Information on emergency status regarding to the coronavirus (12 March)

In accordance with the Hungarian Government's Emergency Status proclaimed on 11th March 2020 and the Directives of the State Secretary responsible for Higher Education, as the Representatives of the Szent István University it is our duty to notify you of the following information:

1. The Rector declares that there will be no teaching activity from March 12-14.

2. The Rector declares a Spring Vacation for the period March 16-20.  We request that students do not travel overseas or outside the country during this period, and where possible, to remain in their place of residence.

3. Students cannot visit or enter the Szent Istvan University between the 12th and 20th of March.


The directive can be found at the following link (English version of current text):

4. From March 23rd 2020 teaching will take place via "Correspondence" or "Distance" Education, the method is currently being prepared.  Students cannot visit the University whilst the "Correspondence" education is in process.

5. During the Rector's period of closure, the Spring Vacation and the following "Correspondence" education, all employees of the University (research, teaching, colleagues) are required to undertake continuous work. 

6. All Hungarian students should leave their college residences for their own homes by March 13th at the latest.

7. International students are allowed to remain in the Colleges.

8.All Student Administration and Enquiries must be performed by electronic procedures.

9.  The University has developed protocols for all events organised on University premises or by the University in accordance with the Emergency situation. 


This Directive can be found at the following link (English version of text, summarised below):


According to this Directive the University directs the suspension of all events and functions, no visitors are allowed in colleges, no domestic official representation or visits can take place, and generally, where possible, communication should be undertaken by electronic means rather than physical meeting in all cases when the carrying out of essential activity does not require physical presence.

We ask that the above be studied and acknowledged with restraint.  We request you follow exactly the directives set out above, which aim to protect the University Community.

We request that any important information connected to the corona virus and associated situation be sent to the following email address:  All other communication should follow normal procedure.

We expect your understanding and co-operation.