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IBS campus in Budapest, consisting of three beautifully restored architectural heritage buildings, is located in Graphisoft Park in Óbuda, directly by the Danube and is an ideal venue for education. The Park hosts over 60 international and Hungarian companies, including Microsoft, SAP, Canon or Samsung, and provides a live business environment for our school. This enables us to exploit the implied potential in full in the interest of our students and graduates. The campus also includes a residence hall for our students.


Budapest campus map

Accommodation in Budapest

Stay in the IBS on-campus Residence Hall and walk to school!

IBS Residence Hall 

The on-campus residence hall offers comfortable accommodation in well-equipped en suite rooms and high-speed internet access in common areas. Only 30 minutes from the city centre, the newly built residence hall offers cosy rooms. Rooms can be occupied by one person or shared with another student. Each room has its own bathroom and there are communal kitchens at the disposal of students.

You may opt for a 5-month or 10-month contract with a security deposit of 470 EUR at the following prices (valid from September 2019):

Length of ContractType of room

  Monthly rental fee per person  


   Rental fee total   


5-month contract

single occupancy

    5 x 470 = 2350
10-month contract
single occupancy

   10 x 450 = 4500

10-month contract
shared occupancy

 10 x 340 = 3400

Please be informed that construction is taking place on the neighbouring estate. 

Please read the RH Information Package for 2020/21. You may apply for the residence hall on our online application form or write to

Address: 1031 Budapest, Reichl Kálmán u. 6.

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Top sights in Budapest

Budapest is famed for its nighlife.There are hundreds of amazing venues, bars, cafés open around the clock. The historical downtown area offers plenty of ideas for a fun night ou, ranging from some of the trendiest dining options and galleries to the hottest pop/rock/electro events. The beautiful historic setting, spas and theatres mixed with a youthful vibe give you a truly unforgettable study abroad experience.

Chain Bridge

The Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) is probably the most famous sight of Budapest. It was opened in 1849 and was then the first permanent bridge across the Danube. It was rebuilt during the first and after the Second World War. At night countless bulbs illuminate the bridge. Children are told that in cold weather the bridge is pulled into the Buda-side tunnel.

The Parliament

The Parliament building on the Pest side was designed by the Hungarian architect Imre Steidl. It was constructed between 1884 and 1902 and was then the largest Parliament building in the world.

Buda Hills - Széchenyi-hegy

Make a trip by the cog-wheel railway, whose first line was put to operation in 1874, to Széchenyi Hill (439 m). The TV Tower is located on top of the hill with the Children's Railway running all along the Buda Hills. Normafa offers a splendid walk with a wonderful panorama of Budapest.

Budapest Parks

Budapest has two large central parks: Margaret Island is a 1.8 km long green island on the Danube and City Park (Városliget). City Park is Budapest's largest park and offers some interesting sights like Heroes' Square, Vajdahunyad Castle and Széchenyi Bath and Spa. City Park is located north-east of central Pest.

Bridges of Budapest

Budapest is famous for its bridges which connect Buda on the western bank with Pest on the eastern bank, over the river Danube. The main bridges in the city centre from north to south are Árpád híd and Margit híd (Margaret Bridge) at either end of Margaret Island, the famous stone Lánchíd (Chain Bridge), built by the famous Hungarian statesman, István Széchenyi, the white Erzsébet híd (Elizabeth Bridge), the forest-green Szabadság híd (Liberty Bridge) and the brand new Megyeri Híd.

Buda Castle

Buda Castle was the residence of the Hungarian kings for about 700 years. Nowadays the baroque building houses some important art collections and museums. It has been destroyed and reconstructed many times over the centuries.

St. Stephen's Basilica

The Basilica (Szent István Bazilika) was completed in 1905 and is the largest church in Budapest. The dome is 96 m high and has a viewing platform around the cupola which offers great views of Budapest.

Fishermen's Bastion

The neo-Romanesque style Fishermen's Bastion (Halászbástya) offers panoramic views of Pest –, especially of the Parliament. It was built between 1890 and 1905 and includes seven turrets and a labyrinth of tunnels and cellars.


The Budapest Synagogue (Zsinagóga) is the world's second-largest Synagogue. It was built between 1854 - 1859 and has seats for 3000 worshippers.

Margaret Island

Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is the perfect area for relaxing walks among gardens and ancient trees. There are also some historical monuments, such as the ruins of two 13th century churches, as well as the famous water tower and Japanese Garden. Last but not least, the island offers pleasant views across the Danube to Pest and Buda.

Gellért Hill

Gellért Hill, topped by the 46-metre high Statue of Liberty, is 236 m above sea level and offers a beautiful panorama of the city and the Danube. In 1854 the Austrians built a fortress, Citadella, on the top. On its side, the statue of Bishop Gellért looks down on the city centre from above a magnificent waterfall.

Gellért Hotel and Spa

The Art Nouveau building was constructed between 1916 and 1918 and is shared by the 4-star hotel and the famous Spa. It houses an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and Turkish thermal baths.

Western (Nyugati) Railway Station

The amazing building of the Western Railway Station (Nyugati Pályaudvar) was built between 1874 and 1877 by the Eiffel Paris Company. It is a typical example of the complex ironwork of Eiffel. The beautiful old restaurant on the right side of the main entrance now houses a McDonalds- it is said to be the finest setting of any fast food restaurant.

Buda Castle Funicular

The Buda Castle on Castle Hill can be reached in less than 1 minute by the quiet Funicular (Sikló). The lower terminus is at Clark Ádám tér near the Chain Bridge. It was originally opened in 1870, wrecked in the Second World War and completely rebuilt in 1986.

Cost of living in Hungary

IBS estimates that the monthly budget of students requires about 150,000 HUF but of course it depends on individual spending habits.

This sum covers accommodation, utilities, city transportation, meals and personal expenses.

The following price list should give you an idea of how to plan your budget (prices are in HUF) (click here to see the actual currency exchange rate):

ProductAverage price

1 kg of bread

150 - 300

1 kg of sugar

150 - 200

1-litre milk

160 - 260

100 g cheese

200 - 350

Average restaurant main dish

700 - 1,500

Expensive restaurant main dish

2,000 - 4,500


260 - 300

Ice cream

200 - 350

Soft drink

200 - 400

Movie theatre ticket

800 - 1,500

Entry fee for clubs, discos

1,000 - 3,000

Rock concert ticket

2,000 - 15,000

Metro, bus, tram ticket


Mobile phone charges per minute

20 - 120

Squash court rental per hour

2,500 - 3,500

Swimming pool entry

700 - 1,500

1-litre petrol