Here is our step-by-step guide to how to apply. If you have questions contact us!
For EU cizitens: steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9.
For non-EU citizens: steps 0-9.
For Erasmus students: contact your local Erasmus coordinator.
Enquire about visa requirements at the nearest Hungarian Consulate, you will apply for a student residence permit, receive a type D visa valid for single entry to Hungary and you will need to pick up your student residence permit within 30 days after arrival in Budapest, at the Immigration Office. Enquire at the Hungarian Consulate when you can have the visa interview, if the appointment is in several weeks, book one right away – we will send you the Visa Support Certificate immediately after payment.
Prepare documents required for IBS (secondary school leaving certificate translated into English or Bachelor's degree certificate translated into English, passport, transcript for transferring students and credit-entry students). Non-EU applicants should prepare further documents required by the Hungarian Consulate (an English language certificate is an advantage for the Consulate).
Press the VALIDATE button in the e-mail you receive automatically after submitting your application (if you do not get an e-mail after submitting your online application form, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org)
If documents are accepted, IBS sends a Confirmation of Application with enrolment details, refund policy and invoice for IELP and BSc applicants. MSc applicants will have a Skype Orientation Interview first, then if accepted they receive the Confirmation of Application.
Proceed with payment (bank transfer or cash at IBS cash office).
After IBS receives the tuition and registration fees, all applicants will receive our Visa Support Certificate and Letter sent by express courier, you pay for delivery with the tuition fee. EU citizens receive information on enrolment and English placement test.
Contact the nearest Hungarian Consulate and ask for a visa interview. Please note that IBS does not deal with visa application, it is your responsibility to get all information and apply for a residence permit.
If visa is granted, inform IBS about your arrival. If visa is refused e-mail official refusal ASAP to IBS so that we can refund your tuition fee (but NOT the registration fee).
Do not forget to bring original documents and 2 ID photos with you for enrolment.