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C-type Schengen Visa for the purpose of Studies or Trainings in Hungary


General Description

A C-type Schengen visa might have to be obtained for you before you enter Hungary, depending on your citizenship. Annex 1 of "Regulation (EU) 2018/1806 of the European Parliament and of the Council" lists those countries whose citizens are required to obtain C-type Schengen visa before entering the Schengen area (including Hungary) for not more than 90 days.

Who have to apply for?

Annex II of this Regulation lists those countries whose citizens are exempt from C-type Schengen visa obtainment and able to enter and stay in the territory of Schengen (including Hungary) for not more than 90 days. In case of travelling regularly in and out of travel of the Schengen area, the number of days spent in the Schengen area has to be added up and the mentioned 90-day stay limit has to be understood as the sum of the days spent in the Schengen within any consecutive 180 days.

Visa-free countries (Annex II of Regulation (EU) 2018/1806):
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (only if having biometric passport) Andorra, United Arab Emirates (only if having biometric passport), Antigua and Barbuda, Albania (only if having biometric passport), Argentina, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (only if having biometric passport), Barbados, Brunei, Brazil, Bahamas, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica (only if having biometric passport), Micronesia (only if having biometric passport), Grenada (only if having biometric passport), Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Kiribati (only if having biometric passport), Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, Saint Lucia (only if having biometric passport), Monaco, Moldova (only if having biometric passport), Montenegro (only if having biometric passport), Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nauru, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Palau, Paraguay, Serbia (only if having biometric passport and excluding holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate), Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Singapore, San Marino, El Salvador, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine (only if having biometric passport), United States, Uruguay, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela, Vanuatu, Samoa, Hong Kong (having passport of Special Administrative Region), Maca (having passport of Special Administrative Region), British nationals (Overseas), British Overseas territories Citizens, British Overseas Citizens, British Protected Persons, British Sibjects, Taiwan.
Visa-required countries (Annex I of Regulation (EU) 2018/1806):
Afghanistan, Armenia, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bolivia, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Comoros, North Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Myanmar/Burma, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Nepal, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe, Syria, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Tanzania, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Although if your citizenship is indicated in the Annex I, obtaining C-type Schengen visa might not be needed (e.g., you already have a valid C-type Schengen visa or a valid Residence Permit issued by the Hungarian authorities or another Schengen Country).

Validity period

By having a C-type schengen visa, a maximum of 90-day stay is allowed in the Schengen area (counted within a 180-day period). However, the responsible authority takes many circumstances into consideration when it determines the validity period of the issued C-type Schengen visa (e.g., your submitted supporting documents and your travel history).

Place of Application

  • Consulate of Hungary located in the country of your citizenship, or
  • Consulate of Hungary located in the country of your habitual residence.
  • Visa Fee

  • Visa fee is waived for school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training.
  • Although the visa fee is waived, "service fee" might have to be paid if the application is not submitted at a Consulate of Hungary but at an external service provider.
  • Time period of decision-making

  • not more than 15 days On a general basis.
  • not more than 10 days for those citizens, whose countries have with the EU.
  • The EU has a visa facilitation agreement with the following countries:
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cape Verde
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Georgia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus (from 1 June 2020)
  • This 15-day period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.
  • Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.



  • Services & Pricing

    C-type Schengen Visa Application

    Service Title:
    Obtaining C-type Schengen Visa for Students

    We offer in this service:
  • compile a list of all the documents required for the application,
  • review the application documents,
  • assist in preparing the application package,
  • give guidance in booking an appointment at the Consulate of Hungary to file the application package,
  • send the application documents to you for submission at the Consulate of Hungary.

  • Pricing:

    In case of more than one Student, we provide discount from our standard price of EUR 240*.

    *The above-mentioned fees do not include value added tax and reasonable additional costs, such as costs of posting or courier services (if any).

    Notifications (Higher Education Institute's obligation)

    The Higher Education Institute hosting you in Hungary has immigration related notification obligations towards the Hungarian authorities. For further information on these notification obligations please see: Notifications as Higher Education Institute's obligation.

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