Application for Residence Permit for the Purpose of Study

DOC

Data sheet for the issuance of the residence permit

PDF

Declaration to undertake voluntary leave

PDF

“Declaration” on how you would like to receive your residence permit

PDF

Guide to the application for the residence permit for the purpose of study

PDF


10.07.2017.