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?
Our Student Service Centre operates an accommodation office to deal with housing.
Our office is at your service with addresses of furnished apartments for rent. If you come to us, you can select from more than two hundred available apartments. Our colleagues will arrange appointments for you to see flats and will accompany you and help you to communicate with the owners. Once you have agreed on the terms with an owner, the contract can be made directly with the owner at our office using our English and Hungarian forms and contracts.
The housing service of College International is located in Room 008 (ground floor) and is open Monday through Friday. Please do not forget to arrange an appointment in advance!.
(+36 1) 413-3006 or
(+3630) 683 0885
Please visit the website of the housing service for further information about the apartments.
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: http://www.bkk.hu/apps/menetrend/pdf/1005/20170708/4.pdf
(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).
MiniBUD - Budapest Airport’s official airport shuttle service provider.
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
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 for the whole academic year is a precondition to registration. You can buy a private basic health insurance (UNImed) at registration, which offers a 24-hour – English
speaking call center and assistance in getting medical care.
For details go to: www.semmelweiskft.hu/unimed-unicard
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.