How to enter Hungary?


The rules for entering Hungary and obtaining a residence permit vary depending on where you are from. There are three categories of countries to consider: EU/EEA members states, “visa free” countries, and countries with visa obligations. Remember to apply for a student visa (if you need one) well in advance —the procedure can be lengthy depending on where you are from. 


Where to find housing?

The Housing Services Office of College International is located in Room 008 and is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The office provides information to students throughout the semester about available housing — apartments, rooms to rent, etc.— in Budapest. If you want or need to relocate during the semester, the staff will help you find another place by arranging appointments for you to inspect a flat. If needed, an English-speaking Hungarian student will accompany you to speak with the owner.


Accommodation office:

(+36 1) 413-3006 or
(+3630) 683 0885
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How to get to the campus?

The campus of McDaniel College Budapest is in Budapest’s VII District, within easy reach of subway, bus, trolley, and train lines. The Budapest transportation authority has a route planner to help you with your travels.
You can take bus no. 100E from the airport:
(Airport shuttle bus single ticket: 900 HUF)
The bus stops at the airport every 30 minutes from 4.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and goes to Deák Ferenc tér (city center).
Other options:
MiniBUD - Budapest Airport’s official airport shuttle service provider. , E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , miniBUD call center: +36 1 550 0000

Taxi – Főtaxi station in front of the airport – about 6,500 – 10,000 HUF
All taxi companies charge the same fares:
Base (starting) fee: 450 HUF; plus 280 HUF per kilometer.


The address of the school:
McDaniel College, Budapest Bethlen Gábor tér 2
1071 Budapest




How to pay school fees?

Payments can be made by bank transfer in EUR to the bank account of the program or by cash payment in Budapest.

Account holder: College International
Account (IBAN) Number: HU03 10300002-20324720-48820026
Bank: MKB Bank
Swift/BIC code: MKKBHUHB
Bank address: H-1056, Váci u. 38., Budapest, Hungary
In the “remarks” section of the transfer order, please indicate the student’s name as written in the passport, and also the name of the course: “English premed” or "English foundation.
Personal checks and money orders are not accepted.
Please note that the above-mentioned net amounts must arrive on the account, i.e. all transfer charges are payable by the student. Note that all costs listed are subject to change.


How to get a Medical Insurance?

Basic health insurance valid in Hungary is a precondition to registration. Such insurance also can be taken out in Hungary for about EUR 250 a year. See the acceptance letter for the details.


Where to eat lunch?

Once you have started at McDaniel College Budapest, you’ll need to refuel during the lunchbreak.
A variety of foods and snacks are available in the cafeteria located in the basement. The cafeteria opens at 8:30 a.m. At that time, sandwiches, pastries, as well as hot and cold drinks are offered.
Hot dishes are served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The cafeteria closes at 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 12 p.m. on Friday.
You can find further dining options in the neighborhood.