On a general basis, a Third-country National has to obtain a residence permit if he/she expects to stay in Hungary more than 90 days within any consecutive 180 days. However, in some cases (e.g., due to being a Family Member of an EEA Citizen) other type(s) of immigration document(s) (a Residence Card) has to be obtained. Please see more details on obtaining a Residence Card for study purpose.
If you intend to participate in an educational program of a public education institution, or if you intend to study the higher education system and your prospective higher education institution in Hungary is a State-recognised Institution of Higher Education or a foreign higher education institution authorised to operate in the territory of Hungary, furthermore, if you are admitted to a full-time education, a preparatory or a training program at one of these Institutions, you have to apply for a Residence Permit for the Purpose of Study. If your prospective higher education institution, your education or your training program does not meet these criteria, you have to obtain a Residence Permit for Other Purpose to stay and study in Hungary for more than 90 days. Please find the list of the State-recognised Higher Education Institutions.
If your primary aim with your Hungarian entry and stay is to study at a Hungarian Higher Educatioin Institute, you have to apply for a Residence Permit of the Purpose of Study.
In case of more than one Student, we provide discount from our standard price of EUR 800*.
*The above-mentioned fees do not include value added tax and reasonable additional costs, such as costs of posting or courier services (if any).
Your Higher Education Institute has to notify the Immigration Office on the start, cancellation, ending or pausing the student status. Notification also has to be made if a third-country national Student does not fulfil his/her registration obligation into the study program. We help your Higher Education Institute ti clarify what types of notifications have to be made and also assist in fulfilling those notifications. Please see for further details: Notifications as Higher Education Institute's obligation.
You have to fulfill a deregistratioin process if your residence permit becomes invalid (i.e., it expires, or you give up your Hungarian stay earlier than the residence permit's expiry date, or the conditions underlying the issuance of your residence permit has ceased to exist). As part of this process, your residence permit has to be handed over to the competent directorate of the Immigration Office. In case of a residence permit extension, the old residence permit has to be handed over to the Immigration Office at the same time, when the new one is collected (in this case our deregistration service below is not necessary).
We help your meet this deregistration requirement according to the description below.
In case of more than one deregistration, we provide discount from our standard price of EUR 50*.
The first steps towards Hungarian citizenship - permanent residence
Obtaining an EC or a National Permanent Residence Permit provides significant advantages over holding a normal residence permit. Learn the main eligibility criteria and advantages of these immigration documents, as well as the differences between them.