2018. August 16., Thursday

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


AndiAndi Rahmat Saleh - Faculty of Arts - Ph.D. Studies

I’m a Ph.D. student from Indonesia and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship student. I first heard about the University of Szeged from the Tempus Foundation university list with excellent program descriptions, and it caught my eyes. My student life has been a pleasant one because of the beautiful environment, and TIK library facility. The teachers and staffs are accommodating, and my mentors and classmates also contributed to exploring the city with pleasant memories. The city is very affordable, and I live in a shared flat very close to the city center. In my free time, I engage in sporting activities or watch movies. My favorite spot is the Dugonics square, but my best attraction is the Tisza River. The University of Szeged is a beautiful experience for me, and I will recommend it to my friends. I am happy to be part of the University of Szeged.


GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.

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