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  • Hungary
    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses

    (People photo created by katemangostar - www. freepik.com) Language courses Hungarian language, known as ‘Magyar’ to its speakers, has a unique heritage and history. Unlike any other Central European language, Hungarian belongs to the Uralic language family. The Hungarian alphabet is an extension of...


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    Living in Europe | Accommodation

    Accommodation Researchers arriving in Hungary usually rent real estates. However, before your arrival, it is worth checking with your host institute if they can offer accommodation for you. Universities usually can guarantee accommodation for a limited number of foreign PhD students in their...


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    Living in Europe | Banking

    Currency Although Hungary is part of the European Union, not part of the EuroZone. The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). The Forint is not pegged to the Euro so exchange rates vary (follow exchange rates here). Some stores now accept the euro as well, but the change back is...


  • Hungary
    Working in Europe | Career Development

    Knowing your skills, strengths, values and motivations is of high importance when considering your future career options and reflecting on the various career paths you may choose, both within and outside academia. In the increasingly diverse global research environment, career development is vital...


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    Leaving Europe | Departure conditions/formalities

    Prior to your own and your family’s departure from Hungary, you must inform the authority which issued your residence permit about the fact of changing the registered place of residence. You will also need to return your residence permit to the immigration office. If you had a contract for health...


  • Hungary
    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas

    Entering Hungary See updates on entry conditions due to the Coronavirus pandemic on the EURAXESS Hungary main page. How to apply for a visa Hungary joined the Schengen Area on 21 December 2007. From that time visas and residence permits issued by one of the Schengen Member States are valid also for...


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    Living in Europe | Day care, schooling & family related issues

    Coming to Hungary with you family? Here you can find everything you need to know. Pregnancy and maternity Financial supports Day care Schooling (Background photo created by yanalya - www. freepik.com) Once a pregnancy is confirmed with a local health visitor (védőnő), the mother will be issued a...


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    Living in Europe | Health insurance

    Those who have their permanent residence in a Member State of the European Economic Area (EEA) are entitled to use healthcare services in Hungary through the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). More information on the EHIC can be found at the Patients' Rights website. The biggest private health...


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    Working in Europe | Intellectual Property Rights

    You can find information about the handling of intellectual property, patents, and inventions in Hungary at the website of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, which is the administrative authority for the protection of intellectual property with country-wide competence. If you work at a...


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    Living in Europe | Medical care

    Hungarian doctors are famous throughout the world for their expertise. Basic healthcare is free for European Union residents (plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland), if they have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Further medical services are charged. State hospitals charge less...