2018. April 23., Monday

Residence permit

Students from EU countries and EEA are obliged to declare their address (latest within 15 days after arrival!)


If you are an EU or EEA citizen, you need the following:


  1. School certificate for 1-6 year students | for preparatory course students
  2. Bank account (in Hungary)
  3. Rental contract. It should be signed by the owner(s) of the flat | download form
  4. Health insurance
  5. Procedural fee of 1500 HUF payable in deed stamps. (ILLETÉKBÉLYEG)
  6. 2 passport-size photos
  7. Application form for EU and EEA students | for non-EU students
  8. Passport / ID copy


Non-EU Students have to arrive with a "D5" student visa which is valid for 365 days. In this case you have to declare your address at the Police within 15 days of your arrival (documents needed: copy of your passport, rental contract, declaration of address, document proving that your landlord is the owner of the flat). Keep in mind the expiry date of your visa!


If you are not an EU citizen, you need the following:


  1. D-5 visa.
  2. Passport (valid for at least a year)
  3. School certificate
  4. Certificates proving that you are able to cover your expenses in Hungary. You need:
  • Bank statement showing you have sufficient (for your cost of living) hard currency on your account. Make sure it is not a HUF account!
  • You should exchange some USD into HUF. The receipts should bear your name.
  1. Rental contract. It should be signed by the owner(s) of the flat | download form
  2. Declaration of address signed by the owner(s) of the flat. (SZÁLLÁSBEJELENTO LAP).
  3. Document proving that your landlord is the owner of the flat (TULAJDONI LAP not older than 30 days).
  4. Procedural fee of 5000 HUF payable in deed stamps (ILLETÉKBÉLYEG). (The stamps are available at post offices).
  5. 2 passport-size photos
  6. Application form
  7. Health Insurance


Immigration Office (Szeged, Londoni krt. 15.)

Reception Hours


For EU and EEA students

  • Mon: -
  • Tue: 13.00 - 16.00
  • Wed: 8.30 - 12.30
  • Thu: 13.00 - 17.30
  • Fri: 8.30 - 12.30

Reception hours for collecting the Residence Permit:

  • Tue: 8.30 - 12.30
  • Wed: 13.00 - 16.00


For non-EU students

  • Mon: -
  • Tue: 8.30 - 12.30
  • Wed: 13.00 - 16.00
  • Thu: 8.30 - 12.30
  • Fri: -


Reception hours for collecting the Residence Permit:

  • Tue: 8.30 - 12.30
  • Wed: 13.00 - 16.00

SZTE Experience


PhuongPhuong Thu Tran - Faculty of Economics - Business Administration and Management

I live in Budapest, and I commute by train to Szeged every day. It’s not a huge distance for me, I got used to travelling back home. I study, watch the scenery or the people. Once I lost my wallet, and everyone around me tried to help. One of them offered to give me some money, another one offered to take me where I had to go. I love Szeged, Hungarians and nice, and I like the cuisine, though the spicy food is not spicy enough for my taste. I’m very happy to study here. At the Faculty of Economics, the program is practice-oriented, we get a lot of useful information and a lot of opportunities are offered by our professors.


Yuanyuan_ChenYuanyuan Chen - International Economy and Business - Stipendium student

My first impression about Szeged was, that it is „a standard lovely Western city. You can see colourful buildings everywhere; enjoy the sunshine, walk in the nature, study in the bright, high-tech library”. I think this is a perfect place for students where they can experience sparkling culture diversity, enjoy the peacefulness of everyday life, meet a lot of kind and motivating people, enjoy the inspiring academic atmosphere, taste the food not only from Hungary but also from the world. I can call Szeged my second home.

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