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Is it necessary to include a language exam certificate in my application package?

No. The entrance exam board evaluates the English language skills of applicants in the frame of the entrance exam procedure.

What is the Neptun system and how do I use it?

Neptun is the intranet system of the University. Basically all the administrative tasks you have as a Student are to be completed in Neptun. More specifically, you use it to

- register for a semester

- register for courses

- register for exams

- complete payments (e.g. fees to take particular courses, fees to take extra exams, paying tuition fee in HUF, etc).

The way to use Neptun goes as follows. You enter the system at First change the language ("nyelv" in Hungarian) to English, then type in your identifier and your password. Your identifier is your Neptun code. This is a code you get from your program coordinator at the very start of your studies at CUB. Your password is the date of your birth (in case you were born February 18, 1984; then your password is 19840218).

Quick Guide to Neptun - Checking and modifying personal data and contact details

Quick guide to Neptun - Checking your grades

Quick guide to Neptun - Course registration - dropping a course - course confirmation - timetable

Quick Guide to Neptun - Payment of fees via Neptun

Quick guide to Neptun - Registering for exams

How do I register for a semester?

Semester activation happens in Neptun. Enter the system as it is described in Q2. Then go to "Administration"/"Registration, Log In." Choose the required semester. Go to "Options" and click on "Register."

How do I register for courses?

Course registration happens in Neptun. Enter the system as it is described in Q2. Then go to "Subjects"/"Subject Registration." Choose the required semester and click on "List subjects." The list of courses available in that particular semester comes up. Choose the courses you would like to take and click on "select."

How do I register for exams?

Exam registration happens in Neptun. Enter the system as it is described in Q2. Then go to "Exams"/"Exam Registration." The list of the courses, together with the exam dates offered in each, comes up. Choose the date that best fits your schedule in each course. Please note that you are eligible to take exams in the same course only twice in the same exam period for free. You are required to pay a certain amount of fee in case you would like to take a third, fourth, etc exam in the same course in the same exam period.

How do I have to pay the tuition fee?

How to pay the tuition fee?

It usually takes 3-5 workdays until the transferred amount gets to the "NEPTUN GYŰJTŐ SZÁMLA".
Please note that in case you are using the "NEPTUN GYŰJTŐ SZÁMLA", the transfer is only completed once certain administrative tasks are done in Neptun too. Once the amount arrives in the "NEPTUN GYŰJTŐ SZÁMLA", it is available in Neptun under "Finances"/"Payments" as well. Under "Finances"/"Payments" you see the list of your completed and active payments. Once the transferred amount appears in "Finances"/"Payments," the one last step to do is to click on "pay in" next to the name of the fee you wish to complete. As a last step, follow the instructions that come up until the system says "payment is completed."

How do I complete the payment of fees other than the tuition fee?

All the fees other than the tuition fee are to be transferred to the "NEPTUN GYŰJTŐ SZÁMLA" following the steps described in Q6/(2).

Can I work during my studies? 

Third-country nationals with a long-stay visa or residence permit issued for the purpose of studies may engage in gainful activity during their term-time for maximum twenty-four hours weekly, and outside their term-time or for a maximum period of ninety days or sixty-six working days.

What is plagiarism?

A useful text about plagiarism

Student's legal status

To clarify when and for how long you have student status at the Corvinus University of Budapest as set out in the Higher Educational Act in effect:

1) You have an active student status in the semesters when you are taking classes or are doing your internship (if this is in the summer following your 6th academic semester or in the 7th academic semester of your studies).

2) You do not have active student status when:

- you are interrupting your studies for one or two semesters (i.e. are not registered for any courses) and have indicated that you will be on "passive" semester.

- you have completed all the academic requirements of the program (have fulfilled all the required courses and credits, have achieved the required minimum GPA and have achieved and finished your internship), i.e. you have "absolved" the program requirements.

Important: Once you have completed all the academic requirements of the program you are studying in, your legal status as a student shall cease. If you do not submit and defend your Thesis Work right away, you will have a maximum time of 2  years to do so counting from the time when you absolved the program's academic requirements. As the Thesis Work is the prerequisite for the diploma, but not for "absolving" your studies, once you have achieved the "absolved" status, you will no longer be a student.

Below please find the relevant parts of the Higher Educational Act.

Act CCIV of 2011
On Higher Education

26. Interruption, Suspension of the Student Status
Section 45
(1) The student’s status shall be interrupted if the student declares that they do not intend to fulfil student obligations during the next semester, or fails to register for the next semester. The total combined duration of the period over which the student may interrupt their studies may not exceed two semesters. Students may suspend their status several times, in accordance with specifications stipulated in the course and examination regulation.

Section 50
(1) The higher education institution shall issue a pre-degree certificate to students that have completed the course and examination requirements prescribed in the curriculum – with the exception of passing the language exam and compiling their thesis and diploma work – and obtained the credits prescribed, with the exception of the final thesis credit.

Section 51
(1) Passing the final exam shall constitute a precondition for issuing the diploma attesting the completion of higher education, as well as – if otherwise not stipulated within the scope of the present Act – passing the prescribed language exam. Unless otherwise regulated more  30 rigorously by programme and outcome requirements, the student shall present the certificate attesting the following:
a) Type “C” general language exam or general (level B2) general intermediate language exam in Bachelor programmes;
b) Language exam specified in the programme and outcome requirements, acknowledged by the state or an equivalent language exam (hereinafter language exam) in Master programmes. The higher education institution may, in its curriculum, define the languages accepted in respect of language examinations provided that it shall accept language examinations attested by the secondary education certificate or recognised as equivalent to a secondary school leaving examination.

35. Termination of student status
Section 59

(1) The student status shall be terminated
a) if the student has been transferred to another higher education institution, on the day of such transfer,
b) if the student announces the termination of his/her student status, on the day such announcement is made,
c) if the may not continue his/her studies is training supported by (partial) state scholarship,
and does not wish to transfer to fee-paying training,
d) on the last day of the first final examination period following the given study cycle, or in the case of postgraduate specialist programmes and higher education vocational training, on the last day of the first final examination period following the last term, or on the last day of the term of the doctorate programme,
e) as regards higher-education vocational training, in the event the student becomes medically unfit to continue his/her studies, and the higher education institution cannot offer any other suitable higher education vocational training programme, or the student does not wish to continue his/her studies, or the conditions necessary for the pursuance of further studies cannot be met, on the day the decision on termination becomes final,
f) in the event the rector terminates his/her student status – after giving warning to no avail and after reviewing the social condition of the student – because the student is in arrears with payment, on the day the decision on termination becomes final,
g) on the day the disciplinary decision on expulsion becomes final,
h) a condition stipulated in this Act required to establish a student status is no longer met, on the day the corresponding decision on termination becomes final.

(2) The student status of students participating in Bachelor programmes shall not be terminated under point d) of paragraph (1), if they are admitted to a Master programme for the semester following the semester they completed their Bachelor studies.

(3) By means of a unilateral declaration, the higher education institution may terminate the student status of the student, who
a) does not fulfil his/her academic obligations stipulated in the academic and examination regulations or the curriculum,
b) has not registered for the subsequent semester on the third consecutive occasion,
c) does not commence his/her studies after the temporary termination of student status, provided, in each case specified above, that the student has been reminded in writing to fulfil his/her obligations within the specified deadline, and has been informed of the consequences of default.

(4) By means of a unilateral declaration, the higher education institution may terminate the student status of the student, of whom the number of unsuccessful retake examinations and repeated retake examinations for the same unit reaches five.


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