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Welcome

Being a student in a foreign and unknown country can be stressful. You may have worries about your studies, financial situation and life in general. As a foreign student you may experience a culture shock or you may simply miss being away from home. We hope that these answers will help you to get a better picture on how things work in Hungary and at Corvinus University of Budapest.

Here you can check the most frequently asked questions regarding the Stipendium Hungaricum program at Corvinus University of Budapest.

The answers are also available in a booklet called Survival Guide.

 

 

How can I contact the admissions coordinators at Corvinus?

You can check the contact details of our admissions' coordinators here.

Who will be my coordinator once I start my studies at Corvinus?

 

You will have several coordinators while you study here and we are all here to help you getting through the difficulties that can happen in your life.

The Stipendium Hungaricum (SH) office in room E.27 is responsible for any scholarship related issues such as scholarship payment, accommodation, insurance.

You also have a study program coordinator, who is responsible for any study related issues eg. how to get a Neptun code, how to activate your semester in Neptun, how many credits you need to collect etc. 

How can I contact the scholarship coordinators and my study program coordinator?

Please note that the admissions coordinators are not necessarily the same people as the study program coordinators.

Please contact the admissions coordinator of your chosen study program if you are still in the admissions phase. You can check their availability either in Tempus Foundations application system, DreamApply or under the question above "How can I contact the admissions coordinators at Corvinus?"

Please check the list of the scholarship and study program coordinators if you are a student at Corvinus. 

You can also check their availability and office hours.

Where can I find the faculties of Corvinus?

  1. Corvinus Business School

      Main building (E.) - 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8.

  1. Corvinus School of Economicshttps://goo.gl/9ksCLV

      Main building (E.) - 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8.

  1. Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations

      New building (C.) - 1093 Budapest, Közraktár utca 4-6.

We also have an IT building called Salthouse (S.) at 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 13-15. The three buildings are next to each other.

What is the ideal arrival date in Budapest?

In 2019 the tuition in the Fall semester starts on the first or second Monday of September. The week before this date is the orientation week, therefore it would be wise to arrive at the very end of August or very beginning of September. 

The exact start of the semester and the last possible arrival date will be announced during the Summer of 2019.

What are the exact dates of the 2019/20 academic year?

The academic calendars of the 2019/20 academic year will be announced during the Summer of 2019.

Nevertheless you can check the academic calendars of the current (2018/19) academic year below.

Corvinus Business School

Corvinus School of Economics

Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations

Generally we can say that the Fall semester starts in September and ends at the end of January and the Spring semester starts in February and ends at the end of June.

What are the transfer options from the airport?

1. Public transport

a) Bus 200E stops at the airport every 7-10 minutes. It takes you to Kőbánya-Kispest metro station. From here you can travel to the city center with metro line 3 (blue line). At the airport you can buy a transfer ticket at one of the vending machines for about 2,50,-EUR. You will get two tickets. Validate the one with nr. 1 on the bus at one of the machines and then validate the one with nr. 2 at the entrance of the metro. You can use your debit/credit card when you buy the tickets.

b) Bus 100E stops at the airport every 30 minutes. It takes you directly to the city center. A single bus ticket is about 3,-EUR.

2. Taxi

You can take a taxi at the airport. The official taxi company of the airport is Főtaxi. They have a booth in front of the arrival terminal. It is a good and reliable company and the ride to the city center is about 30,-EUR.

3. Airport shuttle

One ride to the city center is about 16,-EUR/person.

Change some money at the airport as debit/credit cards and foreign currencies are not acceptable on the bus and metro. Don’t change too much though as the exchange rates are not very customer friendly at the airport. The taxi and shuttle companies may accept debit/credit cards.

Please note that the scholarship program doesn’t cover your flight ticket and airport transfer.

How can I get information on the mentor program?

Those freshmen who are accepted by Corvinus and got the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship get a Hungarian mentor in August. The mentor will help their integration in the everyday life in Hungary. The students will get more information on the mentor program in August 2019. 

What are the most important things that I must do after my arrival?

You must do the followings after your arrival. The task order is not important.

1. registration at your study coordinator’s office

2. registration in the central Stipendium Hungaricum office (E.203)

3. application for a residence permit at the Immigration and Asylum Office if you don’t travel with a D visa, see details under “How to apply for the residence permit

4. opening a Hungarian bank account

5. requesting a tax number

6. getting a student id code

How can I register in the Stipendium Hungaricum office of Corvinus?

Registration in the Stipendium Hungaricum office of Corvinus is a must at the beginning of each semester. The Stipendium Hungaricum coordinators send you information on this via e-mail twice a year, at the end of August and at the end of December. Please note that you have to sign your scholarship agreement at the first visit and no scholarship transfer can be done without a signed document.

How can I register in my study coordinator's office?

Your study program coordinator will send you information on this via e-mail at the end of August. This registration must be done only at the beginning of the first semester of your studies. Your study coordinator will send you the exact details of this registration in August.

How can I apply for the residence permit?

There are two possible scenarios.

1. You are entering the Schengen Area with a D-visa and a Non-EU/EEA passport.

2. You are entering the Schengen Area as a tourist and without a visa – Non-EU/EEA passport.

 

Scenario 1. You are entering the Schengen Area with a D-visa and a Non-EU/EEA passport.

In this case you DON’T have to go to the Immigration and Asylum Office, because the representatives of the office will come to the university on certain days in September and October. The SH coordinators of Corvinus will inform you via e-mail about when and where exactly you can pick up your residence permit. 

In order to pick up the residence permit card from the representatives of the Immigration and Asylum Office you MUST give them the following documents.

1. Original PASSPORT and its FULL PHOTOCOPY (from the first to the last page, including the cover page)

2. One passport-size, coloured PHOTO (glued on the attached Data Sheet)

3. Proof of Accommodation SELECT ONE OPTION:

 

  • Students staying at the dormitory: DORMITORY CERTIFICATION (with dormitory stamp and dormitory coordinator's signature and date) OR
  • Students renting a flat: RENTAL CONTRACT (with legal signatures: signed by you and the owner of the flat / housing agency PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date, it should also contain the address of the property and the duration of rent) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY OR
  • Students staying in somebody’s flat as a favour (for free): CONTRACT OF COURTESY USE OF FLAT (the owner of the property should write it for you, it should contain the address of the property and the duration of rent, the personal data of the user (you) and the statement that you can stay in this property free of charge, this contract should be signed by you and the owner of the flat PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY OR
  • Students staying with family member / relative reside in Hungary: DECLARATION FROM THE FAMILY MEMBER (the relative should officially declare that you will stay with them for the duration of your Corvinus study period, it should contain the address of the property and the duration of accommodation, the personal data of the user (you) and the statement that you can stay in this property free of charge, this contract should be signed by you and the owner of the flat PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY

4. Fully (until point 25.) filled out ACCOMMODATION REPORTING FORM FOR THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS (see the sample at the SH website of CUB, it must be filled out and signed by you AND must also be signed at the "Signature of the person providing accommodation" by the dormitory coordinator / owner / provider of accommodation. You can get the blank accommodation reporting form even outside office hours from the board on the wall next to the SH office (E.203).

 

  • Students staying at the dormitory: signed and stamped by the dormitory's coordinator
  • Students renting a flat: signed by the owner of the flat (Important: If the flat is provided not by the owner, but from an agency/relative/friend etc., then an Authorisation between the owner and the trustee with two witnesses will be required. If the flat’s owner is a company then a Master Signature (‘Aláírási címpéldány’ in Hungarian) will also be required.)
  • Students staying in somebody’s flat as a favour (for free): signed by the owner of the flat
  • Students staying with family member / relative reside in Hungary: signed by the family member / relative, who is the owner of the flat

5. Fully filled out and signed DATASHEET FOR ISSUING THE RESIDENCE PERMIT (‘Adatlap a tartózkodási engedély kiadásához’; see the form attached; to be filled, printed out and signed by you).

 

Scenario 2. You are entering the Schengen Area as a tourist and without a visa – Non-EU/EEA passport.

In this case you have to apply for a residence permit at the Immigration and Asylum Office. The application must be done within 30 days of your arrival in the Schengen Area, but of course as soon as possible.

Address: 1135 Budapest, Szegedi út 35-37., Website

Call Center: +36 1 463 9292 (landline, Mon-Thu 08.30-16.30, Fri 08.30-14.00)

Office hours

Mon 08.30-13.00, Tue 13.00-17.00, Wed 08.30-12.00, Thu 08.30-13.00, Fri 08.30-12.00

You MUST collect the following documents and give them to the representatives of the Immigration and Asylum Office.

1. Original PASSPORT and its FULL PHOTOCOPY (from the first to the last page, including the cover page)

2. One passport-size, coloured PHOTO

3. Certificate of Education – from your study program coordinator

4. Appendix 14- – from the SH website of Corvinus University

5. Application for residence permit – from the SH website of Corvinus University

6. Proof of Accommodation SELECT ONE OPTION:

 

  • Students staying at the dormitory: DORMITORY CERTIFICATION (with dormitory stamp and dormitory coordinator's signature and date) OR
  • Students renting a flat: RENTAL CONTRACT (with legal signatures: signed by you and the owner of the flat / housing agency PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date, it should also contain the address of the property and the duration of rent) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY OR
  • Students staying in somebody’s flat as a favour (for free): CONTRACT OF COURTESY USE OF FLAT (the owner of the property should write it for you, it should contain the address of the property and the duration of rent, the personal data of the user (you) and the statement that you can stay in this property free of charge, this contract should be signed by you and the owner of the flat PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY OR
  • Students staying with family member / relative reside in Hungary: DECLARATION FROM THE FAMILY MEMBER (the relative should officially declare that you will stay with them for the duration of your Corvinus study period, it should contain the address of the property and the duration of accommodation, the personal data of the user (you) and the statement that you can stay in this property free of charge, this contract should be signed by you and the owner of the flat PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY

7. Fully (until point 25.) filled out ACCOMMODATION REPORTING FORM FOR THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS (see the sample at the SH website of CUB, it must be filled out and signed by you AND must also be signed at the "Signature of the person providing accommodation" by the dormitory coordinator / owner / provider of accommodation. You can get the blank accommodation reporting form even outside office hours from the board on the wall next to the SH office (E.203).

 

  • Students staying at the dormitory: signed and stamped by the dormitory's coordinator
  • Students renting a flat: signed by the owner of the flat (Important: If the flat is provided not by the owner, but from an agency/relative/friend etc., then an Authorisation between the owner and the trustee with two witnesses will be required. If the flat’s owner is a company then a Master Signature (‘Aláírási címpéldány’ in Hungarian) will also be required.)
  • Students staying in somebody’s flat as a favour (for free): signed by the owner of the flat
  • Students staying with family member / relative reside in Hungary: signed by the family member / relative, who is the owner of the flat

8. Letter of Award – from Tempus Foundation

How can I renew my residence permit once it expired?

The application for a new residence permit can be done any time, but at least 30 days before the expiry date. For example if the expiry date of your residence permit is 01.12.2018, then you can apply for a new residence permit any time up until 01.11.2018.

Address: 1135 Budapest, Szegedi út 35-37., Website

Call Center: +36 1 463 9292 (landline, Mon-Thu 08.30-16.30, Fri 08.30-14.00)

Office hours

Mon 08.30-13.00, Tue 13.00-17.00, Wed 08.30-12.00, Thu 08.30-13.00, Fri 08.30-12.00

You MUST collect the following documents and give them to the representatives of the Immigration and Asylum Office.

1. One coloured passport sized photo (no glasses, no smile)

2. Certificate of Education (not older than 30 days) – from your study coordinator

3. Transcript of records about the finished semesters – from your study coordinator

4. Passport and its copy (all pages, including the cover pages)

5. Appendix 14- – from the SH website of Corvinus University

6. Application for residence permit – from the SH website of Corvinus University

7. Proof of Accommodation SELECT ONE OPTION:

 

  • Students staying at the dormitory: DORMITORY CERTIFICATION (with dormitory stamp and dormitory coordinator's signature and date) OR
  • Students renting a flat: RENTAL CONTRACT (with legal signatures: signed by you and the owner of the flat / housing agency PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date, it should also contain the address of the property and the duration of rent) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY OR
  • Students staying in somebody’s flat as a favour (for free): CONTRACT OF COURTESY USE OF FLAT (the owner of the property should write it for you, it should contain the address of the property and the duration of rent, the personal data of the user (you) and the statement that you can stay in this property free of charge, this contract should be signed by you and the owner of the flat PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY OR
  • Students staying with family member / relative reside in Hungary: DECLARATION FROM THE FAMILY MEMBER (the relative should officially declare that you will stay with them for the duration of your Corvinus study period, it should contain the address of the property and the duration of accommodation, the personal data of the user (you) and the statement that you can stay in this property free of charge, this contract should be signed by you and the owner of the flat PLUS two witnesses - with their names and addresses -, date) and its FULL PHOTOCOPY

 

8. Fully (until point 25.) filled out ACCOMMODATION REPORTING FORM FOR THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS (see the sample at the SH website of CUB, it must be filled out and signed by you AND must also be signed at the "Signature of the person providing accommodation" by the dormitory coordinator / owner / provider of accommodation. You can get the blank accommodation reporting form even outside office hours from the board on the wall next to the SH office (E.203).

 

  • Students staying at the dormitory: signed and stamped by the dormitory's coordinator
  • Students renting a flat: signed by the owner of the flat (Important: If the flat is provided not by the owner, but from an agency/relative/friend etc., then an Authorisation between the owner and the trustee with two witnesses will be required. If the flat’s owner is a company then a Master Signature (‘Aláírási címpéldány’ in Hungarian) will also be required.)
  • Students staying in somebody’s flat as a favour (for free): signed by the owner of the flat
  • Students staying with family member / relative reside in Hungary: signed by the family member / relative, who is the owner of the flat

 9. Letter of Award – from Tempus Foundation

Is it a must to open a bank account in Hungary?

You have to have a Hungarian HUF account in any bank in Hungary in order to get any kind of payment eg. scholarship, accommodation money etc. from the university. The branches of the big banks near the university (the followings are rather examples and most students have accounts in these banks) are:

CIB Bank: 1094 Budapest, Ferenc körút 15.

Erste Bank: 1082 Budapest, Baross utca 1-3.

K&H Bank: 1053 Budapest, Kálvin tér 3.

OTP Bank: 1085 Budapest, Kálvin tér 12-13.

The requirements of each bank are different, therefore we recommend that you visit your chosen bank in person and ask what is needed to open a bank account

Please send your bank account number to your CUB study coordinator, who will register it in Neptun. Please note that the scholarship transfer is not possible if your bank account is not registered in Neptun!!!

How can I apply for a tax ID?

Only your passport is needed for the tax id application.

Address of the tax office: 1097 Budapest, Vaskapu u. 33-35., Website

Office hours

Mon 08.30-18.00, Tue 08.30-12.00, Wed 08.30-18.00, Thu 08.30-12.00, Fri 08.30-11.30

Please send your tax id number to your study program coordinator , who will register it in Neptun. The card will be sent to you several months after the application, but you get the number immediately when you apply for it.

Please note that the scholarship transfer is not possible if your tax number is not registered in Neptun!!!

How can I apply for a permanent student id?

In order to get a permanent student id you have to visit the Document Registering Office (Okmányiroda in Hungarian), where you have to sign the application form and your photo will be taken. You have to identify yourself with your passport.

Address: 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 2-3.

You will receive a NEK-code that you must register in NEPTUN system.

Steps of the registration:

1. Go to Neptun/Administration/Student card request/click on "Add new".

2. Register your NEK code (right side of the NEK paper, numbers and letters only).

3. Choose: First application

4. Confirm your permanent address and save.

You can get a temporary student card from your study coordinator until you get the permanent plastic card, which takes about 2-4 months. Please note that the temporary student card, which is actually an A4 paper, is valid only for 60 days and you must ask for another one if you don’t get your permanent id during this period.

When you receive your permanent student card, please have it validated by picking up a sticker at your study coordinator’s office. The permanent card is NOT valid without a sticker and it must be validated each semester.

How and when can I get the scholarship?

Steps that lead to your first scholarship transfer. These can be done in a different order of course.

1. In September, at the beginning of your first semester you sign the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship agreement in the Stipendium Hungaricum office of Corvinus. This must be done only once.

2. You register for the semester in person in the Stipendium Hungaricum office of Corvinus. In the first semester identifying yourself with your passport, later either with your passport or with your residence permit. This registration must be done every September and January until the end of your active student status. The SH office will send you a reminder on this in August and in December.

3. You apply for a tax id and your tax id is registered in Neptun.

4. You open a HUF account in a Hungarian bank and your bank account number is registered in Neptun.

5. You activate your student status in Neptun.

The first scholarship and accommodation contribution (if applicable) transfer will be done only if all of the above are fulfilled.

Registration in the SH office is a must at the beginning of each semester. However due to technical issues we are not be able to transfer any scholarship and accommodation contribution in September and in February.

You receive the September and October amounts due to you in a single installment in October and the February and March amounts together in a single installment in March.

IMPORTANT: the October and March scholarship amounts (and any further amounts due to you in the course of the Fall and Spring semesters) will be transferred ONLY IF you register in the SH office by the 10th of September/February at the latest and you activate your Neptun status.

Should you miss these deadlines for any reason whatsoever, your scholarship transfer will be delayed by a month and you will get the first transfer (including the September, October and November amounts) only in November/ (including the February, March, April amounts) only in April.

After the first instalment of each semester, you get the scholarship at the beginning of each month, by the 15th of the given month.

Am I eligible for a dormitory place?

According to the Stipendium Hungaricum Rules and Regulations you are entitled to get a dormitory place depending on the capacity of the university OR 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution per month until the end of your active student status.

However Corvinus also has a dormitory rule for SH students.

“(6) For students participating in the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme (hereinafter “SH students”), up to 110 places can be distributed in the Kinizsi Dormitory and the Tarkaréti Dormitory each (altogether 220). The basic principles of place distribution are as follows:

a) The altogether 220 places must be distributed among first-year (newly admitted) and PhD (newly admitted and senior) SH students in the order of arrival of their application.

b) If from among the first-year and PhD SH students the number of students applying for a dormitory place does not reach the altogether 220 places available, the remaining places can be distributed among the senior SH students applying for a dormitory place. In this case, the places are distributed among the senior SH students having the best scholarship average of grades. If the averages of grades are equal, the SH student having submitted his application first should be granted the dormitory place.”

The SH office will send you the dormitory application link at the end of July 2019. Please note that application doesn’t mean acceptance. We can’t promise you a dormitory place for sure. The application result will come out at the end of August 2019. The dormitory coordinators will inform you via e-mail about the result of your application. In the info letter you will get a dormitory welcome letter (only if you get a place) that you should read very carefully. Moving in is possible only on the first or second Sunday of September (or later if you don’t arrive by that date) but not before. The exact moving out date wil be announced in the Summer of 2019.

Please note that we can’t guarantee that you get a place in the dormitory you choose. You may get a place only in the other one or in none of them at all.

We have two dormitories where you can stay. Both buildings have been partially renovated, but not all the rooms are renovated. Please note that we can’t guarantee that you get a renovated room if you get a dormitory place.

 

IMPORTANT

Please apply for the dormitory only if you accept the following rules:

- The dormitories accept male and female students as well. Genders are not mixed in the rooms, but the common areas are mixed and there can be a male room next to a female room. This is totally common and accepted in Hungary.

- You cannot request to be placed or not placed in the same room with a person of a certain nationality. The room distribution is done by the dormitory manager before your arrival in Budapest.

- You cannot ask to be placed or not placed in the same room with someone of a given religion. You have decided to live in a foreign country. Part of this experience is to achieve cultural understanding, e.g. acceptance of the fact that someone may have a culture and religion different from yours. Everyone is, of course, allowed to practice their religion, but, at the same time all are expected to respect the customs and religion of others.

- In case of any problems or disagreements, you must accept the decision of the dormitory manager.

What should I know about the dormitories?

Corvinus University can provide accommodation for the SH students in two dormitories. Please also check the answer under the question "Am I eligible for a dormitory place?"

Kinizsi dormitory1092 Budapest, Kinizsi u. 2-6.

Tarkarét dormitory1106 Budapest, Tarkarét u. 6.

 

Kinizsi Dormitory

The rooms can be occupied mostly by 2 people but there are some rooms at each floor that can be occupied by 3-5 people.

There are common kitchens and common bathrooms at each floor.

- There is one washing machine at each floor, free of charge.

You need to buy/bring utensils e.g. cutlery, mug, glass, plate etc.

You have to buy/bring your bed sheets, but the blanket and pillow is provided.

There is a fridge in the room.

There is a microwave oven and a gas oven in each kitchen.

You can borrow the vacuum cleaner and the iron at the reception.

There is an internet cable connection but you have to by the adapter once in Hungary.

There is a small study room in the building but Corvinus library is only 2 minutes away.

There is NO tumble dryer.

There are fire alarms and an entrance control system in the building. (Please check the information that you get on this topic when you move in.)

You can accept visitors, but again you have to check and follow the rules of accepting visitors.

 

Tarkarét Dormitory

- There are only triple rooms in Tarkarét.

There are 3 huge washing machines on the ground floor and a tumble dryer. You have to pay for using them.

- There are two common kitchens and common bathrooms at each floor.

- You need to buy/bring utensils e.g. cutlery, mug, glass, plate etc.

- You have to buy/bring your bed sheets, but the blanket and pillow is provided.

- There is a fridge in the room.

- There is a microwave oven and a gas oven in each kitchen.

- There is a small library in the building.

- There is an IT room.

- There are fire alarms and an entrance control system in the building. (Please check the information that you get on this topic when you move in.)

- You can accept visitors, but again you have to check and follow the rules of accepting visitors.

IMPORTANT: You have to stay in the dormitory for the whole semester (5 months) from the beginning of September/February until the end of January/June if you get a place, sign the dormitory agreement and move in. Moving in and out during the semester is NOT allowed (of course you can move out at the end of the semester if you feel like.)

How can I get the accommodation contribution?

According to the Stipendium Hungaricum Rules and Regulations you are entitled to get a dormitory place depending on the capacity of the university OR 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution per month until the end of your active student status.

Please note that you get 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution if you don’t stay in any of the dormitories. Please note that this amount is a contribution only as renting a place costs a lot more in Budapest.

 

Here is a Housing Guide where you can get information about the available private places. You may google private dormitory options in Budapest, but be quick as the private dormitory places are also very popular.

 

 

Where can I find a short-term accommodation?

You may arrive at the end of August and even if you get a place in the dormitory you won’t be able to move in before the first or second Sunday of September 2019. You can stay in a hostel for some nights. Please check the following websites for suggestions.

Hostels near Corvinus

- Hostel Budapest Center

Hello Budapest Hostel

Flow Hostel

Kálvin Ház

Booking pages

Hostelworld

Budgetplaces

What is the approximate amount of money to live on in a month?

You get the following amount of money each month in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program:

BA/BSc and MA/MSc students

43.700,-HUF scholarship plus 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution per month if you don’t stay in the dormitory. Please note, that you don’t get any accommodation contribution if you live in the dormitory. All in all you get either 43.700,-HUF or 83.700,-HUF per month depending where you live.

PhD students

In the 1st and 2nd year of your studies - 140.000,-HUF scholarship plus 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution per month if you don’t stay in the dormitory. Please note, that you don’t get any accommodation contribution if you stay in the dormitory. All in all you get either 140.000,-HUF or 180.000,-HUF per month.

In the 3rd and 4th year of your studies - 180.000,-HUF scholarship plus 40.000,-HUF accommodation contribution if you don’t stay in the dormitory. Please note, that you don’t get any accommodation contribution if you stay in the dormitory. All in all you get either 180.000,-HUF or 220.000,-HUF per month.

If you stay in the dormitory, which is paid by the scholarship program, you will need about 100.000-150.000,-HUF/month based on your needs.

If you rent a room, you will need the same amount to live on plus the rent. Renting one room costs about 85.000-100.000,-HUF/month + utility (25.000-30.000,-HUF). All in all you will need about 210.000-280.000,-HUF/month and again based on your needs.

In the first month you will probably spend more money as you have to buy some basic things.

What kind of clothing do I need in Hungary?

Hungary is a country of extremes regarding the weather.

September can be still quite warm during the day (+25-27 Celsius) and the weather gets colder and colder as we enter October and November. November can be cold with temperature under +10 Celsius. Winter months can be really cold. In winter the average temperature is zero to -10 Celsius. In extreme circumstances and at night the temperature can go below -15 Celsius.

We would like to encourage you either to bring warm winter clothes, a coat, scarf, hat, gloves, boots or buy them here. Buying them here is not a problem either as we have a lot of shopping malls with all the major fashion chains.

If you want to save some money try the second hand chains Háda and Cream. Both have several shops all around Budapest. Alternatively you can try the Chinese shops that are available all over Budapest, but if you need a lot of different shops at the same place try Monori Center.

Am I insured by the scholarship program?

Yes, you are insured.

Please note that you are entitled to get the following two health insurances free of charge. You can get both of them.

1. Hungarian social security called TAJ card

2. Private insurance with insurance company UNIQA

Please check here what you have to do in order to get both insurances.

 

 

Who should I contact in case I have a health issue?

You can call the medical call center of UNIQA, that operates 24 hours a day, at +36 1 461 1526, providing that you have a valid UNIQA insurance. You can make a phone call every day of the year.

You can discuss your medical problem with a practicing doctor on:

  • the availability of medical services, pharmacies, medical institutions
  • health and disease,
  • healthy nutrition,
  • healthy lifestyle and prevention,
  • diagnosis and treatment requests,
  • medicines, their effects, side effects, applicability, interactions and substitutability,
  • time coordination.

 What you have to do in case of a medical problem:

first step: calling +36 1 461 1526

- identifying yourself (name, birth date, education ID)

- brief description of your problem

- telephone consultation with a doctor

- getting the doctor’s name, address and the date and time of your appointment

second step: on-site appearance at the doctor

- identifying yourself with your residence permit or passport (student ID is not acceptable)

 You don’t have to pay for the medical examination. The insurance company UNIQA Insurance Co. and the service provider Advance Medical Ltd. will settle the bill.

How can I claim back money from UNIQA?

If you go to the pharmacy and purchase medicines, bandages or medical devices you can claim the money back if

1. You are insured by UNIQA.

2. You hand in your request within 15 days of the issue of the invoice.

3. You submit an invoice issued for your name (called “ÁFÁS számla” in Hungarian).

4. You submit a copy of the medical documents that you got from your doctor (called “Ambuláns lap” in Hungarian). Only if you went to the doctor of course.

Please check UNIQA Terms and Conditions, page 7, paragraph 82 and 83.

In order to get the money back, you have to write a letter to the insurance company and enclose the original invoice and the copy of the medical documents (if you have any).

The letter should contain the following information:

your name

- your education id e.g. 75858856972

- you TAJ umber (if you have one)

- your Hungarian bank account number where the money should arrive

- the medical service you had and its date

- you have to let the insurance company know that you are insured via Corvinus University

The letter must be sent to Advance Medical Kft. (1092 Budapest Köztelek u. 6., City Gate irodaház, 1 torony) via regular post as registered mail

If you have any question regarding your claim please contact operation(at)advance-medical(dot)hu.

What is Neptun system?

Your data will be registered into the central academic system called NEPTUN. You get your Neptun ID from your study  coordinator in August before the beginning of your studies. Your study program coordinator will give you specific instructions on how to log in, change your password, how and when to register for the courses and later for the exams. For practical information please check the Neptun guide of the university. You may also read how to pay fees via Neptun.

What is Cusman identifier?

For using further information systems of Corvinus (computer rooms, university e-mails, the e-learning systems Moodle etc.) you need a central user ID (CUSMAN) and a password. Your Neptun ID and CUSMAN ID are the same, but the passwords are different. Your study coordinator can give you specific instructions on how to change your password.

How can I use the IT labs?

There are approximately 1200 computers in the auditoriums and other workplaces within the university. About half of these computers are for research, administrative, and executive purposes. The remaining ones are for general and thematic education purposes and are located in specially built computer labs, where students mainly use the economical and informatics applications. The accessibility of these labs is controlled by timetables. To get admission to the university computers you need a user (login) name (azonosító) and a password (jelszó), which you get when you enrol at Corvinus. The computers can be used only with a username and password. If you forget/lose your login name and/or password, you must pay HUF 300 at the reception office of IT (room 15, ground floor, Salt House) to get a new one. If you try to access the university computers / Wireless Internet three times, unsuccessfully, the system shuts you off for 45 minutes, so after two attempts please ask for help. All the computers on campus have internet access. Wireless internet and CorNet can be accessed by using VPN Connection or CORNET-EAP without VPN connection. This service can be used with a Corvinus University student ID card. Wireless service is available in all three university buildings. To register, please contact the ITC help desk (Salt House, Room 15). WIFI (VPN) technical support: Tue 9.00–12.00, Thu 13.00–16.00 (Salt House, Rooms 124, 125, 126). You can change the language of the softwares on the campus PC-s from Hungarian to English when you log in for the first time. On the screen you see a globe “Switch default language”. Click on this and when a window pops up, choose Nyelvek (Languages) where you need to click on the language of your choice. You OK this choice and this setting will be remembered every time you log in.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is an open-source contemporary e-learning management system. It is a collaborative platform supporting the learning process of students and providing an easy-to use interface between professors, students and administration. You can find your courses, learning materials, homework assignments, and occasionally even your exams on the system. All students can access Moodle, with their CUSMAN user name and password. If you have any problem with Moodle, don’t hesitate to contact us at helpdesk(at)eloszk(dot)hu.

Office: E-Business Research Centre, Salt House, Room 20.

Is there a set class schedule at Corvinus?

Corvinus have a set class schedule and you can have courses anytime in-between these timeframes. Your specific schedule depends on the given semester.

Timeframes

08.00-09.30

09.50-11.20

11.40-13.10

13.40-15.10

15.30-17.00

17.20-18.50

19.10-20.40

What is the time format in Hungary?

A 24 hour time format is used in Hungary. 12.00 is always noon and 24.00 or 00.00 is always midnight. We don't use am or pm.

Is being late acceptable in Hungary?

Time is an important and huge issue in Hungary and being late is unacceptable especially in the classroom. Please be careful and always be on time. For example 09.50 always means 09.50 and not any time after that. Of course you can be in the classroom some minutes earlier than the start of the class but never later than that.

Is there any requirement regarding how to write an e-mail to a staff member of the university?

Please always use the proper forms when you write a letter. Your letter should look something like this.

“Dear Madam/Sir/Ms Strack/Szilvia/Professor/Coordinator etc.

Here comes the information or question that you would like to share with the person.

Best regards,

Here comes your official full name”

Please do not use the e-mail as if it was a chat line. "Hey" or "Hi" are not proper ways of addressing someone officially. Always start your e-mail with dear…, say goodbye at the end and always sign your letter.

How quickly can I get an answer for my e-mail from a staff member of Corvinus?

Once you sent an e-mail to a university staff member please do NOT send them a reminder in less than 48 hours if you sent your letter on a weekday and less than 96 hours if you sent your letter at the weekend. Remember, each staff member is dealing with hundreds of students and problems at the same time. Please give them time to get around and respond to your e-mail. If you send an e-mail at 11 p.m. in the evening, do not expect a reply by 8 a.m. even in the most optimal case. Always plan and think ahead.

Can I use social media platforms to contact a staff member of Corvinus?

Please note that Facebook, Snapchat, Viber, WhatsApp etc. are not official platforms of communication with the university staff members. If you need anything from a coordinator or a professor please send them a letter to their official e-mail address that ends with “uni-corvinus.hu” instead of contacting them on the above mentioned platforms.

Where is the library of Corvinus?

The library is located in building C. You can check the opening hours and facilities on the library’s website. The use of the library is free of charge. You can register once you are here and your student status is active. You have to pay a small fee of 1.000,-HUF (about 3,-EUR) for the library card, but it must be paid only once.

Is there a cafeteria at Corvinus?

There is a self service restaurant in the basement of the main building (E.) and also in the new building (C.) You can find two buffets in the student lounge of the main building (E.) and there is a buffet on the ground floor of the new building (C.).

Which mobile service providers should I contact to buy a sim card or a mobile phone?

There are four big mobile service providers in Hungary. You can check their websites for more information.

Telenor

T-mobile

UPC

Vodafone

Are there any student organisations at Corvinus?

Student Council (Hallgatói Önkormányzat, HÖK)

The Student Union is a special unit among university bodies. Its central responsibility is to represent the students’ interests. Its members are elected annually.

The Student Union has the responsibility of informing students about university news and changes in regulations. Other services include organizing amazing events and professional lectures, which are a huge part of student life. The Student Union also has an International Team, which is committed to help incoming international students with any trouble they might have. You can contact them at kulugy(at)bcehok(dot)hu.

Student Union is located on the ground floor of the Main Building in E.17.

ESN - Erasmus Student Network

The goal of Erasmus Student Network is to make the bonding easier and faster between international and Hungarian students. ESN guides the foreign students during the whole semester and also helps them in any case of problems.

ESN is located on the ground floor of the Main Building in E.7.

AIESEC

AIESEC is the world’s biggest international non-profit organisation which is run by students. It is present in more than a 100 countries, on 1600 universities, with 50000 members. Hungary joined this network in 1972, and now we have 12 offices in 8 cities. The profile includes a young, dynamic team, improving their skills and managing the International Internship Programme. There are two kinds of membership at AIESEC. As a long term member, students have the opportunity to explore their potentials and enhance their skills for the benefit of their future career. During the AIESEC years, they are going to be able to participate in internships and tasks that allow them to improve and test their theoretical knowledge in practice. AIESEC is located on the ground floor of the Main Building in E.21.

Sometimes having real freedom and being away from home can lead you to making bad decisions. Please take care of yourself and read the following lines very carefully.

Accommodation

Always lock the door of your flat / house when leaving and after arriving home.

Being lonely and depressed

Being away from home can be lonely and depressing and it is not always easy making new friends. If you feel sad and lonely you can contact any of the following people:

- Szilvia and Theresa in the SH Office

- your study coordinator

- the Student Counseling Center of Corvinus

- your mentor

- your favourite professor etc.

Drinking

Beware of the dangers of drinking. If you are drunk by any chance, do not walk the streets late at night on your own, and do not go home alone. In general, it is not a good idea in any large city to walk alone late at night.

Drugs

Drugs in Hungary are illegal. Avoid them.

Parties

Inform your friends, roommates where you are going. Always ask one of your friends to escort you home or take a taxi if you leave late at night. 

Sex and pregnancy

Practice safe sex. Always use a condom available in the drug stores eg. DM, Müller. Sexually transmitted diseases can be found all over the world. Take care of yourself.

If you think you are pregnant get a pregnancy test. You can choose from a number of over-the-counter pregnancy tests in the drug stores. Do not be shy in such cases and ask for someone’s help.

Thieves / Pickpockets

Budapest is generally very safe and pickpocketing in not that common, but it can happen. Please never carry your passport with you, have a photo of it in your phone. Residence permit should be good enough identification if needed somewhere.

Always carry your bag in front of you, especially on the public transport, and never on your back, even if it is a rucksack. Your phone and wallet should never be in the back pocket of your jeans/trousers.

If you sit down somewhere, make sure that you keep an eye on your stuff rather than put it next to yourself or behind you. It can be stolen in a second. Take care even at the university as anyone can enter the buildings and do not leave your things in an empty classroom if you don’t stay there.

Traffic rules

Make sure that you cross a street only at green light. Before stepping off the curb make sure that all the cars have stopped. Please use the official pedestrian crossings only.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

General emergency number:                                   112

Police:                                                                       107

Ambulance:                                                               104

Fire service:                                                               105

To call the numbers above is free of charge.

 

24-hour English-language crime hotline:                     +36 1 438 8080

English language telephone directory service:               191

International operator:                                               199

 

Blue Point Drug Ambulance

Address: 1095 Budapest, Gát utca 25, I/8

E-mail: bluepoint(at)t-online(dot)hu

Phone: +36 1 215 7833 or +36 70 607 4969

 

Anonymous and free HIV testing (AIDS Association)

Address: 1113 Budapest, Karolina út 35/b

Availability: +36 1 466 9283, segitseg(at)anonimaids(dot)hu

 

A few reliable taxi companies (English is spoken)

City Taxi: +36 1 211 1111

Főtaxi: +36 1 222 2222

Do you have any suggestion regarding my welfare while staying in Budapest?

Sometimes having real freedom and being away from home can lead you to making bad decisions. Please take care of yourself and read the following lines very carefully.

Accommodation

Always lock the door of your flat / house when leaving and after arriving home.

Being lonely and depressed

Being away from home can be lonely and depressing and it is not always easy making new friends. If you feel sad and lonely you can contact any of the following people:

Szilvia and Theresa in the central SH Office

- your study coordinator

the Student Counseling Center of Corvinus

your mentor

- your favourite professor etc.

Drinking

Beware of the dangers of drinking. If you are drunk by any chance, do not walk the streets late at night on your own, and do not go home alone. In general, it is not a good idea in any large city to walk alone late at night.

Drugs

Drugs in Hungary are illegal. Avoid them.

Parties

Inform your friends, roommates where you are going. Always ask one of your friends to escort you home or take a taxi if you leave late at night. 

Sex and pregnancy

Practice safe sex. Always use a condom available in the drug stores eg. DM, Müller. Sexually transmitted diseases can be found all over the world. Take care of yourself.

If you think you are pregnant get a pregnancy test. You can choose from a number of over-the-counter pregnancy tests in the drug stores. Do not be shy in such cases and ask for someone’s help.

Thieves / Pickpockets

Budapest is generally very safe and pickpocketing in not that common, but it can happen. Please never carry your passport with you, have a photo of it in your phone. Residence permit should be good enough identification if needed somewhere.

Always carry your bag in front of you, especially on the public transport, and never on your back, even if it is a rucksack. Your phone and wallet should never be in the back pocket of your jeans/trousers.

If you sit down somewhere, make sure that you keep an eye on your stuff rather than put it next to yourself or behind you. It can be stolen in a second. Take care even at the university as anyone can enter the buildings and do not leave your things in an empty classroom if you don’t stay there.

Traffic rules

Make sure that you cross a street only at green light. Before stepping off the curb make sure that all the cars have stopped. Please use the official pedestrian crossings only.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

General emergency number: 112

Police: 107

Ambulance: 104

Fire service: 105

Calling the numbers above is free of charge.

 

24-hour English-language crime hotline: +36 1 438 8080

English language telephone directory service: 191

International operator: 199

 

Blue Point Drug Ambulance

Address: 1095 Budapest, Gát utca 25, I/8

E-mail: bluepoint(at)t-online(dot)hu

Phone: +36 1 215 7833 or +36 70 607 4969

 

Anonymous and free HIV testing (AIDS Association)

Address: 1113 Budapest, Karolina út 35/b

E-mail: segitseg(at)anonimaids(dot)hu

Phone: +36 1 466 9283 

 

A few reliable taxi companies (English is spoken)

City Taxi: +36 1 211 1111

Főtaxi: +36 1 222 2222

Is there a student counseling center at Corvinus?

Yes, there is and the consultation in English is free of charge. Our psychologists in the Student Counseling Center offer a supportive and sympathetic atmosphere with strict confidentiality. Please check the website and the info sheet of the counseling center for further details.

What are the public holidays in Hungary?

The major grocery stores, shops, shopping centers, market halls and the university buildings (including the library) are closed on the following days.

New year’s day, January 1

National holiday, March 15

Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday, March/April depending on the year

Labour day, May 1

Whit Sunday and Monday, May/June depending on the year

National holiday, August 20

National holiday, October 23

All saint’s day, November 1

Christmas day and boxing day, December 25-26

What is the address card?

The address card is the small part of the “Accommodation reporting form”. The Immigration Office representative stamps and signs the form and you get back that small part that serves as your address card. It is signed when you pick up your residence permit. Take very good care of it as it is a legal document that can be asked for by the authorities.

Also don’t forget that whenever you move to another place you have to report your new address to the Immigration and Asylum Office. According to your scholarship contract this reporting must be done latest 3 days after the change.

You can get the blank accommodation reporting form even outside office hours from the board on the wall next to the SH office (E.203).

Is there a copy shop at Corvinus?

You can find a copy shop on the ground floor of the main building opposite the aula.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 08.00-16.30, Fri: 09.00-14.00, Sat-Sun: closed.

What date format is used in Hungary?

A yyyy.mm.dd. date format is used in Hungary. For example 2018.01.08. or 2018. január 8. or 2018. jan. 8.

How many districts does Budapest have?

Budapest has 23 districts and the city is divided by the River Danube into Buda and Pest. Buda is hilly, Pest is rather flat and the city center is on the Pest side. Corvinus University is located at the edge of district 9 on the Pest side. The most central and most expensive districts are 5, 6, 7 and 9 and they are all on the Pest side. District 8 is also near the city center, but most parts of it can be dangerous, therefore please avoid this district if you can, except for Corvin-negyed which is at the border of district 8, but it’s considered safe.

Are there any electronic stores in Budapest?

You may need to buy some electronic stuff after arrival such as an adapter or an internet cable etc. This you can do in the electronic stores that you will definitely find in all the shopping malls. The biggest ones are MediaMarkt and Euronics.

Where should I exchange my currency to Hungarian Forint?

Some grocery stores accept EUR but otherwise you have to pay in HUF when you buy something anywhere in the country. There are several legal places in the city and near the university where you can exchange your currency into Hungarian Forint (HUF). You can choose an exchange booth or any bank but never ever accept an offer from somebody on the street. Exchanging money on the street is highly illegal in Hungary.

Where should I go grocery shopping?

There are some big grocery store chains that are worth a visit. Some of them can be found in the city center as well but some of them only in the suburban area. The most known and popular ones are Aldi (there is one at the Market Hall next to the university), Lidl, Spar, Tesco, Auchan.

Are there any useful pages about the Hungarian language?

Hungarian is said to be complex and difficult but it’s useful to learn some basic expressions. Here are some links that can be interesting for you.

Learn the top 25 Hungarian phrases

Learn Hungarian - Essentials

The Hungarian alphabet

36 useful Hungarian phrases

Prepare yourself as it can be difficult to communicate with people in the shops or on the street. Unfortunately a lot of Hungarians don’t speak English. Even in the cafeteria or in the buffet of the university you can have difficulties if you don’t speak some basic Hungarian.

How can I get information on the Hungarian Railways?

Magyar Államvasutak aka MÁV = Hungarian Railways company

You can check the prices and timetables on the website of the company and you can by your ticket online if you wish. Buying the ticket at the cashier at the railway station is also an option of course.

How can I get information on the Hungarian Railways?

Magyar Államvasutak aka MÁV = Hungarian Railways company

You can check the prices and timetables on the website of the company and you can by your ticket online if you wish. Buying the ticket at the cashier at the railway station is also an option of course.

Does Hungary use the metric system?

Please note that the metric system is used in Hungary such as liter, centimeter, kilogram etc.

Why is my mum's maiden name is so important for the Hungarian authorities?

You probably realised that it is asked on all the official papers like your scholarship application, your rental contract, your scholarship agreement, Neptun etc.

In Hungary the following data can identify you 100%, if they are used together.

- your name

- the place where you were born

- the date when you were born

- your mum' maiden name (the family name and first name she was born with)

Which parcel companies are available in Hungary?

DHL

UPS

FedEx

Where can I buy medicine?

Prescribed medicines can only be bought in pharmacies (Gyógyszertár or Patika in Hungarian). Pharmacies are usually open on weekdays from 08.00 to 18.00. Some pharmacies are also open on Saturdays. There are at least three pharmacies near the university buildings.

 

Fővám téri Gyógyszertár, 1056 Budapest, Fővám tér 4.

Szent Máté Gyógyszertár, 1093 Budapest, Vámház krt. 13.

Corvinus Gyógyszertár, 1093 Budapest, Közraktár u. 2/a

How can I use the Hungarian postal service?

Hungarian Postal Service

Nearest post office, 1056 Budapest, Fővám tér 5.

 

In case you send an important letter and you would like to know if the recipient received it, send it as registered mail. This is a special postal service by which an official record of posting and delivery is obtained for a letter. The post office will provide you an official record (’return receipt’) of the fact that you letter has been posted and delivered. You have to pay an extra fee for this service, but it will guarantee, that you posted the letter.

What should I know about the transportation service of Budapest?

Public Transport company of Budapest

Transportation maps

Map of the Metro and Suburban Railway network

 

Monthly Transportation pass for students

Please make sure that your valid student ID is with you when you use your monthly transportation pass. The penalty is very high if you are caught using the student pass without a valid student ID. The price of the student pass is very reasonable only 3.450,-HUF/month compared to the full pass which is 9.500,-HUF/month. It can be used unlimited on all kind of transportation in the city like metro, bus, tram, suburban railway (HÉV), trolley etc within the administrative boundaries of Budapest. You can buy the pass at any ticket vending machine. Your Education ID (eg. 71822563945) must be printed on the pass.

 

Single transportation ticket

If you live in the city center, you may don’t need the monthly transportation pass, but be careful as you mustn’t travel on any public transport vehicle without a valid ticket at least.

Am I insured outside Hungary?

Your TAJ card and your UNIQA private insurance are valid only in Hungary. You are not insured at all as soon as you leave the territory of the country. You are NOT entitled to get the blue EU card unless you have a permanent address in Hungary or in any of the EU countries. I recommend that you buy a travel insurance at any travel agency even if you leave Hungary only for one day. Buying the insurance online is unfortunately not an option for you as all the websites are available only in Hungarian. The most reliable travel insurance companies are Európai Utazási Biztosító (EUB), Allianz, Aegon, Union, UNIQA, Mondial. Take your residence permit, passport and address card with you when you buy the insurance.

What kind of religious places and churches can I find in Budapest?

Nearest Baptist Church, 1084 Budapest, József utca 12.

Nearest Buddhist centre, 1082 Budapest, Baross u. 80. (doorbell 22.)

Nearest Greek Catholic Church, 1074 Budapest, Rózsák tere 10.

Nearest Mosque, 1119 Budapest, Fehérvári út 41.

Nearest Reformed Church, 1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 28.

Nearest Roman Catholic Church, 1056 Budapest, Váci utca 47/b.

Nearest Synagogue, 1075 Budapest, Síp utca 12.

Are there any shopping centers in Budapest?

There are several Shopping Malls in the city where you can find almost all the big trademarks of the world. The biggest shopping malls are Westend, Corvin Plaza, Allee, Árkád, KÖKI Terminál. The shops are usually open from 10.00 until 21.00 even on Sunday.

 

There are also a lot of small grocery shops around the city that have longer opening hours even 24/7.

 

 

Is smoking allowed in public buildings?

Smoking in public buildings, shops, shopping centers, restaurants, pubs and 5 meters within their entrance is strictly forbidden and heavily fined. Smoking on public transportation vehicles and at public transportation stops is also prohibited.

Where can I get an attested translation?

If you need an official and attested translation of your documents please contact the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd.

Should I buy travel insurance if I leave the territory of Hungary?

Yes, you should. Your TAJ card and your UNIQA private insurance are valid only in Hungary. You are not insured at all as soon as you leave the territory of the country. You are NOT entitled to get the blue EU card unless you have a permanent address in Hungary or in any of the EU countries. I recommend that you buy a travel insurance at any travel agency even if you leave Hungary only for one day. Buying the insurance online is unfortunately not an option for you as all the websites are available only in Hungarian. The most reliable travel insurance companies are Európai Utazási Biztosító (EUB), Allianz, Aegon, Union, UNIQA, Mondial. Take your residence permit, passport and address card with you when you buy the insurance.

Where should I go if I am interested in sports?

Gym

There are a lot of gyms all around the city and we collected only some of them.

·         Astoria Fitness – 1052 Budapest, Károly körút 4.

·         Life1 Fitness Corvin 1082 Budapest, Futó u. 48-50.

·         Megafitness KÖKI1191 Budapest, Vak Bottyán u. 75/a-c, 2nd floor of KÖKI Terminal shopping center

·         Nr1 Fitness1053 Budapest, Kecskeméti u. 14. (near Kálvin tér)

·         Nr1 Fitness1062 Budapest, Aradi u. 8. (near Oktogon)

 

Swimming pools

·         Summary of the best swimming pools in Budapest

Yoga

·         Summary of the English speaking yoga centers in Budapest

Where can I buy cigarette?

You can buy cigarettes and any tobacco related products only in the National Tobacco shops called Nemzeti Dohánybolt in Hungarian. These shops have very long opening hours, sometimes 24/7, and usually sell beer, soft drinks, water and chewing gum as well.

Where can I buy things after arrival to make my stay more comfortable?

You probably need a lot of things when you arrive such as iron, ironing-board, drying rack, mugs, cutlery, plates etc. You can buy all these things in stores like IKEA, KIKA or Möbelix.

Alternatively you can try the Chinese shops that are available all over Budapest, but if you need a lot of different shops at the same place try Monori Center.

You can join several Facebook groups. These are only examples and we don’t take responsibility for the information provided in these groups. Some of the groups operate only in Hungarian.

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Last modified: 2019.07.25.