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If you are considering studying on-campus at IBS for the 2021 autumn semester, please see the guidance below to help you navigate through the various decisions that you will have to make. At the same time, remember that online teaching and learning continues to be available as an alternative.

Vaccines

There are currently 15 vaccines approved by national regulatory bodies worldwide but please note that while IBS will accept all vaccines for purposes of on-campus study, for easier border crossing and avoiding mandatory quarantines it may be more practical to get one of the vaccines currently approved within Hungary, Austria and/or the European Union:

Vaccine Status in Hungary Status in Austria Status in EU
Oxford-AstraZeneca approved approved approved
Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) approved approved approved
Moderna
(COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna)
approved approved approved
Johnson & Johnson
(COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen)
approved approved approved
Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) approved - under evaluation
Sinopharm-BBIBP approved - -

Please check the vaccine availability in your country of residence and if you have the option to choose your vaccine, factor this into the decision that you make when getting vaccinated.

Vaccination and Quarantine Exemption

Hungary has bilateral agreements in place with some countries which will make you exempt from having to quarantine upon presenting a vaccination certificate. The list of such countries is here (in Hungarian): https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/utazas-a-vedettsegi-igazolvannyal.

If you are arriving from a country that is not on the list, you may be required to present negative PCR tests or to go to a 10-day home quarantine. Please check the latest information before travelling: http://www.police.hu/en/content/information on general rules of border crossing.

Detailed Guides

Please click on the title that matches your current status:

Guide for applicants


If you are an applicant, you have three options:

  • vaccination in your home country
  • vaccination in Hungary or Austria
  • studying online in the autumn semester

If you would like to be vaccinated in your home country, you must consider the following before making your decision:

  • Whether your country administers vaccines that will be accepted in Hungary/Austria or the European Union
  • The stage of the vaccine rollout in your country
  • How many weeks apart the first and second dose are administered

Teaching at IBS starts on September 20 for BSc and September 27 for MSc and IUF programmes, so if the vaccine rollout in your country is slow, your country of residence does not provide vaccines that will facilitate easy crossing of the border and you do not believe that you will receive both vaccination doses in time, you should consider being vaccinated in Hungary or Austria (see next section).


If you would like to be vaccinated in Hungary, you must bear in mind the following:

  • What documents you need in order to be vaccinated in Hungary
  • How long you will have to wait in Hungary to be vaccinated
  • What will happen if you travel to Hungary without being vaccinated

You can arrive in Hungary without being vaccinated and serve 10 days in quarantine. After that and in order to be vaccinated in Hungary, you will need a valid Residence Permit. International students can be vaccinated From the age of 16. Vaccination is currently only available within the public health system and is free of charge.

To get vaccinated, please follow these steps:

  1. Register here for vaccination: https://vakcinainfo.gov.hu/registration.
  2. After receiving a PID number by email (it may take a few days) you will be able to book a vaccination appointment (choose a vaccine, a date and a place) here: https://www.eeszt.gov.hu/hu/covid-vaccination-booking
  3. Once you have received your first dose, you can apply for an Immunity Certificate at a government service point ("Kormányablak"). The nearest one to IBS is 9-11 Harrer Pál utca, 1033 Budapest, open Monday & Thursday: 8.00-16.00, Wednesday: 11.00-19.00, Friday: 8.00-14.00 . (Click here for alternative service points). You will need to take your vaccination document (that you received from the vaccination doctor), passport, residence permit, and address card with you.

We suggest that you make arrangements to arrive in Hungary as early as possible in order to give yourself as much time as possible to be vaccinated before teaching starts.


If you would like to be vaccinated in Austria, you will need to have Austrian health insurance. Vaccination is currently only possible within the public health system and is free of charge. Please refer to the following websites:

https://impfservice.wien/corona/?lang=en
https://www.oesterreich-impft.at/impfanmeldung/


Important Notes

In the case of two-dose vaccines, IBS Budapest will allow you onto campus after receiving the first dose (vaccination certificate must be presented) but you will be required to get the second dose as well as soon as possible.

We do not believe that it is possible to receive your first dose in your country of residence and the second one in Hungary or Vienna.

Please factor in all the above information when making your decisions and remember, that no matter where or when you receive your vaccinations (and even if you do not) you will be able to study at IBS from September either on campus or online.


Contacts

If you have any questions concerning vaccinations, please contact

Guide for international students currently residing in Hungary or Austria


If you are an international student currently residing in Hungary, and wish to get vaccinated in Hungary, please follow these steps:

  1. Register here for vaccination: https://vakcinainfo.gov.hu/registration.
  2. After receiving a PID number by email (it may take a few days) you will be able to book a vaccination appointment (choose a vaccine, a date and a place) here: https://www.eeszt.gov.hu/hu/covid-vaccination-booking
  3. Once you have received your first dose, you can apply for an Immunity Certificate at a government service point ("Kormányablak"). The nearest one to IBS is 9-11 Harrer Pál utca, 1033 Budapest, open Monday & Thursday: 8.00-16.00, Wednesday: 11.00-19.00, Friday: 8.00-14.00 . (Click here for alternative service points). You will need to take your vaccination document (that you received from the vaccination doctor), passport, residence permit, and address card with you.

Vaccination is free of charge and is currently only available in the public health system.

If you have already registered, then we advise you to remain in Hungary to receive your vaccinations here even if this may mean extending your rental agreement. If that is not feasible, then your alternative option is to be vaccinated in your home country.


If you would like to be vaccinated in your home country, you must consider the following before making your decision:

  • Whether your home country administers vaccines that will be accepted in Hungary or the European Union
  • The stage of the vaccine rollout in your home country
  • How many weeks apart the first and second dose are administered

Check-in ends on 26 August (regular teaching at IBS starts on September 20 for BSc and September 27 for MSc and IUF programmes), so if the vaccine rollout in your country is slow, your country of residence does not provide vaccines that will facilitate easy crossing of the border and you do not believe that you will receive both vaccinations doses in time, you should consider remaining in Hungary to be vaccinated.


If you are an international student currently residing in Austria, you need to have Austrian health insurance to get the vaccine. Vaccination is currently only possible within the public health system and is free of charge. Please refer to the following websites:

https://impfservice.wien/corona/?lang=en
https://www.oesterreich-impft.at/impfanmeldung/


Important Notes

In the case of two-dose vaccines, IBS Budapest will allow you onto campus after receiving the first dose (vaccination certificate must be presented) but you will be required to get the second dose as well as soon as possible.

We do not believe that it is possible to receive your first dose in Hungary/Austria and the second one in your home country, or vice versa.

Please factor in all the above information when making your decisions and remember, that no matter where or when you receive your vaccinations (and even if you do not) you will be able to study at IBS from September either on campus or remotely.


Contacts

If you have any questions concerning vaccinations, please contact

Guide for international students currently residing abroad


If you are an international student currently abroad, you have three options:

  • vaccination in your home country
  • vaccination in Hungary
  • studying online in the autumn semester

If you would like to be vaccinated in your home country, you must consider the following before making your decision:

  • Whether your country administers vaccines that will be accepted in Hungary/Austria or the European Union
  • The stage of the vaccine rollout in your country
  • How many weeks apart the first and second dose are administered

Check-in ends on 26 August (regular teaching at IBS starts on September 20 for BSc and September 27 for MSc and IUF programmes), so if the vaccine rollout in your country is slow, your country of residence does not provide vaccines that will facilitate easy crossing of the border and you do not believe that you will receive both vaccinations doses in time, you should consider being vaccinated in Hungary.


If you would like to be vaccinated in Hungary, you must bear in mind the following:

  • What documents you need in order to be vaccinated in Hungary
  • How long you will have to wait in Hungary to be vaccinated
  • What will happen if you travel to Hungary without being vaccinated

You can arrive in Hungary without being vaccinated and serve 10 days in quarantine. After that and in order to be vaccinated in Hungary, you will need a valid Residence Permit. International students can be vaccinated From the age of 16. Vaccination is currently only available within the public health system and is free of charge.

To get vaccinated, please follow these steps:

  1. Register here for vaccination: https://vakcinainfo.gov.hu/registration.
  2. After receiving a PID number by email (it may take a few days) you will be able to book a vaccination appointment (choose a vaccine, a date and a place) here: https://www.eeszt.gov.hu/hu/covid-vaccination-booking
  3. Once you have received your first dose, you can apply for an Immunity Certificate at a government service point ("Kormányablak"). The nearest one to IBS is 9-11 Harrer Pál utca, 1033 Budapest, open Monday & Thursday: 8.00-16.00, Wednesday: 11.00-19.00, Friday: 8.00-14.00 . (Click here for alternative service points). You will need to take your vaccination document (that you received from the vaccination doctor), passport, residence permit, and address card with you.

We suggest that you make arrangements to arrive in Hungary as early as possible in order to give yourself as much time as possible to be vaccinated before teaching starts.


If you are studying on the Vienna campus and would like to be vaccinated in Austria, you will need to have Austrian health insurance. Vaccination is currently only possible within the public health system and is free of charge. Please refer to the following websites:

https://impfservice.wien/corona/?lang=en
https://www.oesterreich-impft.at/impfanmeldung/


Important Notes

In the case of two-dose vaccines, IBS Budapest will allow you onto campus after receiving the first dose (vaccination certificate must be presented) but you will be required to get the second dose as well as soon as possible.

We do not believe that it is possible to receive your first dose in your country of residence and the second one in Hungary or Vienna.

Please factor in all the above information when making your decisions and remember, that no matter where or when you receive your vaccinations (and even if you do not) you will be able to study at IBS from September either on campus or remotely.


Contacts

If you have any questions concerning vaccinations, please contact

Guide for incoming Erasmus students


If you are a prospective incoming Erasmus student, you have three options:

  • vaccination in your home country
  • vaccination in Hungary
  • studying online in the autumn semester

If you would like to be vaccinated in your home country, you must consider the following before making your decision:

  • The stage of the vaccine rollout in your country
  • How many weeks apart the first and second dose are administered

Teaching at IBS starts on September 20 so if the vaccine rollout in your country is slow and you do not believe that you will receive both vaccinations doses in time, you should consider being vaccinated in Hungary.


If you would like to be vaccinated in Hungary, you must bear in mind the following:

  • What documents you need in order to be vaccinated in Hungary
  • How long you will have to wait in Hungary to be vaccinated
  • What will happen if you travel to Hungary without being vaccinated

You can arrive in Hungary without being vaccinated and serve 10 days in quarantine. After that and in order to be vaccinated in Hungary, you will need a valid Residence Permit. International students can be vaccinated From the age of 16. Vaccination is currently only available within the public health system and is free of charge.

To get vaccinated, please follow these steps:

  1. Register here for vaccination: https://vakcinainfo.gov.hu/registration.
  2. After receiving a PID number by email (it may take a few days) you will be able to book a vaccination appointment (choose a vaccine, a date and a place) here: https://www.eeszt.gov.hu/hu/covid-vaccination-booking
  3. Once you have received your first dose, you can apply for an Immunity Certificate at a government service point ("Kormányablak"). The nearest one to IBS is 9-11 Harrer Pál utca, 1033 Budapest, open Monday & Thursday: 8.00-16.00, Wednesday: 11.00-19.00, Friday: 8.00-14.00 . (Click here for alternative service points). You will need to take your vaccination document (that you received from the vaccination doctor), passport, residence permit, and address card with you.

We suggest that you make arrangements to arrive in Hungary as early as possible in order to give yourself as much time as possible to be vaccinated before teaching starts.


Important Notes

In the case of two-dose vaccines, IBS Budapest will allow you onto campus after receiving the first dose (vaccination certificate must be presented) but you will be required to get the second dose as well as soon as possible.

We do not believe that it is possible to receive your first dose in your country of residence and the second one in Hungary or Vienna, or vice versa.

Please factor in all the above information when making your decisions and remember, that no matter where or when you receive your vaccinations (and even if you do not) you will be able to study at IBS from September either on campus or remotely.


Contacts

If you have any questions, you may wish to contact

Guide for outgoing Erasmus students


Your host university may or may not require being vaccinated for attending classes face-to-face, please check this information as soon as available. For you own safety, we recommend that you get vaccinated in any case.

If you are an outgoing Erasmus student and are required to, or wish to, get vaccinated, you have three options:

  • vaccination in your home country whether you are currently there or in Hungary
  • vaccination in Hungary if you are currently residing in Hungary
  • vaccination in your Erasmus host country at some point during your semester of study

If you would like to be vaccinated in your home country, you must consider the following before making your decision:

  • The stage of the vaccine rollout in your country
  • How many weeks apart the first and second dose are administered
  • The start of teaching in your host country in September

If the vaccine rollout in your country is slow and you do not believe that you will receive both vaccinations doses before the start of teaching in your Erasmus host country, you should consider being vaccinated in Hungary (only if you are currently residing in Hungary).


If you would like to be vaccinated in Hungary, to get vaccinated, please follow these steps:

  1. Register here for vaccination: https://vakcinainfo.gov.hu/registration.
  2. After receiving a PID number by email (it may take a few days) you will be able to book a vaccination appointment (choose a vaccine, a date and a place) here: https://www.eeszt.gov.hu/hu/covid-vaccination-booking
  3. Once you have received your first dose, you can apply for an Immunity Certificate at a government service point ("Kormányablak"). The nearest one to IBS is 9-11 Harrer Pál utca, 1033 Budapest, open Monday & Thursday: 8.00-16.00, Wednesday: 11.00-19.00, Friday: 8.00-14.00 . (Click here for alternative service points). You will need to take your vaccination document (that you received from the vaccination doctor), passport, residence permit, and address card with you.

If you are not residing in Hungary, cannot extend your rental agreement or do not believe that it is possible to be vaccinated in your home country, then you should explore being vaccinated in your host Erasmus country.


If you would like to be vaccinated in your Erasmus host country, please note the following:

Even if you are not vaccinated, international travel with a student visa will most probably remain possible (it has always been so), but quarantine requirements may apply for people who are not vaccinated, alongside negative PCR tests. You should study the relevant regulations of the country you are travelling to.

You can contact your Erasmus host institution for further advice about getting vaccinated upon arrival and all other travel related information.


Contacts

If you have any questions, you may wish to contact