Information for students

Latest update on arrival in Hungary and PCR-testing (3 September, 2020)

According to the latest governmental legislation from Sept 1 on, after entering Hungary from red countries you need two-week quarantine that can be shortened by two negative results of 2 PCR tests taken in Hungary.

Please note that SZIU dormitories cannot accept anyone for testing or for their quarantine period (the cost of accommodation during this period must be covered by the respective students). No one arriving from any yellow / red countries can enter any SZIU Campuses without possessing 2 negative PCR test results.

Stipendium Hungaricum and SCYP scholars can have free tests in Szent Rókus Klinikai Tömb (name of the hospital), address 1085 Budapest, Stáhly u. 9., that requires pre-registration. Other students (ERASMUS, self-financing students) can also have their tests done for 30.500HUF/test.

We are doing our best to help our students arriving these days. What we can do to provide an appointment for the testing service and to be GDPR-compatible is the following:

  • We need your written consent, signed and emailed to authorize our University to manage and transfer some of your personal data to Szent Rókus Klinikai Tömb for pre-registration. Please, send your Statement of consent for data management and data transmission for pre-registration related to performing a coronavirus test to
  • Data protection factsheet is available here.
  • SEND this EXCEL SHEET filled in properly to for pre-registration. It is vitally important to provide the details of your arrival: day and time. (Column AC)
  • Please, send both the excel sheet and your Statement of Consent with the following subject line: PCR-testing_Data and Statement of Consent_YOUR NAME
  • After pre-registration is done, you can make an appointment for yourself to have the tests done as soon as possible. The assistants will register you as one of SZIU-students to enable us to finance your testing later. The link for making an appointment will be published here soon. The excel sheet asks Address details - please, give us your Hungarian address where you intend to stay after you have your PCR-testing proved negative.

Recommended HOTEL accommodation during the testing period: For the students of Szent István University, Hotel Ferihegy (, located 2.2 km from Liszt Ferenc Airport) can provide accommodation and half board with the following conditions:

  • Prices as on the website but the hotel offers half board as an extra service. Single room: 12,000 HUF / night, double room: 14,000 HUF / night, triple accommodation is also possible: 16,000 HUF / night.
  • The hotel also provides transfer from the airport for HUF 2,000.
  • Contact details of the hotel:  or + 36 30 229 1979 (Viber, Whatsapp)

!!! Please note that the cost of accommodation during testing and/or quarantine period must be covered by the respective students.  Please also consider that if you have a positive test result, you must stay in quarantine for 14 days in the accommodation where you've been staying!!!


Rules and Regulations regarding Arrival in Szent István University, Hungary (27 August, 2020)

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According to the Ministry for Innovation and Technology the following rules and regulations apply to all international students arriving in Hungary including SH, FAO, ERASMUS, SCYP scholars and self-financing students:
you are encouraged to start your studies online. According to the Recor’s Directive 1/2020 (VIII.6), education at Szent István University will be organised online. After electronic enrolment you will have an active student status.

However, please note that you are NOT entitled to your financial support (stipend) to cover your accommodation and living costs in Hungary unless you are actually living in Hungary.
International scholars who are already in Hungary have to enrol in person at the Registrar’s Office where they will be checked. Only students who enrolled in person are entitled to accommodation and living costs support. Every enrolled student is entitled to education provided online.

If you decide to come to Hungary, you are responsible for covering the following costs:

  1. 2 PCR tests: A non-Hungarian student arriving from a country marked with red or yellow is obliged to show two negative PCR test results which were performed twice with a 48-hour time difference and at least 5 days prior to arriving in Hungary.

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  1. your accommodation and living during the testing period
  2. your accommodation and living during your official quarantine period if quarantine is legally ordered by authorities.

Please note that SZIU dormitories cannot accept anyone for testing or for their quarantine period. No one arriving from any yellow / red countries can enter any SZIU Campuses without possessing 2 negative PCR test results.

Offered test labs in Budapest:
Red and yellow countries can be checked in the following map:
Further information in English available below:

If you decide to come to Hungary, you will need the following documents:

  • Equity Request issued by the Hungarian police before entering Hungary except those students who travel with   "D" type visa.
  • Annex 1 filled in by the university and the student before arrival
  • Letter of Acceptance issued by SZIU on condition that the student cannot stay in the dormitory for PCR testing and their quarantine period. Students have to specify the place of their quarantine in the police Equity Request and Annex 1.

If you are a student applied to any of the following campuses, please contact your own Campus Coordinator:

Kaposvár Campus – László Hahn:

Gyöngyös Campus – Dóra Póka:

Keszthely Campus – Adrienn Soós:

Buda Campus – Zsuzsanna Végváriné Dr. Kothencz:

                           Boglárka Hangay-Tímár:


Until further information is available,
Best regards,


Temporary Academic Schedule of Szent István University for the Spring semester of the Academic year 2019/20

Freely available e-resources during coronavirus pandemia (23 March)

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

Information on Online Education (23 March)

Electronic administration policy of the Educational Directorate during health emergency (20 March)