Fees and Expenses

The tuition fees of the Study Abroad programs range from 80 USD to 200 USD/ECTS credits per semester depending on the chosen area of study. Please note that you have to take at least 20 ECTS credits/semester. The payment of the Study Abroad program fee is requested to be settled in one piece in advance.

 

Study Area

Tuition fee/credit:

Architecture and Engineering

110 USD

Business and Economics

110 USD

Humanities

105 USD

Pharmacy

160 USD

Health Sciences

100 USD
(General Courses for all Majors in Health Sciences: 80 USD)

Music and Visual Arts

Classical Music Performance BA/MA: 130-160 USD

Sculpture (single cycle MA): 130-200 USD

Ceramic Design MA: 150-180 USD

Painting (single cycle MA): 130 USD

Natural Sciences

100 USD

Law

110 USD

Hungarian Language and Culture

200 USD/semester

Hungarian for Foreigners

200 USD/semester

 

Living expenses

The costs of a stay in Hungary have generally been considered low by European standards.

Here is a list of essentials to get an idea of prices:

Food

  • a meal in the university canteen: HUF 600-1,000 ≈ USD 2-3
  • a meal in a restaurant: HUF 1,200-4,000 ≈ USD 4 - 13
  • one litre of milk: HUF 200 ≈ USD 0,7
  • one bottle of beer: HUF 250-450 ≈ USD 0,8 - 15
  • one bottle of red table wine: HUF 600-1,500 ≈ USD 2 - 5
  • one litre of bottled water: HUF 100–150 ≈ USD 3 - 5
  • one loaf of bread: HUF 200 ≈ USD 0,7

Transport

  • a monthly bus pass for students: HUF 3,900 ≈ USD 14
  • a single ticket (bus): HUF 500 ≈ USD 2
  • a one-way train ticket to Budapest with a student discount: HUF 2,635 ≈ USD 7
  • a taxi ride within city limits: HUF 900-1,500 ≈ USD 3 – 5 (depending on the distance)

Entertainment

  • entrance fee for a party: HUF 0-1000 ≈ USD 0 - 3
  • a cinema ticket: HUF 1,000-1,300 ≈ USD 3 – 4
  • a theatre ticket: HUF 1,000-2,500 ≈ USD 3.5 - 8.5
  • swimming pool: The Pollack Swimming Pool is free for the students of the University, other swimming pools: HUF 800-2200 ≈ USD 2.7-7.4

 

The Hungarian currency is called Forint (HUF, or locally Ft). Forint bills come in 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500 HUF notes, coins are 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 HUF. Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) are usually accepted in malls, city centre restaurants and shops. Always check doors for logos of the credit.

You can check the current currency rates here: https://www.xe.com/