Hungary is a country in Central Europe bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatian and Slovenia. Its capital, Budapest, is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world with two different city parts on the banks of the Danube. Hungary is a parliamentary democracy and it’s been member of the European Union since May 2004. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the Visegrád Group, and the Schengen Area. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken non-Indo-European language in Europe. Though it is landlocked like its neighbors Austria, Slovakia and Serbia, it still deserves the nickname “land of waters”, as it holds the largest lake in Europe (Lake Balaton) and is crossed by mighty rivers which divide and define its regions. Even its capital city is split by the Danube River, with Buda on the Western side and Pest on the Eastern bank. As well as water to cool off in, Hungary can be the perfect place to keep warm, as it is located over a very active geo-thermic area and has over a thousand thermal water springs and the second largest thermal Lake in the world for bathing (Lake Hévíz). “Taking the waters” for relaxation or as clinical treatments, is an important part of the Hungarian culture. Hungary’s climate is continental usually with long hot summers and cold, humid winters. The average yearly temperature is 8-12 °C. On some very chilly winter days temperature can decrease 10-20 °C below zero, especially in the hills, while in the middle of summer temperatures around 30-35 °C during the day are not unusual.

Hungary is a high-income mixed economy with very high human development index and skilled labor force with the 16th lowest income inequality in the world. Furthermore, it is the 15th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index. The Hungarian is the 57th-largest economy in the world (out of 188 countries measured by IMF) with $265.037 billion output, and ranks 49th in the world in terms of GDP per capita measured by purchasing power parity. Hungary is an export-oriented market economy with a heavy emphasis on foreign trade, thus the country is the 36th largest export economy in the world. Its achievements in science and technology have also been significant and research and development efforts form an integral part of the country’s economy. Hungary has been the home of some of the most prominent researchers in various scientific disciplines, notably physics, mathematics, chemistry and engineering. Scientific research in the country is supported partly by industry and partly by the state, through the network of Hungarian universities and by scientific state-institutions such as Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 13 Hungarian scientists have received the Nobel Prize.

Flag   Time zone
Summer (DST)
UTC +01:00
Capital Budapest Total Area 93,030 km2 (35,919 mi2)
Largest city Budapest Population 9,855,571 (2015 est.)
Official language(s) Hungarian    
Government Unitary parliamentary

constitutional republic

GDP (Nominal) $13,487 per capita (57th)
Calling code +36 Currency Forint (HUF)


Reasons to study in Hungary:

Hungary is one of the best places to study as the country is a member of the European Union and also a Schengen State so education is conducted according to the Bologna System enabling students to transfer from one EU University to the other. Diplomas are consequently accepted everywhere in the European Union.

The tuition fee in Hungary are relatively affordable, compared to most other parts of Europe. Also, living costs are relatively low compared to the rest of Europe.

You can study in quite a number of Universities in Hungary in English Medium. Courses are taken 100% in English medium but students will still have to learn the Hungarian Language for easy communication within the country.

Many of the Universities in Hungary are fully open and available for International students. Hence, students can mix up with other cultures of other countries of the world.

You can study in Hungary without IELTS or TOEFL.

Work and study in Hungary is also possible but every student must remember that he/she has to learn the language first for easy communication.

World Rankings for most Universities in Hungary are very high.

The lower cost of study and living in comparison to costs in other EU and North American countries

The Hungarian higher education has a considerable history. The first university in Hungary was established more than 600 years ago. Today the number of universities and colleges – state and non-state (private and religious, recognized by the state) are over ten in Budapest only, many of them offering graduate (B.Sc., M.Sc.) and post graduate (Ph.D., DLA) programs in English. There are several scientific research centers with international connections cooperating with the universities.

Higher education has strong traditions with institutions operating for hundreds of years in some cases. The oldest Hungarian university is the University of Pecs operating since 1367 but the City of Debrecen has the longest continuous history of higher education operating continuously since 1538.

Hungarian diplomas are accepted and have a high prestige throughout the world. The high standard of the programs with the quite favorable tuition fees in international comparison, as well as the affordable cost of living attract more and more international students to Budapest.