2019. April 25., Thursday

Opening a bank account

Hungarian banks provide a comprehensive range of banking services, including account management, currency exchange, pension funds, insurance and mortgages.


In most cases, it is necessary to have a valid residence permit and address card in order to open a bank account. Some banks allow foreigners to open an account with just the presentation of a passport.


Usual costs of opening an account include:

  • Opening fee
  • Bank card fee
  • Account management services


For different currencies, it is necessary to open a separate account.

In case you are wondering about which bank you should choose, you might opt for OTP and MKB, since SZTE has a special agreement with them.


SZTE Experience


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.


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.

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